In early March Cougar Alumni Timmy Zupancic proved he was one of the absolutely best weightlifters on the collegiate level in the nation. Zupancic is part of East Tennessee State University’s Weightlifting Team. They are part of ETSU’s Olympic Training Center. He picked up an impressive 9th place overall finish in nation.

This year due to the COVID 19 pandemic they competed virtually via Zoom. Zupancic competed in the 81 kg (178 lbs) division. The lifters completed both a snatch and a clean and jerk lift. In the snatch Zupancic lifted 101 KG (223 lbs). In the clean and jerk he had lift of 130 kg (286 lbs).