Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Article on the Internet today from NY
Gump earns spot on Weightlifting Team By Jennifer Millman Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:07 AM ET Carissa Gump, who was born in Stone Ridge, N.Y., qualified for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Team. Gump, of Essex Junction, Vt., ranked third entering the Olympic Trials. Coached by Chris Polakowski, her event is 63 kg. At 5 feet 1 inch tall and 138 pounds, Gump won the 2008 National Championships and the Collegiate National Championships in 2005 and 2007, among other accomplishments. She holds American records for Collegiate Age Group Snatch 90 kg and Clean and Jerk 114kg, among other events. Gump's middle-school gym teacher got her interested in weightlifting, but she says her husband Jason is her biggest role model. A Pikes Peak Community College graduate, Gump's favorite TV show is "House" and her favorite food is chicken fettuccini alfredo. The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Weightlifting were completed Saturday, May 17, at the Ferst Center for the Arts on the campus of Georgia Tech University.