WEIGHT: 225 LBS.
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING TECHNIQUE: High Hook
RIVALRIES: Evan Bourgoin, Dave Shay, and Trevor Sly
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 3 years
FAMILY: "Married 17 Years to a my Beautiful Bride and father of two adult children."
WAL TITLES: WAL 2015 Ohio State Championship 226+ Left Hand, Right Hand Runner Up
HOBBIES: Fred is a Vice President for Bikers Against Abused and Neglected Children in Napoleon Ohio. He brews his own Kombucha, and he powerlifts.
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: "Lots of Table Time with Team Knuckleheads in Huron, Ohio and all the elite pullers in the State.
EMPLOYMENT: Railroad Mechanical Superintendent
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: "I was driving along one day with a bag of glazed donuts in my lap, and extra lite and extra sweet coffee. I weighed about 320 pounds, and I realized on was on the road to dying. That day I changed my life and found arm-wrestling, CrossFit and powerlifting. Now, I pull 225’s and feel like every day is better than the last.”
MOTTO: “Don’t waste your time looking back….you're not going that way.”
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING MEMORY: "Beating Rob Vigeant with a very lucky shoulder position off the go. He smiled at me, shook his finger and said, 'There won’t be a second time.' He was right.”
BIGGEST ARM-WRESTLING ACCOMPLISHMENT: "Forming a team, starting Arm Fighter FOTO, and being able to bring people together and create a passion in others for the sport."
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: "Don’t stop pulling. Even when you think you got nothing left, hang in there. Chances are your opponent is walking the same line."