Evan has been a staple figure in the bodybuilding and fitness world since earning his pro status in 2007. Evan went on to make his pro debut at the New York Pro in 2009 where he took first place. He has set the standard for the Animal Pak brand and what it means to be an Animal Athlete.
Stefi is more than just a record-breaking powerlifter and role model. She is one of the most well-rounded athletes that has combined her knowledge of the sport and nutrition into her own coaching platform, Hybrid Performance. Outside of her powerlifting career, Stefi obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in physiology and sports medicine in 2014. She became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2016, and then became a Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate in 2018.
Few people know that early in his career John was a world champion in powerlifting and broke 12 world records in the sport before transitioning to bodybuilding. He earned his pro card in 2016 and made his debut at the 2016 Europa in Phoenix, Arizona. John has a master’s degree in nutrition and a bachelor’s in exercise science. He is also a Registered Dietitian and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
In the world of international powerlifting, there are few names as well known as the “Boss," Dan Green. Dan holds the world record for raw squat without wraps at 783lb in the 220lb weight class. Dan has combined years of training and knowledge in the sport of powerlifting in the running of his two successful businesses, Boss Barbell Club and Mountain View Fitness in Northern California.
Rob's story is one that works best in reverse: in 2020 Rob tied for 6th at the Arnold Strongman Classic having qualified by winning the Arnold Pro Strongman in Australia. In 2017, he won the North American Open of the Giants Live tour to qualify for the World Strongest Man competition. In 2014, Rob announced that he was gay, making him the first openly gay strongman to actively compete at the professional international level. Rob continues to inspire athletes within the strongman community and beyond, not only as a successful strongman but also as a barrier-breaking role model.
Sidney Wilson signifies functionality and diversity. This multi-sport athlete is an elite Crossfit competitor with ambitions to step on the NPC Figure stage in 2021. She knows no limits and lives outside the box. If she thinks she can do it and has the desire to do so, she’s getting it done.
If someone got called a “freak” in everyday life, it would be insulting-but rarely is bodybuilding ever normal. IFBB Pro Shawn Smith is a freak through and through, and it puts a smile on his face to hear it. A walking block of muscle, Shawn turned pro in 2018 and has been scratching and clawing his way through the professional ranks. As he moves up the industry ladder, there’s no doubt he’ll be turning heads from every direction. Keep your eye on him.
How many reps of 600lb can you deadlift? Five? Two? None? They don’t call Rob Hall “Da Savage” for nothing. This dude hit 65 reps of 600lb on the bar and then had to be taken out of The Cage on a stretcher. A fierce, witty, and colorful powerlifter, Rob enjoys life pushed to the absolute edge every time he steps foot in the gym. He is currently ranked #65 all-time in total.
Turning pro after having completed only two shows, Renee perfectly represents the IFBB Wellness division. Diligent, logical, and intense, Renee brings the heat not only to the gym floor but to the stage as well. Looking to capitalize on her success, she’s targeting her pro debut in 2021, and if the past is indicative of the future, she will be in the mix on the big stage.
You know Andrew for his powerlifting prowess. He's a former world record holder in raw total for 242lb class, former 3-time world record holder for wrapped squat at 242, and ranked 4th all-time in both the raw and wrapped division. Not to be outdone by his feats of strength, Andrew was also a Division 1 wrestler at Duke University, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor under Ralph Gracie, and currently works as a Firefighter/LEO/EMT. He may just be the most well-rounded Animal on the roster.
Joe's reputation is one that is quickly growing within the fitness industry not only for his impressive physique, which features modern mass with classic shape, but also for his lifts. Joe takes on a "powerbuilding" training style in his off-season, sometimes showcasing 200lb dumbbell presses and 800lb deadlifts as part of his impressive regimen.
Chris has his master’s degree in nutrition to go along with his vast experience coaching physique athletes from all corners of the globe. Chris is also an IFBB Pro bodybuilder himself, and in recent months has transitioned to being a more functional athlete by taking up boxing and MMA training.
When you look up “dedication” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Gary “G-Six” Turner. An NPC National-level bodybuilder who has been in the game for over a decade, G-Six is always on point. Missed meals or training isn’t a part of his vocabulary, and that discipline results in steady progress year after year. Having placed top 10 nationally multiple times, Gary is on the hunt for the ever-coveted IFBB Pro card. He will not stop until it sits comfortably on his trophy mantle.
Straight from the island of Hawai'i comes an Animal OG, Grant Higa. Higa's tenacity and work ethic have helped him excel in the worlds of powerlifting and strongman. Grant remains a role model for up-and-comers and even veterans of these sports for decades. Grant continues to defy the laws of father time as he most recently was the WINNER at the "2021 USAPL Master's Raw Nationals" in Men's Raw Master's 2 Division, 120 kgs+ Class. Grant also placed 2nd in the "America's Strongest Master” in 2020. If anyone embodies the Animal mentality, it's the Higamonster.