Name: Travis Daniel Cooper

Team: Team MDUSA (Muscledriver USA)

Coach:  Glenn Pendlay

Hometown: Tyrone, Ga.

Current Residence:  Charlotte, N.C.

Year of birth: 1988

Weight class: 85kg

Height: 5-5

What year did you begin lifting? 2004

How did you get involved? Was looking for a way to improve my wrestling, and I ran into my original coach, CJ Stockel. He asked me a few questions and said, “Starting tomorrow, you are now on our weightlifting team.”  The rest is history.

Favorite Competition Lift?  Clean & Jerk

Favorite Training Lift? Snatch

Education: Bachelors of Science from Georgia Tech

Personal Goals: To one day compete in the Olympics

Favorite Food: Chili

Favorite Book: Where is God When it Hurts? By Phillip Yancey

Favorite TV Show: The Office

Favorite Song: “Mother” by Danzig

Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting:I enjoy reading, cooking, playing cards, chess and meeting new people.

Most people don’t know that…. I had the opportunity to be the Team Manager and Coach for the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation at the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Asian Championships.