Master’s Hall of Fame – 2020
Harriet, born and raised in South Carolina, moved to Alaska at 26 years old and worked as a nurse for over 40 years. She is now retired and spends her time with her beloved poodles, Ziva and Tallulah.
She started powerlifting in 1998 at the age of 48. She attributes her introduction to powerlifting through Kate Dingle-Craig, being coached by Larry Maile, and being part of the Alaska Iron Maidens.
Harriet has grown tremendously in the sport, starting out with a mere 800lb Total in her first meet, to her Best lifts of a 601 lbs Squat; 352 lbs Bench; 501 lbs Deadlift and 1416 Total. With that, she broke over 50 IPF World Records, countless American and National Meet records.
With that, Harriet has also won Nationals Open Class (as a Master lifter) in 2000, 2005 & 2009 and participated in Open Worlds in ’02, ’03, ’04, the World Games in ’01, and the Arnold Sports Festival in ’09. She has won countless Master Nationals and Master World Titles as well.
Career highlights include coaching Special Olympian, World Medalist Bobby Hill, winning the ’05 PanAmericans, ’01 World Games in Akita, Japan, and participating in the Arnold Sports Festival. In Harriet’s words, ‘That was cool!’
Harriet would like to thank her coach, Larry Maile for mentoring her throughout her entire career. “I believed what he said I could lift.”