A local athlete has taken her love for fitness to a new, national competition show.
Emily Andzulis of Powell was accepted to be one of the competitors, and after her win to be crowned the first female 'Titan' earlier this year she moved on to the semifinals.
Unfortunately, Emily's run would come to an end Thursday night in what came down to a battle of momentum.
Emily had put up a strong performance, but her opponent Jackie Wood had the upper edge by beating her atop a 30-foot ladder climb to build momentum on a wall push, which Emily was unable stop before being pushed over the edge.
Before winning in January, we caught up with her as she prepared to compete for the first time.
"I train six days a week and have to have one rest day a week," Andzulis said.
She said her countless hours in the gym have paid off.
"I'll be competing on The Titan Games and I'm super excited, grateful and blessed that I'm able to be a part of this," Andzulis said
And pay off it did, as Emily was able to beat out the competition of the first episode to be crowned the first female Titan.
Andzulis said being around Dwayne Johnson was a highlight of the competition.
"Everything that you think Dwayne Johnson is, he is," Andzulis said
Her training regiment has put her in the best shape of her life.
"Training included speed, agility and jumping. I believe that with everything I have I'm well rounded to do very well," Andzulis said
The Titan Games offers everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in head-to-head challenges designed to test the mind, body and heart.
"The unknown was scary, but it was also just incredible to test myself and to know I can handle this. The amount I learned about myself was that I am strong enough and I can do this," Andzulis said
Andzulis made her first appearance in the January 3 premiere episode.