Kaija Bramwell comes to Utah Iron with a plethora of athletic and weightlifting experience. Having spent 12 years competing in track and field events, Kaija holds a number of state and national records in pole vault and decathlon. Kaija was a pole vaulter for the BYU track team her freshman year before deciding to pursue weightlifting full time.
A competitive weightlifter the past six years, some of Kaija’s awards include: youth, junior, and university national champion; 5x junior national medalist; 2x American open medalist; 2x senior national medalist (2018 runner up); International Medalist Youth Pan-ams; AZ and UT state record holder (youth-senior divisions). She has participated in a number of camps at the Olympic Training Center, trained with olympic athletes and coaches, and has represented team USA at youth worlds, youth pan-ams, junior worlds, junior pan-ams, and university worlds. Kaija is a certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 sports performance coach.
Kaija has extensive experience working with athletes of all ages. She has interned with Utah Speed Academy, coached high school weightlifting, subbed as a coach at Proven Strength, coached a strength and conditioning class at BYU, and coached olympic lifting clinics. She is excited to be a part of the Utah Iron team and help to build a community of strength.