The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:

 Erik Franz

As Having closed a Mash Monster Elite Gripper (Level 1) with one hand under strict and uniformly ethical and authenticated conditions

The certification is granted by the GripBoard as an independent third party with no ethical or commercial conflict of interest. The Mash Monster Gripper was one of a limited number supplied by, rated and qualified by, and controlled by the Board. This momentous feat was demonstrated before a qualified witness and videotaped to assure it will be valid for historical posterity.

Erik mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1

Name: Erik Franz
Location: Germany
Age: 41
Height: 6'3"
Weight:  363lbs
Date of Feat: 04-01-06
Witness: Frank Henritzi
Videos (Windows Media): 

Link to Interview on Click Here
How Long Grip Training:  3 years
Current Grip Training Program: 
Contest oriented only
Other Training Info: Stone Tossing, Highland Games, Strongman
Acknowledgements: I want to thank Bill Piche for creating the Mash Monster Certification process and my buddy Franky for organizing the cert and serving as a witness. Furthermore I'd like to say thank you to Thomas Becker who always motivates me to do some training.


Erik Franz, the 32st Man in the World to close a Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1. 



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