Fun Faith Fact!: Kendrick set two American records in Beijing.
As a teen, Farris was interested in weight lifting and dreamed of going for the gold in the Olympics. In his first Olympic performance in Beijing, he set two American records. Farris is a born again Christian and often tells people that it's his faith in God that helps him be the best. In an interview with Chad Bonham of Beliefnet, he said, "I expect to open some eyes, I expect to make history, and I expect people to see God move in a major way."