NASA Lifter’s Profile: Sharon Prager-Wortham (CO)

What is your name and where are you from?

My Name is Sharon Prager-Wortham but am Sharon Wortham at NASA because my extremely long last name messes up your dad’s spreadsheets. I was born and raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts

When did you start powerlifting and was there a reason for it?

I started Powerlifting about 6 or 7 years ago. My husband saw NASA online and asked if I wanted to do a bench contest. I was looking for a new way to challenge myself.

What are some of your best lifting accomplishments so far?

Getting past being stuck at #99 bench. Learning to powerclean at 55 years of age.

What are some lifting goals that you have set for the future?

I want to lift as much as Krysti Hughes and Heena Patel!

What kind of training program do you follow?

I weight train 2 mornings a week. Crossfit 2 mornings a week and powerlift 3 times a week.

How long have you been involved with NASA Powerlifting?

7 years.

Can you recall your first NASA powerlifting competition?

Yes! My husband and I were worried we would not be accepted at the first meet we went to. We we nervous and not sure what to expect. Everyone was so nice and helpful!

If you could lift against anybody else heads up in NASA who would it be?

Krysti Hughes, Heena Patel and LaTosha Cleaver.

What are some of your favorite moments from being at NASA meets?

Everything! I love the NASA environment. Being asked to take over as State Chairman for Colorado.

When can we expect to see you step on the platform again?

Natural Nationals baby! And the World Sports Expo in Dallas, Texas two weeks after!

Is there anything else you’d like to let the NASA Powerlifting world know?

It’s never too late to try something new!