Aaron Baumann Certifies on the Captains of Crush No. 3 Gripper

Aaron Baumann has just been certified on the benchmark Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper. Baumann, a special education teacher, is 36 years old, stand 6’ 2” and weighs 245 lb. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Aaron Baumann

Middle school special education teacher Aaron Baumann has just been certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper, making it official that he’s got world-class grip strength.

Asked how he was introduced to Captains of Crush grippers, Aaron told IronMind, “I saw something in Powerlifting USA a long time ago and always had them in the back of my mind. I closed the No. 1 the first time I tried.

“I have been training grip and grippers for the past five years, with the main goal of certifying on the CoC#3 [Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper]. Grippers are trained twice per week and, typically, I will do 5 - 10 singles at credit card width. I also train Rolling Thunder and Hub once per week. In the past, I competed in Olympic weightlifting, played college football (tight end) at Azusa Pacific University.

“I would like to give a special thanks to my referee, Richard Crenwelge, for graciously volunteering his time to help me achieve this goal. In addition, I would also like to thank IronMind for tremendous strength products and my loving wife Erica for all her love and support,” said Baumann.

Congratulations, Aaron—your name has been added to the official certification list for the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper—and many thanks, Richard, for refereeing Aaron’s official attempt to close a CoC No. 3 gripper.

By the way, don’t think Aaron plans to sit on his laurels: “After the CoC No. 3, I plan to start training for the Red Nail,” he said.


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