Olympic lifting at the high school


Despite his youth, Trank is an Olympic wrestling coach, the youngest in the country.

Adrian Moger, Staff Reporter

Olympic Lifting is the sport of two specific movements, the snatch, and the clean. It requires constant and rigorous training, as well as intense concentration to perfect the skills and techniques required to lift competitively.  It’s something sophomore Collin Trank does well.

The youngest certified Olympic Lifting Coach in the country, Trank has been lifting weights for two years now at Crossfit FX in Allen.  This past summer, at the age of 15, Trank received his certification to be an Olympic Lifting Coach.

“When I found out I was the youngest coach for that in U.S. I was pretty excited.” Trank said.

Trank goes to Crossfix FX 5 days a week and has assisted many different people interested in his sport; people both younger and older.

“My favorite part of being a coach is helping people,” Trank said.

However, it’s something that goes largely unnoticed by many people.

“I think Olympic Lifting is a very underappreciated sport,” Trank said.