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Records

Welcome to the West Virginia Strongman/Strongwoman State Records page. The men and women named here are recognized as having the best performance in the listed events in state history. They earned these records the hard way: these lifts were performed in contest or at a scheduled public exhibition, with the Strongman Corp/NAS state chairman’s approval, with equipment that is known to be more brutal than what is considered standard, and often in adverse conditions since we mountain folk like to play outside. Some of these records were set years ago, and have not been contested since because the event may not have been offered again yet. With the strongman sport now exploding in WV, and contests popping up everywhere, these records will likely all soon be threatened. For now, enjoy looking over this list of pioneers in WV strength sports (yes pioneers as many had never touched a log, axle, or atlas stone before they signed up for their first contest!) , and start making plans for your own assault on these records.

State Record Certificates

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*Mouser Block records are here: http://www.mouserpower.com/mouser-block/*

 

Pressing Records

Max Log Clean and Press (Dream Crusher Log for men’s 175 and above)

LWW (120) – Kim Stone, 112, @ Maidens of Might 2017

LWW (140) – Ariel Buric, 102, @ Maidens of Might 2017

Masters MWW (160) – Nicole Hess & Alina Pabin, 78,[email protected] of Might 2017

MWW (160) – Ashley Bryant, 139, @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2015

MWW (180) – Ashlyn Harlan, 169, @ Maidens of Might 2016

HWW (200) – Ashley Flanagan, 132,[email protected] of Might 2017

HWW (200+) – Val Walker, 162, @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

Masters HWW (200+) – Val Walker, 169, @ Maidens of Might 2016

Teen (150) – Zach Iseli, 137, @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

Teen (200) – Marcus Haines, 189, @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

LW (175) – Austin Imler, 199, @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

MW (200) – Chase Oney, 281, @ WV High School Championships 2017

Masters (200) – Shane Oney, 206, @ WV High School Championships 2017

MW (231) – Kenny Hacker, 296 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

Masters (231) – Doug Prickett, 176, @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

HW (265) – Matt Holbert, 275 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2014

HW (300) – Cody Davis, 300 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest, Sept 2013

SHW – AJ Freda, 340lbs, @ The Strongest Man in the Forest, Sept 2013

Masters SHW – Chris Vachio, 296 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

 

Max Axle Clean and Press (Giant Mouser Axle for men’s, standard axle for women’s)

Teen LWW (140) – Gillian Paugh, 85 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

Masters LWW (140) – Angela Messer, 115 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

Masters MWW (160) – Heather Rider, 115 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2016

LWW (140) – Crystal Anney, 130 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

MWW (180) – Tina Griffith & Rachel Viglianco, 150 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2012

HWW (200) – Ashlyn Harlan, 185 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2016

HWW Masters (201+) – Val Walker, 165 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2016

LW (150) – Jared Garvin, 160 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2015     *end of a medley

LW (175) – Buddy Guthrie, 150 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

MW (200) – Randy King, 205 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2012

Teen (231) – Jacob Hurst, 201 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2016

MW (231) – Kenny Hacker, 318 @ WV High School Championships 2017

HW (265) – Jake Reynolds, 341 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2016

SHW (301+) – Dan Evans, 303 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

Masters MW (231) – Doug Prickett, 213 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

Masters HW (265) – Jim Kozak, 201 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2016

Masters HW (300) – Doug Prickett, 185 @ NCWV’s Strongest Man 2011

 

Bench Like a Viking (Max Bench Press with Log taken from floor) –

LWW (140) – Caroline Chabolla, 135, Summer Raid 2014

MWW (160) – Tina Griffith, 180, Summer Raid 2014

MWW (180) – Meg Ayers, 195, Summer Raid 2014

MW (200) – Greyson Caplinger, 275, Summer Raid 2014

MW (231) – Ben Woods, 325, Summer Raid 2014

HW (265) – Dustin Patrick, 350, Summer Raid 2014

HW – Eli Kerr, 375, Summer Raid 2014

Masters LW – Jimmy Wong, 325, Summer Raid 2014

 

Single Arm Press (“Stumpy” unless otherwise noted) –  

MWW ( 160) – Alesha Ray, 60 (DB) @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2015

MWW (180) – Tina Griffith, 105 @ Stumpy Record Breakers 2016

HWW (200) – Ashlyn Harlan, 95 @ Stumpy Record Breakers 2016

Teen Male (175) – Nic Rowland, 105 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2015

LW (175) – Jeff Giosi, 120 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2015

Masters (231) – Doug Prickett, 120 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2015

MW (200) – Chris Roach, Nick Rookstool, 120 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2015

MW (231) – Kenny Hacker, 170 @ Stumpy Record Breakers 2016

HW (265) – Dan Caraway, 160 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2015

