Sheri Whetham works full-time in the Justice system and also trains/coaches several people in the fitness industry, utilizing kettlebells as a primary source of conditioning and training. She also coaches several people who compete in Girevoy (Kettlebell) Sport and has been competing in the sport since 2010, winning several competitions in the USA and Canada. Whetham competes in powerlifting in the 148/165/181-pound weight class, winning her division at the Canadian Nationals and is a three time gold medal champion at the WPC World Powerlifting Championships and recently received best lifter setting 4 new World Records. Whetham holds 19 World Records and 33 national Records. Her current best squat is 380 pounds, her best bench is 200 pounds, and her best deadlift is 451 pounds. Whetham's best total is 1003 pounds.
I know why I lift and compete, and you probably do too. But our reasons aren't the same as new lifters who enter the sport of powerlifting. If we want powerlifting to grow for the better, we need to listen.