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Strongest junior in the country?

Strongest junior in the country?

The Pittsburgh area has had its share of strong linemen over the years, but few match up with Butler High School behemoth Nate Hartung. <br><br> Hartung, at just over 6'3" and tipping the scales at 400 pounds, dominates at center with his brute strength and giant hands.

"When he shakes your hand, it disappears," says Hartung's coach, Garry Cathell. And the strength? At the Keystone Games, a Pennsylvania amateur athletic event modeled after the Olympics, Hartung broke several state records. "I didn't really feel like doing it because I had a sprained ankle," says Hartung. "I looked and saw that I really didn't fit in any weight category obviously... Recommended Stories

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