Jessica Yang

Best weightlifting club in Portland, hands down. When you join Vulkan, it’s not just the coaching you get, it’s also the experience and knowledge that Coach Mike has.  He’s coached so many athletes through State and Nationals that he just knows how it all goes down.  He takes care of EVERYTHING at the meets while all you do is focus on lifting.  He knows each athlete so well that you don’t even have to tell him what you want to warm up or open with; it’ll be on the bar when you’re ready to go.  Behind the coaching, there’s the Vulkan team. Weightlifting can be a brutal sport some days, and having a team to encourage and push you to succeed is what makes the club special.  I can’t be more proud of sharing this weightlifting journey with any other family.