C.J. Cummings is a 15-Year-Old Weight Lifting Phenom

The teen is one of the hottest American prospects in years.

C.J. Cummings is something else. At the 2015 USA Weightlifting National Championships this month, he set a new American senior record for the clean and jerk with an astonishing 385.9 pound lift. The Wall Street Journal has named him the "LeBron James" of weightlifting. Here's why.

“In 37 years of coaching, I’ve never seen anything like this kid,” U.S. team coach Dennis Snethen told the Journal. “He’s the Michael Jordan of weightlifting in America.”

Here is the lift from another angle:

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