Meet the LeBron James of Weightlifting: The 16 Project

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Meet the LeBron James of Weightlifting: The 16 Project

Tucked away in a small gym in Beaufort, South Carolina, a young weightlifting phenom trains day in and day out. Considered by many to be the future of USA Weightlifting, CJ Cummings is working to end the U.S.’s 33-year medal drought in men’s weightlifting. He’s broken over 45 weightlifting records in a sport where most men don’t peak until their late 20s or early 30s, and he’s only 16 years old.

Presented by Michelin.

CREDITS:
Supervising Producer: Dan Bradley
Producer: Christine De La Rosa
Field Producer: James Quinn
Director of Photography: Daniel Brothers, David William Turner
Camera Operator: Mark Phillips
Editor: Christian Moniz
Assistant Editor: Ray Kump
Group Program Director: Pete King
Creative Director: Jon Weidman

Special Thanks:
Trey Robinson
Cummings Family
Crossfit Beaufort

Archival Materials Courtesy of:
Hookgrip
Teddy Binette
Savasah Cummings
The Two Doctors Podcast

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