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How did you get started in strongman? A friend of mine, Sue Knause, convinced me to try it out Other sports you participate(d) in? Powerlifting Favorite event : Lifting medley, Yoke carry for distance and time Least favorite event : sandbag carry for time Athletic accomplishments / titles : 1st place Masters Ice Queen 2015, […]

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How did you get started in strongman? The owner of The Gym and Tanline Studios, Jim Smith, told me about Strongman Sundays and invited me to come and check it out. I’ve been hooked ever since! Other sports you participate(d) in? I played a lot of sports growing up: basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball and field […]

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How did you get started in strongman? March 2015, post knee surgery, I wanted to continue lifting/strength training and there was a local event 8 weeks out that was in range for Novice division regarding weights, and I wasn’t going against rehab directives! The events intrigued me, and, at first I trained in “stealth” mode […]

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LLH Interview with KV Whisman

by Amanda Kulik Name: Kristyn Vytlacil Whisman Location: Snohomish County, WA Occupation: Dean of Corrections Education Sport: Strongman Competitor 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014 National Champion, Women’s LW Division 2010 3rd Place, NAS Nationals, Women’s MW Division 2013 2nd Place, NAS Nationals, Women’s LW Division Home Gym: my home     ATHLETIC HISTORY Tell me a […]

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LLH Interview with Stefanie Tropea

by Amanda Kulik Name: Stefanie Tropea Location: Norwalk, CT Occupation: Owner of Punch Kettlebell Gym of Norwalk and The Punch Power Room, Performance Coach and Weight Loss Nutritionist Sport: Strongman Competitor 2013 National Champion, Women’s Lightweight Division     ATHLETIC HISTORY Tell me a bit about your athletic background and how you got started in […]

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