Artie Drechsler

Artie Drechsler

Artie set three Junior World Records in weightlifting, including one in the total. He is a USAW Sr. International Coach and Category 1 IWF Referee. A former USA Weightlifting Chair of the Board, and USAW Hall of Fame member, he has been coaching for more than 50 years. Among the athletes he has coached over those years were World Champion Karyn Marshall, National Champion and Olympian Jerry Hannan, and National Champion Rhi Reynolds. He has written scores of articles for weightlifting publications and is the author of The Weightlifting Encyclopedia.

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