Two of our very own, Bert Sorin and Daniel McKim, will be featured speakers at Sorinex Summer Strong 8. Bert Sorin is the President & Owner of Sorinex Exercise Equipment
Sorinex is where they outfit high-performance sports performance facilities, collegiate programs, and professional teams with quality strength equipment. Bert has also been a 4x Div. 1 Track & Field All-American, holds the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Record in Weight throw, an Olympic Trials Athlete (2000, 2004), Former Amateur World Champion Highland Games Heavy Athletics, Professional Highland Games Athlete, and Published strength author.
WHY SUMMER STRONG?
Summer Strong is unlike any other strength event in the world. And that uniqueness has been purposeful since the start in 2008. We were tired of political posturing and chest thumping, sterile meeting rooms with emotionless speakers. We longed for the days of sweat, heart and passion for the Iron Game - all of the gut feelings that we experienced the first time we laid our hands on iron. We saw a very real need for extraordinary people from different fitness disciplines to share their ideas and techniques, rather than stay within their comfortable, sheltered shell of proficiency.
"Summer Strong has always been a labor of love, and an opportunity to give back to the Iron Game. It's about learning and giving back. It's about honoring effort and creating camaraderie. Its about celebrating strength and the strong." -
Dan McKim is World Champion Highland Games Sorinex Midwest Representative.
Born in Columbia, Missouri, Daniel attended Northwest Missouri State University. He was All-American in the shot-put, 15-time National Qualifier in five events. Daniel Started throwing at the Highland Games in 2004. He graduated the same year and married his wife Natalie, mother of his 5 boys. He turned professional in 2007 after being ranked #1 amateur that year. Dan created the “BELIEVE” image out of a desire to make his competitions more about HIM and less about himself.