Don't stereotype Mormon mom weightlifter

If there is one thing Wendie Edwards doesn't want to be, it's stereotyped.

Sure the BYU graduate, a former head cheerleader who grew up to marry her high school sweetheart and have nine children, might look easy to classify.

But try to force her into that mold, and the champion arm wrestler, power lifter and Olympic lifter is likely to make you cry for your own mama. (Just ask some of those football players she used to humiliate in lunch-time arm wrestling tournaments at her high school in Edmonds, Wash.)

Edwards' story is about as far from ordinary as a little girl can get, starting with the fact she grew up performing acrobatics on trampolines with her family. Once she started having her own children, the shows continued, only now they include three generations.

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