Erika Drinkard is a PNW native and lives in Redmond, OR. She was an avid rugby player but had to retire after getting injured in spring 2013. After 6 years of rugby, she found Strongman and started training at Crossfit BreakThrough with her coach Tom Benge. Since then she has competed in 6 Strongman competitions, her first National qualifying show being in August of 2013. She made the trip to Nationals 2014 in Reno, getting first in her division (MW160), 3rd overall in the middle weight class and her ticket to the Arnold!
Some major accomplishments in her Strongman career: 205# axle split jerk, 207# bench, 220# stone load, 180# power clean.