Brumbach definitively won when she lifted 300 pounds over her head with one hand, while Sandow barely got the weights to
his chest with two hands.
Her victory proclamation? Changing her name to Katie Sandwina in honor of the man she defeated, Eugene Sandow. The Great Sandwina was born.
We are inspired by her strength and her advocacy for women. In 1912, she became the vice president of the 800-member Suffragette Ladies of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and was sometimes referred to as Sandwina the Suffragette.
Katie Sandwina lifted others, fought for women’s rights and lived a life deeply committed to equity. She is our inspiration to lift you.