SHW (301+) – Jake King, 215 @ Stumpy Record Breakers 2016

 

Stone Records

Atlas Stone to Shoulder (raw, no tacky)

LWW (140) – Hannah Jennings, 175 x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

MWW (180) – Tina Griffith, 175 x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

HWW (200) – Ashlyn Harlan, 197 x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

LW (150) – Jeff Felton, 175 x 3 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2015

Teen (150) – Zach Iseli, 150 x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

MW (200) – Nicolai Myers, 273x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

Teen (200) – Marcus Haines, 197 x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

MW (231) – Dan Caraway, 273 x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2015

Masters (231) – Doug Newman, 197 x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

HW (265) – Tyler Cosner, 285 x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

SHW – Jake King, 290 x 1 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

Masters HW – Doug Prickett, 175 x 2 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2015

 

Stone Over Bar (raw, no tacky)

LWW (120) – Casie Fox, 115, @ Maidens of Might 2016

LWW (140) – Hannah Jennings, 150 @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

MWW (180) – Ashlyn Harlan, 200 @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

Masters HWW (200+) – Val Walker, 175 @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

LW (175) – Austin Imler, 220 @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

MW (200) – Mark Carpenter, 285 @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

Masters MW (231) – Doug Prickett, 260 @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

MW (231) – Josh Eisele, 290 @ Record Breakers 1.0 2017

Masters HW (unlimited) – Shawn Brooks, 285 @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

HW (265) – Amos Leach, 273 @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

HW (unlimited) – AJ Freda, 330 x 2 @ The Battle in the Blizzard 2016

 

Special Event Records

Fingal Finger (75 sec)

MWW (160) – Ashley Bryant, 14ft setting x 2 in 1:10:00 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2015

MWW (180) – Ashlyn Harlan, 14ft setting x 5 in 1:07:00 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2015

HWW (200+) – Val Walker, 14ft setting x 6 in 1:14:00@ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2015

Teen (150) – Zach Iseli, “Quarter Strength” setting x 1 in 18:73:00 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

Teen (200) – Marcus Haines, “Quarter Strength” setting x 6 in 1:17:05 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

LW (175) – Greyson Caplinger, “Quarter Strength” setting x 4 in 1:02:92 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

MW (200) – Chase Oney, “Half Strength” setting x 3 in 52:88 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

Masters (200) – Shane Oney, “Quarter Strength” setting x 2 in 32:22 @ @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

MW (231) – Josh Sill, “Half Strength” setting x 5 in 1:09:00 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2015

Masters (231) – Doug Prickett, “Quarter Strength” setting x 5 in 1:13:93 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

HW (265) – Patrick Bresley, “Half Strength” setting x 4 in 1:01:06 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2014

HW (300) – Matt Webb, “Full Strength” setting x 4 in 1:08:28 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2016

HW (Unlimited) – AJ Freda, “Full Strength” setting x 5 in 1:05:00@ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2015

Masters HW – Doug Prickett, “Half Strength” setting x 3 in 0:53:55 @ The Strongest Man in the Forest 2014

 

 

Farmers Walk (max distance) –

MWW (180) – Meg Ayers, 300 x 75′ @ Battle in the Blizzard 2015

LW (150) – Jeff Felton, 340 x 72′ 3″ @ Battle in the Blizzard 2015

MW (200) – Baron Frierson, 440 x 179′ @ Battle in the Blizzard 2015

MW (231) – Rob Wolfe, 500 x 122′ 2″ @ NCWV’s Strongest Man 2009

HW – AJ Freda, 560 x 75′ @ Battle in the Blizzard 2015

Farmers Walk (for time) –

MWW – Jessica Temple, 280 x 100′ in 14.69 seconds @ WV’s Strongest Mountaineer 2013 *no turn

MW (231) – Scott Loving, 560 x 100′ in 13.06 seconds @ WV’s Strongest Mountaineer 2013 *no turn

HW – Rob Wolfe, 600 x 100′ in 25.59 seconds @ WV’s Strongest Mountaineer 2013 *no turn

Farmers Walk (Max Weight, 30ft)

Teen LWW (140) – Gillian Paugh, 270 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

Masters LWW (140) – Angela Messer, 330 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

LWW (140) – Stacey Marlar, 310 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

MWW (180) – Katie O’Connor, 330 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

LW (175) – Buddy Guthrie, 410 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

Masters MW (231) – Doug Prickett, 490 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

MW (231) – Mark Carpenter, 610 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

HW (265) – Josh Strassner, 570 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

SHW (301+) – Dan Evans, 610 @ The Viking Summer Raid 2015

 

