Yes, it is true. TobyBlueWolf is a self-proclaimed nickname. It started near the end of high school.

I take pride in giving many of my friends their nickname and didn't want to leave myself out. I created this nickname by combining my favorite name (Toby [yes, like the character from Thomas the Train]), my favorite color (blue), and my favorite animal (wolf). If you used this methodology, what would your nickname be?

Soon the signature TobyBlueWolf pose was developed. I think it originally started because I had to do a lot of wrist stretching the months before I broke the world record in push-ups.

For a while I was the only one using the nickname, but I think it was officially here to stay after winning the Dodge Dart- Live in it to Win it Challenge at Comic Con in 2012