Berend Veneberg

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Berend Veneberg
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Born (1963-11-05) 5 November 1963 (age 53)
Netherlands Den Ham, Overijssel, The Netherlands
Residence The Netherlands
Occupation Strongman, Powerlifting
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 136 kg (300 lb)[1]
Competition record
Representing  Netherlands
World's Strongest Man
5th 1993 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 1995 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 1996 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 1997 World's Strongest Man
9th 1998 World's Strongest Man
6th 1999 World's Strongest Man
Strongest man of the Netherlands
3rd 1991
2nd 1992
1st 1993
2nd 1994
1st 1995
1st 1996
1st 1997
1st 1999
1st 2000
1st 2002
Europe's Strongest Man
7th 1996
3rd 1997
1st 2000
World's Strongest Team
5th 1997
1st 1998 wWout Zijlstra
4th 1999 w/Wout Zijlstra
3rd 2000 w/Wout Zijlstra
2nd 2002 w/Wout Zijlstra
Representing  Netherlands
IPF World Powerlifting Championships[2]
3rd 1988 125kg
7th 1989 125kg
6th 1990 125kg
4th 1991 125kg
EPF European Powerlifting Championships[3]
4th 1991 125kg

Berend Veneberg (born 5 November 1963 in Den Ham) is a former strongman and powerlifter from the Netherlands. He finished 5th at the World's Strongest Man games in 1993, 9th in 1998, 6th in 1999, 1st at Europe's Strongest Man in 2000 and won Strongest man of the Netherlands 7 times.[1]


Veneberg was born in Den Ham, Overijssel. He managed his first podium finish at the Strongest man of the Netherlands in 1991 where he finished third behind Ted van der Parre and Wout Zijlstra. The next year he placed second behind Ted van der Parre. In 1993 he would win the tournament for the first time a feat he would repeat six times. The same year he was invited for the first time at the World's Strongest Man in which he finished fifth. He competed several more times the following years and reached the final of the tournament on two more occasions. In 1998 he was injured in the final and finished ninth. In 1999 he competed for the last time and finished sixth. Veneberg competed together with Wout Zijlstra on several occasions in the World's Strongest Team competition and won the tournament in 1998. After this they reached the podium several more times but did not win again. In 2000 Veneberg won Europe's Strongest Man. Berend has won the Dutch National Powerlifting Championships 6 times. He also runs his own gym in the Netherlands, and has trained some top strongmen such as Jarno Hams.[4] Berend competed on American Gladiators.[4]



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Preceded by
Ted van der Parre
Ted van der Parre
Wout Zijlstra
Strongest man of the Netherlands
Succeeded by
Ted van der Parre
Wout Zijlstra
Peter Baltus