Team USA Power-lifting

Hi, my name is James Vang and I have been Power-Lifting (Performance Enhancing Drugs Free) seriously since 2012. I have worked pretty hard since I began and this year, 2014, I was able to make the U.S.A. Power-Lifting team that is going to represent in Hungary for the world championships. I have a certain amount of $ I need to get by in order to even just fly to Hungary so if you don't mind helping a fellow American just get to the competition, I would be very happy.

I would like to have 3,000, but I just need 1100$ for the plane ticket to Hungary. I can worry about food and where I am going to stay at for 9 days when I get there.

Background Infomation:

I'm a full time student at the University of Georgia. My main family lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but due to school I have been staying in Georgia with my current family (Chao Yang, Franco Cruz, Philip Thow, Sue Yang). I also work a Part-Time job and have small personal training sessions during my own training at my gym. I don't charge people who needs help because when I first started, I never got any help from professionals due to $. I worked hard on learning as much as I could to become strong, and because of my efforts, people have noticed my hard work and took me under their wing (Mark Freeman, Sherman Ledford, Brooks Conway, Team Quest, Average Hmong Gym, ThoroughBredAthletics, Pump N' Iron Gym, Hmong friends/family). 

Powerlifting Career:

I am the Collegiate National Champion 3x in a row and have competed at the world stage once before already in 2013 when it was held in Texas. This year the world stage is moving to Hungary, which means a lot more $ for travels. For the most part, I am the most qualified person to represent the U.S. for this particular event at this time and not just anyone can qualify to go to this meet. It is an honor just to be on the team, so in order to honor that and honor all those people who believe in me, I just need to make it to Hungary. When I'm there, all those who supported my lifting and all those who were there to help me reach my goals, I will give the world competition my all. When I lift, I lift with the will and expectations of those who believe in me, so if you want to help motivate me to train harder and become a stronger person for this world meet, help support me! Every little hand that helps pushes me makes a difference because at the world stage, I don't just lift for my own personal love, I lift with the heart of everyone who help paved the way to make my lifting possible. 


Thank you again for all who would like to support this Hmong-American Power-Lifter attemptting to become the strongest 145.5 lb person in the world as a Junior Man (20-23 year old). 

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James Vang 
Bethlehem, GA
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