EMU alumnus Matt Holden ’18 coaches powerlifting champions
Less than a decade after starting the Royals Lifting club at EMU and graduating with a kinesiology degree, Matt Holden ’18 is coaching some of the nation’s best powerlifters to reach their full potential.
At the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals in September, two of Holden’s powerlifting proteges won their weight classes, while three other lifters placed in the top four of their weight classes. Eight of his athletes competed at the event, which was held in Memphis, Tennessee. Powerlifters from all over the country competed in squat, bench press and deadlift at the tournament.