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Fort Kent athlete qualifies for Team USA at international kettlebell competition

FORT KENT, Maine — Cassie Daigle, 38, of Fort Kent is a wife, mother, business owner, certified personal fitness trainer, and classical musician. She most recently also became a member of a team of United States athletes who will compete at an international kettlebell competition.

Daigle’s performance at the Platform Summer Open in Moncton a few weeks ago qualified her as a member of Team USA to compete in the International Kettlebell Marathon Foundation competition in Poland on Nov. 22-24. 

Kettlebells are roundish metal weights of various sizes attached by handles which athletes lift in repetition. 

To qualify for a spot as an elite athlete on Team USA, Daigle needed to achieve at least 650 kettlebell repetitions in a competition, which she did at the Platform Summer Open. 

“Being able to represent the USA as an athlete on an international platform is a dream come true.  I am going to Poland with the goal of becoming Master of Sport, which means completing 800 successful repetitions in the 60 minute set, and earning a spot on the podium,” Daigle said.

Cassie Daigle is originally from Stockholm and attended Wake University in North Carolina where she studied classical flute performance. 

She and her husband, Rick Daigle are owners of the Fort Kent gym Too Far North Fitness, where Cassie Daigle works as a certified personal trainer. 

Cassie Daigle first began training in kettlebell in 2016 and wanting to progress in the sport, she reached out to world renowned kettlebell coach, “Iron Tamer” David Whitley.

She trains from five to six days a week at Too Far North Fitness, and continues to work online with Whitley.

Cassie and Rick Daigle live in Fort Kent with their 5-year-old son Keegan. The family also has four rescue dogs, Layla, Sunny, Hank and Molly, who despite having had a leg amputated and undergoing chemotherapy for cance,r enjoys spending time hanging out at the gym.

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