Watch Powerlifter Cailer Woolam Shock the Texas Tech Football Team

In today’s rendition of strength athletes pranking others we have Cailer Woolam lifting with the Texas Tech Raiders football team. Whenever you throw a strength athlete (in this case a multi-time world record holder) into a gym with folks who aren’t used to seeing that amount of weight move, then you can expect to see some jaws drop.

Yesterday, Texas Tech Football shared a really cool video on their Facebook page that highlighted Rochester Community College transfer athlete Kaleb Simmons (aka Cailer Woolam) getting a lift in with team. The video features Woolam, a lifelong Texas Tech Raiders fan, pulling what’s routine heavy weight for him, and to no surprise this absolutely mind blows the team.

In the video, Woolam pulled some speedy four and five-plate conventional deadlifts, then works up to multiple pulls above 600 lbs. The final lift they highlight is a 337kg (743 lb) double that floors the whole team.

How many times did the team’s jaws drop? We’ll let you watch and count them out.

College football is right around the corner, and this video couldn’t be more perfect to highlight both the team and a well-known strength athlete. Not to mention, it was really cool to see Woolam get to lift with a team he’s been a fan of for such a long time. At the end of the clip, Rusty Whitt, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, introduces Woolam to the team and let’s him lead the break.

Want to see college football players moving weight? Check out these articles from last year highlighting NC State’s Lineman Kentavius Street’s huge 317kg (700 lb) squat and Penn State’s running back Saquon Barkley hitting a 183kg (405 lb) clean PR.

And if you’d rather watch strength athlete pranking others, then be sure watch Kenneth Leverich tricking crowds at Muscle Beach and watch Meg Squats go undercover as a powerlifting grandma.

Feature image from Texas Tech Football Facebook page. 


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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.