Strongman athlete Lewis Bolton has joined the Scouse Strength Coaching team with the aim to become a world level coach and competitor.

The 22-year-old has already experienced national glory, winning the bronze medal in the U90kg category and is determined to achieve much more in the sport.

The founder of SSC, David Kent said: “Lewis is on the brink of being a world class athlete at such a young age. He’s sniffing at the feet of multiple world record lifts, and he can achieve whatever he wants to in this sport.

“His skill, strength, agility and determination is second to none, he will be a very well recognised name in this sport very soon.”

Lewis Bolton celebrating his bronze medal at Englands under 90kg category with coach David Kent.
Lewis Bolton celebrating his third place finish at England’s under 90kg category with coach David Kent.

Kent, from Liverpool, admitted that Lewis also has the same motivation to succeed as a coach: “Lewis has a fantastic, mature and well experienced coaching mind, he is brilliant at taking complicated things and making them sound super simple.

“With Lewis being just 22 years old you’d expect him to be out on weekends doing what 22-year-olds do but, no, not Lewis. He’s a committed full-time athlete, coach and role model.”

The upcoming talent admitted he is excited to be working alongside such a well-respected athlete and coach in the sport.

He said: “It was definitely a proud moment because David himself is a high-level coach and a high-level athlete and to be under his name is an honour because I say to him all the time, I don’t feel like I’m actually at his level but I am.”

Kent, 27, added: “Having Lewis as part of SSC means a lot to myself and the rest of our team. Lewis is a highly decorated athlete with versatility right across all aspects of fitness, and what he doesn’t know, I know he will be going away and learning it.”

Bolton recently experienced his first major coaching success, when one of his clients reached the national finals at just 15 years old. He labelled the moment as his “biggest achievement” as a coach so far.

The Wiganer said: “I’m just trying to build up my clients as best as I can and to a high level. The aim is to get more national finals out of my clients and hopefully build them to world level.”

However, Bolton’s main focus for now is on competing as he aims to become the ‘North of England’s Strongest Man’ in the U105 category. This would help him to qualify for England’s Strongest Man later in the year.


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The young prospect said: “My current goals are to win all the national titles and hopefully youths too, but my ultimate goal would be to win the world’s and to get world records.”

Bolton will be up against high quality opposition, including going head-to-head with his training and coaching partner David Kent who is also competing in the event.