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