Name: Tri Phu
Team: Mash Mafia MN
Coach: Jason Prudhom 
Hometown: Saigon, Minn.
Current Residence: Farmington, Minn.
Year of birth: 1991
Weight class: 62kg
Height: 5'5"

What year did you begin lifting? 2005
How did you get involved? The strength and conditioning coach at my high school noticed my explosiveness during a vertical jump test; afterward he wanted me to try Olympic weightlifting.
Favorite Competition Lift? Snatch
Favorite Training Lift? Anything involving the snatch movement, clean and jerks.
Education: University of Minnesota (in progress), B.S. Electrical Engineering
Personal Goals: Establish a legacy of weightlifting in Minnesota
Favorite Food: Pho
Favorite Book: Harry Potter series
Favorite TV Show: "Supernatural," "The big bang theory"
Favorite Song: "Numb" by Linkin Park
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Video games, 
Most people don't know that... I am serving in the Minnesota National Guard. I have been serving for more than six years now. From 2011-12, I was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and during that time, I continued to train Olympic style weightlifting.