• Nationality: American
  • Height: 1.85m
  • Weight: 155kg

It is an odd state of affairs when you’re considered “the short one” at over 6 feet tall. Derek began his strongman career in 2003 after a transition from powerlifting. Since 2008 Poundstone has put in some impressive World’s Strongest Man performances, consistently reaching the final. Although the WSM title has eluded him, Derek has twice won the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2009 and 2010.

Although many of the great strongmen are now professional athletes, with no other job outside of their chosen sport, Derek has maintained his role as a police officer – we wouldn’t want to be on the wrong end of this man’s truncheon.


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