About Rob

As a professional strongman and the only openly gay man competing at the highest level of his sport, Rob has plenty of experience when it comes to overcoming obstacles, tackling stereotypes as well as setting goals and achieving them. Rob went from an un-athletic high school kid to amateur strongman competitor (a bad one at that) and worked his way up to become one of the World’s Strongest Men. In 2020, Rob was crowned the Pound for Pound Strongest Man in the world, a title he has carried with him with the highest honor.

Through his years of competing in one of the most hyper-masculine sports as an openly gay man, Rob has constantly had to prove his self-worth to not only his competitors, but the fans of Strongman as well. Rob has lived the experience to feel what it means most to live your most authentic life and the positive way that can impact you. Because he has been able to be himself, he has found what it truly means to be STRONG.

Along with being a professional athlete, Rob is a husband and lives with his partner (Joey) in Massachusetts. He also serves as the Strength Coach to HWPO Training, a fitness training platform serving thousands of fitness enthusiasts worldwide, and coaches elite level CrossFit athletes.

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