“I powerlift because I love being strong,” she says. “Powerlifting has taught me things like patience, discipline, and perseverance. It has also brought me amazing friends and has helped me make connections.”
She plans on medical school after she graduates, and in the meantime sees service to her country as a way to help cover the cost of school, and to keep herself “on her game.”
Enjoy the video above, which was produced by the Wisconsin National Guard.