Colorado Springs, Co

"Without struggle, there is no progress."

Cortney Batchelor is a 58kg Weightlifter out of Colorado Springs where she is in her fourth year as a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center.  Batchelor won the USAW National Championship in 2014 where she swept all three golds in snatch, clean and jerk, and total.  In the same year Cortney was a Senior World Team member, Pan-American Team member, and University World Team member. In 2013 she was National Champion at 58kg, And made both Pan-American and Senior World teams.  Cortney was also Jr. National Champion and Jr. World Team member in 2011.  She has won 2 Collegiate National Championships as well.  

Cortney is currently pursuing her degree in Health Care Management.  She is  originally from Mobile, Alabama where she played basketball in high school and graduated from Mcgill Toolen High School.

What does it mean to you to be a Belle & Bell Ambassador?

To be a Belle and Bell Ambassador for me is a way to show women that it's OK to be both beautiful and strong, and that it is not something you have you to choose between. To love yourself for who you are, and not let others opinions matter.