Holley Mangold

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Holley Mangold
Personal information
Birth name Holley Mangold
Nationality United States
Born (1989-12-22) December 22, 1989 (age 25)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Weight 260 lb (120 kg)[2]
Country United States
Sport Olympic Weightlifting,[1]
high school football[3]
Updated on June 23, 2012.

Holley Mangold (born December 22, 1989) is an American athlete from Dayton, Ohio. She began weightlifting in 2008.[4] She was a member of the 2012 US Olympic Team and competed in the superheavyweight division of the Olympic weightlifting competition.[1] She stands 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and previously weighed 350 pounds (160 kg).[1] Her most recent in competition weight after her appearance on The Biggest Loser was 312 pounds (141.43kg). [2]

Mangold played high school football at Archbishop Alter High School as an offensive lineman.[5] She was the first female non-kicker to play in an Ohio Division III high-school football game. She dropped out of Ursuline College in May 2010[1] where she was attending on a track scholarship.[5]

A video documentary about her life premiered on MTV's "True Life" on June 30, 2011 in an episode titled "I'm the Big Girl." [6]

Mangold was a participant in The Biggest Loser: Second Chances 2, the 15th season of the TV series, The Biggest Loser and was then eliminated after only 7 episodes of the season.

2012 London Olympics[edit]

Holley's personal record in the combined snatch and clean-and-jerk is 255 kilos (562.2 pounds). That aggregate total landed her one of two spots on the 2012 US Olympic Team.[1] However, before she went to London to compete, Mangold tore a tendon in her wrist, and required three cortisone shots before the super heavyweight competition. Mangold placed tenth out of the 14 weightlifters in her division.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Mangold is the sister of NFL center Nick Mangold who plays for the New York Jets.[3]

In a head-on collision accident in 2007 that demolished her truck, she escaped serious injury by "pushing the steering wheel away from her body as the crash occurred, leaving the steering wheel broken and crumpled."[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Weil, Elizabeth (June 24, 2012). "She’s 350 Pounds and Olympics-Bound". New York Times Magazine. p. MM36. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "2014 National Championships". Teamusa.org. 
  3. ^ a b Garber, Greg (December 3, 2006). "Holley Mangold fights perceptions to succeed". ESPN. 
  4. ^ "Holley Mangold". Teamusa.org. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Valade, Jodie (May 29, 2010). "Nick Mangold's 'girly-girl' sister gives up football for weightlifting". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ Moye, David (June 30, 2011). "Holley Mangold, 323-Pound Female Weightlifter, Dreams Of Olympic Gold". Huffington Post. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Holley Mangold finishes 10th in Olympic weightlifting". NFL.com. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mangold proving she's as tough as NFL brother". Associated Press. August 14, 2007. 

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