Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Female powerlifter ready for international competitionSubmitted: 07/09/2013
Story By Joe Dufek


CRANDON - Alyssa Hitchcock is a women's powerlifter. Her family owns a cabin just outside of Crandon.

Alyssa, who is from Neenah, will soon be competing in international competition.

Powerlifting is not an Olympic sport. In powerlifting, the athletes lift in different stages.

In Olympic Weightlifting, the compeditors lift in one motion.

She's traveling to compete in this month's World Games in Columbia. That is the elite event in the sport.


Recently, her family held a couple of brat fries in Crandon. Her family has spent well over $10,000 in her career. That's to pay for fees, traveling, and other expenses.

She is just one of 5 athletes representing the United States. She has been lifting for 15 years. She started when she was at Neenah high school.

She's also quick to say, the federation's strict drug testing rules help proves that she is accomplishing her strength naturally.

"We get drug tested a lot," Hitchcock explains. "I've pretty much seen everything happen in this sport. I've seen broken bones, it's really about technique and form."

She has lifted nearly 1200 pounds in competitions. In November, she is expected to take part in the IPF Open World Powerlifting Championships in Norway.


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

MINOQUA - Students often create projects for class, but it isn't every day that students create projects for regional competitions. Many Northwoods students gathered in Minocqua to compete in a history day competition.

"This year's theme is called taking a stand in history," said Lakeland Union High School's Department Chair of Social Studies Mike Mestelle.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - Most seven year olds want to use their birthday money to buy toys. But one Phelps girl wanted to do something different with her money this year.

Instead, Adrienne Trollan wanted to donate all the money she raised to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office K9 Program.

+ Read More

Play Video

MARATHON COUNTY - The suspect in a Wisconsin shooting spree that left four people dead has been identified, and court records show one of the victims was his wife's divorce lawyer.

A person close to the investigation identified the suspect Friday as 45-year old Nengmy Vang. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak ahead of authorities officially identifying Vang.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - It's barely 6 a.m. on Wednesday, and this group is already breathing hard.

About a dozen members of the YMCA of the Northwoods pedal fast and slow, their bike shoes spinning up and down.

Judi Linder is drenched in sweat. But class members like her keep coming back.

"It's been seven-plus years that I've been doing Sue's spin class," Linder says.

+ Read More

Play Video

MARATHON COUNTY - People living in the Aspen Apartments in Weston said they're still shaken up by shootings from two days ago.

Neighbors who lived in the same building as the suspect, Nengmy Vang, say some of them have been allowed to come back to their apartments today.

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU -
Kristopher Torgerson sat quietly and didn't show any emotions Friday night as a jury convicted him of 1st-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.

However, many other people burst into tears as the verdict was read.

The jury came back with its decision around 6:30 p.m. after more than five hours of deliberation.

+ Read More

WAUSAU AREA - Organizations in the greater Wausau area set up funds remembering and honoring the victims of Wednesday's shootings.

A Marathon Savings Bank fund will support the families of the two bank employees shot. Dianne Look had worked at Marathon Savings Bank for almost 19 years, and Karen Barclay had been there for more than six years.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here