From: New Hampshire
Weight: 125 lbs
Bench Press: 180 lbs
Chinups: 34 reps
Pushups: 96 reps
Job/School: Student & Gymnast
Hobbies / Interests: "gymnastics, building furniture"
Favorite Music: Rock
Favorite TV Show: American Idol
Athletic/Lifting Background: "I've been a gymnast since I was one and a half years old. It is my passion and will always be a big part of my life. I have been a State Champion 6 times and a Regional Champion once. Besides gymnastics I lift 2-3 times a week (for gymnastics). I have been doing this since I was about five. I never use very heavy weights, but more body weight type activites."
On how guys react to her physique: "Before college guys were afraid of me. I had bigger arms than almost every guy in my class. Now that I'm in college, and the guys have matured more and more able to gain muscles it hasn't been a problem. I think they see me more as "in shape" rather than scary now."
On doing her part to win the battle of the sexes: "I had the highschool football coach for an anatomy class in highschool. Every day he would talk about how weak girls were and that there is no way a girl could ever bench her body weight. Instead of saying anything to him, at the end of the semester, everyone convinced him to take us to the weight room to have a benching contest. I won out of the class and had benched more than 3/4 of his football team. Needless to say, he was very embarassed and took back many things he had siad thoughout the semester."
What are your future goals: "I want to start my own furniture company."