Heavy Lifting

Author: Notre Dame Magazine

When Cara Ocobock started powerlifting, she encountered behavior from the men in the gym that ranged from discouraging to disgusting. On this episode of The Endless Conversation, Erin Fennessy ’22 talks to Ocobock about her journey to become “not only accepted, but respected” as a woman in a male-dominated environment. The Notre Dame anthropologist also addresses gender disparities in sports, and advocates for sports science to become a major field of study at a school with such a flourishing athletic culture.