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Meathead Movers Hall of Fame page is comprised of current and past Meatheads who have accomplished great things in their life from athletics and scholastics to civil service. Every inductee is carefully scrutinized and selected based upon their demonstration of moral character, work ethic and excelling at their respective field.

Jake Shields

Jake Shields

Jake Shields was raised near Mt. Ranch, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California. Jake began wrestling at age nine. He has competed in over 650 folk, freestyle and submission wrestling matches. A four year varsity wrestler and state qualifier at Calaveras H.S., 2nd place A.A.U. National Freestyle Championships, qualified for U.S.A./ Fila Nationals & World Team Trials in both the junior & university men's divisions, two time All American at Cuesta College, 3X Grapplers Quest Advance Champion, Pan American Jui Jitsu Champion, Pan Am Open Advance Submission Champion, Gracie Open Superfight Champion, 3rd place at ADCC 2005. Jake was also Aaron Steed's (CEO of Meathead Movers) wrestling partner for 2 years at Cuesta College. Jake worked for Meathead Movers for 3 years and was a Mentor for 2 years. Jake was also honored as Mentor of the Quarter and was known as a funny and charismatic strong man.

Jordan Beck

Jordan Beck

Jordan Beck, now a linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons and former Meathead Mover in the San Luis Obispo Division. Jordan is 6'2 " and 233 lbs. Cal Poly's first Buck Buchanan Award winner as best defensive player in Division I-AA. Played in 2005 East-West Shrine Game at SBC Park in San Francisco, where he led the West squad in tackles with six. Other awards include: American Football Coaches Association All-American, The Sports Network All-America First Team Defense, Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American, College Sports Report.com Performer of the Year (First Team Defense), I-AA.org All-Star Team, Linebacker of the Year by Don Hansen's Football gazette, and Great West Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year (First Team Defense). He led the Mustangs to 9-2 record and inaugural Great West Football Conference championship. He broke the school record for tackles in a season with 135, including 97 solo stops. He also broke school career mark for tackles, which now stands at 449. He has notched 22 total tackles in Eastern Washington game, one short of school record he set at Montana in 2003. He was Cal Poly's leading tackler all four seasons as a Mustang.

Evan Aanerud

Evan Aanerud

Evan Aanerud is a local from the San Luis Obispo area and has been associated with meathead movers since he was in high school. Aaron Steed was Evan's wrestling coach. Evan enlisted in the Marine reserves in 2002 after high school. He was originally trained as a machinegunner and deployed to Iraq in 2003. He served for 8 months during Operation Iraqi Freedom. When he returned he attended Officer's candidate school in 2004. in 2005 he was selected to join his unit's Scout Sniper Platoon. Evan graduated from the USMC Scout/ Sniper school in 2006 as the class Honorman, Instructor's Choice, and High Shooter. It was the first time in the history of the school that one marine graduated with all three honors. The school has a 58% drop out rate. A graduate of SLO high, Cuesta College and a current Cal Poly student, he works at meathead movers as a mentor while continuing his college education and military career.

Ben Fogel

Ben Fogel

Ben Fogel from Nevada City, CA and former Meathead Mover for the San Luis Obispo division. Sponsored by Meathead Movers on his track to the winter Olympics, Ben Fogel moved to Colorado Springs to train full-time to reach his Olympic dream. Ben is also one of the nicest most sincere people you could ever meet. Ben also qualified for Team USA and competed in the world trials.

Stephen Winterroth

Stephen Winterroth

Stephen Winterroth was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. In high school Stephen became an avid outdoors man and still enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and going on mountain bike rides. Stephen attended Cuesta College and was a Meathead Mover for over 6 years. Stephen currently works for the forest service on Santa Lucia Crew 7. Crew 7 is a line crew working only on forest fires. They are based out of the Los Padres National Forest but will travel anywhere needed. There are 20 full time crew members with a few alternates. Crew 7 is responsible for using chainsaws and other hand tools to cut open areas through the wilderness in order to contain a wild fire. Stephen ended his career at Meathead with a jaw-dropping 112,458 points.

Johl Wallace

Johl Wallace

Johl was raised in San Luis Obispo. He attended San Luis high School where he was an active member in the Varsity soccer team. After graduating, Johl continued his education at Cuesta College here in San Luis Obispo. His high standard for himself and incredible work ethic has earned him over 125,000 points. In his free time you can usually find him at local hiking or outdoors hot spots around the county. After every move, it is almost guaranteed that you can find Johl lifting weights and drinking protein shakes!

Chad

Chad "Money" Mendes

Chad “Money” Mendes is from Hanford CA; wrestled for Hanford High School ranking 8th, 5th and 3rd in state his sophomore, junior and senior year, respectively. Chad’s college wrestling career was at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and, on top of earning All-American honors and Pac-10 Wrester of the Year, took 2nd in 2008 NCAA championships at 141 Lbs. Chad started working for Meathead Movers in early 2006, he is an incredibly hard worker and is usually the life of the party at Meathead functions. After college Chad has gone on to train with Team Alpha Male alongside Urijah Faber, and competes professionally in Mixed Martial Arts with dominating victories in the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

David Richardson

David Richardson

David Richardson, 6' 1" and 200 lbs and originally from Los Angeles, Ca. David is a Safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dave was a Meathead Mover for the San Luis Obispo Division. Dave always worked hard, had a smile on his face and is a man of integrity. Dave is also scheduled to speak at a Meathead Movers the next time he is in town to share his experiences of being in the NFL and what it takes to become a Champion.

Chris Gocong

Chris Gocong

Chris Gocong is now playing for the Cleaveland Browns after four years as a Philadelphia Eagle with over 160 tackles at 2 forced fumbles. Chris was a former Meathead Mover in the San Luis Obispo division, at 6' 3" 265 lbs he was originally from Santa Barbara California. At Cal Poly, Chris was honored from The Sports Network All-America First Team Defense, Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American, College Sports Report.com Defensive Lineman of the Year (First Team Defense), I-AA.org All-Star Team, Football Gazette All-West Region Team (First Team Defense) and Great West Football Conference First Team Defense.

Paul Acosta

Paul Acosta

Paul Acosta grew up in San Diego. Wrestled for Valhalla High School. 2x California State place winner. Came to Cal Poly in 1999 for wrestling. Began working at Meathead Movers in 2000. Enlisted in Marine Corps Reserves July 02. Deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom March 2003 with 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. Has also deployed to Okinawa, Russia, Australia, Philippines, South America and most recently to Djibouti, Africa. Current billet is Light Armored Vehicle Gunner. Returned to San Luis Obispo October 2006 to continue at Cal Poly studying Construction Management and resume working at Meathead.

Gan

Gan "The Giant" McGee

Gan McGee has a 12-4-0 record including wins in the U.F.C. and Pride. Gan "The Giant" McGee is 6' 10" weighing 260 lbs. Gan worked for Meathead for a brief time before he became famous in the MMA world training with MMA legend and current UFC Champion Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell. Gan is known as being a friendly giant who spends most of his time training and laughing with his friends.

Brian Lusby

Brian Lusby

Brian Lusby started at Meathead Movers in 2010 and was quickly recognized as a quintessential Meathead. Brian’s hardworking, polite and clients love him. Lusby is always a top pick for big moving jobs. Born and raised in Olympia, Washington, Lusby moved to the Central Coast to attend Cuesta College. Brian is known by all his Meathead peers as the king of “Beer Pong”. This is no joke; Lusby competes in dozens of tournaments a year and has won thousands of dollars playing Beer Pong competitively. Brian Lusby’s normal Beer Pong partner is fellow Meathead Mover Steven Campbell, however Brian also competes in tournaments with his wife Krista. Lusby spends a lot of his free time studying HTML and web design and hopes one day to run his own website based around Beer Pong.

Chris Chase

Chris Chase

Born and raised in Camarillo, Chris started at Meathead Movers in 2007 and has been an exemplary Meathead Mover with a knack for problem solving, going the extra mile for clients, and giving back to the community. Chris currently works part time at the City of Fillmore Fire Department and has seen his fair share of action having been called to vehicle accidents, medical emergencies and fires. When Chris is not fighting fires or moving furniture you can find him playing softball or relaxing out on the lake.

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