Slghi Choi Certifies on the Captains of Crush No. 3 Gripper

Sl-ghi Choi certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper. On his official attempt to close a Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper, SL-ghi Choi “dominated” the gripper, his referee, Tommy Jennings, Jr., told IronMind. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Sl-ghi Choi

Anyone who certifies on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper is impressive, but some performances warrant an extra exclamation point and Sl-ghi Choi’s official close is a case in point.

Let’s fast forward to what Tommy Jennings, Jr., SL-ghi Choi’s referee on his official attempt to close a Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper:

“I’m pleased to report that Slghi Choi did indeed close the No. 3 under IronMind's certification rules. He dominated the No. 3, making it look easy,” reported Jennings.

As an added twist, Slghi Choi had asked IronMind whether he could also take a shot at officially closing a Captains of Crush No. 3.5 gripper and we said yes.

Back to Tommy Jennings, Jr: “Unfortunately he was not able to fully close the 3.5 [Captains of Crush No. 3.5 gripper] today. He did get the 3.5 to within a pencil’s width of closing it. I have no doubts that Slghi will indeed officially close the 3.5 in the near future.

“I’m very impressed with this guy. Super humble, lots of integrity, and tons of potential to climb to the top of the ladder with grip strength . .  . “I was surprised to see the size of this guy: I’m 6' and 225 lb. and he seemingly towered over me, with huge hands to boot.

“We visited for a while after his certification attempt and talked grip. I was borderline floored when Slghi told me he had only been training grip for roughly 4 months. As a bit of an extra credit type deal to further test Slghi's grip, I brought along my Thomas Inch dumbbell replica for him to try after his cert attempt. To my amazement, he was able to pull off a dominant lift in EITHER hand and without ever seeing or touching an Inch dumbbell replica in person before.

“This guy, for real, hasn't done any specific grip work other than the occasional gripper workout for the last 4 months and he credits his grip strength thus far to his bodybuilding routine.

“All that said, expect big things from this guy in the months and years to come—he definitely possesses some serious potential to possibly dominate the entire grip scene in the future. No kidding!

“All in all, it was an honor to meet him and also ref his certification,” said Jennings.

Now that we have your attention, 26-year Slghi Choi is graduate student in math and he’s 6’ 4” tall and weighs 230 lb.

“I only trained with grippers for 4 months, but I have been doing bodybuilding for 8 years,” Slghi told IronMind.  “Currently, I am only focusing on grippers and I train once a week.

“This time when I attempted 3.5 I was very close to closing it but yet far from certifying. Next time when I apply for another 3.5 attempt, I will make sure I have more then enough strength for certification. My short term goal is to certify on No. 3.5 and of course life time goal is to certify on No. 4,” he said.

Many thanks for refereeing, Tommy, and congratulations Slghi Choi because it’s official: you have been certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper



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