Ewa Januszkiewicz was born in Goldap, Poland, and moved to the US at 5 years old. She attended Smith College, where she earned her B.A. in Neuroscience. After playing soccer at Smith, tearing both of her ACLs, and suffering a back injury, she pursued powerlifting and has since squatted 308, benched 154, and deadlifted 402 raw in competition. Ewa currently holds the American record in the squat and deadlift in the 63kg Junior class of the USAPL.
Ewa is coached by Ryan Gleason of Gleason Performance Training in Derby, Connecticut. Ewa works as an image processing associate at a molecular neuroimaging company. During her down time, Ewa enjoys spending time outdoors, perusing neighborhood restaurants with friends, and traveling.
Favorite Training Song: Party Up – DMX
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones and Shameless (polar opposites, but both equally great)
Favorite Book: The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
Non-athlete you look up to: My Friends – they are my foundation and motivation to many of life’s decisions
Favorite meal: Sushi
Non-lifting hobby: Any outdoor activities (especially enjoy water sports)