Name:  Mike Graber

Team: Team New Jersey

 Coach: Bob Giordano / Peter Roselli

 Weight class: 56KG

 Height: 5”2

 What year did you being lifting? 2002

 How did you get involved? – My uncle, Terry Wasielewski, drove me in his van to compete at the 2002 Empire State Games in Syracuse, NY.  We got to weigh-ins late after they changed the schedule around and we thought they would not let me weigh in.  Stan Bailey let me weigh in and lift and I earned a medal.

 Favorite Competition Lift?   Clean and Jerk

 Favorite Training Lift? Power Cleans

 Education:  BS and MBA from the University at Buffalo

 Personal Goals: To do my best everyday

 Favorite Food: Chicken Wings

 Favorite Book: Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics by Steven Levitt

 Favorite TV Show: Mad Money

 Favorite song that gets you motivated: Lunatic Fringe

 Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: I like to watch High School and College Wrestling

 Most people don’t know that…. I was a college wrestler at the University at Buffalo before I got into Olympic weightlifting.