My name is

Tara Spero


I am 39 years old.  I have 5 beautiful children and many grandchildren.  I am married to my best friend.  All my life I have been an athlete. I am currently a state record holder in powerlifting for the state of Wyoming.  I run Spartans, marathons, obstacles, and play multiple sports when time allows. 

From Tragedy to Triumph!


On February 15th, 2018 I was involved in a terrible shotgun accident that resulted in losing my leg.  Determined not to let it get me down, I was back in the gym in 3 months.  I was limited to what I could do, of course, but I didn’t let that stop me.  My goal was to compete in powerlifting a year from the date of losing my leg.  This was an unrealistic goal at one point, but I pushed through and got stronger.

In February of 2019 I was invited to compete in the Powerlifting World Championships held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The event is called Fitcon, and it’s an invitational only.   Although I wasn’t lifting a whole lot of weight at the time, I was excited to give it my all.   I competed, I had a blast, and I took 1st in my division!  I was ecstatic,of course! 

Facing adversity is a challenge, no matter who you are.  It’s through determination, will, desire , courage, faith and prayer that I was able to push through 5 months of 14 surgeries, 3 infections, and still make my goal of competing a year after losing my leg!