Nick Best

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Nick Best
Nick Best

(1968-11-06) November 6, 1968 (age 50)
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
OccupationStrongman, Powerlifting
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Weight320 lb (145 kg)[1]
Spouse(s)Callie Marunde-Best
ChildrenDylan Best, Jessica Best
Competition record
Representing  United States
World's Strongest Man
6th 2010 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2011 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
Qualified 2016 World's Strongest Man
10th 2017 World's Strongest Man
Arnold Strongman Classic
9th 2010 Arnold Strongman Classic
7th 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic
Giants Live
2nd 2012 Australia
2nd 2013 Australia
SCL North American Championships
3rd 2012 SCL North American Championships
Strongman Super Series
2nd 2009 Romania Grand Prix
4th 2009 Venice Beach Grand Prix
6th 2009 Sweden Grand Prix
3rd 2009 Overall
6th 2010 Mohegan Sun Grand Prix
2nd 2010 Sweden Grand Prix
4th 2010 Overall
America's Strongest Man
6th 2006 America's Strongest Man
3rd 2007 America's Strongest Man
4th 2008 America's Strongest Man
All-American Strongman Challenge
9th 2008 All-American Strongman Challenge
2nd 2009 All-American Strongman Challenge
1st 2010 All-American Strongman Challenge
2nd 2011 All-American Strongman Challenge
3rd 2012 All-American Strongman Challenge
Jesse Marunde Invitational
1st 2009
Representing  United States
USAPL National Powerlifting Championships
1st 1996 USAPL National Powerlifting Championships 125kg
1st 1997 USAPL National Powerlifting Championships 125kg
3rd 1998 USAPL National Powerlifting Championships 125kg
WDFPF World Powerlifting Championships
1st 1996 WDFPF World Powerlifting Championships 125kg

Nick Best (born June 6, 1969) is an American professional strongman competitor and world champion powerlifter.


Prior to competing in strongman, Best won the USAPL National Powerlifting Championships in the 125 kg class in 1996 and 1997, as well as the WDFPF World Powerlifting Championships in 1996.[2]


Best holds the International Federation of Strength Athletes world record for the 125 kg, 75 m Farmer's Walk, with a time of 47.3 seconds.[3]

He won the All-American Strongman Challenge in 2010, his career best win. This victory qualified him for the 2010 Arnold Strongman Classic, he finished ninth overall in that contest.[4]

He competed in the 2010 World's Strongest Man, his first time in the competition and qualified for the finals and finished in sixth place overall.

Best finished second at the Strongman Super Series Swedish Grand Prix on December 17, 2010, behind Brian Shaw.[5]

He was placed second at the 2011 All-American Strongman Challenge on January 30, which earned him an invite to the 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic, where he took seventh place.[6]

He competed in the 2011 World's Strongest Man contest but failed to qualify for the finals. Best also competed in the 2012 All-American Strongman Challenge and finished in third place overall.

Best was placed second at the Giants Live event in Melbourne, Australia on March 17, 2012, behind Mike Jenkins.[7]

He set a joint world record in the hip lift event with Mike Jenkins with a lift of 1,150 kg. (2,535.3 pounds).[7] This placing qualified Nick for the 2012 World's Strongest Man contest, he finished third in his heat and failed to qualify for the finals. In the television series, The Strongest Man in History, on the History channel, Best beat his previous record up to 1,266 kg (2,791 pounds). [8]

He competed in the inaugural SCL North American Championships in Warwick, Ontario, Canada, on July 5–8, 2012, placing third overall.[9]

Best finished second in the 2013 Giants Live Australia Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia behind winner Derek Poundstone.[10] This placing qualified Nick for the 2013 World's Strongest Man contest.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Nick Best". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Nick Best, Pro Strongman". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Strongman Champions League". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  4. ^ 2010 Gaspari Nutrition All American Strongman Challenge
  5. ^ "Brian Shaw Wins World Strongman Super Series Swedish Grand Prix and Overall Title". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Terry Hollands Wins at the FitExpo Strongman . . . Nick Best is Second". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Mike Jenkins Wins Giants Live–FitX Melbourne 2012". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  8. ^
  9. ^ "L.P. Jean Wins Festival Hommes Forts Warwick". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Giants Live–Melbourne FitX: Poundstone Wins with One Arm". Retrieved 19 April 2019.