Stephen "Micco" Brisker Interview
February 2013 - Stephen "Micco" Brisker
1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? How old are you? Where were you born? Etc. Give the readers some background about yourself.
I am Stephen Micco Brisker. I was born in June 1997 in Houston, TX. I am 15 years old. I am currently living in Atlanta/Alpharetta, GA and attend Milton High school. I am an honors student, varsity football player and have also won state wrestling championships and have set World and American records at the Junion Olympics last summer in Houston.
2. Where are you located in Georgia and where do you train at?
Alphareta and Milton High School
3. What are your hobbies (other than powerlifting)?
Video game contests, watching movies and mind and word games
4. Are you involved in powerlifting in any way besides as a competitor?
5. Is there anything about powerlifting you would like to change or wish was different?
6. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I am very mild mannered, quiet and studious, courteous and very respectful of others and very caring and loves my family.
7. What is your occupation? Does it interfere with competing or visa versa?
8. How did you get into powerlifting and how many years have you been competing?
Just got interested from some friends and coaches. I have been competing less than one year.
9. What are your biggest squat, bench press, deadlift and total numbers?
Squat 485 bench 365 deadlift 525
10. What titles, records and achievements have you accumulated during your powerlifting career?
After less than one year I set 7 world and 7 american records in the national junior Olympics 2012 in Houston, I also hold Georgia state records and Southeastern regional MVP and champion and several others.
11. Can you describe your training philosophy and/or a typical training session?
Train hard and work out every day, eat healthy and stay in shape at sll times
12. Do you compete equipped (squat suit, bench press shirt & deadlift suit) or unequipped (no suits) or both and what weight class(s) and divisions(s) do you compete in?
Both and weight class is 220 14-15 yearld old young men
13. What is your favorite lift, squat or bench press or deadlift or all three and why?
All of them
14. Who is the most impressive lifter you have competed against?
15. Who do you think is the greatest lifter of all time?
16. When was your last competition & how did it go?
7 world and 7 american records at the junior olympics
17. Do you have any upcoming competitions? If so, when and where?
USAPL Georgia championships and another in February
18. How do you prepare for an upcoming competition? Describe each aspect that you focus on as you prepare for a competition.
Heavy training, focus and mental conditioning to put myself in a winning mindset as always
19. Is there anything you will do differently to prepare for your next competition that is different from your last one?
20. How many competitions do you compete in each year?
21. Who is your greatest competitor/rival and why?
22. What advice & tips would you give to a powerlifter that is just beginning? If you are just beginning, what advice have you received from other lifters or coaches?
Work and train hard and stay focused on winning and doing your best
23. How has powerlifting changed your life?
Made me stronger and more determined to be a winner in every way.. made me a better person, more competitive and respectful of other athletes
24. Do you stay in touch with lifters you compete against?
25. What is your #1 or most prestigious meet you ever competed at in your career?
The national junior Olympics where I set the world and American records
26. Do you compete in any other strength sports such as Olympic lifting, strongman, highland games, etc?
27. What is your favorite memory from any powerlifting competition or event?
Being interviewed in my hometown of Houston when I set the world and American records in all categories
28. Do you see yourself still competing in ten years? If so, what are your goals for ten years from now?
29. Do you have any funny or interesting powerlifting stories that you can share with us?
30. Anyone you would like thank for helping you along the way in your Powerlifting career?
My family, big brothers for my athletic skills, mom and dad and my coaches who continue to inspire me throughout my athletic career
31. Is there anything else you would like to add?
Yes thanks for the interview and to all the team mates, coaches and family members who keep me in their prayers and of course GOD who takes care of me always
Thank you for your time and best of luck in your upcoming powerlifting endeavors!