Coach, Author, Powerlifter | Multiple all-time World record holder | 20 years in the strength game | 3x Arnold Classic Champion
Danny has been involved in powerlifting since 1994. The first swing at a career was short lived due to a major back injury in 1999 that resulted in a 3-level spinal (lumbar) fusion. At that point, he took a 10-year break. Avoiding the gym all together because his body, and back, just never felt right. In 2010, Danny went to handle a good friend at a local meet. That experience re-ignited the fire within and he was back under the bar, never looking back. Danny established an elite total at his first meet back in 2010 and then accomplished a win at the 2012 APF Masters Nationals. Through his win at the APF Masters, he was training using the Conjugate Method, but he wanted a change. He needed a change. Danny reached out to a friend who stated that Brian Carroll and the Samson Barbell crew had it going on. In the process of connecting with Brian, he has endured a few setbacks. During his initial discussions, he had torn his rotator cuff and labrum, along with a separated AC joint. The surgery did not “take” and just nine months later, he was back under the knife for a “do-over.” During the healing process, he had lost feeling and strength his my right arm. Being pig headed, he waited and waited. His choice to remain stubborn backfired, and Danny was back in the OR for another spinal (cervical) fusion. Now healed, and a few years under Brian, Danny’s total has moved to 1876 @ 165.
Danny has posted many first-place finishes in the New England Open along with a recent win at the 2017 APF Senior Nationals. He doesn’t like to predict or talk about goals, but he does want more. Recovering after a freak accident which lead to another cervical fusion, Danny id rehabbing and looking forward to the WPO finals in November.
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1030 Squat, 633 Bench, 755 Deadlift
2375 TOTAL (10th best of all-time)
1102 Squat, 788 Bench, 780 Deadlift
2651 TOTAL (2nd best of all-time)
1185 Squat, 825 Bench, 800 Deadlift
2730 TOTAL (3rd best of all-time)