Name: Kayleb Quintero
Event(s): 2019 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships, Nike 2018 American Open Series 3, Arizona State Weightlifting Championships
Weight Class: 81kg
DOB: 4/11/2003
Hometown: Surprise, AZ
Team/Club: Alee Athletics
Coach(es): Shahin Nasarinia, Alex Lee
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How did you get involved in the sport?

 

I started Crossfit when I was 10.  My whole family enjoys Crossfit and they also love to lift!  Crossfit introduced me to the sports of powerlifting and weightlifting.  

 

What is your favorite lift in competition?

My favorite lift is the clean and jerk! 

 

What is your greatest accomplishment/ achievement of your athletic career?

 

In 2018, I competed in the Wodapalooza (WZA) Crossfit (14-15) competition in Miami.  A couple months after, I competed at my first Youth Nationals. I had an opportunity to compete in the American Open series 3 where my totals earned me a spot to represent Team USA 🇺🇸 for the IWF 2019 World Championships.  

 

Who have been your biggest supporters in your athletic career?

 

My family are my biggest supporters!  My parents lift with me and even built me a platform in the garage!  They always push me to go hard and remind me to ALWAYS be humble in my journey.

 

What is the best part about competing? 

 

I’ve met so many people since I started competing.  I enjoy making new friends all over the world!  Competing in these events is really exciting!

 

Favorite video game:

Tom Clancey- The Division 

 

Favorite Food:

Lumpia, platano Maduro, and Carne Asada Fries

 

Any social media channels or anything else you want your fans to know about?

 

I have an IG account: kayleb_qball