Athlete Bio
Karl Gillingham

Years Active: 1998-2014
Born: 1965-02-06
Height: 1.91 m (6' 3")
Weight: 130 kg (287 lbs)

International Contests: 28
International Contest Wins: 1
National Contests: 4
National Contest Wins: 1
WSM Appearances: 3
WSM Finals: 0
Best WSM Finish: 3rd in heat
Date Contest Contest Type Location Placing
2007-09-23 2007 WSM Group 2World's Strongest Man Anaheim, California 5 of 5
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Group 5World's Strongest Man Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Group 1World's Strongest Man Victoria Falls, Zambia 4 of 6
2005-09-25 2005 IFSA Strongman World ChampionshipsIFSA Strongman World Championships Quebec City, Canada 12 of 16
2007-03-04 2007 Arnold Strongman ClassicArnold Strongman Classic Columbus, Ohio 9 of 10
2005-03-05 2005 Arnold's Strongest ManArnold Strongman Classic Columbus, Ohio 8 of 10
1998-10-03 1998 AFSA Las Vegas Full Strength ChallengeAFSA Full Strength Challenge Las Vegas, Nevada 9 of 10
2010-01-24 2010 All-American Strongman ChallengeAll-American Strongman Challenge Los Angeles, California 9 of 14
2008-06-15 2008 Globe's Strongest ManGlobe's Strongest Man Moscow, Russia 6 of 12
2001-06-02 2001 Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast Honolulu, Hawaii 4 of 12
2000-05-28 2000 Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast Honolulu, Hawaii 6 of 12
1999-06-06 1999 Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast Honolulu, Hawaii 8 of 14
2013-07-07 2013 SCL North American ChampionshipsSCL North American Championships Warwick, Canada 5 of 12
2008-01-19 2008 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixStrongman Super Series Uncasville, Connecticut 6 of 13
2007-07-07 2007 Viking Power ChallengeStrongman Super Series Gol, Norway 6 of 12
2007-06-16 2007 Venice Beach Grand PrixStrongman Super Series Los Angeles, California 4 of 14
2006-06-01 2006 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixStrongman Super Series Uncasville, Connecticut 6 of 14
2004-12-05 2004 Sweden Grand PrixStrongman Super Series Gothenburg, Sweden 5 of 9
2003-01-18 2003 Hawaii Grand PrixStrongman Super Series Honolulu, Hawaii 7 of 14
2003-01-17 2002 Hawaii Grand PrixStrongman Super Series Honolulu, Hawaii 9 of 14
2002-02-17 2002 Northeast Strongman ShowdownNortheast Strongman Showdown Wilmington, Massachusetts 1 of 15
2005-08-21 2005 IFSA Pan-American ChampionshipsIFSA Grand Prix São Paulo, Brazil 3 of 12
2014-09-01 2014 North America's Strongest ManNorth America's Strongest Man Gatineau, Canada 5 of 11
2011-09-05 2011 North America's Strongest ManNorth America's Strongest Man Gatineau, Canada 3 of 3
2010-09-06 2010 North America's Strongest ManNorth America's Strongest Man Gatineau, Canada 5 of 12
2009-09-07 2009 North America's Strongest ManNorth America's Strongest Man Gatineau, Canada 4 of 12
2004-10-09 2004 America's Strongest ManAmerica's Strongest Man Atlanta, Georgia 3 of 12
2002-07-20 2002 America's Strongest ManAmerica's Strongest Man St. Louis, Missouri 3 of 16
1999-06-05 1999 America's Strongest ManAmerica's Strongest Man Honolulu, Hawaii 6 of 8
1998-10-02 1998 America's Strongest ManAmerica's Strongest Man Las Vegas, Nevada 1 of 6
