MEET THE COACHES
Owner and Head Coach
USA Weightlifting National Coach
Emmy began weightlifting under the tutelage of Bob Takano in 1996 to help improve her performance in track & field where she was a scholarship athlete. She quickly developed a love for the sport and began competing. Within a short period of time she became one of the top female weightlifters in the United States and earned a spot as a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center. Emmy had the opportunity to learn from several coaches at the Olympic Training Center and Northern Michigan University including Lyn Jones, Bob "No Mercy" Morris, Lisa Brien, & Ma Jianping. Her approach to coaching and programming can be considered a hybrid of these coaching philosophies.
Emmy competed at the national and international level for eleven years and served on the USA Weightlifting Board of Directors as the United States Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Council Representative for 8 years (2008-2016). Since her retirement as an athlete in 2008, Emmy's coaching career includes leading dozens of athletes to national competitions and 6 to international competitions.
3X Olympic Team Trials Participant
Pan Am Games Silver Medalist
World Championship Team Member
2X University World Championships Silver Medalist
Pan Am Championships Multiple Gold, Silver & Bronze Medalist
U.S. National Championships Multiple Gold, Silver & Bronze Medalist
American Open Championships Multiple Gold, Silver & Bronze Medalist