Jesse Anderson

Jesse Slide 2Jesse Anderson is a competitive power-lifter with an elite raw total of 1983 pounds in the 308 weight class. At only 20 years old, his best lifts in competition are 424 bench, 722 dead-lift, and a 837 squat; which puts him in the top 20 in the world. As an overweight kid growing up he never considered himself an athlete, but in the back of his mind he always knew he was destined to do great things. After playing soccer since he was eight his friends finally convinced him to play football his sophomore year in high school. At 5’10” and 165 pounds with no natural athleticism or real knowledge of the sport he knew he would have to ten times work harder than the rest of the players just to keep up. That is exactly what he did. Whether it was watching YouTube videos on the basics of football before bed or studying his play book in between classes his mind was set on becoming a starter. It was at this time that he also found a love for the weights. Jesse’s consistent hard work payed off, starting all 3 years of his high school career and graduating as a first team all region center. He went on to play a year a Butte Community College where after his second knee surgery he began to question his love for the game. Moving back to his home town in Reno, Jesse started to lift with his friends who had picked up the sport of power-lifting while he was away at college. In the two years of training in the sport he has gained 100 pounds and the total of his lifts have increased by close to 700 pounds. There is more to his life than just lifting, in fact he stays pretty busy. Between coaching football at his Alma mater, going to school, working, and trying to consume 7,500 calories a day he takes full advantage of his free time. With as much success as Jesse has had in this sport he is not satisfied, claiming “I’m just getting started.”

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