Age - 29 years old (11/21/72)
Child - a wonderful 7-year-old son
Marital Status - been divorced for nearly 5 years.
Hair Dark brown
Career - Project Manger at an agricultural bank.
Background on how I got into Powerlifting:
First I must take you back 13 years to high school when we did weight training for a PE class. That is where I discovered I was strong. Benched 165 and squatted 285 at 135lbs no gear of course. I knew I wanted to compete then, but it took me until November 1999 before I got back into the. I entered my first push/pull 5 weeks after and managed a 145 bench and a 350 pull. I have been hooked ever since.
First competition was a push/pull in December 1999. Since then I have competed in both the 148 and 165 class in 13 competitions ranging from the local level to the world level. I play with the 148s & 165s, but stay at a comfortable 157 body weight so usually stay as a 165er so I don’t have to diet.
Best Competition numbers: Squat: 485; Bench 275; Dead 485; Total 1245
Compete primarily in the USAPL/IPF. (Have done one WABDL meet.) I prefer to stay in the drug-tested federations, as this is my personal stand on lifting. Although I know it is not a perfect world, I prefer to keep the playing ground as even as possible for me.
Usually my workouts last 1 = to 2 hours. Once I get closer to a competition, they seem to drag on as I get in and out of gear.
Monday - Squat (including front and bottom half squats) glute/ham and reverse hyper, calves
Wednesday - Bench, wide and medium grip, incline, dumbbell presses,
Thursday - Bis/tris/shoulders
Friday - Deads, rack pulls, reverse hyper, glute/ham, straighleg deads, good mornings, lat pull downs and seated rows
Saturday Light bench, bis/tris/shoulders
I would love to see 500 squat; 300 bench 500 deadlift in the near future.
Thanks Andy for your support to the women of sport and their dreams!!!