Mike has been a fast rising star in strongman, winning the Arnold Classic Amateur Strongman meet in 2010 to qualify to turn pro. Earlier this year, he shocked the strength world by winning the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic in only his second attempt (having placed second in 2011). Two weeks later, he won the Giants Live competition in Australia to qualify for this year’s World’s Strongest Man.
“I’ve always looked up to the MHP strongmen like Phil Pfister, Zydrunas Savickas and Brian Shaw,” Mike said. “MHP is truly the brand of the strongest man on the planet and it is great to be part of Team MHP.”
Along with notable strongman lifts like a 455 lb. log lift and a world record 7 reps at 255 lbs. in the 1-arm Circus Dumbbell Press, the 6’6”, 400 pounder excels in traditional lifting. His personal bests include an 825 lb. deadlift max and 10 reps with 775 in the squat.
Mike currently resides in Harrisburg, PA, where he is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, a sports performance facility for high school athletes. Watch for more news, training videos and other information about Mike coming soon on the MHP website and Facebook page.