Garrett named to USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame

2012-07-25T20:00:00Z Garrett named to USA Weightlifting Hall of FameBy Patrick Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Carla Garrett had enough of her football players’ immaturity early in her first year at Salpointe Catholic’s strength coach.

So, one day in 2006, she declared what she knew as fact.

“Nobody in this room,” she said, “is stronger than me.”

That team featured Kris O’Dowd, the future all-conference center at USC.

“I could squat and clean more than Kris in his senior year,” she said. “Kris could bench more than me.”

Yeah, Garrett was strong. Still is, six years and two surgeries later.

This month, she was honored for it.

Read more about Garrett in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

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