My name is Anthony Pomponio, My friends call me “Pomp.” I grew up in Palm Desert, CA, I attended Lincoln Elementary, Palm Desert middle school, and Palm Desert High school go AZTECS!!! I played basketball, baseball, football and ran track in high school, later excelling at football and track. I won the 100 meter sprint my senior year making me the fastest man in the Valley for the year of 2005! I went on to play Collegiate football at Whittier College from 2005-2009, I was awarded all conference and MVP of my team my senior season. I graduated with a Degree in Kinesiology and Nutritional Science in 2009. I went on to continue my football career in Europe playing in the Switzerland American Football League for the Basel Gladiators.
In Switzerland I was awarded Offensive MVP and led my team to the Swiss Bowl. After coming back from Europe I had a brief but very successful stint in Bodybuilding where I won 3 major competitions and was featured in quite a few major magazine publications. I then was introduced to the sport of Weightlifting and never looked back.
I was invited to be a resident at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for 2 years, during my time in Colorado Springs I won several major competitions including becoming a National Champion in 2015 and representing Team USA on the world level multiple times. Upon arriving back to California my wife Charlotte Pomponio and I had our first baby boy Rocco Pomponio.
Now I reside in Palm Desert, CA with my wife and two sons, Rocco and Maverick. In the Desert my main goal is to give youth athletes more opportunities to better themselves on their playing fields, I want to share my knowledge that led me to have a very successful athletic career and hopefully allow them the same opportunities I had.