Graham Hicks

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Graham Hicks
Graham Hicks.jpg
Born Graham Hicks
(1985-11-15) 15 November 1985 (age 31)
Morecambe, Lancashire, England
Residence England
Other names Hicksy
Occupation Strongman
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1][2]
Weight 135 kg (298 lb)
Website grahamhicks.co.uk
Competition record
Strongman
Representing  United Kingdom
World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2012 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2013 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2014 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2015 World's Strongest Man
Representing  England
Europe's Strongest Man
3rd Europe's Strongest Man 2014
Representing  England
Britain's Strongest Man
4th Britain's Strongest Man 2012
6th Britain's Strongest Man 2013
2nd Britain's Strongest Man 2014
Representing  England
7th 2010 North England's strongest man u105kg
3rd 2010 England's strongest man u105kg
6th UK's strongest man u105kg
1st 2011 North Qualifier for Britain Strongest man u105kg
5th 2011 Opens qualifier for UK's strongest man
1st 2011 North England's strongest man u105kg
2nd 2011 Bodypower Open
1st 2011 England's strongest man u105kg
1st 2011 Britain's Strongest man u105kg
1st 2011 Open Team Competition
1st 2012 u105kg Champion of Champions
4th 2012 Opens Euro Qualifier for Europe's strongest man
1st 2012 Elite Northern Open Qualifier for ESM
6th 2012 Lithuanian Competition in Marajampoli
4th 2013 Opens Euro Qualifier for Europe's strongest man
1st 2013 Yorkshire's Strongest Man

Graham Hicks (born 15 November 1985 in Morecambe, Lancashire)[3] is an English strongman competitor who placed second as Britain's Strongest Man for 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Graham Hicks was born in 1985 in Morecambe, Lancashire.[1][3] He was a keen sportsman in his childhood and teens although his main interest was football. He started training in the gym as a bodybuilder and at the age of 25 a friend asked him to try strongman training with him. He caught the strength bug, altered his training to accommodate this, and has since been exceedingly successful.

He has a full-time job working as a design support engineer for BAE Systems, starting as an apprentice 9 years ago.

Strongman career[edit]

Hick's career as a strongman began in 2010 as an under 105 kg competitor. He came 7th at the 2010 Northern England u105kg Qualifier and third at the 2010 England's Strongest Man u105 contests. In 2011 he dominated the U105kg scene and made his first foray into the Open weight scene beating people over 20 kg heavier than himself. In 2012 he committed himself to the Open weight category and made an impressive start to his open career, coming in 4th at the qualifier for Europe's Strongest man. Whilst this didn't earn him a spot at Europe he did get an invitation to Britain's Strongest Man where he made an astonishing impact and gained 4th place. This placing gave him an invitation to the ultimate strength competition, World's Strongest Man,[4] held in LA. He managed a very respectable 4th place in his group and even won his first event (loading race), his lack of top level experience being his major downfall.

His key strength has been his pressing power. He was the first person in the UK to lift a 200 kg log and has since gone on to press a 211 kg log in world loglifting championship in 2015 along with eddie hall. Eddie hall and Graham hick hold the British loglift record at 211kg. He also attempted 220 kg but failed.[5]

Personal Records[edit]

Either done in official competition or in the gym

  • Strongman Deadlift - 410 kg (900 lb) with straps
  • Log Lift - 211kg (464lb) - British record, done at Britain's Strongest Man 2015
  • Squat - 360 kg (790 lb)
  • Bench Press - 250 kg (550 lb)

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