- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.98m
- Weight: 182kg
Powerful pink shoes! If there’s one sure-fire sign of a man who believes in his own strength, it was Mike’s decision to wear some excellent pink Converse shoes within these competitions.
Jenkins exploded onto the strongman scene in 2011 when he secured second place position, beating Big Z within the process at the Arnold Strongman Classic. He’d won the amateur equivalent a year earlier but had otherwise been in the shadows on the international circuit. This second place led to a series of excellent performances, culminating in victory at the Giant’s Live Event & The Arnold Strongman Classic within the following year of 2012. Jenkins was a favourite coming into the 2012’s World’s Strongest Man but narrowly missed out on a podium finish after superhuman performances from Big Z, Lalas and Brian Shaw.
He passed on his place in 2013’s Arnold Strongman Classic due to an injury. A wicked combination of static strength and speed in the moving events made Jenkins an awesome competitor. Sadly, Mike passed away aged 31 in November 2013. Although sadly this respectable man has passed on, he is still remembered today to have made a great impression within the strongman industry. His determination and drive still lives on within many of the strongman competitors today.
Mike will be greatly missed, this came as a shock to so many people but this just goes to show that even the strongest and nicest guys sometimes run out of luck. R.I.P Mike, being an inspiration to many of us and others. He will be greatly missed!
Most recent achievement: Mike Jenkin’s most recent achievement was at The Arnold Strongman Classic in 2012 and also The Giants Live competition within the same year. Taking his victory within both of these events was the highlight in Mike’s strongman days.
Here is Mike’s awesome Dumbbell win at the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic: