FORT LUPTON, Colo. — In the quiet town of Fort Lupton if you listen closely enough you may just tap into one of the strangest backyard activities outside of a college frat party.
“I just happen to have keg tosses in my parent’s backyard,” says 29-year-old Brian Shaw. At 6‘8” and weighing 425 pounds, he holds the title to the strongest man in the world.
“I’ve always kind of had the odd strength,” he says.
One day the high school athlete decided to enter a strongman competition on a whim, with almost no training. Shaw won the whole thing.
It was that moment when he got hooked. Within 8 month Shaw became a professional strongman.
After traveling the world testing his strength for the past few years, Shaw finally won the 2011 World’s Strongest Man competition.