My name is Ben Edwards. I’m a 41-year-old grip strength enthusiast who started grip training in May of 2000 to help with my Judo training that I had just started, along with a job in the field of Corrections.
I certified on the Captains of Crush #3 gripper in 2005. Since then I’ve closed over 100 different #3s.
I am a former elite steel bender and have numerous steel bending certifications.
I am a United States All-round Weightlifting Association (U.S.A.W.A.) member and multiple record holder. I encourage anyone seeking drug-free strength competitions to visit the USAWA site at www.usawa.com and view the over 150 recognized lifts that are contested in competitions throughout the U.S.