Becca Swanson

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Becca Swanson
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Born (1973-11-20) November 20, 1973 (age 45)
Papillion, Nebraska,[1] USA
ResidencePapillion, Nebraska
Spouse(s)Yasir Chaudhari since 2012
ChildrenAzlan Anthony Chaudhari (born 2013) Jarja Rex Chaudhari (born 2017)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Becca Swanson
Billed height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Billed weight250 lb (110 kg)
Trained byHarley Race
Harley Race's Wrestling Academy
World League Wrestling

Rebecca Swanson aka Becca Swanson (born November 20, 1973) is an American powerlifter, multiple world record holding professional powerlifter, pro wrestler, MMA fighter and an accomplished strongwoman.[2][3] Becca Swanson holds several powerlifting world records for women, including the highest squat, highest deadlift, highest bench press and highest total lift. She is often referred as the Strongest woman ever, Strongest Ever, Strongest woman ever to walk the planet.[4] Many of her lifts stand unrivaled, even though she retired in 2005.[5][6]

Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, and Strongwoman[edit]

Becca Swanson started out in 1996 with the desire to be a bodybuilder, but ended up with powerlifting. After a few shows, according to her, the larger, more muscular women had fallen out of favor in bodybuilding. She was told that she was just too big for bodybuilding and that motivated her join powerlifting. At the same time, she was very close to some world powerlifting records and thought it best to focus there.[7] She is currently the only woman ever to squat 854 pounds, only woman to bench press 600 pounds and the only woman to deadlift 683 pounds. She is also the only woman ever to be part of the 2000 pounds club which means she is the only woman ever to total plus 2000 pounds in a meet on the same day.[6] She has also competed in strongwoman contests, starting in 2002. She is also known for doing 35 kg dumbbell curls for 10 repetitions.

Professional wrestling[edit]

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

Swanson is a professional 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.[8] On March 12, 2010, Swanson would lose the title to Lucy Mendez in a triple threat match which also included Hennig.[9] 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.[9]

WPC/APF/WPO World Records[edit]

  • 198+ Weight Class - 854 lb (387 kg) Squat[6]
  • 198+ Weight Class - 683 lb (310 kg) Deadlift[6]
  • 198+ Weight Class - 2,050 lb (930 kg) Total (best lifts in one meet) [6]
  • 198 lb (90 kg) Weight Class - 804 lb (365 kg) Squat[6]
  • 198 lb (90 kg) Weight Class - 480 lb (220 kg) Bench[6]
  • 198 lb (90 kg) Weight Class - 600 lb (270 kg) Deadlift[6]
  • 198 lb (90 kg) Weight Class - 1,884 lb (855 kg) Total[6]

Powerlifting Profile[edit]

  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight: 250 lb (110 kg)
  • Calves: 19.5 in (500 mm)
  • Quads: 32 in (810 mm)
  • Shoulders: 63 in (1,600 mm)
  • Biceps: 19.5 in (500 mm)[10]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  • Ms. Midwest (1 time)[11]
  • Ms. Nebraska (1 time)[11]
  • Ms. Rocky Mountain (1 time)[11]


Professional wrestling[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Swanson has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a financial analyst and works in management.

Swanson is married. Her husband works in the transportation industry and is a practicing Muslim from Pakistan. They met in Dubai in 2009 and later moved to London, United Kingdom in 2011. They have 2 sons and live in Papillion, Nebraska. Swanson and her husband own real estate and properties in Pakistan, Dubai, London and the United States.

Swanson is a devout Christian.


  1. ^ "Becca Swanson's profile" (in German). Retrieved 2010-04-03.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Wennerstrom, Steve (May 2004). "Flex 'N' Femme". Flex magazine. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
  4. ^ "Women's 198 Pound/90 Kg Weight Class Top 20". Powerlifting Watch. Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
  5. ^ Is Becca Swanson’s 672 lb Deadlift the Heaviest Ever by a Woman?
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i
  7. ^ Swanson, Becca (2004-06-30). "About Me". Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
  8. ^ a b "Title History on Becca Swanson's profile" (in German). Retrieved 2010-04-03.
  9. ^ a b "World League Wrestling results from Spokane, MO on 3/12 and Summersville, MO on 3/13". St. Louis Wrestling Community. Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2010-04-03.
  10. ^
  11. ^ a b c "Profile at AMG-Lite". AMG-Lite. Retrieved 2010-02-19.

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