In 1987 i got myfirst powerlifting usa, his bench press program i followed kind of i did more assistance then he did bench from 135 august 185 plus by xmas.
In 1998 at the strongest man alive contest st louis, i just weighed in sat down in a chair, then this gaint fucker sat right next to me , taking up two chairs.
He said im not from around here do you know where a guy could find a fur coat, i just looked at him like wtf, then he just started laughing.
He said he was from wyoming and when found out his name i told how much success i had with his bench program.
Any way he was only guy in contest bigger than Phil Makdisi, 6,2 425 also from texas . Jeff was 6,8 510 , my sister and cousin kept remining me how scrawny i looked sitting next to him.
I remember he won incline log press 240 x 60 reps or so which put him in finals. In finals i think he won harness pull. The other events required to much flexibility and cardio. Their were things about that contest and some of the st louis contests i didnt like. But where else do you have Kaz, magnus, ahola, phitzer , Goggins all in one spot.
I remember going to some night club the night after contest and seeing some of these giant guys and looks on the faces of the bouncers when they came in.
I have always thought if any body benched 700 natural it would have been him.