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Ellie Kim

An elitefts intern, Ellie Kim is a full-time college student studying Exercise Science at Purdue University and a part-time personal trainer at the Purdue Recreational Center. As the Purdue Barbell president, she strives to help college students train safely and efficiently and turn college gym-goers into competitive strength athletes. As the vice president last year, she worked to introduce powerlifting to novice female lifters in the Purdue community. Kim is a raw junior powerlifter in the 165-pound weight class and her best totals are 710 (without wraps) and 750 (with wraps). In 2018, she plans on qualifying for and competing in IPL Worlds for her last meet in the junior age division. She is coached by EliteFTS athlete Brandon Smitley.