Powerlifter known for his accomplishments within the Powerlifting sport. As of 2015, he been named an International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Champion 6 times, and a USA Powerlifting (USAPL) National Powerlifting Champion 13 times.
He graduated from Little Falls Community High School in 1984. From there, he attended St. Cloud State University, graduating in 1989.
In 2006, he was inducted into the IPF Hall of Fame. He was also a USAPL Hall of Fame Award recipient in 2003. As of 2015, he has set 15 IPF records during competition. He has also appeared on ESPN's World Strongest Man Competition broadcasts from the world-over.
He co-owns and operates Jackals Gym in Marshall, Minnesota with his two brothers, Karl and Wade. He has two daughters with his wife, Diane.
Between 2008 and 2014, he won gold in each of the IPF Arnold Classic GNC Pro Deadlift competitions except one - in 2014. The competition's namesake is Arnold Schwarzenegger.