Coaches and Staff
Here at Power and Grace Performance, all of our coaches are dedicated to building well rounded and capable athletes. It is our aim to provide our athletes with all of the necessary tools to be successful in reaching their goals. Our coaches have years of experience in each of their specialties and continually pursue excellence. Our team of coaches constantly collaborates with each other to provide outstanding resources for all of our athletes, no matter what sport they are in. Get to know them more individually below.
As early as I can remember, weightlifting and strength and conditioning have been a part of my lifestyle. I remember attempting to snatch and clean in my basement as a middle schooler with Walmart weights filled with sand. As high school came along and athletics began to consume my focus, it became extremely evident that while I loved sports I was far better at training for them than actually competing in them. (This may have had something to do with the fact that I weighed 85 pounds a freshman) This spurred a love for the principles of fitness in me that would never leave. In college, I continued my training in Olympic weightlifting at a CrossFit gym. At the time, they were the only facilities allowing athletes to utilize bumper weights and drop them from overhead.
My introduction to CrossFit was both perplexing and fascinating. I immediately began to apply all I had learned about strength and conditioning to a completely new model of fitness. Eventually this led to coaching and programming for the athletes of the CrossFit world. Furthermore, I continued competing in Olympic weightlifting and finally after 15 years, I found myself competing at the National level. This also eventually allowed me the opportunity to coach athletes to the same level and eventually beyond.
The definition of fitness, discovery of the basic principles of strength and conditioning, and application of both to athletic training has always been my greatest fascination. Taking what’s old, tried, and true, and applying it to new methods ideas, or models for training is what makes coaching so fun.
USAW Senior International Coach
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NSCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach
USA Track and Field Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Coach
2006 Junior National Championship Qualifier
2007-2010 GA State Games Champion
2008-2011 American Open and Senior National Championship Qualifier
2012 American Open Champion
2013 Silver Medalist Senior National Championships
2014 Bronze Medalist Senior National Championships
2015 Member of Team USA University World Team
2016 Bronze Medalist in the Snatch at the USAW National Championship
Harrison Maurus (81kg), 2018 Junior World Record Holder CJ (200kg), Total (348kg), 2017 Junior World Medalist, Multiple American Records
Jourdan Delacruz (55kg), 2018 Junior World Championships Silver Medalist, 2018 Senior World Championship Team, 2019 Senior Pan American Champion, Multiple American Records
Morghan King (49kg), 2016 USA Olympic Team, 2019 Senior Pan American Silver Medalist
Jessie Bradley (81kg), Junior American Record Holder Snatch (75kg), 2017 Junior Worlds Team, 2016 Junior Pan Am Champion
Kaija Bramwell (59kg), 2018 University World Champion
Cici Kyle (45kg) multiple Masters National Record holder, #1 Ranked 45kg weightlifter in the country, American Record Holder in Clean and Jerk
Peny Hart, Georgia State University Football, 2015 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, 2015 First All Sun Belt Conference Team, 2015 Freshman All-American, Currently with the Indianapolis Colts
Austin Higginbotham, Wofford College Baseball, 4 year starter (2016-2019), 3 year weekend starter (2017-2019), Leader in innings pitched (2017,2018), 2019 Preseason All Southern Conference Team
Kristi Eramo, 2016 8th Fittest Woman in the World (Crossfit Games), 2017 14th Fittest Woman in the World (Crossfit Games)
Logan Collins, 2016 31st Fittest Man in the World (Crossfit Games), 2017 11th Fittest Man in the World (Crossfit Games)
Emily Carothers, 2014 13th Fittest Woman in the World (Crossfit Games)
This is Jourdan and she is currently a Junior American Weightlifter. Jourdan has been lifting competitively for 3 years now in hopes of making the Olympic team. In pursuit of her dream, she became an Olympic Training Center resident in Colorado Springs, CO where she trained with the nation’s most elite athletes and coaches. Jourdan is now in Georgia training under Power and Grace Performance in preparation for the 2020 Olympics. She spends most of her time and energy training; however, she is also a part-time college student working on attaining a B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics. Most of her days typically consist of morning training, school, afternoon training, and sleep! During off-season or the weekends, she likes to be outside enjoying the day with her Golden Doodle and family.
- Youth Pan Am & World Team Member 2015
- Junior Pan Am & World Team Member 2016-2017
- Junior Pan Am Silver Medalist 2016-2017
- Junior Worlds 5th Ranking 2016-2017
- Junior Nationals Gold Medalist 2016-2017
- American Open Silver Medalist 2016
- American Open Gold Medalist 2017/Best Lifter 2017
- OTC Resident 2015-2016
Jessie Bradley is a weightlifter and weightlifting coach from Provo, Utah. Before weightlifting she was a CrossFit athlete and coach. She competed in the CrossFit games regionals 2x on a team, and lead regular classes as well as a kids program at her home gym. Jessie transitioned to weightlifting in 2014 and shortly after moved to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center as a full-time weightlifting resident. In her year and a half there she learned so much about the sport and grew tremendously as an athlete. She joined Power and Grace Performance in 2016 and is so glad to be apart of such a strong team!
Along with coaching and lifting Jessie is a student at Utah State University studying Psychology. After she is done competing in Olympic weightlifting, she plans to pursue a career in Sports Psychology. Jessie loves weightlifting loves helping other people reach their own goals in the sport.
USAW Sport Performance Coach
2017 75 kilo Junior National Champion
2017 Junior Pan Am Silver Medalist
4x Junior World Team Member
2016 Olympic Trials Athlete
2016 Senior National Bronze Medalist
2016 Junior Pan American Champion
Adam Hill has loved sports his entire life. Whether it was school basketball, sandlot baseball, or 9 holes of golf he’s always enjoyed learning more about sports. He earned his B.A. in English from Auburn University and his Master’s in English Education from the University of North Alabama. After a rock climbing accident left him on crutches for six months, he was trying to find another sport to become involved in. He quickly found weightlifting through CrossFit and has been hooked since. After teaching high school English for 9 years, Adam left the classroom to coach CrossFit and train weightlifters. He looks forward to helping all athletes at Power and Grace perform to the best of their abilities. Adam is married to his wife Janell Hill and they have a 4 year old daughter, Lydia Claire.
USA Weightlifting Level 1