August 21, 1985
|Alma mater||Arizona State University|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||309 lb (140 kg)(2009)|
|Representing United States|
|World's Strongest Man|
|18th||2005 World's Strongest Man|
|18th||2006 World's Strongest Man|
|8th||2007 World's Strongest Man|
|18th||2008 World's Strongest Man|
|18th||2009 World's Strongest Man|
|Strongman Super Series|
|7th||2005 Mohegan Sun Grand Prix|
|5th||2006 Mohegan Sun Grand Prix|
|2nd||2007 Mohegan Sun Grand Prix|
|WSF World Strongmen Championships|
|WSF World Cup|
|3rd||2011 WSF Asian World Cup|
|Strongman Champions League|
|All-American Strongman Challenge|
|America's Strongest Man|
Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, Nee began his strength training at the age of 14. As a high school student at Hopedale High School in Hopedale, Massachusetts, he began competing in the teenage level Strongman competitions. He won the teenage heavyweight division of 2002 USA Teenage Strongman, which earned him coverage in Sports Illustrated's “Faces in the Crowd” column. To date, Nee has competed in five of the World's Strongest Man championships. In 2005, he competed in the tournament held in Chengdu, China; at the age of 20, he made history as the youngest competitor ever to compete in this annual sports event, article.
Nee also competed in the 2006 World's Strongest Man championship in Sanya, China. In both the Chengdu and Sanya tournaments, Nee did not make it to the final round of competition. In 2007, at the World's Strongest Man championship held in Long Beach, California, Nee made it to the final round and finished in eighth place. He has also competed in the annual World's Strongest Man Super Series Competition at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, where he finished fifth in 2006 and second in 2007.
While he was still competing as an amateur strongman, Nee was featured in a 2005 episode of the MTV reality show True Life: I Want the Perfect Body 2. It was in the same episode that it was mentioned he was named the Strongest Teen in the United States. In 2007, Men's Fitness magazine named him among the world's “25 Fittest Men”, in the company of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star David Beckham, and entertainers Matt Damon and Justin Timberlake.
The 6'2, 295-pound Nee, who has a degree in supply chain management from Arizona State University, resides in the Boston, MA area.
- 3. - Asian World Cup
- “Year in Review - Weird Stories of 2006,” Milford Daily News, December 25, 2006
- “Faces in the Crowd,” Sports Illustrated, February 3, 2003
- “Local Star Makes it Big as Strong Man,” Central Massachusetts Sports Insider, February 10, 2006
- “World’s Strongest Man Competitors,” Boston Globe, May 18, 2007
- MTV “True Life”
- “1 Mighty Goal: World’s Strongest Man,” Arizona Republic, September 16, 2007