2013-09-02 2013 North America's Strongest ManNorth America's Strongest Man Gatineau, Canada 4 of 12
2012-09-03 2012 North America's Strongest ManNorth America's Strongest Man Gatineau, Canada 7 of 12
Date Contest Event Result Placing
2008-06-15 2008 Globe's Strongest ManAtlas Stones
(110 to 165 kg)
5 in 20.80 s 5 of 12
2008-06-15 2008 Globe's Strongest ManPower Stairs
(180-200-220 kg, 5 stairs each)
29.43 s 6 of 12
2008-06-15 2008 Globe's Strongest ManMedley
(200 kg duck walk + loading (3x 100 kg
kegs) + 4x 350 kg tire flip)
56.41 s 8 of 12
2008-06-15 2008 Globe's Strongest ManDeadlift Hold 37.80 s 2 of 12
2008-06-15 2008 Globe's Strongest ManKettlebell Press 1 rep 7 of 12
2008-06-15 2008 Globe's Strongest ManTruck Pull 28.82 s 6 of 12
2008-06-15 2008 Globe's Strongest ManFarmer's Walk
(For distance)
22.3 m 8 of 12
2008-01-19 2008 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixAtlas Stones
(135 to 190 kg)
4 in 21.53 s 6 of 13
2008-01-19 2008 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixShield Carry 36.58 m 6 of 13
2008-01-19 2008 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixDeadlift Hold 34.77 s 3 of 13
2008-01-19 2008 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixSuper Yoke 18.81 s 9 of 13
2008-01-19 2008 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixViking Press 5 reps 5 of 13
2008-01-19 2008 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixMedley
(Tire flip + frame carry)
32.36 s 4 of 13
2007-09-23 2007 WSM Heat 2Atlas Stones
(100 to 160 kg)
4 in 16.79 s 5 of 5
2007-09-23 2007 WSM Heat 2Keg Toss
(10x 22.5 kg kegs, 4.00 metres)
10 in 51.10 s 2 of 5
2007-09-23 2007 WSM Heat 2Safe Lift 13 reps 2 of 5
2007-09-23 2007 WSM Heat 2Squat Lift
(7 lifts, 260 to 360 kg)
3 in 13.57 s 5 of 5
2007-09-23 2007 WSM Heat 2Hercules Hold 37.58 s 2 of 5
2007-09-23 2007 WSM Heat 2Medley
(120 kg farmer's walk (10 m), 100 kg
barrel (10 m), 111 kg barrel (12 m))
60.99 s 5 of 5
2007-07-07 2007 Viking Power ChallengeAtlas Stones
(120 to 180 kg)
4 in 70.24 s 5 of 12
2007-07-07 2007 Viking Power ChallengeFarmer's Walk 33.34 s 4 of 12
2007-07-07 2007 Viking Power ChallengeCrucifix Hold
(20 kg / hand)
33.66 s 4 of 12
2007-07-07 2007 Viking Power ChallengeMax Deadlift
(Axle bar)
250 kg 4 of 12
2007-07-07 2007 Viking Power ChallengeViking Press 12 reps 3 of 12
2007-07-07 2007 Viking Power ChallengeTire Flip
(6 flips)
61.00 s 7 of 12
2007-07-07 2007 Viking Power ChallengeSuper Yoke 14.60 s 6 of 12
2007-06-16 2007 Venice Beach Grand PrixAtlas Stones 4 in 50.00 s 7 of 14
2007-06-16 2007 Venice Beach Grand PrixMedley
(2 deadlifts + 1 flag hoist + 400 kg
frame carry)
4 + 0.70 m 2 of 14
2007-06-16 2007 Venice Beach Grand PrixTombstone Carry 55.66 s 3 of 14
2007-06-16 2007 Venice Beach Grand PrixSuper Yoke 23.00 s 7 of 14
2007-06-16 2007 Venice Beach Grand PrixOverhead Medley 4 in 87.22 s 5 of 14
2007-06-16 2007 Venice Beach Grand PrixFarmer's Walk 34.90 s 5 of 14
2007-03-04 2007 Arnold Strongman ClassicDumbbell Press 3 reps 7 of 10
2007-03-04 2007 Arnold Strongman ClassicMax Deadlift
(Hummer tires)
0 (Did not attempt) 10 of 10
2007-03-04 2007 Arnold Strongman ClassicSuper Yoke 25.17 s 8 of 10
2007-03-04 2007 Arnold Strongman ClassicApollon's Wheels
(Cleans-Continentals-Presses)
0-3-0 10 of 10
