IronMind® Red Nail™ Roster

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The IronMind Red Nail sets the standard for excellence in short steel bending. In 1995, grip-great John Brookfield started the challenge as the first person recognized as having bent the infamous Red Nail, and it wasn't until 2003, when Gavin Holle did it “with disarming ease,” that John's challenge was met. Since then, the Red Nail Roster has grown with the names of others who have successfully stepped up to the fearsome Red Nail and walked away the victor.

Want to get certified?  See our Rules for Bending and Certification page for more details.

Official list of those certified as bending an IronMind Red Nail: Red Nail™ Roster
  • John Brookfield
  • Gavin Holle
  • James Smith
  • Craig Holle
  • Jay Holle
  • Eric Milfeld
  • Steven Weiner
  • Eli Thomas
  • Clayton Edgin
  • Jeff Peterson
  • Brett Jones
  • David Morton
  • Greg Amidon
  • Zach Passman
  • John O'Brien
  • Tommy Heslep
  • Pat Povilaitis
  • Michael Grutto
  • Brett Kerby
  • Devin Annis
  • Kevin Bussi
  • Sean Sparandero
  • Lyle Barron
  • Martin Kotte
  • Malcolm Noland
  • Anson Castelvecchi
  • Scott George
  • Gary "The Brick Man" Brown
  • Ron Wright Jr.
  • Jason Deane
  • Sean Prince
  • John Beatty
  • Michael Hadland
  • Thomas Becker
  • Aaron Corcorran
  • William McCaslin
  • Adam Demnowicz
  • Jedd Johnson
  • Wes Peart
  • Clifford Riggs
  • Yoshiyuki Takahashi
  • Teddy Kranis
  • Adam Glass
  • David Wigren
  • Stefan Falke
  • Paul Knight
  • Dave Johnson
  • Rex Hubbard
  • Mark Vogels
  • Chad Woodall
  • Chris Rider
  • Henrik Nyström
  • Jim Ricchezza
  • Mike Krahling
  • John Retkowski
  • Darin Heltemes
  • Dan Cenidoza
  • Chad P. Rickicki
  • Chris Child
  • Carl Donati Jr.
  • Justin Straussner
  • Andy Thomas
  • Trevor Laing
  • Richard A. Bean
  • Chris Mason
  • Sean Cashman
  • Alex Roberts
  • EJ Livesey
  • Alex Graves
  • Dmitriy Hunkin
  • Hannes Kainz
  • John McGrath
  • Wes Inman
  • Sergiy Sholom
  • Tommy Jennings, Jr.
  • Branden Green
  • William Johnson
  • Bader Samir Tayeb
  • Vadim Leles
  • Isaiah Hubert
  • Carl-August Mertz
  • Jae Uk Mun
  • Nathaniel Brous
  • Daniel Reinard
  • Larson Graff
  • Sun-gil Gwon
  • Dae Woong Lee
  • Mike Sharkey
  • Tom Scibelli
  • Delmar L. Carter, Jr.
  • Dmitriy Lusin
  • John Wojciechowski
  • Brian Burgos
  • Cesare Ricchezza
  • Robert Miller
  • Cho Jae-Hun
  • Tyler Miller
  • David Whitley
  • Ruben Piliposyan
  • Vladimir Abrikosov
  • Pavel Khatuntsev
  • Alexander Yuzvik
  • Alexey Pritula
  • Woo-seop Lee
  • Josh O'Dell
  • John Manna
  • Brian Geisler
  • Adam Moyers
  • Paul McIlroy
  • Ivan Beritashvili
  • Aldo Alberico
  • Rick Giese
  • Lucas Raymond
  • Kim Sang-Min
  • Daniel Splendoria
  • Durry Becker
  • Sergey Kulikov
  • Juha Lehtimäki
  • Konstantin Filatov
  • Robert Spindler
  • Frank Pizzo
  • Daniel Strauss
  • Nick Rosendaul
  • Sergey Sankov
  • Alexey Vydrin
  • Daniel Ottlinger
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