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Tanner Merkle - Level 1


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The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:

Tanner Merkle


GripBoard Mash Monster Level 1

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.



Official Mash Monster Video


Name: Tanner Merkle
Age: 29
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215lbs
Date of Feat: September 17, 2021
How Long Grip Training:  4 years
Current Grip Training Program:  Grip training consists of about twice a week training on whatever the implements are for upcoming competitions. No set routine.

Other Training Info: I was a competitive rock climber for about 13 or so years before I found grip sport. I enjoy training thick bar and most recently my favorite exercise has been inch dumbbell farmers walks with Adam Glass.



Tanner Merkle, the 120th man in the world to close the Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1



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All the way to the 7!!!!

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42 minutes ago, Joe Sullivan said:

 Awesome!!  But I’m a little confused on the name.....Zach Merkle? Is this Tanners twin or is Zach his real name? 

My real name is Tanner. Idk who Zach is lol

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Thanks @Cannon. Lot on my plate today and couldn't figure what to do. Did a tag and left it at that.

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12 hours ago, Boulderbrew said:

My real name is Tanner. Idk who Zach is lol

Whoops. Not sure where my head was. LOL! Fixed

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