- Sport: Olympic Weightlifting
- Nation: United States of America
- Event: 63kg
- Born: Aug. 24, 1983
- Height: 5-foot-1
- Weight: 138 pounds
- Hometown: Essex, Vt.
- Career Highlights: Placed second at the U.S. Olympic weightlifting trials in Atlanta in May. ... Took gold at the 2008 USA Weightlifting National
Championships over fellow Olympian Natalie Woolfolk. ... Finished 16th in her weight class at the 2007 World Championships
in Chang Mai, Thailand. ... Won at the Pan American Championships, Collegiate National Championships and Mermet Cup in 2005.
- Personal: Lifted weights for one day as a sixth-grader, but didn't like being the only girl to do so. Two months after trying it again
in the eighth grade, she placed second in her first junior nationals. .... Played piano for six years. ... Favorite food is
chicken fettuccine alfredo. ... Says her husband Jason, also a lifter, is the most influential person in her sporting career.