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Born: April 13, 1963, St. Catharines, ON
Wife- Suzanne Children – Abigail, Jacob, Matthew
North Park Collegiate, Brantford, ON. Diploma 1982 McMaster University B.A. 1998. (Bachelor) Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, M.Div., 1992.(Master) Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., D.Min., 2002.(Doctor)
Heavy Events amateur competitor 1994-1996 Heavy Events professional competitor 1996- still going Games organizer 1996- still going Competed in Canada, USA, Scotland, and Norway.
Guinness World Record 1998 – Heaviest truck pulled over 100ft. – 16 ton Ripley’s Record 1999 – Heaviest trucks pulled over 100 ft 2 X 16 ton Guinness World Record 2001 – Heaviest truck pulled over 100ft. – 27 ton Guinness World Record 2003 – Heaviest truck pulled over 100ft. – 28 ton Guinness World Record 2004 – Heaviest truck pulled over 100ft. – 51.4 ton Guinness World Record 2007 - Heaviest truck pulled over 100ft - 63 ton Guinness World Record 2008 – Heaviest truck pulled with arm wrestling – 8.5 ton
Guinness World Record 2008 - Most people walking on stilts for 100 meters.
Guinness World Record 2008 - Heaviest truck pulled over 100ft - 63.2 ton
Guinness World Record 2009 - Heaviest plane pulled – 208 ton
Guinness World Record 2010 - lifted and held 500kg for longest time 42s
Guinness World Record 2010 –Heaviest House pulled 40 ton
Guinness World Record 2011 - Heaviest truck pulled with arm wrestling – 12 ton
Guinness World Record 2011 – Heaviest vehicle pulled by two people – 75 ton
World Records Academy 2011 – Most people back lifted – 22 people
Guinness World Record 2011 – Lifted and held 500 kg for longest time 60s.
Guinness World Record 2011 - Most people lifted with shoulders – 10 people
World Records set in Canada, USA, Italy, China.
Height: 5’ 9” Weight: 305 lbs.
I have pulled trucks to raise money for:
Pull for Kids (Lung Association – Asthma) Waumer Walk (ALS) Tim Horton’s Kid’s Camp
Soldier On McDonald’s Children’s Charities Fire Prevention Week
Habitat for Humanity
TLC “World’s Most Awesome Record Breakers” TBS, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” CTV “Canada AM” CBC “The X” Global “News Special” Global “100 Huntley St.” City TV “Breakfast TV” Real TV Discovery Channel “Record Breakers” Documentary, “Good to Finish” Discovery Channel “Daily Planet.”
ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox “Regis and Kelly”
My shoes are on display at Ripley’s Believe it or not museum St. Augustine Florida Another pair of my shoes is at Guinness World Records Museum Niagara Falls, Canada.
Books and Magazines
Guinness Desk top calendar 1999 Guinness World Book of Records 2003 Guinness World Book of Records 2004 Guinness World Book of Records 2005
Guinness World Book of Records 2009
Guinness World Book of Records 2010
Guinness World Book of Records 2011
Guinness World Book of Records 2012
Ripley’s Believe it or not 2005 (Blue Ed.) Ripley’s Believe it or not 2005 (Scholastic) Ripley’s Believe it or not “Odd-inary People”
Ripley’s Believe it or not 2011
Muscle and Fitness April 2005 (Ten Greatest Strength Feats) Muscle and Fitness December 2005
Sports Illustrated Dec.11, 2009 Best Pictures of the Year
ESPN The Magazine Sept. 21, 2010