2007-03-04 2007 Arnold Strongman ClassicManhood Stones 1 rep, 220 kg 6 of 10
2007-03-04 2007 Arnold Strongman ClassicTimber Carry 8.46 m 5 of 10
2006-06-01 2006 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixMedley
(Fingal's finger + yoke + tire flip)
0 (No lift) 5 of 14
2006-06-01 2006 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixAtlas Stones
(120 to 200 kg)
5 in 33.48 s 6 of 14
2006-06-01 2006 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixDeadlift
(Car deadlift)
10 reps 4 of 14
2006-06-01 2006 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixAxle Press 5 reps 5 of 14
2006-06-01 2006 Mohegan Sun Grand PrixFrame Carry 28.14 m 5 of 14
2005-09-25 2005 IFSA Strongman World ChampionshipsAtlas Stones
(140 to 180 kg)
4 in 36.26 s 7 of 16
2005-09-25 2005 IFSA Strongman World ChampionshipsShield Carry 50 m 12 of 16
2005-09-25 2005 IFSA Strongman World ChampionshipsApollon's Wheels 0 reps 12 of 16
2005-09-25 2005 IFSA Strongman World ChampionshipsFarmer's Walk 26.2 m 11 of 16
2005-09-25 2005 IFSA Strongman World ChampionshipsDeadlift 7 reps 5 of 16
2005-09-25 2005 IFSA Strongman World ChampionshipsConan's Wheel 946 ° 12 of 16
2005-09-25 2005 IFSA Strongman World ChampionshipsMax Log Lift 0 (No lift) 16 of 16
2005-09-25 2005 IFSA Strongman World ChampionshipsSuper Yoke 37.55 s 11 of 16
2005-08-21 2005 IFSA Pan-American ChampionshipsAtlas Stones
(120 to 160 kg)
5 in 41.23 s 7 of 12
2005-08-21 2005 IFSA Pan-American ChampionshipsApollon's Wheels 1 rep 4 of 12
2005-08-21 2005 IFSA Pan-American ChampionshipsConan's Wheel 47.70 m 2 of 12
2005-08-21 2005 IFSA Pan-American ChampionshipsShield Carry 61 m 3 of 12
2005-08-21 2005 IFSA Pan-American ChampionshipsWheelbarrow Carry 14.1 m 3 of 12
2005-08-21 2005 IFSA Pan-American ChampionshipsLog Lift 7 reps 3 of 12
2005-08-21 2005 IFSA Pan-American ChampionshipsDeadlift 6 reps 3 of 12
2005-08-21 2005 IFSA Pan-American ChampionshipsFarmer's Walk 55.6 m 7 of 12
2005-03-05 2005 Arnold's Strongest ManTimber Carry 2.67 m 3 of 10
2005-03-05 2005 Arnold's Strongest ManHammer Lift Rd 1, Hole 4 8 of 10
2005-03-05 2005 Arnold's Strongest ManDumbbell Press 5 reps 6 of 10
2005-03-05 2005 Arnold's Strongest ManMedicine Ball Toss 4.72 m 4 of 10
2005-03-05 2005 Arnold's Strongest ManMax Deadlift
(Hummer tires)
408 kg 6 of 10
2005-03-05 2005 Arnold's Strongest ManApollon's Wheels
(Cleans-Continentals-Presses)
0-3-0 9 of 10
2004-12-05 2004 Sweden Grand PrixAtlas Stones
(120 to 175 kg)
4 in 20.53 s 5 of 9
2004-12-05 2004 Sweden Grand PrixMax Deadlift 355 kg 2 of 9
2004-12-05 2004 Sweden Grand PrixVertical Lift 2 reps 7 of 9
2004-12-05 2004 Sweden Grand PrixBench Press 7 reps 6 of 9
2004-12-05 2004 Sweden Grand PrixConan's Wheel 777 ° 3 of 9
2004-12-05 2004 Sweden Grand PrixTire Flip
(5 flips)
5 in 68.45 s 5 of 9
2004-12-05 2004 Sweden Grand PrixFarmer's Walk 17.93 s 7 of 9
2003-01-18 2003 Hawaii Grand PrixCarry & Drag 19.89 m 11 of 14
2003-01-18 2003 Hawaii Grand PrixConan's Wheel 561 ° 3 of 14
2003-01-18 2003 Hawaii Grand PrixFront Hold 49.13 s 4 of 14
2003-01-18 2003 Hawaii Grand PrixDeadlift
(Axle bar)
5 reps 9 of 14
2003-01-18 2003 Hawaii Grand PrixSuper Yoke 20.31 s 8 of 14
2003-01-18 2003 Hawaii Grand PrixMax Axle Press 150 kg 9 of 14
