Lashley attended Missouri Valley College, where he won three national amateur wrestling championships between 1996 and 1998 and placed fourth in 1995. In 1997 and 1998, he was the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Wrestling Champion. Lashley later joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle. He was training for the Olympics in 2003, when he suffered a knee injury while doing business at a bank where a robbery broke out. The injury ended his Olympic plans, and Lashley went into pro wresting soon after.
Currently Bobby Lashley is undefeated in his MMA career with notable wins over Bob Sapp and Wes Sims. Below you will find a video of Bobby's pre-fight workout circuit. With his size and background in wrestling Bobby has what it takes to get a strongest man mention.