In 2005, my Junior year of college, a friend of mine mentioned that he was doing a powerlifting competition that weekend. I had no idea how easily accessible powerlifting competitions were and it sounded like something I would love. Since I missed the deadline for registering for the meet, I called the meet director and he added me to the roster over the phone. I went into the competition with zero actual training and ended up winning my division. I was absolutely hooked from that point on. All of my training then shifted towards getting as strong and as powerful as I possibly could.
When not training myself or others, I am constantly trying to learn more about the human body and its response to physical activity. I am completely obsessed and my life totally revolves around the pursuit of strength.
Team USA Member – 2010 to present
2015 Heaviest Deadlift (out of 1100+ competitors) at the USA Powerlifting Raw National Championships – 804lbs at 249lbs bodyweight
2014 Push Pull and Deadlift National Champion – 120kg Open Division
2013 Gold Medalist – Deadlift – 1st Annual International Powerlifting Federation Classic Powerlifting Championships in Suzdal, Russia – 120kg Open Division
Arnold Sports Festival invitee – 2010 to present