WEIGHT: 222 LBS.
HOMETOWN: Taylorville, Illinois
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Hook and Toproll
RIVALRIES: Doug Allen and Brent Rakers
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 10 years
WAL TITLES: WAL 2015 Northern Regional Finalist
HOBBIES: Cook enjoys weightlifting, hunting, fishing, and camping.
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: “Gym time and arm-wrestling with the Central Illinois Arm-wrestling team.”
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: “My father, Tony Cook, was a professional arm wrestler in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He also promoted arm-wrestling tournaments in the Midwest in the 1990’s. He got me started in the sport.”
MOTTO: “If you’re going to be a bear, be a Grizzly.”
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING MEMORY: “Winning the right and left hand overall at Illinois State in my early 20’s.”
BIGGEST ARM-WRESTLING ACCOMPLISHMENT: “Making it to the Finals at the WAL Las Vegas, both right and left hand.”
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: “Don’t let someone work harder than you. Hard work beats talent any day.”
BIGGEST OBSTACLE FACED AND OVERCAME: “Fighting through aches and pains of competing in this grueling sport, by consistent, hard work, and plenty of rest.”