Gerhard Van Staden

Gerhard Van Staden, pro-strongman, wildlife conservationist, and entrepreneur, will represent South Africa during the 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man. His nickname “Lion King” comes from his work to support animals at his wildlife sanctuary where he plays with lions in his spare time. The 34 year old stands 6’3”, weighing in at 386lbs. Van Staden is seeking his first WSM Final during his 6th appearance in this year’s competition.