Kate Baird of Lewes recently traveled to Los Angeles, Calif., to compete in the United States Powerlifting Association's American Cup Invitational competition. The event was held Jan. 19 and 20 in conjunction with the LA Fit-Expo. It was an invitation-only meet, with some of the world’s top powerlifters competing. Baird won the Female Raw Bench Only division, earning a gold medal and cash award with a bench press of 275 pounds.
She is shown with Steve Dennison, president of the United States Powerlifting Association, accepting her award as best lifter.
A personal trainer at The Firm Fitness Center in Rehoboth Beach, Baird has more than 25 years of experience as a trainer and is accepting new clients for all levels of fitness training.