John’s passion for strength training began after watching Strongman as a child. For his 10th birthday, he received a set of weights and that was all it took. Now more than 20 years later, he is considered one of, if not the, strongest powerlifters in the world. His GOAT status became solidified after a long stretch of record-breaking competition victories that included becoming the first and only athlete in the 90-kilogram weight class to total over 1,000 kilograms (2,204.6 pounds). John has taken part in 28 sanctioned powerlifting competitions over a full decade of competing and has won 24 of them. He is also actively holding multiple All-Time World Records, having broken many of them in the past. 


  • 2016 World Classic Powerlifting Championships, 1st place overall
  • 2018 Hybrid Deadlift Invitational, 1st place overall
  • 2020 The Showdown, 1st place overall
  • 2022 American Pro, 1st place overall
  • 2022 Pro Raw Challenge, 1st place overall
  • 2023 The Ghost Clash 2, 1st place overall
  • Holds the 181lb raw deadlift world record
  • Holds the 181lb total world record
  • Holds the 198lb total world record

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