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Tim Struse, Level 6

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The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:

Tim Struse


GripBoard Mash Monster Level 6

This certification is granted by The GripBoard as an independent third party with no ethical or commercial conflict of interest.

The Mash Monster Gripper is one of a limited number supplied and controlled by The GripBoard.

The gripper is closed with one hand under strict and uniformly ethical and authenticated conditions.

This momentous feat was demonstrated on video to assure it will be valid for posterity.


Tim mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 6

Official Mash Monster Video

Mash Monster Profile

Age: 35

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 260lbs

Date of Feat: October 28, 2011

Witness: Diane Struse

How Long Grip Training

1 ½ years

Current Grip Training Program

Grip and Pinch on Saturday; Supporting on Wednesday.

Other Training Info

In my opinion, the core lifts are necessary to be competitive in grip (unless you're a genetic freak), so I stay with the basics: squat, deadlift, press, pull-ups and rows. I prefer overhead pressing much more than bench. I've recently incorporated heavy sled dragging with great results.


First and foremost, thanks to Aaron Corcorran for turning me on to grip and putting me on the fast track. Thanks to Chris Rice for his recent help, and for being one of the pillars of grip sport. I also thank Jedd for his inspiring passion for the sport, and for taking the lead with gripsport.org. Thanks also to the guys who keep the MM process working so smoothly: Eric, Bill, Matt, and the judges. Also, I thank the entire Gripboard community for its support and camaraderie.


Tim Struse, the 5th man in the world to close the Mash Monster Gripper - Level 6.

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