Brandon Pate has been training since 2009. He is returning to the sport after taking time off for a broken wrist. Pate has been around weightlifting since high school and is certified as a personal trainer with ACE fitness. Pate has achieved a total PR of 1295 at a weight of 250 pounds (315/455/525). Pate is currently training for strongman competitions and Spartan Endurance Races with plans to complete his first Trifecta in 2018. Pate has been in law enforcement for 12 years and is currently a Lieutenant. He is most proud to serve as his agencies Emergency Response Team commander.