May 15, 1971
|Height||198 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Relatives||Brother- Alfy Pfister Sister- Constance Blanks Nephew-William Blanks Niece- Anna Blanks|
|Representing United States|
|World's Strongest Man|
|4th||1998 World's Strongest Man|
|5th||2000 World's Strongest Man|
|4th||2001 World's Strongest Man|
|Qualified||2003 World's Strongest Man|
|1st||2006 World's Strongest Man|
|4th||2007 World's Strongest Man|
|4th||2008 World's Strongest Man|
|7th||2009 World's Strongest Man|
|Strongest Man Alive|
|Arnold Strongman Classic|
|3rd||2002 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|5th||2003 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|4th||2006 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|4th||2007 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|7th||2008 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|5th||2009 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|7th||2010 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|America's Strongest Man|
|IFSA Pan-American Championships|
|IFSA World Championships|
|World Strongman Challenge/Beauty and the Beast|
|Hawaii's Strongest Man|
Phil Pfister (born May 15, 1971) is an American former strongman competitor, winning the 2006 Met-Rx World's Strongest Man competition and its $41,000 grand prize on September 23, 2006 in Sanya, China. He was the first American to win since Bill Kazmaier in 1982. Pfister stands 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) and weighs 375 pounds (170 kg).
Prior to 2006, Pfister's previous best finishes in the World's Strongest Man were fourth place in 1998 in Tangier, and fourth place again in 2001 in Victoria Falls. He placed fourth at the 2007 and 2008 WSM contests, and seventh in 2009.
While qualifying for his 4th-place finish in Victoria Falls, during an event known as the Hercules Hold, Pfister made a verbal promise that he would be the man responsible for bringing the World's Strongest Man title back to the United States. He went on to set two qualifier records in the Hercules Hold and in the Atlas Stones, but was unable to contend in the finals against the Scandinavian competitors who took the podium finishes that year, Magnus Samuelsson from Sweden, Janne Virtanen from Finland, and Svend Karlsen from Norway, respectively. Pfister has also achieved a podium finish at the Arnold Strongman Classic when he came third in 2002.
Pfister worked as a firefighter and currently resides in Charleston, West Virginia with his son Wyatt. He appeared in the 2005 film The Protector starring Tony Jaa, as one of the Fortune Teller's henchmen. He also made an appearance on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? on April 17, 2008 and won $25,000.
|World's Strongest Man|
|First (2006)||Succeeded by:|