HARRISBURG, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - It's not a sport you would typically expect a woman to be in.
"The negative, 'oh you are going to hurt yourself.' Or girl, doing all those heavy weights putting it over your head," Aria Bremner said.
For Aria Bremner, there's no other place she wants to be.
"Your heart's pounding, you're sweating. It's definitely an adrenaline rush and then when you are done, you are like that was awesome," Bremner said.
Bremner has only been weightlifting for a little over two years.
"She was really fast, really powerful and really explosive and she just seemed to love it! So, that's what kind of told me she'd be pretty good," Coach Dan Rose said.
So good in fact, she just qualified to represent the United States in the FISU University World Championships in Poland this September which is unheard of for a rookie.
"Definitely, a pleasant surprise. I'm super honored and I’m really pumped about it," Bremner said.
Getting there is where Bremner needs help getting results.
"It’s definitely a dream. A dream come true and I definitely need all the support I can get out there," she said.
Bremner needs to raise funds to get there, about $4,000 to pay for her and her coach. She's also looking for someone to potentially sponsor her.
Her Coach Dan Rose says if anyone deserves to head out there it's her.
"For our young athletes to see someone like her do something that females aren't supposed to do and still be a female and still be feminine and still be beautiful and not be the stereotype people think her to be. You couldn't ask for a better role model," Coach Rose said.
You can help donate to her campaign by clicking on this link.