Athletics, Motherhood and Other SuperFantastic Subjects

Draft Day! Or Something Like It…

I’m incredibly excited, humbled and honored to announce that I am the newest member of Team MDUSA.  Team MDUSA began as a group of top U.S. weightlifters who have been selected by coaching great Glenn Pendlay to train full time in hopes of competing for the United States on World and Olympic teams.  I have the privledge of being the first non-weightlifting (as primary sport) athlete to join their ranks.  This is a such an honor for me, both as a person and as an athlete.  More details to come, but I couldn’t wait to share this news with those who have been following and supporting me.  I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to join the Team MDUSA family!8706_10151415494450270_963189089_n


26 responses

  1. Congratulations, that is awesome!

    February 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  2. Brian Taylor

    Congrats Elisabeth. Keep it going. You are an inspiration to me and my circle of friends.

    February 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  3. February 19, 2013 at 7:16 pm

  4. Gloria

    Awesome and very inspiring! Way to go Elisabeth……blaze those trails!!!

    February 19, 2013 at 7:23 pm

  5. Holy chit

    February 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm

  6. MarkC

    Fantastic! We’ll be watching with great interest as this unfolds.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

  7. Sensational work, CONGRATULATIONS. Looking forward to hearing all about it…

    February 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm

  8. If today is draft day, I feel like I just got the #1 pick…

    February 19, 2013 at 8:39 pm

  9. Mindy S.


    February 19, 2013 at 9:40 pm

  10. Anya Savrasov

    Congratulations, Elisabeth. I am so very happy and excited for you. Just think, this time last year you (and me) were doing the job you (and me) hate, and now, a whole new world of excitement and opportunity has opened up to you. Because you weren’t afraid to go after it. Good job, friend. Dream big and stay positive. Don’t let anyone bring you down. Big hug and sending lots of positive vibes you way. Xxo, Anya.

    February 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

  11. Reggie

    Congratulations! I wish you much success! Keep up the great work.

    February 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 20, 2013 at 12:21 am

  13. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 20, 2013 at 12:22 am

  14. gEORGE


    February 20, 2013 at 1:01 am

  15. Russ K

    HOLY SHIT!!!!! thats awesome Elisabeth! so stoked for you to be amongst the greats in the sport of weightlifting!!

    February 20, 2013 at 2:38 am

  16. mariaejones

    Awesome news! Congratulations!!!

    February 20, 2013 at 4:10 am

  17. congratulations! this is so insanely cool.
    further, listening to you, jon, and glenn be ridiculously awesome together was the highlight of my yesterday.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:29 am

  18. WOW, WOW, WOW. This is such an amazing thing for you. All of your hard work and dedication to what you do. Its really amazing to watch you and it seems that people are watching from everywhere. Congrats!!

    February 20, 2013 at 6:46 am

  19. What an awesome opportunity! Congratulations!!!

    February 20, 2013 at 8:33 am

  20. Congrats!!! This is so amazing. You’re such an inspiration.

    Will you be coaching the Outlaw Training camp in New Orleans next week?

    February 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

  21. That whats called changing the game! Good ish!!! Congrats

    February 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

  22. Congratulations. Make the most of being part of that team. Stay safe and healthy (and drug-free. I can’t help it since fans in the cycling world has been burnt by Lance Armstrong and others).

    February 21, 2013 at 6:46 pm

  23. Soap

    Congrats!!! It must be an awesome feeling to be on team MDUSA. Enjoy the experience. You’ll be surrounded by the best!

    February 22, 2013 at 10:55 am

  24. Congrats, Elisabeth! You are an inspiring athlete, writer, and all around amazing woman. Keep up doing what you do!

    March 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm

  25. Hollerin from here!! Way to represent!Enjoy this part of the journey.

    March 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm

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