Owner, Olympic Weightlifting Head Coach
David grew up a multisport athlete, eventually settling into wrestling for his collegiate career. He later coached at the high school level while earning his postgrad degree. He began weightlifting in 2010 under coach Sauro Gardenal at the Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club in London, England. After three years, David moved to Providence, RI, and began coaching as well as competing. he has been the head coach of the Providence Barbell Club since 2014. He is a transplant from Tennessee and has been in love with the Ocean State since his first day here.
Over the course of the past decade, David has coached multiple athletes at regional, national, and international competition. Those who have trained under him have earned numerous local medals and team championships as well as American Open Series medals, National Masters medals, and most recently a Masters World Champion. He is proud of everyone who takes a chance on this sport, independent of competition accolades.
Weightlifting national event history
Senior National Meets
5 appearances between 2016-2020
2020 American Open Finals, 3rd place
Masters International Competition
7 appearances between 2018-2023
Masters National Championships
6 appearances between 2018-2023
2020 Best Overall Male 35 - 39