Name: Paul Woelmer

Team: Hoosier Weightlifting Club   

Coach: Greg Simmons, Vance Newgard

Hometown: Evansville, Ind.

Current Residence: Bloomington, Ind.

Year of birth: 1994

Weight class: 85kg

Height: 5-9

What year did you being lifting? 2012

How did you get involved? I suffered a season-ending injury my senior year of high school football. I decided to give weightlifting a shot after Greg Simmons, well respected coach within the area, reached out to me.

Favorite Competition Lift? Clean & Jerk

Favorite Training Lift? Snatch

Education: Indiana University; Major: Kinesiology; Minors: Business, Sport Marketing & Management 

Personal Goals: Represent the United States on the International platform, and one day the Olympics

Favorite Food: Pulled Pork

Favorite Book: A Program of Multi-Year Training in Weightlifting by Medvedyev / The Hunger Games series

Favorite TV Show: The Andy Griffith Show

Favorite Song: Whatever’s topping the country charts at the time

Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Playing the piano and Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Most people don’t know that…. I’m a pastor’s kid.