United States, New York, Huntington
Track and Field
Brooke Nepo first stumbled upon strength sports as a high school shot put and discus thrower. She later discovered the high school weight room where the varsity football team lifted weights. Undeterred by the boys lifting, she was introduced to the basics of strength training as a means to improve throwing. Brooke’s hard work paid off as an NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Weight and Hammer thrower at Binghamton University, where she ranked among the top performers for the bench press and squat for varsity female athletes.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, Brooke dedicated her energies to Olympic weightlifting. After a few years in the sport, she has won the 2011 and 2012 Most Improved Female Lifter by the Metropolitan Weightlifting Committee. Brooke has her sights set on qualifying for the U.S. National Weightlifting Championships and becoming the best competitive lifter she can be.
In addition, Brooke is enthusiastic about sharing her experiences as an athlete on her blog, A Weightlifter’s Thoughts on Sport and Life. Follow her on Twitter @Olylifter75 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.