1-on-1 Personal Training
Damian is an Advance Performance USA Weightlifting Coach and has been
training and competing in Olympic Weightlifting for over 5 years. In
2017, he competed at the American Open Series I in Reno Nevada and
took third place in the 105kg weight class at the Oregon state meet.
Damian is the head coach of Vulkan Weightlifting, a nationally
recognized Olympic Weightlifting barbell club. Damian coached athletes
to top 20 performances in Chicago at USA Weightlifting's national meet
in May, 2017
"When I decided that I no longer wanted to play college basketball, I
needed to find another way to stay motivated to go to the gym and
exercise. I fell in love with the process of getting stronger and
competing against myself. The combination of challenging myself to
achieve technical proficiency and feeling the physical and mental
benefits of Olympic style weightlifting has created a life-long
passion. My favorite part of coaching is making an individual
connection with each of my athletes and finding the best way for each
of them to achieve their goals and become successful."
When not training or coaching, Damian works as an adaptive physical
education teacher at Victory Academy, a private school for students
diagnosed with autism. In his free time, Damian can be found
backpacking, biking, swimming, bouldering, and enjoying the outdoors.