A converted Yankee, JK now proudly calls southeast Tennessee home. Known for his speed on the rugby pitch, JK is a bit of a local legend at Lee University where he played, and now proudly serves as the team's head coach. A few of his favorite things...family, friends, his epic beard, and his even more epic deadlift sans straps or a belt.

Favorite Stats: 

2016 United States Strongman National Championship Participant

505lb Back Squat
615lb Deadlift

415 Bench Press


Representing Gym Mettle's East Coast division, Hutch calls Virginia Beach home. A college football and rugby player back in his glory days, he now focuses on his new passion, competitive strongman. Unlike the other nuts on this page, the thought of steady state cardio makes his soul hurt (you can't flex cardio, right?) but he's always game for strapping on his harness and tow rope and pulling his truck around. 

Favorite Stats:

Multiple podium finishes in sanctioned strongman competitions

2015 United States Strongman National Championship Qualifier

2015 North American Strongman National Championship Qualifier


Tennessee born and bred. By day, Preston works as a quality manager for a major pharmaceutical company. After hours, Preston focuses on quality workouts. A glutton for punishment, his real happy place is on either his Concept2 Rower or SkiErg. He's slowly being converted to enjoying deadlifts and pressing weight!

Favorite Stats: 

2016 United States Strongman National Championship Participant

500M Row - 1:22 

2000M Row - 6:43

Bench Press - 225lb x25