Doug Madewell, ASC 105kg Pro Strongman
5’11” / 270 lbs
Born: March 31, 1982
From: Huber Heights, OH
How long have you been competing as a strongman? Five years.
How did you get started in the sport? A good friend, Orie Barnett (who promotes NAS contests in Xenia, Ohio) thought I would make a good strongman.
What accomplishment in the sport are you most proud of? Earning my 105k pro strongman card. Loading a 500 pound atlas stone!
What's the biggest goof/screw up/rookie mistake you've made in a contest? Not wearing the right shoes for a sled pull on an area floor. I couldn't get any traction and was sliding all over the place.
What is your favorite event? Atlas Stones!
What is your least favorite event? Wheel barrow medley
What is your best nugget of advice for a person new to the sport? Take in every little thing and every bit of info from everyone. Go watch shows, learn from them, and see what works for you. Every little second counts in this sport.