"Joe Stanek and I have been working together for a little over a year. I was referred to Joe through a college friend after recognizing my strength and potential to grow along with my passion for lifting. I was unaware of the fundamentals of powerlifting, such as the importance of not looking down while squatting. Joe and I immediately clicked and a coach has turned into a lifelong friend. Joe prepared and led me through my first three meets.
Throughout this past year Joe has not only been a brilliant coach, but also an excellent mentor, friend, and walking powerlifting dictionary. Joe has taught me more than I could have ever imagined- stretching techniques, complete form overhauls, and even injury rehab. Joe and I have been through a lot together and it sure has been a crazy, exciting, and educational ride.
I can stand here today and honestly say that without Joe, none of my accomplishments would have been made possible. Together, we’ve accomplished a lot, but we still have a lot of unfinished business to take care of."