Karla Nelsen (born December 9, 1965) is a former amateur female bodybuilder from the United States.
Nelsen grew up in Pine City, Minnesota. That is where she became involved in the fledgling sport of women's bodybuilding. She won the AAU Ms. America title in 1993 and the NABBA Ms. USA title in 1994.
At a height of 5'10" and an off-season peak weight of 225lbs, Karla was featured in videos where she wrestled much smaller men.
Karla is married to Al Blake. Al Blake is a retired American professional wrestler known as Vladimir Petrov.
205 lbs - off season
190 lbs - contest
Squat: 315 lbs for reps
Leg Press: 810 lbs
Bench: 315 lbs
Arm Curl: 125 lbs for reps
- Began training in 1987
- Ms. Minnesota 1989
- 3rd place heavyweight NPC Collegiate Nationals 1989
- 5th place heavyweight NPC Jr. USA 1990
- Heavyweight competitor NPC USA 1990, 1991, 1992
- Women's Strenght Extravaganza 1991,1993
- World's Strongest Woman - Japan 1992
- AAU Ms. America 1993
- NABBA Ms. USA 1994
- 4th place NABBA Ms. Universe 1994
- 2nd place heavyweight Jan Tana Classic 1996
* 1990 NPC Junior USA - 5th (HW)
* 1992 NPC USA Championship - 10th (HW)
* 1993 AAU Ms America - 1st (Tall & Overall)
* 1994 NABBA Ms. USA Nationals - 1st
* 1994 NABBA Ms. Universe - 4th (Tall)