Vaughn Weightlifting is led by Jodi and Chad Vaughn. They both have an unwavering love for Olympic Weightlifting and are passionate about helping others achieve their highest potential.

Our goal is to provide information on all things weightlifting. Whether you’re an athlete wanting to improve your technique, or a coach looking to add to your toolbox, there’s something here for everyone.

An Introduction to Our Methodology


Jodi runs the Kilo Cave and coaches all of the weekly weightlifting classes. She has an extreme talent for molding the movement and mindset of athletes from all walks of life.

Jodi and Ursula B&W

Athletic Accomplishments:
2-Time Senior National Champion
2015 National Masters Champion
2015 Masters World Cup Champion
2004 Olympic Team Alternate
World Team Member
Pan American Games Team Member
University World Team Member
Former Junior American Record Holder

Coaching Credentials:
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Power Monkey Fitness Coach
9 Years of Full-Time Coaching Experience


Chad is a teacher at heart, bearing the curiosity and confidence to continually experiment, innovate, and invent. Using these characteristics he most enjoys creating content through writing, videos, podcasts, and programming. Chad also stays busy leading clinics throughout the world where he’s been able to translate his experience, knowledge, and instincts as an athlete into coaching others.

masters2015 B&W

Athletic Accomplishments:
2-Time Olympian (2004 and 2008)
9-Time Senior National Champion
2003 Pan American Games Gold Medalist
3-Time Pan American Games Team Member
6-Time Pan American Team Member
6-Time World Team Member
2-Time National Masters Champion
Masters American Record Holder
Former Senior American Record Holder

Coaching Credentials:
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Power Monkey Fitness Coach
18 Years Programming Experience
9 Years of Full-Time Coaching Experience
9 Years of Seminar Lead Experience
Developed/led CrossFit Weightlifting Advanced Course

Highlighted Content:
CrossFit Journal (Author)

BarBend (Author)

FloElite Documentary (Featured)
USA Weightlifting Podcast (Co-Host)
Slow Motion Snatch Video by CrossFit (Featured)
Slow Motion C&J Video by CrossFit (Featured)
Snatch Analysis with CrossFit (Narrator)
Clean and Jerk Analysis with CrossFit (Narrator)
Olympic Lifting Affiliate/Weightlifting Class Programming (Creator)


Questions? Don’t hesitate to text or email:
512-565-2828
vaughnweightlifting@gmail.com