March 31, 2020

1968. A young hopeful with next to nothing to his name planted his feet on American soil. He had dreamed of the moment; he knew that the United States was the land of opportunity, and that he would undoubtedly seize such opportunity. Failure was not option for this cha...

March 24, 2020

The biggest sports and fitness event in the world has taken place every March in Columbus, Ohio, USA since 1989. With more sports represented, more athletes participating, and more spectators combined than any other event, the Arnold Sports Festival is the world’s prem...

February 3, 2020

The Test of the Einherjar began in 2015 as one of the world’s only “Super Total” meets; it featured weightlifting (often called “Olympic” lifting), and powerlifting on the same day with special prizes for the best totals on all 5 lifts combined. In 2019, we lost our mi...

November 9, 2019

Each fall we look forward to the cooling weather, the bucket loads of candy, and lifting heavy things in ridiculous costumes at A Viking Halloween in Morgantown, WV at Viking Performance Training. With the help of our title sponsor Apex Counseling, we were able to once...

October 21, 2019

Queen City’s Strongest 2019 is in the books! A sold out roster enjoyed/suffered through 5 grueling events in Concord, NC at Norse Fitness on 10/13, and the day was a blast from top to bottom. 

The fun began when the Mystery Event was revealed in my favorite fashion – ov...

October 8, 2019

1998, Buckhannon, WV. The anticipation every month for the next issues of Flex Magazine, Muscle Mag International, Muscle and Fitness, and Muscular Development built from the moment I finished the current issue. I knew I loved lifting, bodybuilding was what had the spo...

November 22, 2018

In the halls of ancient catacombs, a dark pact was made between the men of the mountains and southern tribes. A coalition was formed to recruit the strongest warriors in the land for a tournament to crown the mightiest amongst them. The winners would be Queen City's St...