Dave Chiu

Dave Chiu

Olympic Lifting Coach

In the Gym

We are lucky to have the best of the best within our gym walls teaching our coaches and members how to correctly, efficiently and effectively perform very technical Olympic Lifts as the Clean and Jerk and the Snatch.  Dave is an expert Olympic Lifting  coach and is responsible for developing our coaches and athletes into better movers in these two key areas.  Both lifts are very dynamic, being proficient in the Clean and Jerk and the Snatch can improve overall athletic performance.  Dave has coached several competitors who are national and state champions and record holders.

Coach Dave divides his time spent at our gym between coaching our advanced athletes who compete on our Ute CrossFit HacksPack and Ute Allstars teams and coaching our members.  Dave coaches Olympic Lifting classes that are open to all levels and a  beginner Oly Lifting class for members who are new to Olympic Lifting or need a refresher in Olympic Lifting fundamentals.

13 Time National Event Competitor

American Open Bronze Medalist

US Olympic Festival Silver Medalist

Collegiate Nationals Gold Medalist


CrossFit Certifications

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Coaching Experience

US Weightlifting Federation
Club Coach
Former BYU Weightlifting Club
Former University of Maryland Weightlifting Club

Other Experience

Former Utah Weightlifting Association President

Dave Chiu

Personal Records

20 x 315 Bottom Pause Squat

4th Decade with a 300+ Clean and Jerk

Lifetime Records

Clean and Jerk 385

2000m Erg Row 6:39
Rowed Over 10,000 Lifetime Miles Erg+Water