Born September 12, 1995. She is a Canadian Amateur Middleweight, and an international amateur Lightweight strongman. She proudly trains out of Adrenaline Strength and Conditioning located in Regina, Saskatchewan.
-Saskatchewan’s Strongest U70kg 2017 and 2018
-Canada’s Strongest U70kg 2017
-8th: U64kg at Amateur Arnold World Championships
- Static Monsters World Champion 2018
Growing up in a small town, Melissa was always active and involved in all of the school sports. When she graduated high school in 2013, she moved to the city that fall and immediately joined a commercial gym to continue her active lifestyle. She did this for a few years, but her competitive nature kicked in and just working out simply wasn’t enough. In the fall of 2015, Melissa hired a bodybuilding coach to test the waters of the competition world, and in January of 2016 she had officially begun prepping for her first bikini show later on that spring. After getting a taste of the bikini world, her goals for the next season (2017) was to step on stage in the figure division.
But her goals quickly changed that summer during her offseason training, when she was introduced to the world of strongwoman at the gym (Adrenaline Strength and Conditioning) that she was coached out of for bodybuilding. She immediately fell in love with the sport, and started training for her first rookie show in December of 2016. Here she took first place, which only lit her fire to continue training for the upcoming CAASA season.
She started off her rookie season in spring of 2017 strong, where she earned the title of Saskatchewan’s Strongest Middle Weight and then went on to claim the title of Canada’s Strongest Middle Weight at Nationals in the fall of
2017. Winning nationals got her a ticket to compete at the Arnold Amateur World Championships in March of 2018, where she tied for 7th, but took 8th place after the countback.
In May of 2018, Melissa travelled to Gold Coast, Australia to take part at the Static Monsters World Championships that she had qualified for back in October of 2017. Here she was able to come out on top in the U72kg class with a 235.5 kg 16” deadlift and an 85 kg log press.
85kg/ 187.5 lb log press
184kg/ 405 lb raw deadlift
232.5 kg 16” deadlift
230 lb stone to 50”
90 lb circus dumbbell