Rob Kearney is a pro-strongman who was formerly the Director of Sports Medicine at The Williston Northampton School. This 27 year old represents the USA and resides in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Kearney will be making his 3rd appearance at the 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man. In 2017, he placed 5th in his group. End of Oct. 2014, he came out to The Huffington Post that he was gay, making him the 1st openly-gay man to actively compete in a Strongman competition at professional, international level. His goal is to become the first openly-gay athlete to qualify for the WSM Final.
Robert does not consider coming out to have hurt him, but the opposite; “catapulted his strongman career.” A big weight is off his shoulders and he plans to focus the energy into strongman instead of living a lie. He wants to change the narrative and believes that is is great that WSM was held during
Pride Month – hence the rainbow mohawk.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all of the hard work i have put into this prep come to life. I have never worked this hard for something and I am excited to show it all off. My goal is to reach the Final at WSM. I was a “competitor” now a “contender.” I’ve learned how to control his emotions for a long drawn out competition.”