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Becca Swanson

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Name  Becca Swanson
Height  1.78 m
Weight  109 kg

Becca Swanson smiling while flexing her muscle and wearing a purple sleeveless top

Nickname  "Strongest Woman Ever""The World's Strongest Woman""The Strongest Woman on the Planet""The Strongest Woman in the World"
Similar People  Jill Mills, Aneta Florczyk, Robin Coleman, Heini Koivuniemi
Born  20 November 1973 (age 47), Papillion, Nebraska, United States

Becca swanson 600 bench

Becca Swanson (born November 20 1973) is an American bodybuilder, multiple world record holding professional powerlifter, pro wrestler and accomplished strongwoman who, due to her tremendous accomplishments in competitive weightlifting is often referred to and regarded as "The World's Strongest Woman" or "The Strongest Woman on the Planet". Swanson holds several powerlifting world records for women, including the highest squat, highest deadlift, highest bench press and highest total lift. Many of her lifts stand unrivaled.


Becca Swanson with a big smile and wearing a black sleeveless top

Becca swanson benches 551 lbs

Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, and Strongwoman

Becca Swanson smiling while wearing a black top and black shorts

Swanson started out in 1996 with the desire to be a bodybuilder, but started with powerlifting. After a few shows, according to her, the larger, more muscular women had fallen out of favor in bodybuilding. At the same time, she was very close to some world powerlifting records and thought it best to focus there. She is currently the only woman ever to squat over 800 pounds. She has also competed in strongwoman contests, starting in 2002. She is also known for doing 35 kg dumbbell curls for 10 repetitions.

Harley Race's Wrestling Academy/World League Wrestling (2009-2010)

Becca Swanson smiling while looking at her side

A pro wrestler for Harley Race's World League Wrestling based in Eldon, Missouri.
Swanson (as a heel) won the WLW Ladies Championship from Amy Hennig on October 3, 2009 at the WLW Tenth Anniversary Show.
On March 12, 2010; Swanson would lose the title to Lucy Mendez in a triple threat match which also included Hennig.
On March 13, Swanson was unsuccessful in capturing the WLW Women's Championship for a second time as Hennig would defeat both Swanson and Mendez in a triple threat match.

WPC/APF/WPO World Records

Becca Swanson smiling while wearing a black sleeveless top and green shorts and the woman beside her wearing a black top and black shorts

  • 198+ Weight Class - 854 lb (387 kg) Squat
  • 198+ Weight Class - 683 lb (310 kg) deadlift
  • 198+ Weight Class - 2,050 lb (930 kg) Total (best lifts in one meet)
  • 198 lb (90 kg) Weight Class - 804 lb (365 kg) Squat
  • 198 lb (90 kg) Weight Class - 480 lb (220 kg) Bench
  • 198 lb (90 kg) Weight Class - 600 lb (270 kg) Deadlift
  • 198 lb (90 kg) Weight Class - 1,884 lb (855 kg) Total
  • Powerlifting Profile

    Becca Swanson smiling while wearing a black sleeveless top

  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight: 310 lb (140 kg)
  • Calves: 19.5 in (500 mm)
  • Quads: 32 in (810 mm)
  • Shoulders: 63 in (1,600 mm)
  • Biceps: 21 in (530 mm)
  • In wrestling

  • Nicknames
  • "The World's Strongest Woman"
  • "The Strongest Woman on the Planet"
  • "The Strongest Woman in the World"
  • Bodybuilding

  • Ms. Midwest (1 time)
  • Ms. Nebraska (1 time)
  • Ms. Rocky Mountain (1 time)
  • Professional wrestling

  • World League Wrestling
  • WLW Ladies Championship (1 time)
  • World Wrestling Xpress
  • WWX Women's Champion (1 time)
  • Powerlifting

  • World Powerlifting Congress
  • 90 kg Class
  • 710.5 kg Total (June 14, 2002)
  • 90+ kg Class
  • 377.5 kg Squat (June 4, 2005)
  • 272.5 kg bench press (June 4, 2005)
  • 290.5 kg Deadlift (June 4, 2005)
  • 873 kg Total (June 4, 2005)
  • References

    Becca Swanson Wikipedia