Name: Rob Kautzmann

Team: Team New Jersey

Coach: Nicholas Curry

Hometown: Chatham, N.J.

Current Residence: Sometimes Chatham, N.J.; sometimes Ithaca, N.Y.

Year of birth: 1993

Weight class: 105+

Height: 5'10"

What year did you being lifting?: 2010

How did you get involved? Despite spending many afternoons in the gym, I did not play football my senior year of high school. My high school strength and conditioning coach pulled me aside and told me about Coach Curry and suggested that I consider training specifically for the Olympic lifts. Sooner or later I started competing, and the rest is history!

Favorite Competition Lift? Snatch

Favorite Training Lift? Power cleans

Education: Cornell College of Engineering (Class of 2015, Computer Science)

Personal Goals: Beat the Cornell clean record, get a cool job that I'm passionate about after college, motorcycle across the country, learn a martial art and build a sailboat

Favorite Food: My mother's pasta and meatballs

Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo

Favorite TV Show: Johnny Bravo

Favorite Song: Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold

Hobbies/Interested outside of weightlifting: Surfing, motorcycling, cooking, baking, eating, woodworking

Most people don’t know that… Despite being a computer science major, I do not like to have my life rely on technology and act like a grandpa when new technologies come out