The swearing in last month of Dominick Trozzi as a new Parma Fire Department cadet marked a two-decades-old dream come true for the Parma native.
However, setting goals and reaching for dreams is nothing new to Trozzi, who has been competing as a world-class weightlifter around the globe for the last decade.
“My last USA Weightlifting competition was in 2018 or 2019,” said Trozzi, 24, a 2015 graduate of Parma High School. “The Olympics has always been my goal, but obviously trying to make a living comes first. “So I had to put lifting on the back burner to get through school and everything. Now that I have this full-time job, I can focus on working, as well as trying to compete again. If the Olympics happen, it would be amazing, but I’d probably be looking at 2024 or 2028 games.”
Having competed in youth and worlds events in Uzbekistan. Peru, Poland and Columbia, Trozzi’s best finishes include 130 kilograms (286 lbs.) in the snatch and 160 kilograms (352 lbs.) in the clean and jerk.