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Colin Burns

Colin Burns is a 94kg Weightlifter based out of Colorado Springs where he is a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center. He currently holds the American Record in the Snatch with a lift of 169kg. Burns won the 2014 USA Weightlifting National Championship in the 94kg division and was a member of the Senior World Team. He also won the National Championship in the Snatch as well as the Bronze Medal at the Pan-American Championships in the same lift as an 85kg lifter in 2013. One year Prior in 2012 he placed 5that USA Weightlifting Nationals in the total and 3rd in the Snatch.

Before pursuing weightlifting, Burns was an All-Conference running back for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a top ranked Judo athlete. Burns trained in Judo at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for 3 years.

Colin is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with his degree in Health Science, as well as being a USAW Sports Performance Coach and CSCS holder. Burns has served as a physical preparation coach for the US Olympic Training Center, University of Wisconsin Badgers football program and University of Michigan Olympic sports programs.


Favorite Training Song
Mumford and Sons “Dustbowl Dance”

Favorite Food
Steak, Medium Rare

Favorite Book
The Count of Monte Cristo

Non-Lifting Hobby
Delicious Beer and Video Games