Name: David Garcia

Team: Hassle Free Barbell Club

Coach: Kevin Doherty, Paul Doherty & Zygmunt Smalcerz 

Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.

Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Year of birth: 1989

Weight class: 105

Height: 5-9

What year did you begin lifting? 2003

How did you get involved? High School Football

Favorite Competition Lift? Clean & Jerk 

Favorite Training Lift? Romanian Deadlift

Education: B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from U.C. Davis

Personal Goals: Make the Pan-Am and World Teams in 2014 and 2015 and the Olympic Team in 2016

Favorite Food: Ribeye Steak cooked medium rare

Favorite Book: The Dark Tower by Stephen King

Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad

Favorite Song: “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie

Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Molecular biology, nutrition, my dog, computer building and gaming

Most people don’t know that…. I am a fan of Broadway musicals.