THE STRONG MEN!
JOHN BEATTY
THE ORIGINAL "STRONG MAN"!
JOHN HAS PERFORMED HUNDREDS OF SHOWS ALL OVER THE US AND CANADA!
HE WAS SEEN BE OVER 11,000,000 PEOPLE ON THE 2010 SEASON OF AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (SEASON 5). HE'S THE ONLY STRONG MAN PERFORMER TO MAKE THE LIVE FINALS IN HOLLYWOOD!
JOHN'S JOURNEY IN THE WORLD OF STRENGTH BEGAN AS A 7TH GRADER. FROM A SMALL TOWN (LONGVIEW, IL), JOHN WANTED TO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO GARNER A STARTING SPOT ON HIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM. HIS FATHER WAS, AND IS IS AN AVID LIFTER, AND TAUGHT JOHN THE PROPER FORM THAT HELPED HIM START TRAINING STRENGTH. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, HE BECAME INTERESTED IN STRENGTH SPORTS HE BEGAN COMPETING IN POWERLIFTING IN 1991, AND EVENTUALLY HELD STATE & NATIONAL RECORDS. HE BEGAN THE SHIFT TO STRONGMAN COMPETITIONS IN 1997, WHERE HE TURNED PRO IN 1999. HE WAS A PRO STRONGMAN COMPETITOR FOR 10 YEARS, AND BROKE THE SILVER DOLLAR DEADLIFT WORLD RECORD IN 2005 - RAISING IT TO 1105 LBS. AROUND 2000, HE BEGAN COMPETING IN GRIP STRENGTH COMPETITIONS (WHICH INCLUDED BEING TOP 10 RANKED STEEL BENDER IN THE WORLD), AND SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES COMPETITIONS!
STRENGTH HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF HIS LIFE FROM CHILDHOOD. DESPITE HIS TRAVELS, HE STILL WORKS FULL TIME AS A NURSE IN AN OPERATING ROOM AT A LEVEL ONE TRAUMA CENTER!





JEDD JOHNSON

JEDD BEGAN WORKING WITH THE "STRONG MAN" IN 2012. A WORLD RECORD HOLDER IN GRIP STRENGTH COMPETITONS, JEDD HAS SOME OF THE STRONGEST HANDS ON THE PLANET! 




CLAY EDGIN

THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE "STRONG MAN" TEAM, CLAY IS A STRONGMAN COMPETITOR, GRIP ENTHUSIAST, AND ONE OF THE BEST STEEL BENDERS ON THE PLANET!
Clay’s journey into strength athletics was prompted by the birth of his daughter. Topping out at 416lbs, Clay decided that if he didn’t make some big changes in his life that he woud never live long enough to see his daughter grow up. Not satisfied by simply doing workouts from muscle mags, Clay picked up a copy of Dinosaur Training by Brooks Kubik and it changed the way he looked at the gym and his own body. A trainee should be buidling his or her body for a purpose, not just aesthetics. While dropping to 275lbs on a low carb diet, he competed in strongman, highland games, and grip sport, earning high marks in all three. His prowess in grip sport was borne from spending years making medieval armour on the weekends with his dad and he credits his ability to close the Ironmind #3 on his first day training with it to swinging a 4lb hammer for hours at a time.

Clay lived in Newbury Park, CA with legendary strongmen Odd Haugen and Dan Harrison where he began learning how to fine tune his diet and workouts to reach any goal he set his mind to. Using that experience, he’s able to fluctuate between 280-350lbs while still building strength at any bodyweight. Now the Head Coach and Owner of Santa Cruz Strength, Clay coaches the Powerlifting team, Strongman, MAS Wrestling, and grip strength specialists as well as many strength & conditioning classes. He runs MAS Wrestling practice on Saturdays at 10am and organizes many strongman, grip, and MAS wrestling events at Santa Cruz Strength.
– Strongman competitor since 2003
– “A” level Highland Games thrower
– Powerlifter since 2006 (best raw lifts include 550 squat / 405 bench / 713 deadlift)
– North American Strongman, Inc. State Chairman for New Mexico from 2007-2009 
- Director of Sport Development Mas Wrestling USA
– Promoted and hosted many strongman and grip strength competitions
– Performed public speaking mixed with feats of strength for churches, Rotary groups, gyms. – -Shown on season 3, episode 10 of Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior” show as their Professional Strongman
– Master of Ceremonies for professional strongman contests
– Author for REPS! Magazine and numerous websites for grip training
– Featured in The Californian and Albuquerque Journal newspapers
ACHIEVEMENTS: -First American to compete in Mas Wrestling World Cup in Russia -2nd Place in Norwegian Mas Wrestling Championship – Ironmind #3 certified Captain of Crush (2003) – Ironmind #4 Captains of Crush closer (2004 – uncertified) – Ironmind Red Nail bender (2004) – Set NM state record in push/pull powerlifting (2006 – record still stands) – Heavy Grips Strength Athlete of the Month (March 2004) – Mash Monster gripper certifications 0 through 5 – Featured in Strong, Stronger, Strongest and Strength and Speed by strength historian Dale Harder – First man to bend Grade 5 5/16″ x 7″ long tempered steel bolt, now called “Edgin bolts” – First man to complete Ironmind’s “Crushed to Dust” grip challenge