Posted on 11 Jun 2011 14:29
Stan Efferding is a professional bodybuilder who competes in Powerlifting and is a product of Mark Bell's Team Supertraining located in California, USA. In May 2011, Stan Efferding competed in the SPF Powerlifting Meet and set two New Raw World Records: Highest Raw Total and Highest Raw Squat. He did not use knee wraps. His 2,226 lbs Total and 854 lbs Squat beats Konstantin Konstantinov's previous Raw Total with no knee wraps at 2,171. Stan beat the previous Raw Squat Record of 850 lbs with 854 lbs!
On September 19, 2009, Efferding entered an SPF Sanctioned Raw Powerlifting meet in Sacramento California and totaled 2,221 lbs in 275 lbs category, just 29 lbs away from All-Time American Raw Record, set in 1972 by Jon Cole. Stan squatted 821 lbs, Bench pressed 606 pounds (earning him a place on the Raw bench hall of fame), and deadlifted 794 pounds.
Efferding is the #1 ranked raw powerlifter in America and the #3 ranked raw powerlifter in the world (according to Powerlifting Watch Lifter Rankings and Wikipedia), with 2,221 lbs being currently the highest raw total in the world in any weight class and federation.
Mr. Olympia 2010 World's Strongest Professional Bodybuilder - Stan Efferding won this title benching 628 lbs and deadlifting 800 lbs for a 1,428 lb push/pull total. This set a new record for the worlds strongest bodybuilder and beat the previous title holders record by nearly 100 pounds.
Stan "Rhino" Efferding 2,226 Raw Total Video
Stan Efferding Totals 2,070 @ APA All Raw Northwest Regionals Video
Stan Efferding was born on November 6, 1967 in Portland Oregon. He graduated from Cambria Heights High School in Patton Pennsylvania in 1985 and forfeited a college scholarship to play soccer for Warner Pacific College to instead pursue Psychology at the University of Oregon. Efferding has been competing in bodybuilding since 1988. He started competing in powerlifting in 1996 totaling over 2,000 lbs in the Pepsi Region 8 challenge, deadlifting 782 lbs raw.
In 1997 Efferding stopped competing in both sports in order to pursue business opportunities, but continued lifting.
At the age of 38, Efferding came back to bodybuilding and competed in the 2006 Seattle Emerald Cup, winning the Superheavyweight class weighing 235 lbs. In 2008 he came back and won the Emerald Cup Heavyweight class and overall award.
In February 2009 at the age of 41 Efferding totaled 2,070 lbs at the APA "All RAW" Northwest Regional Championships, setting 2 American records in the open category.
Efferding earned his IFBB Pro Card on July 17, 2009 winning the Superheavyweight class and overall award at the Masters Nationals Bodybuilding Championships weighing 259 lbs.