Founder Glenn Ross
Position Director
Age: 43
Date of Birth: 27th May 1971
Status: Married with 2 children
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6′ 1″
200kg/30 stone
63 inches
24.5 inches
35 inches
24 inches

Occupation International Strongman/Powerlifter
Lifts 415kg Squat (no suit)
410kg Deadlift (no suit)
295kg Bench
195kg Shoulder Press (standing)
Records
  • Giant Log – 115kg – 19 reps
  • Steel Log – 300mm diameter – 175kg max – 12 reps
  • Deadlifted 3 Citroen Saxos at once from the back below the knees – combined weight 2750kg
  • Held a 1200kg Citroen Berlingo Van for 2mins 56 secs
  • Held a 1400kg BMW car – 76 secs
  • Held up 2 Citroen Saxos from the back combined weight 1700kg for 1 min 7 secs
  • Pulled 3, 20 tonne steel cage trailor lorries combined weight of over 60 tonne with harness and rope for 80 metres.
Sporting Achievements
  • 3 Times Britain’s Strongest Man – 1999, 2000, 2001
  • 1 Time Winner of IFSA UK Strongest Man – 1999
  • 5 Times UK Strongest Man (Ultimate Strength Challenge) – 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • 5 Times World’s Strongest Man Competitor
  • 3rd Placement in Arnold Classic (The Biggest Show on Earth)
Television Appearances
  • Ask Rhod Gilbert Show
  • Kelly Show, They Think it’s All Over, John Daley Show
  • Britain’s Strongest Man 1999 – 2003
  • World’s Strongest Man 1999 – 2003
  • TV3 – Morning Show, RTE – Den’s TV
  • Hard Bastards – Channel 5 (Also in Hard back)
  • Lowrie Show, Blue Peter, Man V Beast, GMTV, Harry Enfield’s TV Burp
  • BBC Hole In The Wall
Promotional Work
  • Citroen
  • Advertisement for 4 types of van through tabloids, billboards UK and Nationwide. For 6 months radio advert to promote Citroen vans.Shop Electric
  • Dressed as the Hulk – Tabloid advert
Film Work
  • The Cabin
  • Pulling Moves
  • Character Choir Boy in a Pearce Elliott ProductionMan About Dog
  • Character 16 cracked ribs, a bookies doorman also a Pearce Elliott Production
Charity Work Raised money through strongman events for:
Red Cross, Meningitis, Kilcooley Playground Action Group,
Children in Need, Comic Relief, Plane Pull for TinyLife
Future Plans
  • Jumbo Jet Pull
  • Bavarian Stone Lift Record
  • To be World Powerlifting Champion
  • 1100KG RAW Powerlifting
Television Work To promote strength for myself as well as strongmen/women

 

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Since it's formation in July 2000, the Irish Strength Association have gone from strength to strength, boasting over 140 members, many of whom have competed in the highest levels of Strongest Man,Arm-wrestling and Highland games competitions. Mission: To be the strongest on the planet!

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UK’s Strongest Man 2021 RESULTS
Gavin Bilton becomes the first man to win consecutive UK’s Strongest Man titles after greatest like Glenn Ross and Eddie Hall. After 3 days of competition it was the Welsh Bull who carried out his game plan to defending his crown. Throughout the quarter finals and semi finals Gavin was tactical conserving energy for the
On Sunday 15th August in Bangor Co.Down was the grand final of Ireland’s Strongest Man 2021.  16 of the strongest men were gathered who earned their place from a qualifier prior to the contest.  Unfortunately, the defending champion Matthew McCoy was unable to attend due to an illness.  However, this was still an incredible line
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The contest found the remainder of the All Ireland Finalists to make a 16 man line up joining the likes of Matthew McCoy, Ivan Gannon, Pa O’Dwyer, Matthew McKeegan and Peter Bremmer to see who will win this historic crown.  This contest also was for Republic of Ireland, Ulster, 95KG, & 110KG and Novice/Junior/Master Strongest
Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier 2021
The Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier will take place on Sunday 25th July at 12 Noon in Davey Jones’ Unit, 10-13 Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny.     To enter the competition and have your chance to compete against the best in Ireland complete the membership form.  ISA – ANNUAL APPLICATION FORM 2021 | Irish Strong Man  
Matthew McCoy win Ireland’s Strongest Man 2020
First UK’s Strongest Man 2021 Tour Qualifier for MK Stadium on 29th-31st May 2021 event was held in Bangor County Down. A great competition and we thank Ards and North Down Borough Council for their support. The event was filmed for RTE 2, Ch5 and was live streamed on our page by one of our

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