- Nationality: British
- Height: 1.85m
- Weight: 201kg
Glenn Ross, otherwise known as “The Daddy”, is an old-school, brute-strength strongman. Never one for the delicate touch or perfect technique, Glenn relied on sheer power and size to claim his multiple Strongest Man titles. For pure power, Ross was widely perceived as the Big Z of his day, proving to be an insurmountable opponent at the Arnold Strongman Classic 2005 on the static events, claiming victory and world records within The Hummer Tyre Deadlift and the Dumbbell event.
A little known fact is that Ross started his career as a bodybuilder, sporting an excellent fake tan and very low body fat. It stayed that way until Ross decided to pack on the pounds in an effort to become the strongest he could, peaking at a reported 201kg, a huge weight for a man 6″1′ tall.
From 1995-2000 Ross was Northern Island’s Strongest Man for each consecutive year. He also placed first within The IFSA UK Championship (1999) along with being UK’s Strongest Man five times which was achieved in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and also again in 2010! Ross also won Britain’s Strongest Man three times from 1999-2001. Along with this continuous list of winning, Ross also won the European Masters Strongman Cup in 2004.
The Daddy is still involved in the strongman scene today, organising and presenting UK’s Strongest Man in 2012. The rumour mill is alive with whispers of a Rocky-esque return but we fear it’ll be to powerlifting rather than the sport that made him famous.
Most recent achievement: Glenn Ross’s most recent achievement is the 2010 victory to becoming UK’s Strongest Man for his 5th time around.
Here we have some old footage of Glenn Ross at the Arnold Strongman Classics event in 2005, this clip shows what a power house Glenn Ross is and how he took on his name of “The Daddy”: