Love for Weights
Sara Pelletier, a junior studying kinesiology, is doing something she says not many females do. Besides school and a social life, she also power lifts for a sport and is very passionate about it. Pelletier’s journey as a power lifter started when she was a freshman. A girl named Janet struck up a conversation with her at White Building and later convinced her to go to a meeting. The meeting was for the power lifting team and after Pelletier attended it she was hooked and has been doing the sport ever since.
She has attended many competitions throughout the year. She just competed at The American Open in Boston where she came in third place. To prepare for her competitions, she works out at least four times a week. According to Pelletier, the individual challenge that comes along with power lifting is a big reason why she loves this sport so much.
“I have done a lot of team sports growing up, I like the individual aspect of it,” says Pelletier. “I was accountable for my gains and my performance and it only really affected me.”
About the Contributors
Senior / Photojournalism and Spanish
Haley Nelson is a senior pursuing majors in Photojournalism and Spanish as well as minors in International Studies and Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies. Her dream is to be a foreign correspondent, telling stories and sharing news abroad.
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
Abhar Shah is a senior from Easton, PA majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in sociology. After spending two years at Penn State Berks he looks forward to achieving great things in his time up at University Park. His passion for sports writing and broadcasting began when he went to his first Celtics game in 2010. In the future, he hopes to be writing for the Boston Celtics or working for ESPN. His experience range from being a part of the football and basketball staff on ComRadio to interning for WPSU Sports Production and StateCollege.com. In addition, Abhar also is a part of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalists and a huge contributor to THON having danced his sophomore year and now is part of the R&R committee.