Student Spotlight: Devan Jones


Hadlie Brady and Mia Taggart

For this week’s student spotlight we interviewed a couple of our power lifters here at Washburn. First we have senior Devan Jones’s responses on weight lifting.

  • When did you start getting into weight lifting?
    • “I started lifting in 8th grade.”
  • What do you typically eat in a day? 
    • I haven’t really tracked my eating for quite some time. I just eat whatever I want or whatever my mom cooks.”
  • Free weights or machines?
    • I primarily use free weights for the majority of my training but I do like supplementing with machines.”
  • Squat max?
    • “475”
  • Deadlift max?
    • “550”
  • Max bench press?
    • “315”
  • What are your favorite and least favorite things about lifting? 
    • My favorite things about lifting are the satisfaction of the feeling you get when you hit a PR and see your hard work pay off, and my least favorite thing is when a weight that usually feels light feels heavy on a day.”
  • Do you have a favorite memory from lifting?
    • “My favorite memory from lifting was breaking the school record on clean last year with the help of some of my good buddies.”