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Amber DeLuca (aka Amber Steel)
|Born||July 26, 1967|
Peninsula, Ohio, USA
|Nationality||Native American (Omaha Nation) "Ponca-sa"|
|Alma mater||Gannon University|
|Occupation||Bodybuilder, Strongwoman, actress, motivational speaker|
Amber Anne DeLuca is an American professional strongwoman, athlete female bodybuilder, and motivational speaker.
Biography[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
Amber was born on July 26, 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio, near the Cuyahoga River, the granddaughter of Levi Levering, a leader of the Omaha people during the early 20th Century. Of Omaha and Shoshone/Bannock heritage on her biological mother's side, she is recognized by the Omaha Nation as "Ponca-sa," and belongs to the Tapa, or Deer, Clan, one of seven within the Nation. She is also of Ojibway, Sioux, German, and French heritage on her father's side; she was, however, adopted when she was six months old and grew up in Peninsula, Ohio.
DeLuca was a member of the now defunct Native American Sports Council (which is an affiliated organization of the United States Olympic Committee). She has made guest appearances throughout Indian country, promoting a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and training.
Competition championships[edit | hide | edit source]
NCAA Division II National Volleyball Tournament All East Coast Athletic Conference Volleyball Player Military World Championship Volleyball Team USAF Air Combat Command Athlete of the Year 1989 Pennsylvania State armwrestling champion 2001 NABBA Ms Figure America NPC Mid-USA, 2003, heavyweight bodybuilding champion 2005 Excalibur Heavyweight Champion North America's Strongest Woman, 2011, 4th place overall