Goodbye 2016

Written By Ivy Knight - December 28 2016


Kathy McLain
December 31 2016

Thank you for a great 2016! I competed for the very first time a couple of months ago and loved it. I agree about isn’t not about the total weight you lift but the hardwork and passion for powerlifting. Cheers to a great 2017.

December 30 2016

Thank you so much Ivy for what you’ve done here. I am so inspired by your blog posts, and the YouTube videos. I feel like I belong with the GWPL community, I love everything about this community of strong, beautiful and uplifting women. I can’t say enough, but in essence, thank you for giving me the confidence and community I longed for. <3 <3 <3 xxoo

Darla Currier
December 29 2016

My best 2016 moment was at Oregon Feats of Strength, where I carried a 360 lb yoke on my back – 50 feet down, set it down, turn around & go 50 feet back…in less than 60 seconds. I can’t believe I actually did it!! It was the only event that I completed that day, but I felt like I won. 3 years ago, I’d only been able to move that thing about 4 feet, so it was a huge change.

The rest of the year, not so great, so let’s just hold onto that highlight & move on to better things! I really appreciate the GWPL Facebook page – it’s so great to have all these role models out there! I love knowing that I’m not the only girl who wants to be strong!

December 29 2016

I started training again after a 10 year absence from lifting in a December 2015. I found GWPL on instagram and it has been such a wonderfully supportive community. I have found such joy and peace in lifting and being a part of this sport. I competed for the first time in 10 years in December and I got 2nd place. Definitely a highlight after so many months of work! My family and I moved this summer, and I got a new job after being in the last place for four very good years. My babies are growing up and we’re just doing life. So many blessings! Can’t wait to hear about Chicago and to compete again in June! Stay strong, sisters! And thank you Ivy for making this site and social media channels exist. Truly inspirational!

December 28 2016

Honestly, I don’t think I would be this big into powerlifting had this Instagram and Facebook page not been started. I’ve been lifting for about two years, but really started enjoying powerlifting the last year after my back injury. The videos and pictures are inspiring and empowering and has helped me to be confident in myself and my strength. I feel like a badass repping your clothing! Thank you for any support you’ve given me and all the other strong beautiful women!!❤️❤️

Leave a comment