Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Spring 2013

Huntsman Graduate Mike Cordova Knows How to do the Heavy Lifting

Most Huntsman graduates push ahead, testing their limits, and reaching for new goals, but there aren’t many like Mike Cordova, who really knows how to do the heavy lifting.

Mr. Cordova, ’99, accounting, ’01, MBA, placed sixth in the world in 2005 in the bench press competition for the World Association of Bench Pressers and Deadlifters, pushing up 546 pounds on the bench press. Now he is training to compete in the same contest next year, and his training regimen is intense.

Mr. Cordova also is the controller for AAA for Northern California, Nevada, and Utah. “I do better at the job because I feel like I’ve got something outside the job,” he said. “I just feel better. I feel strong, and, at least for me, when I feel strong it just translates through to the rest
of what I do at the end of the day.”