Meet Recap: Kate made her debut in the new 76kg class, coming down from 84kg, as she competed at the 2021 USAPL Springfield Showdown! Kate was able to go 8 for 9 on the day with a 165lb. PR squat, 104lb. bench press, and a 237lb. PR deadlift! This meet I really felt like Kate solidified her confidence in her abilities. She had struggled with some meet anxiety, as she just started powerlifting a little over 2 years ago, but now with 5 meets under her belt, her meet day execution has greatly improved. So with that, each meet we have gotten more and more aggressive with attempt selection. In particular we were able to push squats a bit harder this meet and I had no problem selecting 165lbs. knowing she could grind that out and execute to her strength capabilities. At 71 years old, Kate asks me frequently if there is a point where she just won’t be able to continue getting stronger. There may come a time well down the road, but the one thing I can say is that point is not now, as every meet she has continued to make improvements physically and mentally!
Division: Master’s 4
Weight Class: 76kg