C.J. Cummings, Lady's Island Middle School

Lady’s Island Middle School weight lifter C.J. Cummings was the youngest qualifier ever for the American Open men’s tournament in Palm Springs, California, where 119-pound C.J. lifted 238 pounds.  The 12-year-old has been setting records since he lifted at the AAU Junior Olympic Games at age 10.  “He's basically like from another planet,” says Weightlifting Coach Ray Jones.  “He has the gift.”

 

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