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Jon Gruden’s son earns World Powerlifting Championships gold medal in Belarus

When Jon Gruden isn’t working Monday Night Football games for ESPN or hosting his famous QB Camp series for NFL Draft prospects, he’s usually surrounded by his family.

Gruden cherishes the time he spends with his wife, Cindy, and their three sons. They do everything together from fishing to going to rock concerts, but this Father’s Day was a first.

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Gruden and his family travelled to Minsk, Belarus where his oldest son, Deuce, just won a gold medal in the junior 183-pound weight class in the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. The 23-year-old played football at Lafayette College and is now an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Washington Redskins where Jay Gruden, Jon’s brother, is the head coach.

After the medal ceremony, Gruden shared his thoughts on the trip and on his son’s achievement:

“This has been such a memorable experience for our family. When Deuce qualified, we made the decision to travel to Minsk together to support him and to visit a place we’d never been. These championships feature so many great athletes and lifters from all over the world – some real competitors and grinders. To earn that medal and be the best is special. It doesn’t get any better than watching your son accomplish something like this.”

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