Name:  Mike Szela
Team:  MDUSA
Coach: Glenn Pendlay;  Don McCauley
Hometown:  Downers Grove, Ill.
Current Residence:  Rock Hill, S.C.
Year of birth:  1986
Weight class:  69kg
Height:  5-4
What year did you being lifting?  2011
How did you get involved?  Began training Snatch and Clean & Jerk while playing college football
Favorite Competition Lift?  Clean & Jerk
Favorite Training Lift?  Snatch
Education:  B.S.  Strength and Conditioning
Personal Goals:  Compete internationally for the U.S. in 2014, snatch double body weight and compete in the 2016 Olympic Games
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Favorite Book:  The Science of Hitting
Favorite TV Show:  American Ninja Warrior
Favorite Song:  “Still Dre” by Dr. Dre
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting:  NBA Jam and recycling
Most people don’t know that….Baseball is my favorite sport.