Women’s Hall of Fame – 2011

From: Spokane, WA
Current: Anchorage, AK
Began Powerlifting: October 1999, First meet Dec 1999

What is your athletic background?

None! Parents wouldn’t let me do sports in school but found my love for weights in high school weight training.

How did you get into Powerlifting?

Had the bug since high school, but in 1999 watched Paula Houston’s Womens meet in WA and 5 weeks of training, did my first push-pull.

1) First Meet:
a) Push Pull Bench 145; DL 350 @165
b) First full meet, 385sq; 185bp; 420dl; 990 total @ 165

2)Now:
a) 551sq; 341bp; 556dl 1388 total @ 148
b) 4x Open World Champ 2004 (BP); 2004 (PL); 2006; 2008
c) 7x Open World Records

Accomplishments:

Highlights/Memorable Events

Who influenced you in powerlifting?

Contribution in Powerlifting:

As your name goes down in history, what would you like to be most remembered for?

Making a significant footprint in the sport, not only with my lifting, but also my contributions back to the sport.

What words of wisdom would you like to pass down to the future female powerlifters?

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Take lifting to the next level, if local, shoot for Nationals, if given a chance to lift International, seize it; if young or old, raise the bar for yourself and lift in the Opens. It is easy to stay in your comfort zone. I broke out when World Team member Liz Willett told me two weeks out of Open Worlds, a slot on the team had opened. I jumped at the opportunity, contacted the Team Coach, received approval to go and the rest has been an amazing ride in the sport.

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