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ASL Interview with Jim Voronin

Height: 6 foot three inches
Body weight: 351 pounds currently, but has been as high as 364 pounds
Neck: 25 inches
Chest: 60 inches
Arms: 23 inches
Thigh: 34 inches
Waist: 44 inches
Ring Size: 17 inches

The above photo is © Dr. Randall Strossen
andIron Mind Enterprises. Used with permission.
No duplication is allowed.

A junior high school English teacher by day, Jim Voronin is an impressively large man. He is a very accomplished powerlifter. Some highlights of his athletic resume include the title of 1998 APF Senior National champion in the superheavyweight class. This was his fourth time winning it and the third year in a row (1994, 1996 and 1997). In the international arena, Mr. Voronin consistently comes home with a big total. In his first appearance in the WPC Worlds in 1991, he came in third. In 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996, he came in second. His powerlifting totals have earned him a top ten ranking in the Superheavyweight rankings in Powerlifting USA for the last six rankings in a row. He's been in the top five in the same list for the last five rankings. In 1997, he made his strongman debut when he competed in the US Strongman Finals in Primm, Nevada. He perhaps is best remembered by the viewing audience as the competitor who did the full splits after doing the keg toss-a very impressive display of flexibility. He also won the bar bend event. He is also known for his thick neck which measures in excess of 25 inches. It was disappointing to learn that he would not be at this year's Full Strength Challenge, the US qualifier to the World's Strongest Man Competition. He cannot compete that weekend because his sister is getting married.

Best Lifts
in competition
Squat: 909 pounds
Bench press: 633 pounds and 600 pounds (reverse grip)
Deadlift: 733 pounds
Total: 2242 pounds

in the gym
Neck raise: 250 pounds for 5 reps
One handed seated dumbbell press: 200 pounds

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Jim Voronin's athletic resume