Kody Blazek: Kody may be the best powerlifter you’ve never heard of. Currently sitting at #1 all time in the 181 lb. weight class (raw and with wraps), he was the first person in history to total 2000 lbs. in the 181 lb. class. Kody resides outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa with his family and works full time while training at the Anvil Gym.
Jamal Browner: Jamal is known for his mind-blowing deadlifts but is a star in the 242 lb. raw full power class with a 2182.5 lb. ATWR total to place him 1st all time in sleeves. With a 971lb. ATWR deadlift and pulling over 1000 lbs.in the gym, he is redefining what is possible every time he steps up to the bar.
Chloe Lansing: Chloe defines our catch phrase “Success Over Swagger” with her quiet demeanor, tremendous work ethic, textbook form & strength. She currently sits at #3 all time Raw w/ Wraps in the women’s 148lb. class! Chloe trains at the Anvil Gym, lives in Cedar Rapids, IA has two bulldogs, and owns her own business as an Equine Massage Therapist.
Leroy “The Machine” Walker: Leroy is a bench press specialist, curl specialist, incline bench specialist, coach and motivator extraordinaire. With a competition bench best of 675 lbs.and Gym best of 710 lbs., he is one of strongest bench pressers in America to this day. In 2021 he became the all time strict curl world record holder with a lift of 114kg (251lbs). A multisport athlete in his youth, Leroy was always a bench press phenom, benching 489 lbs. raw at 19 years old! Leroy lives in Austin, TX and trains out of Big Tex Gym.
James “Swimhack” Strickland: While James is known as a bench press specialist with a raw bench of 672.4 lbs. in competition, he is also a full power athlete with a huge 2183 lb. sleeves total that is only rising. A former star swimmer, Navy veteran, and football player, James is very well rounded. Residing outside of the Houston area, James is a family man, community volunteer and expert web designer.
Julius Maddox: Julius is undeniably the world’s best bench presser. He has redefined what is humanly possible with a current raw, world record bench of 782lbs. It is not a question IF he benches an unthinkable 800 lbs., just when. Residing in Kentucky, he is a family man, man of God, and motivator. This gentle giant gives back to the community and trains out of Iron Edge Gym and East Race Muscle.