Danny Gillean


NICKNAME: Texas Twister
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 195 LBS.

Danny Gillean

NICKNAME: Texas Twister

HEIGHT: 5’10”

WEIGHT: 195 LBS.

LEVER LENGTH (ELBOW TO FINGERTIP): 19.5"

HOMETOWN: Heath, Texas

FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Hook and Toproll

YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 31 years

FAMILY: Married for 30 years with 7 daughters

WAL TITLES: WAL 2014 Finalist

EMPLOYMENT: Property Management- Gillean owns and manages apartment complexes

HOBBIES: Arm-wrestling, water skiing, golfing, and coaching kids' sports

FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: Forearm blasting and cable pulling

INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE:  In high school, Gillean could beat everyone. Then, once he graduated and went to a tournament, he realized what arm-wrestling was all about. Now that he's 50 years-old, he knows that if he wants to be the best, he needs to train hard.

UNIQUE FACT: Gillean has SEVEN daughters which includes two sets of twins! He has taught them to be competitive and considers them to be his biggest fans.

MOTTO: “If you are not the first, you might as well be the last."