NICKNAME: The Ox
WEIGHT: 164 LBS.
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Hook
RIVALRIES: Justin Bishop and Ray Hendricks
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 3 years
WAL TITLES: WAL 2015 Southern Region: 3rd Place Right-hand
HOBBIES: Exercising, theoretical physics, hiking, arm-wrestling, studying human anatomy and physiology.
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: Straight bar curls and Country Crush
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: “High school summers were filled with digging ditches and rolling concrete. I realized I did not want to do this profession forever, so I pulled up my boot straps, when people counted me out, and graduated college in Biology/Chemistry, received a Masters in Science, and now I’ll soon be a Dentist.”
UNIQUE FACT: “I’m a simple man from the south with large aspirations. Not only am I just at home sitting by a fire down an old back road, but I don’t mind wearing a 3 piece suit and attending an opera. My interests are highly varied and I strive to learn and do all I can. I am a renaissance man in this light.”
MOTTO: “I’ll never quit. Believe it.”
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING MEMORY: Bishop remembers beating Junior Andrews in his first tournament.
BIGGEST ARM-WRESTLING ACCOMPLISHMENT: “Winning undefeated at the AAA Nationals.”
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: “Whatever you set your mind to, never quit.”
BIGGEST OBSTACLE FACED AND OVERCAME: Bishops biggest obstacle was being accepted into dental school. After graduating college with a biology and chemistry degree, he spent 4 years trying to find the perfect career while being denied from dental school 3 times. Bishop went to Honduras on a dental mission, received his masters in science and followed his motto. He applied to dental school once more and says, “God gave me my chance. Here I am in the top eighteen in the nation and one thing is certain. The Ox won’t quit. Believe it.”