Adriane Blewitt: ONLY woman to ever close the Captains of Crush No. 2 Gripper (195 lbs of pressure to close)
1998 Joe Kinney became the first man ever to close the No. 4 Captains of Crush Gripper. He was over 40 years old, 5’10”, 171 pounds. Joe was 38-40 years old when he started working out.
2004 Tommy Heslep was under 6 feet tall, about 175 pounds, 30 years old
As you can see, Magnus Samuelsson is the only of our 5 grip masters who is an overall world-class strength athlete. The other 4 are all one-dimensional grip masters. And with the exception of David Morton, Samuelsson is the only one who look like a strongman. Kinney, Holle, and Heslep are all under 200 pounds.
Nathan Holle and Joe Kinney are among the authors of this book.