2003-01-17 2002 Hawaii Grand PrixFront Squat 0 reps, 180 kg 10 of 14
2003-01-17 2002 Hawaii Grand PrixCrucifix Hold 45.42 s 8 of 14
2003-01-17 2002 Hawaii Grand PrixLog Lift 2 reps 5 of 14
2003-01-17 2002 Hawaii Grand PrixSuper Yoke 23.41 s 8 of 14
2003-01-17 2002 Hawaii Grand PrixTire Flip
(8 flips)
13.4 m 8 of 14
2003-01-17 2002 Hawaii Grand PrixFarmer's Walk 18.7 m 6 of 14
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 5Atlas Stones
(100 to 160 kg)
5 in 38.63 s 1 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 5Conan's Wheel 1132 ° 2 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 5Truck Pull 51.03 s 4 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 5Fingal's Fingers
(200 to 300 kg)
3 in 25.34 s 5 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 5Max Log Lift 150 kg 4 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 5Carry & Drag
(120 kg farmer's walk (15 m), 300 kg
chain drag (15 m))
31.6 m 3 of 6
2002-02-17 2002 Northeast Strongman ShowdownDeadlift 15 reps 3 of 15
2002-02-17 2002 Northeast Strongman ShowdownArm Over Arm Pull 29.57 s 3 of 15
2002-02-17 2002 Northeast Strongman ShowdownAtlas Stones 5 in 25.97 s 1 of 15
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Atlas Stones
(100 to 160 kg)
4 in 38.80 s 5 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Conan's Wheel 859 ° 2 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Max Deadlift 340 kg 2 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Africa Stone 62.76 m 5 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Arm Over Arm Pull 30.40 s 2 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Carry & Drag 33.5 m 4 of 6
2001-06-02 2001 Beauty and the BeastPower Stairs 57.22 s 5 of 12
2001-06-02 2001 Beauty and the BeastDeadlift Hold 58.30 s 6 of 12
2001-06-02 2001 Beauty and the BeastKeg Toss 5.33 m 1 of 12
2001-06-02 2001 Beauty and the BeastFarmer's Walk 43.2 m 6 of 12
2001-06-02 2001 Beauty and the BeastMax Axle Press 150 kg 5 of 12
2000-05-28 2000 Beauty and the BeastPower Stairs
(18 stairs)
59.84 s 5 of 12
2000-05-28 2000 Beauty and the BeastKeg Toss
(For height)
5.33 m 3 of 12
2000-05-28 2000 Beauty and the BeastHercules Hold 24.63 s 2 of 12
2000-05-28 2000 Beauty and the BeastMax Log Lift 135 kg 11 of 12
2000-05-28 2000 Beauty and the BeastTrolley Pull 30.78 s 6 of 12
1999-06-06 1999 Beauty and the BeastSuper Yoke 23.6 m 10 of 14
1999-06-06 1999 Beauty and the BeastHercules Hold 30.38 s 7 of 14
1999-06-06 1999 Beauty and the BeastAtlas Stones 4 in 33.59 s 7 of 14
1999-06-06 1999 Beauty and the BeastMax Log Lift 135 kg 12 of 14
1999-06-06 1999 Beauty and the BeastTrolley Pull 38.47 s 7 of 14
1998 1998 AFSA Las Vegas Full Strength ChallengeLoading Race 85.78 s 8 of 10
1998 1998 AFSA Las Vegas Full Strength ChallengeCar Flip DNF 7 of 10
1998 1998 AFSA Las Vegas Full Strength ChallengeSuper Yoke 4.95 m 2 of 10
1998 1998 AFSA Las Vegas Full Strength ChallengeLog Lift 1 rep 10 of 10
1998 1998 AFSA Las Vegas Full Strength ChallengeBus Pull 59.49 s 7 of 10
# Event PR Contest
1 Max. Deadlift 355 kg (783 lbs) 2004 Sweden Grand Prix
2 Max. Hummer Tire Deadlift 408 kg (899 lbs) 2005 Arnold's Strongest Man
3 Max. Log Lift 150 kg (331 lbs) 2002 WSM Group 5
4 Max. Axle Press 150 kg (331 lbs) 2001 Beauty and the Beast