Surya has had an impressive Kettlebell Sport career since May of 2008 when she first competed in the Long Cycle using a 12kg kettlebell. Today, she is a Master of Sport in the 24kg Long Cycle (WKC), Master of Sport in 20kg Biathlon (RGSF), and Candidate for Master of Sport in 24kg Snatch (IUKL). Surya is first American lifter to medal in Russia and is currently the most decorated female kettlebell lifter in the USA.
Her results include:
Best Lifter Award and Gold Medalist – 2012 World Kettlebell Lifting Championships (Chicago) – 20kg Biathlon
Gold Medalist – 2011 World Kettlebell Lifting Championships (Chicago) – 20kg Biathlon
Bronze Medalist – 2011 IUKL World Championships (New York) – 24kg Snatch
Silver Medalist – 2011 Open Cup of Europe (Chelyabinsk, Russia) – 24kg Snatch
Gold Medalist – 2011 AKC Long Cycle Championships (New York) – 24kg Long Cycle
Gold Medalist – 2010 Reebok Long Cycle Championships (New York) – 24kg Long Cycle
Best Lifter Award and Gold Medalist – 2009 World Kettlebell Lifting Championships (Chicago) – 20kg Long Cycle
Surya currently holds the American record in the 20kg Jerk. In addition to being a Certified Kettlebell Lifting Coach (WKC), she works full-time work as the Director of a preschool.On Competition: “Kettlebell competitions provide a phenomenal opportunity to push myself to the limit and see what I can accomplish. I love that there is always the unknown — anything can happen! Watching each competitor take to the platform and pour everything they have into their performance gives me chills every time. Gathering with incredible athletes from all around the world, who like me love Kettlebell Sport, provides for a heartfelt and inspiring day.”
As a busy professional, wife, and mother of two children, Surya continues to draw emotional wellness and positive physical energy from her participation in group fitness at the Ice Chamber and as an active Kettlebell Sport competitor.