June 28, 2024

Kaitlynn Brady Brings Home Bronze for Leesburg at USAW Nationals

0.9 min read| Published On: June 28th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Kaitlynn Brady Brings Home Bronze for Leesburg at USAW Nationals

0.9 min read| Published On: June 28th, 2024|

Congratulations to Kaitlynn Brady who competed at the USAW Nationals. Kaitlynn, who is a graduate of Leesburg High School, came home with two bronze medals and nearly was able to win gold in both traditional and olympic weightlifting. Regardless, the two bronze medals were a sign of great things to come for Kaitlynn Brady who has dreams of making the USA Olympic team in the coming years.

(Kaitlynn Brady stands with all of her FHSAA State Championship medals.)

In fact, the 87-lb. graduate of Leesburg High School is the lightest prep lifter in the state of Florida. But don’t let her size fool you; Kaitlynn is an individual three-time state champion. “I’ve always been doubted because of my size and gender,” Kaitlynn says. “But that just fuels my fire to show younger girls what’s possible.” 

Kaitlynn’s mindset is incredibly strong. She learned how to get the best out of her lifts from one of Central Florida’s all-time greatest weightlifting coaches Josh Boyer with Leesburg High. Josh Boyer coached the boys and girls teams to three state championships in 2024. Kaitlynn considers herself a leader especially to young women ““Don’t give up. You’re strong and capable of anything you set your mind to,” says Kaitlynn.

Congratulations on the bronze medals and we look forward to seeing Kaitlynn’s progess the next few years.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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