Karl Gillingham

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Karl Gillingham
Born Karl Gillingham
(1965-02-06) February 6, 1965 (age 52)
Minneapolis, MN
Residence Fort Ripley, MN
Occupation Strongman, Powerlifting
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 305 lb (138 kg)
Title Owner of Jackalsgym.com store
Spouse(s) Pamela Gillingham
Children Tyler, and Alex
Relatives Gale Gillingham - father
Brad Gillingham - brother
Wade Gillingham - brother
Competition record
Strongman
Representing  United States
World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2001 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2002 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2007 World's Strongest Man
Arnold Strongman Classic
8th 2005 Arnold Strongman Classic
9th 2007 Arnold Strongman Classic
All-American Strongman Challenge
1st 2007
IFSA Pan-American Championships
3rd 2005
Strongman Super Series
9th 2002 Hawaii Grand Prix
7th 2003 Hawaii Grand Prix
5th 2004 Sweden Grand Prix
6th 2006 Mohegan Sun Super Series
4th 2007 Venice Beach Super Series
6th 2007 Viking Power Challenge
6th 2008 Mohegan Sun Super Series
America's Strongest Man
1st 1998
3rd 2002
3rd 2004
North America's Strongest Man
2nd 2002
3rd 2011
Powerlifting
Representing  United States
USAPL MN State Championships
1st 1993 125kg
1st 1994 125kg
1st 1995 125kg
1st 1996 125kg
1st 1997 125kg
1st 1998 125kg

Karl Gillingham (born February 6, 1965) is an American professional strongman and powerlifter.

Strongman career[edit]

Karl has been competing in strongman since 1998 and has consistently been ranked in the top five nationally almost every year he has competed. Karl's first contest in strongman was the 1998 America's Strongest Man, which he won. Since that time Karl has traveled the world competing in over 70 top national and international contests including the prestigious World's Strongest Man contest, the IFSA Strongman World Championships, the Arnold Strongman Classic and the Strongman Super Series.

Personal life[edit]

Karl is co-owner of Jackal's Gym in Marshall, Minnesota, an elite strength training gym and internet website along with brothers Brad and Wade.

Gillingham's father is Gale Gillingham, former guard for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League. Karl is part of the "first family of strength" along with his father Gale, and brothers Wade and Brad Gillingham.

Strongman records[edit]

  • World Record for Atlas Stones - Schreveport, LA 2002 North America's Strongest Man

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Powerlifting[edit]

  • Won MN State USAPL Championship 6 consecutive years: 93-98
  • USAPL #1 Deadlift in Nation in 125 Kilo Class -'97

Achievements[edit]

Professional Competitive Record - [1st (14),2nd (9),3rd (9) - Out of Total(75)]

Performance Metric - .870 [American - .884 International - .816]

