Patrick Costello

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Club Director & Head Coach, Keep Pulling
Treasurer, Florida Weightlifting Federation Board of Directors (LWC #14)
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  • USA Weightlifting Level 3 National Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 (2010) & Level 2 Advanced (2014)
  • MuscleDriver Level 1 Weightlifting Course
  • MuscleDriver Level 2 Advanced Weightlifting Coach’s Course
  • USA Weightlifting LWC Certified Referee
  • USA Volleyball Member – Florida Chaperone
  • USOC SafeSport Certified
  • Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED Certified (AHA)
  • USADA Coach’s Advantage
  • Coaching Weightlifting since 2009
  • B.S. Digital Media & Advertising from the University of West Florida

Patrick moved to Tampa in 2007 and joined a local CrossFit gym to lose weight and get back in shape. After a year and a half of doing CrossFit and losing over 40 pounds, he attended a weightlifting seminar with Glenn Pendlay and his 94kg national champion Jon North and was instantly hooked. After that seminar, he has focused primarily on training the Olympic lifts and becoming a student of the sport.

Patrick is the Club Director and Head Coach for two full-time Weightlifting clubs in Tampa, Keep Pulling Weightlifting Club and Tern Weightlifting Club, in addition to our Keep Pulling Remote & Distance Coaching Program which reaches athletes as far as Seoul, South Korea. These programs have helped hundreds of recreational and competitive lifters and CrossFit athletes from novice to elite, produced 30+ national competitors and top 10 National placements, State Champions and medalists, and multiple “Best Team” awards.

Patrick has traveled to spend time training with and learning from some of the biggest names in the sport including Alex Krychev and Ivan Abadjiev at the Eleiko Weightlifting Academy, Glenn Pendlay from California Strength and MDUSA, and has traveled to drop in at Catalyst Athletics in Sunnyvale, CA. He has also assisted U.S. International Coach Daniel Camargo during USA Weightlifting certification courses and Camargo Oly Concepts weightlifting seminars around the state of Florida. In 2016, he was elected to the Florida Weightlifting Federation (LWC #14) Board of Directors and currently serves as Treasurer. Patrick is always seeking out new information and learning from everyone that he can while passing that information on to other lifters and coaches.

Patrick’s mission with Keep Pulling is to provide opportunities and outlets for Weightlifters to find the sport and train in a positive gym environment. He believes that lifters should not be forced to train alone but rather embraced into a flourishing community of like-minded athletes.

Patrick was a three-sport high school varsity athlete (soccer, tennis, golf) and graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Digital Media and Advertising.