SI High School Athlete of the Month: Savannah Braud
April 02, 2015
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Savannah and her parents, Cade and Mary Braud take an SI cover photo. The family, plus younger sister Delaney, moved to Florida — where Savannah discovered weightlifting — after Hurricane Katrina forced them from their New Orleans home in 2005.
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Fun with foam fingers. Olympian Holley Mangold and Tyrone Harvey Jr., who coaches the Timber Creek High girls’ lifting team and Team Florida Orlando, an Olympic weightlifting team, smile with Savannah and her award.
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Jeanpierre, who has been to two Super Bowls with the Seahawks, and 2012 Olympian Holley Mangold smile with SI High School Athlete of the Month Savannah Braud.
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Savannah Braud was featured in the March 16 issue of Sports Illustrated.
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From left to right: Lemuel Jeanpierre, parents Cade and Mary Braud, Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold, SI High School Athlete of the Month Savannah Braud, Staff Sgt. Joe Andrew, and Timber Creek High girls’ weightlifting coach Tyrone Harvey Jr. smile for the cameras.
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U.S. Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold and her Olympic rings tattoo traveled to Timber Creek High to help honor SI High School Athlete of the Month Savannah Braud.
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Savannah helps Timber Creek grad and NFL center Lemuel Jeanpierre with his snatch lift technique.
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SI set up a photo booth and gave out foam fingers and pom-poms to Timber Creek High students, while the Marines held a pull-up challenge at the event to honor Timber Creek High’s Savannah Braud.
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Some of the littlest #SIHighSchoolAthlete fans wave their pom-poms.
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2012 Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold chats with members of the Timber Creek High girls’ weightlifting team.
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The SI photo booth was a popular stop during Timber Creek High students’ lunch break.
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The Marines' pull-up bar brought out the competitive side of the Timber Creek Wolfpack.
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Savannah, a former youth national weightlifting champion, meets 2012 Olympian Holley Mangold.
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Representatives of the U.S. Marine Corps flank lifters Savannah Braud and Holley Mangold.
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Savannah and Holley compare lifting calluses.
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Timber Creek High grad and NFL center Lemuel Jeanpierre, left, dropped by to help celebrate Savannah. Here he talks with SI managing editor Chris Stone and Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold.
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SI managing editor Chris Stone kicks off the event to officially recognize Savannah Braud as SI’s High School Athlete of the Month for March.
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The U.S. Marine Corps’ Staff Sgt. Joe Andrew talks about what it takes to be named High School Athlete of the Month.
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Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold takes the mic to present the award.
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Savannah proudly holds a framed commemorative copy of her issue of Sports Illustrated, presented to her by Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold.
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When he’s home during the offseason, Jeanpierre still trains at his old high school weightlifting gym, often alongside the high school lifting teams.
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A weightlifting bar was brought out for a quick lifting demonstration.
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Savannah autographs a copy of her SI issue for NFL center Lemuel Jeanpierre.
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Timber Creek High students reached for the bar – and the sky – at the Marines’ pull-up challenge.
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Savannah, center, smiles with the Marines’ Sgt. Stevens, left, and Staff Sgt. Andrew, right, who gifted her with a T-shirt.
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