Mansfield Boy To Appear On NBC's 'Little Big Shots'

  • 4/16/2018 5:56:07 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Phoenix Hunter, billed as the "strongest 7-year-old in the World," has been turning heads with his feats of strength and his sports accomplishments. Aside from winning gold in several wrestling and Jujitsu tournaments nationwide, Hunter will be appearing on Steve Harvey's "Little Big Shots" this coming Sunday.

"I went to California for the Steve Harvey show, Little Big Shots," Phoenix recalled. "The first time I pulled a truck was at my dad's work. His friend that was working with him said, 'I bet your kid couldn't pull that truck,' because I was with my dad. They strapped me up to the truck and I pulled it down the driveway."

"That video kind of went viral on Facebook," added Phoenix's mother, Jessica. "Little Big Shots had actually tracked us down before that, back when [Phoenix] was five. We were in Las Vegas. Phoenix was competing in a world Jujitsu tournament and brought gold home at five years old. [Little Big Shots] tracked us down and interviewed him, but he was shy and wouldn't really talk, so they stayed away from him for a little bit because he was just so camera-shy. When that video went viral, [Little Big Shots] got back with us again. So he went to Little Big Shots back in November. He was out there for a week, where he was presented as the 'Strongest 7-Year-Old In The World'."

Phoenix, now eight, is set to appear on the program's third season this Sunday, April 22nd on NBC. For more information on Little Big Shots, visit

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