Written by
Wade ButcherButch’s Barbell / Team Darksyde Ironwear
APF Ohio State Co/chair

1st 600 Bench – June ’09, NASA National, single ply teen 220

700 Bench – Oct ’09, Big Dog Classic, multi-ply teen 220

740 Bench- Feb ’10, APF Ohio Cup, multi-ply teen 220

800 Bench – Oct ’10, Big Dog Classic, multi-ply teen 220

810 Bench – Feb ’11, APF Ohio Cup, teen 220, in full power meet 2,410 total

821 Bench – May ’11, WABDL Hall of Fame Meet, 20 yr old 222

840 Bench – Sept ’11, UPA Ohio Great Lakes Championship, single ply, 21 yr old 227

On an old Country road hidden from site in eastern Ohio off of state route 751 is a gym that is a conduit for theproduction of power, a safe haven for the freaks and monsters that roam the streets of Ohio, A destination ofpain and suffering, blood and sweat. A home to one of the strongest men to ever walk the face of the Earth.Welcome to Blackstones gym!One of the keys to this gyms success is the experience and expertise of all those associated with the blackstonespower team. I would like to focus on one lifter specifically who has made leaps and bounds training at this facility.Jimmy (the King) Kolb:Jimmy is one of those young men who is visually intimidating as you would expect from a 20 year old lifterwho currently holds 7 World records and many National and State records.Jimmy began his journey as a competitive lifter his junior year in high school working under the instruction ofAdam (Phenom) Hicks. And in the last 3 years has already began a legacy of competitive lifting that can donothing but move forward.

Jimmy has a level of focus determination and dedication that most lifters striveto achieve. I personally know Jimmy and have to say he is not only one of the most impressive lifters on theplatform he lifts with respect and integrity accepts things as they are and puts it all out there every time.He is currently Training under the instruction of John Blackstone and the rest of Blackstones power team.With extreme focus on improving all his competitive lifts. His primary focus being at this time achieving a900lb drug free single ply bench press. And again as impressive as this is I am most impressed with theunending gratitude professionalism and respect that Jimmy shows to all that are at attendance in the competitions. The team at Blackstones is built around dedication support and deep seeded friendships. This is a remarkable gym that houses a remarkable team and has left its impression of solidarity and sportsmanship with anyonewho has dared to compete there. So if your in the neighborhood swing by and expect to get welcomed in withopen arms and prepare to experience the madness that is Blackstones Gym.NOTE: Jimmy (King) Kolb currently holds world records in the Federations listed below


Contact Blackstones gym @ 1-740-502-4964 | blackstonesgym@yahoo.com