Joey Szatmary


"A dream doesn't become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work".
The goal is simple. Become as strong as I possibly can be mentally and physically while I have my time here on earth. Strength training has been involved in my life ever since I was a kid. It's been my way to express and challenge myself. It's also a way for me to stay sane in this crazy world. Throughout my athletic career I was always in the weight room and became obsessed with increasing my performance for sport. I have always loved working with a barbell and keeping things simple by using tires, dumbbells, kegs, sledge hammers etc... After College I got into CrossFit which had led me to compete in Olympic Weight lifting which then brought me into the sport of strongman. Since then I have opened up my own gym called The Lions Den to share my passion with others and help them become their strongest versions. Throughout this journey I've learned that hard work and resilience are the secret ingredients to achieving your goals.
Supplements of choice:
Team USA for Team Worlds in strongman
National Champion in strongman Heavyweight Class
PA Strongest Man
NY State Records in Atlas Stones & Log Clean and Press