Kendrick placed 8th at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, setting the American Record in both the Clean & Jerk and Total. He is an 8-time National Champion and finished 10th at the 2012 Olympics in London. Kendrick began using PROGENEX in October of 2010 after his Oly teammate Chad Vaughn recommended that he try it.
Weight: 185 lbs
Place of Residence: Shreveport, LA
% Body Fat: 6.5%
Training Facility: USA Weightlifting Training Center - Shreveport, LA
Coach/Trainer: Kyle Pierce
Bench: 330 lbs
Squat: 605 lbs
Snatch: 352 lbs
Power Clean: 378 lbs
Clean & Jerk: 447 lbs
Kendrick began Oly Weighlifting 12 years ago at the prompting of his uncle. Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali inspired him to become an athlete, and he continues to be inspired today by Ray Lewis, Dwayne Wade, Kyle Pierce (his coach), and his mother, Monica Lockett. D-Wade’s passion and love for the game drives him to be the best in his sport. His favorite charity is Give Kids the World, based in Orlando, FL. He become involved in the charity because of his wife, who is a huge supporter. She went to Orlando and volunteered and has been an avid supporter ever since. They just threw a Christmas Charity Party at her clothing store and all proceeds went to Give Kids the World. They are planning to start their own charity this year to help give inner city kids the same chance Kendrick was given.
Best advice ever given to him: Set goals and achieve them
Best advice for others: Believe in yourself and be proactive