Caine Wilkes

Caine has been weightlifting for over 20 years, initially to supplement his football training in middle school. Just a short time after, he decided to focus solely on weightlifting. He has been on the medal stand multiple times as a school-age, junior, and senior lifter, and recently claimed the title of National Champion in the +105kg class from 2013 through 2017. Also, Caine won the 2014 and 2017 Pan American Championships in the Dominican Republic.

During this time, Caine has become the first American to snatch over 400lbs in competition since Casey Burgener in 2008, as well as just the eighth American ever to total 400kg or more in competition.  Also, in 2015, Caine became just the fifth American to clean & jerk over 500 lbs in competition. He hit his first two 400kg international totals in 2018. He ultimately has his eyes set on representing the US at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and is also determined to break the long held superheavyweight American records held by Shane Hamman.

2018 World Weightlifting Championships, 12th place, +109kg class
2018 Pan American Championships, 2nd place, +105kg class
2017 American Open Finals, 1st place, +105kg class
2017 World Team Alternate
2017 Pan American Championships, 1st place, +105kg class
2017 National Championships, 1st place, +105kg class
2016 American Open Championships, 1st place, +105kg class
2016 Pan American Championships, 2nd place, +105kg class
2016 National Championships and Olympic Trials, 1st place, +105kg class
2015 World Team Member
2015 National Championships, 1st place, +105kg class, Best Male Lifter
2014 World Team Member
2014 Pan American Championships, 1st place, 105kg+ class
2014 National Championships, 1st place, 105kg+ class
2013 World Team Member
2013 National Championships, 1st place
2012 National Championships, 3rd place
2011 American Open Championships, 2nd place
2008 National Championships, 2nd place
2007 American Open Championships, 3rd place
2007 Sicily Cup Team Member
2007 Junior National Championships, 3rd place
2004 School Age Pan American Championships, 2nd place
2004 School Age National Championships, 2nd place, 105kg+ class
2003 School Age National Championships, 2nd place, 105kg class