Jim Hoskinson powerlifting Powerlifter
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If you had to choose one word to characterize Jim, it would be determination. Several years ago, Jim was working for a Christian power team, performing various feats of strength and helping better lives. While performing in Alabama, he tore both quads and ruptured his patella tendons. Being in a rural part of Alabama, Jim took a two-hour ambulance ride to the nearest hospital that could treat his injuries. He sat in the hospital for more than 13 hours with no pain medication, and it was over 28 hours until he would enter surgery. Doctors gave Jim little chance to walk again, let alone being able to lift. Being confined to a wheelchair and wearing leg braces just made him more motivated. Today, Jim has totaled over 2,500 pounds in the 308 lb. class, is both an APF Senior National and WPC World Champion, and has competed in the WPO. JimĒs message to all is very simple: If there is a will, thereĒs a way; and it can be done. Jim is the owner of Ironworks Gym, Stand Strong training and Strength Equipment, and Huge Iron Distributing.