Brian has been a competitive powerlifter since 1999 when he broke into the sport with bench-only competitions. In 2004, within a year of his first full power meet, he finished second at the WPC Worlds in the open class as a junior – totaling 2000 pounds. Since then, Brian has recorded numerous top-two finishes including the WPC Worlds, WPO Finals, APF Seniors and the IPA Pro-Am. For the past six years, Brian has consistently added 90+ pounds to his total each year, going from 1752 to 2730 over this span.
Brian is self – employed as a licensed personal trainer and massage therapist in Jacksonville, FL – where he owns his own massage and personal training business. Brian enjoys coaching lifters, guiding their training and watching them succeed.
Brian holds and has held multiple all-time world, national, American and state records in the 220, 242 and 275 weight classes. Brian is one of only a select few to ever hold a pro total in 3 different weight classes. He’s also one of only a handful of lifters to ever be ranked in the top 10 in 3 classes at the same time. He currently lifts at 275 and is currently ranked 2nd in the world for his total of 2730, and #1 in the world for his squat of 1185.
His current goal is to achieve a number 1 all-time total in the 275 class by bringing his bench press and deadlift(best lifts 785 bench and 800 dead) up to par with his monster squat.
Best official lifts:
220 – 1030 Squat, 633 Bench, 755 Dead – 2375 TOT –10th alltime
242 – 1064 Squat, 785 Bench, 771 Dead – 2570 TOT — 5th alltime
275 – 1185 Squat, 785 Bench, 800 Dead – 2730 TOT – 3rd alltime
Brian has trained with Team Samson Powerlifitng of Jacksonville, FL for over 8 years now. Team Samson is the home of some of the top lifters in the nation. Mainstay training partners of Team Samson have been Adam Driggers(founder), Tony Garland, and Clint Smith. Newer recruits are Keith Price, Filipe Gusmao, and Conrad Dove. They train in Adam Driggers’ Gym, which is made up of the best powerlifting equipment around, enabling them to train at the highest level possible.
Brian is proudly sponsored by EliteFTS, Critical Bench,
Dangerouslyhardcore.com, SpudInc., and Dr. Amy Bernstein of Tri-Dimension Spinal Rehab (904-880-5755). He uses Biotest products exclusively, and his favorite products include: Metabolic drive, Surge, Powerdrive and Flameout.