Bending Steel | 2012
Forty-three-year-old Chris Schoeck, a Queens, NY, native, is training to become a professional Oldetime Strongman. Here, we follow Chris' journey from his early days training in a small basement storage unit to his very first performance on the big stage at New York's historic Coney Island. Alongside his trainer Chris Rider, he meets living legends and heroes within the community. For the first time ever, he gets a taste of acceptance, something that since his early childhood has always felt just out of reach. Suddenly, Chris sees an opportunity to finally stand out, to make a name for himself, to find his place in life.