Keg Over Bar (48″)

LWW (120) – Casie Fox, 150 @ Maidens of Might 2017

LWW (140) – Ariel Buric, [email protected] of Might 2017

Masters MWW (160) – Nicole Hess, [email protected] of Might 2017

MWW (160) – Leah Fremouw, [email protected] of Might 2017

MWW (180) – Heather Blosser, 175 @ Record Breakers 1.0 2017

HWW (200) – Ashley Flanagan, [email protected] of Might 2017

Deadlift Event Records

Max Deadlift (stiff bar) – 

LWW (120) – Casie Fox, 265 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

Masters LWW (140) – Heather Rider, 275 @ A Viking Halloween 2015

LWW (140) – Ayngelia Star Ara, 315 @ Battle in the Blizzard 2017

MWW (160) – Kristen Bales, 385 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

MWW (180) – Katie O’Connor, 365 @ A Viking Halloween 2015

HWW (200) – Jessica Bragg-Tincher, 365 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

HWW (201+) – Ashley Martin, 345 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

Teen Male (175) – Nic Rowland, 371 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2015

Masters (175) – Ken Willis, 315 @ A Viking Halloween 2015

Teen Male (200) – Dylan Tallerito, 376 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

Teen Male (231) – Nick Pritts, 556 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

LW (150) – Nathan Elmond, 496 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

LW (175) – Jeff Giosi, 556 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

Masters (231) – Doug Prickett, 466 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

MW (200) – Danny Walls, 676 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

MW (231) – Chris Roach and Adam Knotts, 616 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

HW (265) – Dan Caraway, 641 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2015

SHW (301+) – AJ Freda, 646 @ The Minutemen Muscle Challenge 2016

Max Deadlift (deadlift bar) – 

LWW (120) – Lacy King, 245 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

LWW (140) – Ayngelia Star Ara, 385 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

MWW (160) – Stacey Marlar, 345 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

MWW (180) – Katie O’Connor and Ashlyn Harlan, 385 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

MWW (180) PRO Division – Liefia Ingalls, 465 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

HWW (200) – Wendi Wentzell-Cuc, 365 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

HWW (201+) – Tiffany Drake, 445 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

HWW (201+) PRO Division – Brooke Sousa, 485 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

Teen Male (200) – Evan Day, 455 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

LW (175) – Jeff Giosi, 545 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

MW (200) – Danny Walls, 675 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

Masters (265) – John Shaffer, 585 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

MW (231) – Josh Eisele, 675 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

HW (265) – Del Schlangen, 585 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

HW (300) – Jamie Bland, 585 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

SHW (301+) – Brian Fletcher and Steve Schmidt, 765 @ America’s Strongest Viking 2017

 

 

Grip Records

Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle Deadlift – 

HWW Masters (201+) – Val Walker, 233 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

MW (200) – Shane Fleming, 313 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

HW (265) – John Shaffer, 383 @ Record Breakers 1.0 2017

SHW (301+) – John Mouser and Ryan Putzulu, 333 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

Rolling Thunder – 

HWW Masters (201+) – Val Walker, 126.5 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

MW (200) – Shane Fleming, 156.5 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

HW (265) – Mike Saffell, 171.5 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

SHW (301+) – John Mouser, 161.5 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

Blockbuster Pinch Grip – 

HWW Masters (201+) – Val Walker, 42.5 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

MW 200 – Shane Fleming, 52.5 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

HW (265) – Mike Saffell, 47.5 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

SHW (301+) – Ryan Putzulu, 62.5 @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

Silver Bullet Hold – 

MW (200) – Shane Fleming, #2.5 CoC x 8.75sec @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

HW (265) – Mike Saffell, #2.5 CoC x 14.06sec @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

SHW (301+) – Ryan Putzulu, #2.5 CoC x 9.25sec @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

Max Revolving Handle Farmers Walk – 

HWW Masters (201+) – Val Walker, 148 x 30ft in 7.31sec @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

HW (265) – John Shaffer, 232 x 30ft in 9.34sec @ Record Breakers 1.0 2017

SHW (301+) – Ryan Putzulu, 192 x 30ft in 7.52sec @ The Viking Death Grip Challenge 2016

Highlander Records

Weight Over Bar- (there were no weight classes at the old highland games, so an “overall record” exists until broken)

Overall Women’s – Heather McKenzie, 28 over 12’6″, Bridgeport Highland Games 2014

Overall Men’s Masters – Sean Green, 42 over 18’1″, Bridgeport Highland Games (year not listed)

Overall Men’s – Drew Kirchen, 56 over 16′, Bridgeport Highland Games (year not listed)

USS Records

Strict Press, Barbell- 

Max Axle Zercher –