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Jon Andersen Reel, normally referred to simply as Jon Andersen (January 8, 1972) is an American bodybuilder, strongman competitor and professional wrestler. Anderson has worked for Pro Wrestling Revolution in California, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in Mexico, Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) in Japan. In CMLL he was billed as Jon Strongman, playing off his massive physique.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Gorilla Press Drop
  • Chokeslam
  • Strong Man Lock
  • Nicknames
  • "The Firewall"
  • "1000% Fuerte"
  • "El Hombre Mas Fuerte del Mundo"
  • Teams and stables

Championships and accomplishments

Strongman career

Jon's strongman career began in 2002, winning the New Mexico's Strongest Man show, and he quickly earned his pro status by winning the Azelea Festival in 2003. Also in 2003, Jon won the North America's Strongest Man competition, his career best win. Jon joined the ranks of the IFSA strongman organization in 2005, placing 7th at the Pan-American Championships, and taking 2nd place at the IFSA World Team Championships along with teammates Travis Ortmayer, Geoff Dolan and Van Hatfield.

Personal Records

(All lifts done raw with only a weight belt)

  • Bench Press: 565x3
  • Close-Grip Bench Press: 545
  • Push Press: 365x6, 275x20
  • Squat: 775x3, 500x25, 405x37
  • Deadlift: 700x4, 500x21
  • Box Jump: 50"
  • Vertical Jump: 35"

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