I originally started lifting as a means to cope with ongoing anxiety and depression issues from just a lot in life and in the Navy. I started going to a real gym and separated myself from a lot of people that were not good support for me. I found myself wandering around trying to figure out what to do in the gym. I messed around with olympic weight lifting and power lifting. They were alright, but not fun. So, I hopped in with the strongman guys at Brute Strength Gym and my old coach said I had a month and I was competing!
I got annihilated.
I weighed 150# or so and was against all the 200# and below lightweight men. It didn't stop me. I had that itch to compete again. Over the years I've done well and competed against some of the best in the 175# weigh class. My training has gotten smarter and I've gotten stronger in the past few years by simply dedicating myself and my personal time to this sport. If I'm not competing at a competition, I am usually volunteering at one. By either judging or anything they need help with. It's always good to give back to the sport.
Mid Atlantic Strongman Challenge
Virginia's Strongest Man and Woman
Clayton Fitness Strongman Challenge
LW <175 lbs
Project Sixkiller Performance
350 lbs to 52"
800 lbs for 15'
270 lbs x 50'
? lbs x ?'
250 lbs x 50'
Log Clean & Press