March 2019 Athlete of the Month Zachary Karlins


March 2019 Athlete of the Month Zachary Karlins

Zach’s personal goal to start Olympic weightlifting was to attempt to make it to an international competition to represent the United States.

Zach’s favorite part about CFI is The family atmosphere and how everyone is always pushing for each other. Zach has been doing Olympic Weightlifting for nearly 9 years.

When Zach was a kid he played soccer and division 3 paintball but when he got to high school he started Olympic Lifting. One of Zach’s best accomplishments was qualifying for the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan.

Olympic Weightlifting has helped Zach outside of the gym by giving Zach many skills such as dedication and drive to accomplish other things in his career. Zach currently works at a military simulation company as an intern and he is also studying animation and will be going for his masters in Game Project management.

A current goal that Zach is trying to reach is working to obtain his masters at UCF starting in fall 2019.