If there’s someone who knows a thing or two about perseverance and positivity it’s Lauren Brooks.  A powerhouse lifter, she has worked hard over the past four years to fine tune her skills and training.  Lauren experienced the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Regionals just short of qualifying for a spot in California.  This gave her a strong motivation to keep pushing for what she really wanted, that ticket to the Games.

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In 2014 Lauren’s hard work finally paid off, and she found herself sitting pretty in third place at the end of Regionals weekend.  Going forth, we saw Lauren’s success land her in 7th place at the close of the 2014 Games.

This will be Lauren’s first time coming to Boston for the ECC, and she will be joining Team Pure Strength for Sunday’s team competition.

“I am really excited about coming to Boston in a few weeks for ECC! I have never competed in this competition before but I am looking forward to being on Team Pure Strength! I am hoping for some heavy lifting but please no max overhead squats!!! 🙂 “

Can’t wait to have you and that signature gold lifting belt of yours in Boston, Lauren!