Kevin is a freak of nature. It’s very possible for him to become a WSM in the future if he puts in the hard work. He is very focused in his training and I think that showed in his WSM debut. Josh is right, he is very well mannered and mature for his age and represents the USA extremeley well in my opinion.
He was very close in the medley in his heat and had not trained fingal fingers leading up to China. Combine that with a very solid group and he definitely had his work cut out for him.
He is from Boston, but goes to school here in Arizona. He has been training events at my house since late August but trains back home at Art McDermott’s place, now PPC East.
The MTV True Life show he was 19 and missed out on his pro card, losing to Josh Thigpen, who you may have seen earlier on WSM 2005. He later won his HW pro card in Hawaii.
I can tell you though, he is not 260 lbs. He weighs 240-245 lbs. which is even more impressive that he can hang with those guys.
My claim to fame is that I beat Kevin in training on the arm-over-arm truck pull and also the bag carry for maximum distance. I had to share that with you guys…hahaha!