- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.96m
- Weight: 140kg
Unlike many strongmen, Josh didn’t come into the sport from powerlifting or athletics but instead aspired to be a strongman from the get-go having been inspired by Bill Kazmaier when he was twelve. He has since managed an impressive three World’s Strongest Man appearances. A fourth WSM was on the cards for 2012 until an unfortunate injury led to him pulling out.
Josh has been on the strongman scene for awhile now but has yet managed to achieve the glory of a podium position at international level. If he can stay injury free he may continue to qualify for WSM. Fingers crossed that he keeps trying rather than turning to the darkside and taking up MMA – something Thigpen expressed as an option in an interview in February 2012.