Power woman: Jennifer Payne trains for weightlift­ing event

As Warden for downtown Asheville’s Pritchard Park, Jennifer Payne has to pack a little power — but some of it, she channels into training. Payne will be competing in the April 16 Carolina Classic Powerlifting Championship, which will be held in Asheville. Photographer Jerry Nelson caught a training moment by the elite lifter, who’s one of the top ten in her class.
photo by Jerry Nelson