Undisputed: North American Women in the 100+ Club

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Since the inception of Kettlebell Sport in North America, significant importance has been placed on ranks. Many people entering the sport look toward “Masters of Sport” as sources of inspiration, as well as credible information.  We have talked about this before: as the sport grew, the dilution of ranks in North America was inevitable in order to mainstream its accessibility, but the diversity has blurred the lines between competitive recognition and intramural celebration.

Our objective here is to provide clarity and cultural context when identifying the top female lifters in North America who deserve recognition for their competitive achievements in Kettlebell Sport.  It takes more than self-branding social media stardom to get into this kettlebell club.

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We believe that hitting 100+ reps with a 24kg kettlebell in any event, Snatch, Jerk, or Long Cycle, is a notable accolade for female lifters in North America at this time.  Significant commitment must be made in technical discipline, as well as mental and physical conditioning in order to hit that benchmark in an *AKA / CKA IUKL sanctioned competition (*The AKA / CKA are currently the only organizations in North America with rank charts that align with Master of Sport standards in Russia).

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Without further ado, here are the North American women who belong to the 24kg 100+ Club.

24kg Snatch Only

LifterWeight ClassTotal RepsEventLocation
Melissa Swanson68kg1622016 StudioMix IUKL SatelliteSan Francisco, CA
Svitlana Krechyk+68kg1572016 Iron Bell ChallengeNew Jersey
Lorna Kleidman 63kg1072015 Boston OpenBoston, MA
Valerie Pawlowski68kg1052016 Iron Bell ChallengeNew Jersey
Renee Martynuik+68kg1022015 IUKL World ChampionshipsDublin, Ireland

 

24kg Jerk (Biathlon)

LifterWeight ClassTotal RepsEventLocation
Melissa Swanson68kg1592014 Boston OpenBoston, MA
Jennifer Cord+68kg1392015 West Coast ClassicSan Francisco, CA
Sara Nelson63kg1332015 West Coast ClassicSan Francisco, CA
Brittany van Schravendijk63kg1312015 West Coast ClassicSan Francisco, CA
Jessica DiBiase58kg1172014 Victoria Kettlebell Sport ClassicVictoria, BC
Kathryn Golbeck68kg1132014 World Cup Mr. OlympiaLas Vegas, NV

 

24kg Snatch (Biathlon)

LifterWeight ClassTotal RepsEventLocation
Melissa Swanson68kg1192014 Boston OpenBoston, MA

 

24kg Long Cycle

LifterWeight ClassTotal RepsEventLocation
Svitlana Krechyk+68kg1322016 NationalsChicago, IL
Misty Shearer+68kg1232015 West Coast ClassicSan Francisco, CA
Jennifer Hintenberger63kg 1212014 Pan American Championships at Arnold ClassicColumbus, OH
Melissa Swanson68kg1172015 West Coast ClassicSan Francisco, CA
Jenna Brian+68kg1152014 Pan American Championships at Arnold ClassicColumbus, OH
Jennifer Cord+68kg1152014 West Coast ClassicSan Francisco, CA
Hillary Haddon+68kg1122016 AKA Keystone State Kettlebell Sport RegionalLewisburg, PA
Kathryn Golbeck+68kg1092014 Victoria Kettlebell Sport ClassicVictoria, BC
Sara Nelson68kg1052016 IUKL World CupLatvia
Renee Martynuik+68kg1042014 Victoria Kettlebell Sport ClassicVictoria, BC
Dawn Marie Werner+68kg1032015 Keystone Kettlebell Sport ChampionshipsPittsburgh, PA
Surya-Voinar Fowler68kg1032014 Victoria Kettlebell Sport ClassicVictoria, BC

 

 

 

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  1. Claude Cromer

    May 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Hi, would like to know if you could please add a lifter to your Women”s 100+ listing, this would be Hiliary Haddon, aka(Belle Arina), venu was AKA Regional Keystone Competition, event OALC 24kg. 68+ weight results 112 repetitions, achieving Master of Sport, representing Live Well Fitness.
    Thank You,