| Clark College|
| Judy Glenney|
| Judith Ann Glenney|
March 15, 1949 (age 66) (1949-03-15) Portland, Oregon, United States
Teacher, Motivational speaker, Weightlifter, Referee
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Judy Glenney Wikipedia
Judy Glenney (born March 15, 1949) is an American National Weightlifting Champion and former IWF referee and coach. She is noted for her influence as a pioneer in women's weightlifting. Glenney has been recognized as the strongest woman in history based on her accomplishments throughout her career in professional competitive powerlifting.
Judy began lifting unofficially against men in competitions coached by her husband Gary Glenney. She lifted in the first official American national women's meet held in 1981 in Waterloo, Iowa, overseen by USA Weightlifting. Competing against 28 other competitors she achieved the title of best lifter and a gold. In the subsequent year she lifted a National record snatch.Gold – Woman's National Championships 1981
Gold – Woman's National Championships 1982
Gold – Woman's National Championships 1983
Gold – Woman's National Championships 1984
Silver – Senior National Championships 1988
Bronze – Senior National Championships 1990
Gold – Master's National Championships 1991
Gold – Master's National Championships 1992
Gold – Master's National Championships 1993
Gold – Master's National Championships 1994
Gold – Master's National Championships 1995
Gold – World Master's Championships 1997
Gold – World Masters Games 1998
Clean and Jerk (Official): 97.5 kg, Snatch: 82.5.0 kg, Total: 172.5 kg
From 1983 to 1989, Judy served as the chairwoman of the USWF Women's Committee. In 1986 and 1987, she served as coach and official for the women who competed at the Pannonia Cup Tournament in Budapest, Hungary. She officiated at the first women's World Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida, thus becoming the first woman to referee an international competition. Judy and Gary were Commissioners for the 1998 Nike World Masters Games held in Portland, Oregon. Judy also served as a referee for the US Olympic team in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the first Olympic Games to include women's weightlifting.
Throughout the mid 1980s Glenney wrote articles on fitness, focusing on the female body as related to weightlifting and weight training. In 1989 she wrote a book titled So you want to be a female weightlifter published by Glennco Enterprises, a joint effort with her husband Gary. The book describes Olympic technique designed for the female anatomy.
Judy currently lives in Vancouver, Washington with her husband Gary. She teaches children's Sunday school classes at Portland Bible Church where Gary is the pastor. Judy is a teacher at Clark College with classes including tennis, walking, core conditioning, circuit fitness, and weight training. She is also involved with Stonecroft Ministries and holds regular Bible study classes at her home following with the teachings of her husband.