EFT (Elbow to Fingertips): 0
NICKNAME: The Dark Passenger
WEIGHT: 195 LBS.
HOMETOWN: Battlefield, Missouri
FAVORITE ARMWRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Hook and Press
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 5 years
FAMILY: “Married to an amazing woman with one beautiful daughter.”
WAL TITLES: WAL 2014 Finalist; WAL 2015 Southern Region: 2nd Place Right-hand, 3rd Place Left-hand; WAL 2015 Middleweight Championships Finalist
EMPLOYMENT: Security at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri
HOBBIES: Spending time with his wife, daughter and dog; training for competitions; hanging out with friends and family; and playing video games against his wife.
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: “I don’t really have a favorite training technique. I just love training period. I try to switch it up a lot and have fun with it.”
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: When Stratton was 15 years-old, he broke his lower back and tore 3 discs. Always an athlete and a runner on his school’s varsity team, he was devastated when his doctor told him he would never be able to work out again and that he had to give up all physical activity for the rest of his life. His depression was debilitating, but in the midst of it all, he found strength. He learned to walk by faith, not sight. He thanks God every day for the strength he gave him to pursue his dream and prove his doctor wrong.
UNIQUE FACT: Stratton will be working towards the Guinness World Record weighted pull-up this year.
MOTTO: “Never give up.”