Phil Pfister

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  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 1.98m
  • Weight: 170kg

Now retired, Phil is an American strongman who lays claim to the 2006 World’s Strongest Man title. He now works as a fireman but is often heard as a commentator on US coverage of the WSM competition.

Phil’s early years saw him chopping firewood to pay for his college education and, if Rocky IV taught us anything, it’s that chopping wood provides a better workout than even the best gym facilities can provide. Throughout his career Pfister was one of the few strongmen that proclaimed to be drug-free and is certainly only one of a handful of WSM winners, that has actively denied using performance enhancing drugs. Pretty impressive if this is true!

He attempted another title victory in 2007 at the WSM and although he failed, he still got a well-respected 4th place within this competition. Although Pfister went on and battled hard again at the 2008 World’s Strongest Man competition, he sadly was not capable of competing against Poland’s Mariusz Pudzianowski who went on to take his fourth crown within this competition. Phil also competed in the WSM 2009, but once more was not able to claim his second title, with that said, coming 7th within the competition is still a good achievement! His last push was at the Arnold Strongman Classic competition in 2010 where he also managed to claim his spot on the score board finishing in 7th place. It was sad to see Pfister take a back seat to this incredible sport but he can happily now sit back and relax knowing he took his crown within the WSM 2006!

Most recent achievement: Phil Pfister’s most recent notable achievement was his win at The World’s Strongest Man competition in 2006. Although not much followed afterwards in the case of breaking any records, winning a WSM competition is still a fantastic achievement!

Here is some footage of Pfister battling against Poland’s strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski within The Fingal’s Finger event in 2008:

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