Name: Melanie Roach
Weight Class: 53 kg.
Height: 5-0       
Weight: 116
DOB: 12/15/1974
Birthplace: Bonney Lake, Wash.
Hometown: Bonney Lake, Wash.
High School: Auburn High School (Auburn, Wash.) ‘93

Olympic Experience:

  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 6th - American Record

Daughter of Marshall and Bonnie Kosoff…Wife of Daniel Roach, who served as a member of the Washington House of Representatives from 2001-10…Has five children, Ethan, Andrew, Camille, Charles and Lily...Son, Andrew, is autistic…Delivered all five children at home…Formerly ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and set the world record, which has since been surpassed, in 1998 when she became the first American woman to clean and jerk more than double her body weight…Won the bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games…Previously competed in gymnastics in high school but switched to weightlifting after a should injury…Owns Roach Gymnastics in Summer, Washington, and teaches Sunday School.

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