Our Athletes: Claire Weche
Back Squat: 250lbs // Clean and Jerk: 206lbs // Snatch: 165lbs
"When I was 6 years old, my mother enrolled me into ballet and tap. For the 9 years that I participated, I learned discipline; not only on the stage, but in my everyday life. When I was in highschool, I ran track. I stepped into my first CrossFit gym in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the atmosphere. I quickly learned that in order to improve, I needed to apply that same discipline I had learned when I was younger.
In the summer of 2015, I became more interested in Olympic lifting. I backed away from CrossFit to improve my strength and technique. In July 2015, I competed in my first weightlifting competition and took 1st place in the 58kg weight class. In October 2015, I competed again and took 2nd. During this competition, I also qualified for the 2015 American Open. That December, I competed at the American Open where I had the privilege of competing on the same stage as other weightlifting athletes that I admire. I’m excited to see what 2016 has in store for me. My goal for next year is to qualify for 2017 nationals!
I enjoy lifting because it has helped me feel empowered as a woman and an athlete. It has definitely been a challenge physically and mentally, but hitting a new PR definitely makes it all worth it. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. I also work overnights full time as a Registered Nurse.
When I was approached by the Proven team to be an ambassador, I immediately jumped on the opportunity. They send such a positive message to athletes. I’m so grateful to be part of a company that encourages athletes to embrace themselves and allows them to showcase their progress. I’m excited to see the Proven Brand team expand!"