Northern Kentucky gym owner wins national strongman championship

Posted at 7:47 AM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 06:26:07-04

ERLANGER, Ky. — A gym owner and lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky claimed a national strongman championship earlier in June.

Ben Eisenmenger, owner of Be Strong Gym, won the 2021 US Strongman National Championship in the middleweight division on June 5 in Minneapolis.

To win the title, Eisenmenger competed against 44 other men from the region. He scored higher than the others in events such as the farmer's walk and keg/sandbag medley.

This is not Eisenmenger's first strongman title.

In 2018, he won the title of Kentucky's Strongest Man in the 105-kilogram, or about 230-pound, division. In 2020, he won the title of West Virginia's Strongest Man in the 125-kilogram, or about 275-pound, division.

Eisenmenger also earned the title Beast Tamer in 2018, a title given to a person who can complete a military press, a chin-up and a pistol squat while holding a kettlebell weighing 48 kilograms, or about 106 pounds.