Mark Bell is an American proffesional powerlifter and an ex-wrestler who goes by the nicknames JackAss or Smelly.

Early days

Mark Bell was born on December 10, 1976 in Poughkeepsie in New York. He has three brothers and is the youngest of them.

He started to get interested in lifting weights during his teenage years. He was very dedicated to it once he started and, by the time he was thirteen, he made his first powerlift.

Career development

He soon became a star in the above mentioned sport and won a few national rewards in his weight class. During the same period of time he also trained boxing and wrestling. After graduation he chose to put his wrestling career first, and it became a great success. His nickname in the ring was Smelly.

Although he has focused on wrestling, Mark was always more interested in powerlifting so he continued to train that as well, again. So, he quited wrestling in 2008 and got involved in The United States Powerlifting Federation and, after achieving multiple No.1. places in America, he finally retired in 2014.

After retiring from both of his favourite sports, he started his own business and today he owns a Team Super Training Gym in Sacramento, which is considered to be one of the most demanding and possibly the strongest gym in America. His gym ended up getting a few awards , like the Powerlifting Gym of The Year.

He loves lifting weights so much that he invented a device for proper bench practice called Slingshot. He also edits, a web site for pro weight lifters and oftenly puts videos of his trainings on Supertraining.TV. website.

He has his own weekly show called PowerCast where he introduces the world of athlets and lifters to the public, by doing interesting interviews with them. He also started  a YouTube channel where he puts training videos, talks about fitness, gives advice and updates about things powerlifters are interested in.

He was the main protagonist in the documentary film „Bigger,Stronger,Faster“ directed by his brother in 2008. The film brought a lot of attention, especially from the media, because of Mark’s talking about the steroid use in the world of pro powerlifters.

Personal life

He got married in 2000 to Andee Greves and they have two children together. She is also devoted to sports, especially swimming, in which she won a few competitions.

In his brother’s documentary, he admitted he was bullied in school and it was one of the things that motivated him to train so hard, so he could „get even“ with his bullies.

Philantropic work

Mark isn’t famous for being active in charities, but oftenly helps new enthusiastic powerlifters to train more and change themselves by giving his gym membership for free. He also speaks about bullying amongst children due to the fact he was bullied himself.

Quick summary

Full name: Mark Bell

Date of Birth: December 10, 1976

Birth Place: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Age: 41

Proffession: powerlifter, wrestler, entrepreneur

Height: 1,83 m

Weight: 102 kgs

Net worth: $ 3 million