Nikolay Pleshakov Certifies on the Captains of Crush No. 3 Gripper

Surrounded by cameras, Nikolay Pleshakov (188 cm, 109 kg) awaited the signal from referee Dmitriy Suhovarov (left) and then pounded the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper shut. IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen photo

The next to demonstrate his mastery of the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper at the 2015 WAA World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia this weekend was Nikolay Pleshakov.

The 31-year old Pleshakov, who is married and has two young sons, works in security, and he told IronMind that grippers are just a hobby for him. Notably, he rose to this level of excellence with just one year of training, and he said that he trains grip two or three times a week, and only closes grippers. His background includes MMA.

Congratulations, Nikolay—it’s official and you have been certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper.

IronMind would like to thank Dmitriy Suhovarov for refereeing Nikolay’s official attempt to close a Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper.


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