Jason Greer has led an active and fit lifestyle throughout his entire life. In high school Jason was the starting tail back for his football team, as well as a top-wrestler. Jason lost the use of his legs when he was only 19-years-old as a result of a car accident.
JASON’S POWERLIFTING CAREER
Powerlifting was Jason’s first post-injury venture. He made quite an impact on the world of Wheelchair Weightlifting only 3-years after his accident.
In 1996 Jason set 3 DIVISION-1 US WHEELCHAIR WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION NATIONAL RECORDS in the 82.5KG class. He still holds the records today for the Powerlift Press, Bench Press, as well as for the Lift Total.
|Powerlift Press||Greer, Jason||172.5KG (380#)||Nationals||1996|
|Bench Press||Greer, Jason||176KG (388#)||Nationals||1996|
|TOTAL||Greer, Jason||342.5KG (755#)||Nationals||1996|
Jason also added a 4th National Record in 1997 for Bench Press in the 75KG class. This record is also intact today.
|Bench Press||Greer, Jason||183.7KG (405#)||Tri-State||1997|
In June of 2000 Jason eclipsed his own Bench Press record that he set in 1996 by 24KG, resetting his own Men’s American Record at the 82.5KG class.
|Greer, Jason||USA||200.00KG||London, NC||June 26, 2000|
Unfortunately, Jason ripped his Pectoral in a competition, which required career ending surgery. However, over a decade later his records still stand, and are not under any threat of being broken in the near future.
In 2003 Jason purchased Ironworks Fitness Clubs in Philadelphia, PA. These are the gyms that he calls home. Through Ironworks Jason gives back to the community by performing countless hours of community service with multiple organizations including St. Jude’s Foundation for Cancer Research, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Retired Veteran’s League, and Stand-Up for Kids.
JASON GREER’S BODYBUILDING COMPETITION RESULTS
In June of 2008, Jason entered his first Bodybuilding Competition at the 2008 NPC USA Wheelchair Championship. Jason took first place in the Middleweight division, as well as being named the Overall Champion. He plans to become a familiar face in the Bodybuilding circuit as he continues his pursuit of achieving Professional Bodybuilding Status.
Car Accident in 1993.
I started working out when I was 14.
I wanted to be a bodybuilder since I was 14, my accident was a setback but soon after recovery started training to be a wheelchair BB.
Got my arse back in the gym and started working out.
Just always wanting to be better...I love challenging myself NEVER QUIT One More Rep has got me thru many years in this sport.
Do you have any suggestions or tips for others? Training is key be consistent its not a race it???s a marathon it takes time to build muscle.Make it a habit to be in the gym!!!!