MARQUETTE – Weightlifter Steve Jarvis has been selected as the United States Olympic Education Center Athlete of the Month for April for his performance at the 2011 National Collegiate Championships April 8-10 in Shreveport, La.
Jarvis (Niagara, Wis.) tied his personal record in the snatch with a lift of 155 kilograms and set a new personal record in the clean and jerk with 185 kg, giving him a total of 340 kg to win the gold medal in the 105 kg weight class. The win was also Jarvis’ first National Collegiate Championship.
“I’ve been really working on technique and it definitely made a difference,” said Jarvis.
A third-year USOEC resident, Jarvis was nominated by his coach, Andy Tysz, along with teammate Chris Lenahen (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.).
“Steve is diligently consistent with his mental and physical training in order to effectively apply the lessons of becoming a champion,” said Tysz, “His behaviors are indicative of a person whom will face adversity and overcome obstacles.”
A senior at Northern Michigan University, Jarvis is majoring in computer science and was recently named to the USOEC 2011 Winter All-Academic team.