Edith Traina stood in line at a church banquet hall, dressed in a black singlet with white piping. When her turn came, she stepped onto a bathroom scale. That would determine her weight class, though it didn’t really matter, as she was the only participant in her age group: 95-99 years old.

Dr. Tanya Gold goofs around with Trudy Daxon, 87, during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Dr. Tanya Gold goofs around with Trudy Daxon, 87, during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Edith Traina, 97, rubs chalk on her hands during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Edith Traina, 97, rubs chalk on her hands during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Trudy Daxon, 87, changes the weights on a deadlift bar during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 7, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Trudy Daxon, 87, changes the weights on a deadlift bar during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 7, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Powerlifting coach Bill Beekley laughs with Trudy Daxon, 87, of Town N Country, after a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 7, 2018. The gym is closing soon, but the senior powerlifting program at Strong Life Tampa Bay will continue at Crossfit Jaguar, on North Trask Street in Tampa. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Powerlifting coach Bill Beekley laughs with Trudy Daxon, 87, of Town N Country, after a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 7, 2018. The gym is closing soon, but the senior powerlifting program at Strong Life Tampa Bay will continue at Crossfit Jaguar, on North Trask Street in Tampa. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Edith Traina, 97, warms up for a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. Traina started powerlifting at age 91. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Edith Traina, 97, warms up for a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. Traina started powerlifting at age 91. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
(front row) Edith Traina, 97, Paula Winans and Trudy Daxon, 87, watch the competition at the Polk County Senior Games in Lakeland, Fla. on February 26, 2018. A group of senior women works out three times per week with coach Bill Beekley and competes in about six powerlifting competitions each year. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
(front row) Edith Traina, 97, Paula Winans and Trudy Daxon, 87, watch the competition at the Polk County Senior Games in Lakeland, Fla. on February 26, 2018. A group of senior women works out three times per week with coach Bill Beekley and competes in about six powerlifting competitions each year. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Susan Bohling deadlifts under the watchful eye of coach Bill Beekley during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 7, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Susan Bohling deadlifts under the watchful eye of coach Bill Beekley during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 7, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Trudy Daxon, 87, laughs with Susan Bohling during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Trudy Daxon, 87, laughs with Susan Bohling during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Edith Traina, 97, deadlifts, while Carmen Gutwirth spots her, at the Polk County Senior Games in Lakeland, Fla. on February 26, 2018. Traina won gold with a 60lb bench press and a 130lb deadlift. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Edith Traina, 97, deadlifts, while Carmen Gutwirth spots her, at the Polk County Senior Games in Lakeland, Fla. on February 26, 2018. Traina won gold with a 60lb bench press and a 130lb deadlift. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Powerlifting coach Bill Beekley spots Trudy Daxon, 87, during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. A group of senior women works out three times per week with coach Bill Beekley and competes in about six powerlifting competitions each year. The oldest participant is 97 years old. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Powerlifting coach Bill Beekley spots Trudy Daxon, 87, during a workout at Strong Life Gym, in Tampa, Fla. on February 21, 2018. A group of senior women works out three times per week with coach Bill Beekley and competes in about six powerlifting competitions each year. The oldest participant is 97 years old. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Susan Bohling bench presses at the Polk County Senior Games in Lakeland, Fla. on February 26, 2018. Bohling won a gold metal for a 35lb bench press and a 117lb deadlift. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)
Susan Bohling bench presses at the Polk County Senior Games in Lakeland, Fla. on February 26, 2018. Bohling won a gold metal for a 35lb bench press and a 117lb deadlift. (Monica Herndon, Tampa Bay Times)