MEET
BILL
CLARK. 

WORLD CHAMPION ATHLETE, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST, GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER, 5TH DEGREE JIU JITSU BLACK BELT & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER. 

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EARLY LIFE

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Bill’s childhood was anything but typical.  Bill’s mom and dad were wonderful loving parents and always provided the best possible.  Unfortunately, his dad died suddenly and this was followed by his mom’s struggle with a number of illnesses that caused her to leave home for weeks, even a month at a time leaving him on his own.  Bill would often wrestle for money at school and use this to pay for his groceries.  Social Services would routinely visit the house and threaten to move Bill from his home.  Naturally, this created a tremendous amount of anxiety and depression for Bill–a lot to handle for an eleven year old.  Bill continued to read books on bodybuilding, weightlifting, powerlifting, karate, judo, and wrestling and made enough money to buy a weight set at a garage sale a mile down the road from his house. Making several trips, he carried all of the weights home.  Bill’s mom saved up enough money to purchase some extra weights and he got right to work.  Bill’s strength and confidence continued to grow and he was given a membership to a local gym.  This is where Bill’s career began to take off!

COMPETITIVE YEARS

A state champion Olympic Weightlifter named Joe Gazdik was training at the gym and noticed Bill’s power and offered to give him advice.  Bill quickly progressed and was soon competing, his first meet at the age of 15.  By 18, in just three years, Bill was at the Olympic Training Center and a member of the 24 Years of Age and Under National Squad.  Bill went on to become an International Gold Medalist, but was convinced by several legendary strongmen that powerlifting, a different strength sport altogether, was his true calling.  They were right! As a powerlifter, Bill went on to break and set over 170 state, national, and world records and win every title possible including the world championships. Bill continued to simultaneously train in the martial arts, earning black belts in Dragon Kempo and Jiu Jitsu.

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RECORDS, SEMINARS, SPEAKING

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As Bill’s powerlifting career began to wind down, his great friend, mentor, and coach, World’s Strongest Man winner, Don Reinhoudt, suggested that he transition to strength demonstrations and motivational speaking.  Bill began rolling up frying pans, tearing decks of cards, bending steel motorcycle parts, and ripping license plates in two. Soon, Bill found himself the number one social media star for Guinness World Records with over 330 million total views and being featured in Times Square with Mariah Carey and in the Ripley’s Believe it or not Museums around the world for tearing 29 license plates in two.  Since then, Bill has been featured in the news in over 130 countries and thoroughly enjoys inspirationally speaking to children and adults alike, hoping that his experiences can move people on their paths to individual greatness–even change the trajectory of their lives! Bill Clark’s mission is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and make the world a better place!

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • International Olympic Weightlifting Gold Medalist 1987-1989

  • World, National, and International Champion 2004-2011 

  • Guinness World Record Holder 2015-2021 

  • World and Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 2019-2021

  • Featured in over 100 countries around the world 

ACHIEVEMENTS

FEATS OF STRENGTH 

  • Featured on Guinness World Record Social Media and TV 

  • Featured on ESPN 

  • International Olympic Weightlifting Medalist (24 and Under)

  • Member US Olympic Weightlifting Squad 

  • Multi World Powerlifting Champion 

  • Multi State and National Powerlifting Champion 

  • Multi State, National, and World Record Holder in Powerlifting

  • State, National and World Record Holder in Reverse Grip Curl

  • State, National and World Record Holder in One-Handed Deadlidt

  • Guinness Book World Record Holder 

  • Bench Pressed Over 500 Pounds Weighing 198 lbs

  • Deadlifted Over 700 Pounds Weighing 198 lbs

  • Squatted Over 700 Pounds Weighing 198 lbs 

  • Nationally Certified Strength Coach 

  • Strength Coach for Division One University 

  • Coached Several State and National Champions 

  • Author of Internationally Published Book, Lifting Spirits 

  • Inducted into State Strength and Power Hall of Fame 

  • Inducted into National Strength and Power Hall of Fame 

  • Featured in Magazines, Newspapers and on Television 

  • Trained by World Renowned Coaches 

  • Member of Prestigious York Barbell Weightlifting Team 

  • Conducts Numerous Strongman Demonstrations 

  • Motivational Speaker 

  • Has Formulated Numerous Youth Groups

  • Coached Special Olympics Powerlifting 

  • Spoken with Numerous Charitable Organizations

  • State, National and World Record Holder in the Anderson Press and Anderson Squat 

  • State, National and World Record Holder in One-Handed Deadlift 

  • State, National and World Record Holder in Reverse Grip Curl 

  • Named Best Lifter of Competition Numerous Times 

  • Named Best Deadlifter at World Championships 

  • Named Best Deadlifter at National Championships 

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