- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.98m
- Weight: 180kg
Powerful pink shoes. If there’s one sure-fire sign of a man who believes in his own strength it was Mike’s decision to sport some excellent pink Converse shoes in competition.
Jenkins exploded onto the strongman scene in 2011 when he secured second place – beating Big Z in the process – at the Arnold Strongman Classic. He’d won the amateur equivalent a year earlier but had otherwise been in the shadows on the international circuit. This second place led to a series of excellent performances, culminating in victory at the Arnold Strongman Classic the following year in 2012.
Jenkins was a favourite coming into the 2012′s World’s Strongest Man but narrowly missed out on a podium finish after superhuman performances from Big Z, Lalas and Brian Shaw. He passed on 2013′s Arnold Strongman Classic due to injury. A wicked combination of static strength and speed in the moving events made Jenkins an awesome competitor. Sadly, Mike passed away aged just 31 in November 2013.