Stan Efferding (born November 6, 1967 in Portland, Oregon), is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and powerlifter.
Stan Efferding, born November 6, 1967 in Portland Oregon, graduated from Cambria Heights High School in Patton Pennsylvania in 1985. He had a college scholarship to play soccer for Warner Pacific College, but he decided to go to University of Oregon, where he studied Psychology.
Efferding competed in bodybuilding since 1988 winning the Mr. Oregon in 1991, placing 6th in the Jr. USA in 1992 and placing 2nd in the Emerald Cup in 1996 and 1997. Efferding 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.
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.
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.
Efferding is the #1 ranked raw powerlifter in America, he currently holds the Raw Record for the Squat and Total of 2,226 LBS.