In recent years I have been quietly wondering who will sneak up and be the first to hit the 500kg lift in competition at one of the Static Monsters Worldwide events. This year there will be no sneaking involved. This year we have some incredible lifters that are all going to hit 450kgs plus…. on top of that, there will be some unknown athletes likely to turn up and lift some incredible weights too.
The deadlift height in The Static Monsters is actually quite unique, it isn’t an 18″ deadlift as is commonly represented nor is it a 15″. Because of bar thicknesses and Australia being the original home of The Static Monsters, the bar height was set in millimetres and centimetres (the voodoo metric system) based on a 900mm (90cm, approx 36inch) set of steel wheels from a tractor. The bar height is measured from the underside of the axle and is set at a maximum of 42.5cms. Having such a unique height means that many people lift a varying amount of weight compared to a silver dollar or regular height conventional deadlift.
The current record lift is by Jerry Pritchett with a lift of 669.1kgs (this is a conversion from pounds back to kgs.)
So who are some of the biggest deadlifters that have already put their name up to compete this year in The Static Monsters worldwide
Gabriel Pena -2019 Static Monsters Worldwide, 2nd place outright Bodyweight – 141kgs (310lbs) Static Monsters event city: Houston, Texas, USA Previous Best deadlift – 455.86kgs SMWW 2019 Goal – To beat Jerry Pritchetts current record Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/texastitangabe
Adam Derks Bodyweight – 120kgs (265lbs) Static Monsters event city: Greenville, Wisconsin, USA Previous Best deadlift – 462kgs in training for Worldwide in 2019 – Adam had to pull out after cutting open his hand the week before the event) Goal – 480-500kgs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aj_derks/
Aaron “The Rage” Page – 2019 Static Monsters Worldwide, Biggest Monster Total/outright winner Bodyweight – 152kgs Static Monsters Event City – London, England Previous best Deadlift – 460kgs, Static Monsters Worldwide 2019 (Biggest lift of 2019’s event) Goal: 500kgs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaronpageofficial/
Zydrunas Savickas Bodyweight – 160kgs Static Monsters Event City: Moletai, Lithuania Previous Best: 450kgs Approx for a high pickup deadlift Goal – Unknown Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/savickas_bigz/
Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf (Coco) – Current 2019 Static Monsters World Champion Bodyweight – 130kgs Static Monsters Event City: Gold Coast, Australia Previous Best: 437.5kgs, World Champs 2019 Goal: 460+ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coco_strongman/
Both of the below have pulled massive deadlifts in the opens classes in SMWW 2019. For 2020 they are both competing in the under 105kgs class and will definitely be up there in the outright rankings, maybe in the top ten overall.
Ben Thompson Bodyweight – Under 105kgs Static Monsters Event City – Thunder Bay, Canada Previous Best: 455kgs (Static Monsters World Championships as an Open, 130kgs bodyweight) Goal lift: 455 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tbaydeadliftking/
I have no doubt that there will be some big lifts this year and someone will come very close to and hopefully break that 500kgs barrier. On top of that, I look forward to finding out who else will hit massive lifts that I have not named in this article. If you think you should be in here and are planning to hit some big numbers this year, then get in touch with us and we can share your story on our Instagram page as well.