She's not just pretty strong

July 21, 2008 5:06:22 AM PDT
Britta Carlson isn't just pretty strong.

She's pretty and very strong.

The petite, pixie-faced weight-lifter will soon start her senior year at Wisconsin's Peshtigo High School.

But before school starts, she'll be heading to an international powerlifting competition in South Africa.

Britta weighs about 105 pounds but she hopes to deadlift 300.

She can bench press 155 pounds.

That's nearly one and a-half times her own body weight, something very few guys can do.

Britta tells the EagleHerald newspaper she even intimidates pro football players, by out-lifting them pound-for-pound.