Mike Burke (strongman)

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Mike Burke
Mike Burke

(1974-06-14) June 14, 1974 (age 45)
Other namesBig Mike
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight350 lb (160 kg)
TitleAmerica's Strongest Man
Spouse(s)Maree Burke
Competition record
Representing  United States
World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2012 World's Strongest Man
5th 2013 World's Strongest Man
4th 2014 World's Strongest Man
5th 2015 World's Strongest Man
Strongman Champions League
2nd 2013 Russia
Arnold Strongman Classic
5th 2012
3rd 2014
4th 2015
Giants Live
3rd 2012 Australia
1st 2013 Hungary
America's Strongest Man
3rd 2011
1st 2012
All-American Strongman Challenge
9th 2008
1st 2012
Vice-Grip Viking Challenge
2nd 2012
Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships
3rd 2011
Olympia Strongman Challenge
1st 2011

Mike Burke (born June 14, 1974) is an American professional strongman competitor from Aurora, Colorado.[1] Mike won the 2012 All-American Strongman Challenge in January 2012;[2] this victory qualified him for the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic. and he finished in 5th place.

Burke placed third at the Giants Live event in Melbourne, Australia on March 17, 2012;[3] this placing qualified Burke for the 2012 World's Strongest Man contest, however he failed to make the finals.[3]

Just 1 day after the 2012 World's Strongest Man contest, Burke competed in the 2012 America's Strongest Man contest and took first place.[4]

Burke competed in the 2013 World's Strongest Man in Sanya, China and qualified for the finals where he finished in 5th place.

Burke competed in the 2014 World's Strongest Man at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California. Burke qualified for the finals where he finished 4th.[5]

Burke recently finished second at the Strongman Champions League contest in Russia on Sept. 16, 2013.[6]


  1. ^ Michael Burke. American Strongman. Retrieved on 2013-04-30.
  2. ^ Strongman Mike Burke Wins at the LA FitExpo. Ironmind.com (2012-01-28). Retrieved on 2013-04-30.
  3. ^ a b Mike Jenkins Wins Giants Live–FitX Melbourne 2012. Ironmind.com (2012-03-19). Retrieved on 2013-04-30.
  4. ^ Mike Burke Wins America’s Strongest Man®. Ironmind.com (2012-09-30). Retrieved on 2013-04-30.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/opencms/Articles/2013/Sep/Zydrunas_Savickas_Wins_SCL_Russia_Mike_Burke_is_Second.html