In 2012 Maureen placed 5th in bodybuilding at the Arnold. In addition, she was the top placed American in both 2012 and 2013! Now at age 61, Maureen is going stronger than ever...and I mean that literally. Most recently she won the 148 lb Open and Masters division at 365 Strong's Charlotte Europa Championships by squatting 297, benching 226 and deadlifting 353 for a 876 total. That's good enough to currently place her #1 in the USA in every lift and total for women 148 lb, 60+ in the Raw division. She's #2 overall in women 148 Raw 50+ on total and in a tied for #1 in the bench. She's tied for 5th on overall total and bench for women 40+. Oh yeah, she's tied for 19th for bench on the Open rankings and probably top 35 in total. All factors being considered, her age, weight class as well as lifting Raw it would be interesting to see where she stands among the all-time greats. A little more background on her: "She was born with a degenerative hip which prohibited her from being active in sports. Then in 2004 and again in January of 2005 she had 2 total hip replacements. Following her surgeries Maureen decided she needed a challenge to get back in shape...so she entered the GNC Body for Life. In October of 2005 (10 mo. after her last hip replacement) she was declared the national winner at age 49! Now, she was hooked. She entered several figure shows first, then bodybuilding. She dabbled in powerlifting initially, finishing 2nd in a USAPL national bench championship in 2008 before returning to bodybuilding in 2009 through 2013. In 2012 she finished 5th at the NPC Arnold Classic (as the highest ranking American) just shy of her 56th birthday! She followed that up with a 6th place finish at the NPC Nationals. She competed at the Arnold again in 2013 (finishing 6th) before turning her full attention to powerlifting. " The best may very well be yet to come. She has her sights on winning the Nationals in October, the World Powerlifting Championships in February of 2018 and a possible comeback in either women's physique or bodybuilding either at the Arnold or another major event.
Be sure to read her interview below!