An excellent athlete and National Strongman Champion, Rebecca Lorch, unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2022. At the age of 32, she died at her home in Waterbury, Connecticut. Her passing news was made public by the Starting Strongman’s official Facebook account and they pens a heartfelt note for Rebecca Lorch.
Keep reading to learn more about Rebecca Lorch, including who she was, her awards & achievements, how she died, what was the cause of her death, fundraising prog, tributes for Rebecca Lorch, and many more.
Who Was Rebecca Anne Lorch?
Rebecca Anne Lorch was born on February 20, 1990, in Dallas, Texas to mother, Susan J. Steiner of Waterbury, and, father, Leonard N. Lorch of Dallas. She earned a Bachelor’s in Theater Arts from Adelphi University. At Montclair State University in New Jersey, Rebecca additionally obtained a Master’s degree in Nutrition. She started her career with competitive powerlifting after discovering a passion for health and nutrition.
This led to her involvement in the Strongman organization and contests. Rebecca won her weight class in both the 2019 Strongman Nationals and the 2020 America’s Strongest Women competitions thanks to her commitment and perseverance. She worked as a personal trainer for Equinox Gym for several years in New York City before most recently working in Southport, Connecticut, as a private nutritional coach and manager of personal training.
Recently, in 2022, Rebecca won the title of Arnold Pro Woman Competitor. She was kind, determined, and passionate about whatever she did. All those who knew and loved her will genuinely miss her.
Awards & Achievements
2019 – Strongman Corporation National Champion;
2020 – America’s Strongest Woman,
2022 – Arnold Pro Woman competitor.
How Did Rebecca Lorch Die? Cause of Her Death
National Strongman Champion, Rebecca Lorch unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, December 18th at her home in Waterbury, Connecticut. As of now, Rebecca’s exact cause of death has not yet been made public. Additionally, information regarding Rebecca Lorch’s funeral service was unknown at this time.
Starting Strong confirmed her passing and issued a statement that reads,
“Very shocked to learn about Rebecca Lorch’s demise. As a lightweight, Bec won the 2019 Strongman Corp Nationals and the 2020 Americas Strongest Woman competitions. She was also an excellent coach, athlete, nutritionist, and sports advocate.”
Also mentioned, “We never actually met, but she was clearly the best in her profession because many of my training customers hired her for nutrition advice. Her absence will be felt deeply.”https://www.caseyfunerals.com/obituaries/Rebecca-Lorch/?fbclid=IwAR1iAA7LI6A25MeXIoCrqrzjGV1QHuWSf8QWDCNswMB85yS89lwCPec5eNA#!/TributeWall
Fundraising Program for Rebecca Lorch
A fundraising program was started by Arianna for Rebecca’s family for her funeral expenses, and further arrangements. If you want to help them with any amount,
Tributes Emerged for Rebecca Lorch
Panda Anne: “Although she was a frequent traveler and a supporter of numerous contests, her most recent competitions were the Arnold Pro and Clash of the 82s early this year. She will be sadly missed.”
Taylor K Luther:“I will miss you Bec. For a glimpse in time, we knew each other and you changed my life forever. See you on the other side.”
Hide Lynn:“Rebecca was my trainer and coach up until a few days ago. We were working five days a week toward a very specific goal. We made it happen! The last time we spoke we exchanged words of success and mutual appreciation. Her absence will be felt and I will miss her so much.”
Eli Crownover:“In the year I worked with Becca, I got to know a genuinely beautiful soul – always caring, always smiling, always supporting. She made an indescribable impact on my life and she will always be remembered for that. She was and still is so very loved.”
Monica Johnson: “She will absolutely be missed. Sending the entire family, and all communities touched by her presence, so much love, and light.”
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