Name:  Keith Connolly 
Team:  Cincinnati Weightlifting Club 
Coach:  Chris Cleary 
Hometown:  Cincinnati, Ohio
Current Residence:  Cincinnati, Ohio 
Year of birth:  1985 
Weight class:  56kg 
Height:  5-2
What year did you being lifting?  2009
How did you get involved?  Completely by accident.  While getting my MBA at Xavier University, full-time students were allowed to receive free personal training sessions.  The lady I was matched up with had experience in the lifts, and while she was getting my athletic background, she asked me if I wanted to try Olympic lifting. I had never heard of Olympic lifting before, so I said why not. I ended up loving it. She then introduced me to Chris, my current coach today, and we've been at it ever since.
Favorite Competition Lift?  Snatch.
Favorite Training Lift?  Really anything that corrects a weakness, but rack jerks are my favorite. 
Education:  B.S.B.A. - Xavier University 2008.; M.B.A. - Xavier University 2010
Personal Goals:  200+ total
Favorite Food:  Any type of meat
Favorite Book:  Angels and Demons.  I love mystery books and anything about history, so this was the best of both worlds.
Favorite TV Show:  I love professional wrestling more than anyone with a Master’s Degree ever should.
Favorite Song:  “Stubborn Love” by The Lumineer 
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting:  Baseball, football, hockey, wrestling, going to museums and traveling 
Most people don’t know that….  I'm an identical twin and I have Cystic Fibrosis