Rhaea Stinn began powerlifting in 2003 as a sub-junior competitor and competed at her first IPF Worlds in 2005. Over the years, she has won IPF World Championships as a Sub-Junior (2006) and Junior (2011), and in 2019 won the IPF Open Worlds 84 kg Class becoming the only athlete to have won IPF World Championships in three age divisions!
Rhaea has also represented Canada at the Quadrennial Multi-Sport event, The World Games, three times. For powerlifters, this is the equivalent of competing at The Olympic Games.
2019 was a banner year for Rhaea.
First, she once again broke the IPF World Record Bench at 191 KG (Equipped) by winning the World Championships in Tokyo in May 2019.
Commonwealth’s in September brought a 210 kg bench press World Record – a phenomenal feet to add 19 kg to her Iift in a few short months.
Finally, in November, she capped off the year by setting a new IPF Bench Press record of 212.5 kg and winning the Open Worlds in Dubai.
Rhaea has also been a Canadian National Champion every year since 2003 and is Canada’s best equipped powerlifter based on Wilks. Her current bench press National Record of 225 kg was set at the 2020 CPU Nationals and is an unofficial World Record.
She earned her Bachelor of Education with a major in Physical Education in 2011, and then went back to school to become a Registered Massage Therapist and completed that in 2015. Rhaea is co-owner of Inner Strength Products and SBD Canada along with her husband Ryan.
Rhaea has presented at numerous Iron Sisters Strength Camps and loves sharing the knowledge she has learned about the sport over the years.
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