Coach Dispenza founded OSS weightlifting Club. He is a competitive master lifter, full-time USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Coach and International Weightlifting Federation Category 2 Official. He has been a certified coach since 2010, and devoted himself to Olympic weightlifting full time in 2014.
He is a USAW Lead Instructor for the Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Certification Courses and serves on ad-hoc committees for USAW, including the USAW Bylaws Committee, who rewrote USAW’s bylaws in 2017.
In 2012 he retired after 25 years as a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. After retiring from the Federal government he practiced tax law for several years before deciding to pursue his passion in weightlifting. He remains a member of the Maryland Bar and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Coach Donna is a competitive master lifter and part-time USA Weightlifting Coach. Donna’s previous competitive interests included dance, rock climbing, CrossFit, powerlifting and strongman.
USAW L1 Sports Performance Coach, 09/2017
USAW LWC Referee, 10/2018
USAW L2 Sports Performance Coach, 10/2019
Courtney joined the OSS team in August of 2019. She found Olympic weightlifting in 2013 through Crossfit and came in 2nd in the 2015 National Masters Championship, while also training with a competitive CrossFit team. In 2017, she dedicated her training wholly to Weightlifting and became a USAW L1 certified coach. She has coached lifters in a class setting, one-on-one, and in competition. Courtney is returning to the national competition platform in 2020.