Westfield rower Darby Nelson excelling at CrossFit and weightlifting

But being a bigger, more powerful girl comes with its challenges. High school is all about conforming to the trends, as Nelson put it — and that’s where she differs. Finding prom and homecoming dresses hasn’t been easy — though Culbertson is Nelson’s main advisor on shopping. “It pretty much has got to be backless and strapless because not many girls are built like she is,” Blaschke said.