Professional 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th INJ DNQ Total
American 14 7 7 6 2 6 1 3 4 1 51
International 1 2 2 2 4 5 2 1 1 4 24
Combined 15 9 9 8 6 11 3 4 4 1 1 4 75
  • Canada North American Championship - Gatineau, Quebec - 5th place (2014))[1]
  • Canada Strongman Challenge - Dubreuilville, Ontario - 6th place (2013))
  • Canada North American Championship - Gatineau, Quebec - 4th place (2013))
  • Canada Festival Hommes Forts - Warwick, Quebec - 5th place (2013))
  • United States Masters Americans Strongest Man - Kokomo, IN - 2nd place (2013))
  • Canada North American Championship - Gatineau, Quebec - 7th place (2012))
  • United States Sequim Irrigation Festival - Washington, USA - 2nd place (2012)
  • Canada North American Championship - Gatineau, Quebec - 3rd place (2011))
  • United States Liberty Classic Strongman - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - 6th place (2011)
  • Canada Toronto Pro Expo - Toronto, Ontario - 7th place (2011)
  • United States Strongman Showdown - Sequim Irrigation Festival, Washington, USA - 1st place (2011)
  • United States USA vs Poland - Chicago, IL- 2nd place (2011)
  • Colombia Santader Extremo Exhibition - Bucaramanga, Colombia - 1st place (2010)
  • Canada North American Championship - Gatineau, Quebec - 5th place (2010)
  • Colombia Bogota Tractomulous Exhibition - Bogota, Colombia - (2010)
  • United States Marunde Invitational - Sequim Irrigation Festival, Washington, USA - 2nd place (2010)
  • United States All American Strongman Challenge - Ironman FitExpo - Los Angeles, California, USA - 9th place (2010)
  • Canada North American Championship - Gatineau, Quebec - 4th place (2009)
  • Colombia Strongman Bogota Summerfest - Bogota, Colombia - 2nd place (2009)
  • United States Liberty Classic Strongman - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - 4th place (2009)
  • Colombia Summerfest Strongman Exhibition - Bogota, Colombia - 1st place (2008)
  • Russia Globes Strongest Man - Moscow Grand Prix - Moscow, Russia - 6th place (2008)
  • United States Marunde Invitational - Sequim Irrigation Festival, Washington, USA - 4th place (2008)
  • Poland USA vs Poland - Lodz, Poland - 2nd place (2008)
  • United States Mohegan Sun Super Series Grand Prix - Mohegan Sun Resort, Connecticut, USA - 6th place (2008)
  • United States World's Strongest Man - Anaheim, California, USA - 5th in heat (2007)
  • Norway Viking Challenge Super Series Grand Prix - Norway - 6th place (2007)
  • United States Venice Beach Super Series Grand Prix - Venice Beach, California, USA - 4th place (2007)
  • United States Arnold's Strongest Man - Columbus, Ohio, USA - 9th place (2007)
  • United States All American Strongman Challenge - Ironman FitExpo - Pasadena, California, USA - 1st place (2007)
  • United States Xtreme Strongman Challenge - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - 2nd place (2006)
  • United States Mohegan Sun Super Series Grand Prix - Mohegan Sun Resort, Connecticut, USA - 6th place (2006)
  • Canada IFSA World Championship - Quebec City, Quebec - 12th place (2005)
  • Brazil IFSA Pan American Championship - São Paulo, Brazil - 3rd place (2005)
  • United States IFSA Arnold's Strongest Man - Columbus, Ohio, USA - 8th place (2005)
  • Sweden IFSA Sweden Super Series Grand Prix - Gothenburg, Sweden - 5th place (2004)
  • United States IFSA USA Nationals - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 3rd place (2004)
  • Poland IFSA World's Strongest Team - Plock, Poland - 6th place (2004)
  • United States Kasson Open - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - 1st place (2004)
  • United States Children of the Corn Pro/Am Invitational - Northfield, MN USA - 1st place (2004)
  • Latvia IFSA World Cup - Riga, Latvia - injured (2004)
  • United States Strongest Man Alive - Willmington, Delaware, USA - 3rd place (2004)
  • United States IFSA St. Louis Fitness Festival - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - 4th place (2004)
  • United States IFSA Ventura Strongman Challenge - Ventura, California, USA - injured (2003)
  • United States IFSA Las Vegas Strongman Challenge - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - 4th place (2003)
  • United States IFSA Northeast Strongman Challenge - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 3rd place (2003)
  • United States Children of the Corn Pro/Am Invitational - Iowa University, IA USA - 1st place (2003)
  • United States IFSA Hawaii Super Series Grand Prix - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - 7th place (2003)
  • United States IFSA Hawaii Super Series 2002 Finals - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - 9th place (2003)
  • United States GNC Show of Strength - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - 3rd place (2002)
  • United States North American Championships - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - 2nd place (2002)
  • Malaysia World's Strongest Man - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 3rd in heat (2002)
  • United States Kasson Open - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - 1st place (2002)
  • United States IFSA USA Championships - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - 3rd place (2002)
  • United States IFSA Ohio Valley Strongman Challenge - Athens, Ohio, USA - 5th place (2002)
  • United States IFSA Midwest Strongman Challenge - Columbus, Ohio, USA - 5th place (2002)
  • United States IFSA Northeast Strongman Challenge - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 1st place (2002)
  • United States Children of the Corn Pro/Am Invitational - Iowa University, IA USA - 1st place (2002)
  • Zambia World's Strongest Man - Victoria Falls, Zambia - 4th in heat (2001)
  • United States IFSA USA vs. World - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - 6th place (2001)
  • United States NSAA Silicon Valley - Sunnyvale, California, USA - 3rd place (2001)
  • Dominican Republic NSAA Caribbean World Strongman - Dominican Republic - 6th place (2001)
  • United States IFSA Hawaii Beauty & Beast - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - 4th place (2001)
  • United States Azeala Festival Pro Invitational - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - 2nd place (2001)
  • United States Children of the Corn Pro/Am Invitational - Iowa University, IA USA - 1st place (2001)
  • United States NSAA Strongman Tour - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - 1st place (2000)
  • United States NSAA Strongman Tour - Holly, Michigan, USA - 1st place (2000)
  • United States NSAA Strongman Tour - Shakoppee, Minnesota, USA - 1st place (2000)
  • United States American Showdown - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - 8th place (2000)
  • United States IFSA American Strongman Championship - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - 3rd place (2000)
  • United States IFSA Hawaii Beauty and the Beast - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - 6th place (2000)
  • United States Strongman II - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - 8th place (1999)
  • United States IFSA American Strongman Championship - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - 6th place (1999)
  • United States American Full Strength International Challenge - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - 9th (1998)
  • United States American Full Strength National Championship - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - 1st place (1998)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [Kevin Nee, Hugo Girard, Brian Schoonveld Competitors & Helper at the North American Championships]