I am from Blanchester, Ohio. I am the oldest of ten children (yes, I did say ten) and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I am currently a student at Life University in Marietta, GA, where I am working on my Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
One could say I was born to be strong. My father was on the 1984 Olympic wrestling team. He is one of the strongest men I have met. He would carry fridges around on one shoulder, pick up the backs of cars, and the list goes on and on. Growing up our discipline would consist of push-ups, sit-ups and squats. Well, I was a bit of a mouthy child so I did a lot of push-ups, sit-ups, and squats.
I was never really into any sports until I went to high school. I did judo for three years and I was a three time state champion. My junior year of high school I tried track. It was hard for me. I was bigger then everyone else and uncoordinated. The only thing I had going for me was that I was strong.
I managed to get a few nice athletic and academic scholarships to the University of The Cumberland’s in Williamsburg, KY. I was decent for a small school. My freshman year I broke the conference record for discus and won the event. Since then, several injuries and illnesses plagued my track career. I did manage to set a new school record for the weight throw my senior year.
I kind of stumbled into powerlifting. I saw that it was a club sport at Life University. I was interested but I didn’t know who to contact. A quarter later I met Stephanie Mahan. We talked about lifting and she encouraged me to give powerlifting a try. I am so glad I did!
Never in my life have I fit in so well with a group of people and powerlifting is something that comes almost natural to me. When you find something you like and you’re good at it, stick with it. That’s my plan.
Becci now benches over 200 lbs. most days in training, squats almost 400 lbs. and her deadlift is climbing well into the 400s. Becci’s national debut is July 20, in Denver, Colorado at the USAPL Raw National Championships.
At Becci’s frist powerlifting competition she deadlifted 402 lbs. WOW!