Florida Weightlifting Federation Board Elections

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Florida USA Weightlifting Members!

Elections for our Florida Weightlifting Federation Board of Directors will begin on Thursday, June 23. The FWF serves as the central governing body for weightlifting in the State of Florida. Also known as the Local Weightlifting Committee #14 (LWC 14), it is an affiliate of USA Weightlifting, the national governing body of Weightlifting in the United States, and is tasked with making decisions to grow the sport, sanction meets, and support our local athletes. The FWF’s mission is to promote the Olympic sport of weightlifting at all levels throughout the state and to communicate with all outside bodies as the principal authority of Olympic Weightlifting in Florida.

There are 7 positions on this board, and I have been nominated for the position of Treasurer. After being a part of the Florida Weightlifting community for seven years, I am running for this seat on the board for the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the sport in an official capacity.


How To Vote

All current USA Weightlifting members in the state of Florida will be receiving an email from ElectionBuddy.com with a link to an online ballot. The official ballots will be sent on Thursday, June 23 at 12:00 MST (2:00PM EST in Florida). Make sure to check your inboxes and take 2 minutes to cast your vote for those who are running for office!

About Patrick

12208672_10100597085772622_8843903840455883862_n-1Patrick is a Florida native who has lived in the Tampa Bay Area since 2007. He is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media and Advertising. Upon moving to Tampa, he joined a local CrossFit gym to lose weight and get back in shape. Patrick found Weightlifting by attending a seminar with Glenn Pendlay and 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 has been coaching Weightlifting since 2009 and earned his National Level Coach designation in December of 2015. He is the club director and head coach of Team 813 Weightlifting and has created a stand-alone, full-time Weightlifting program within CrossFit 813 in Tampa, FL. He currently coaches numerous athletes ranging from recreational lifters to national-level competitors.

As a small business owner, Patrick has experience handling commercial transactions and record keeping on a day-to-day basis, which he feels would help him in the position of Treasurer. He is very passionate about bringing exposure to Weightlifting through his brand Keep Pulling and would like to use both his professional experience and experience within the sport of Weightlifting to positively contribute to the growth of the sport on an official level with the Florida Weightlifting Federation.

Questions/Concerns? Contact Patrick using the form below!