Tech Sgt. Tiffany Savage, 84 KG Women's National Champion of Powerlifting America

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  • By Capt. Katelin Robinson
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Tech Sgt. Tiffany Savage, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Medical Readiness, 61st Medical Squadron recently became the 84 KG Women’s National Champion of Powerlifting America! The competition took place in Reno, Nevada at the 2024 Powerlifting America Nationals on March 16, where she flawlessly executed nine of nine attempts- breaking a National Bench Press Record, pressing 303lbs, and dominated with a total of 560 KG/1,235lbs total lifted.

The “big three” is a term used frequently among the powerlifting community when measuring one’s strength in comparison to the competition.

Her stats on the big three lifts were:

Squat – 430lbs
Bench – 303lbs
Deadlift – 502lbs

Her love of powerlifting started in 2015 at her first duty station, Kadena AFB in Okinawa, Japan. With some encouragement from a former basketball teammate, she attended a base powerlifting meet, and the rest you could say was history. Savage quickly fell in love with the sport and the steadfast focus of becoming stronger. She turned this passion into a life goal to prove to be one of the strongest women in the world!

Her future goals are to win at the World Championship in 2025 and facilitate Powerlifting Competitions on Los Angeles Air Force Base to encourage the future generation of Airmen and Guardians to find the sport that made her a better version of herself.

When asked for her advice to women who may be intimidated or nervous about going to the gym she shared, “Just do it. Women do so many extraordinary things! The gym is a place for self-growth and we are all on our own journey. You cannot allow fear of failure to deter you from being the best version of yourself.”

Powerlifting America has signed a contract with CBS Sports to begin airing powerlifting competitions on television.

“It is awesome to be a part of the sport during this time and my hope is to someday compete at the Olympics once it is included,” Savage added enthusiastically. 

Her next competition takes place this July in her hometown of Durham, North Carolina where her family will be attending to watch her compete for the first time in her powerlifting career.