Strongman Tyler Scott Obringer Axle Presses 425 Pounds

If he had added the clean, it would have been the 16th heaviest Axle Clean & Press ever.

If you have not heard of strongman Tyler Scott Obringer, prepare for a stunning lift from an Open competitor who could make some serious noise in 2023. On Jan. 28, 2023, Obringer took to his Instagram page to share a video wherein he locked out a 425-pound axle press featuring the Apollon Wheels overhead.

While the lift is not a typical competition movement, as most sanctioned strongman contests will feature an Axle Clean & Press rather than just a max Axle Press, it is still in range of some of the greatest overhead presses in the record books. Before we dive into how Obringer’s lift stacks up against those top lifts in history, check out his lift in the video below. He wore wrist wraps and a lifting belt and utilized a suicide grip:

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According to Strength Results, Obringer’s Axle Press would be the 16th heaviest of all time if he had also cleaned the bar — of course, it would be a training lift (unofficial), not an official record as it occurred outside of competition. Below are the all-time heaviest Axle Clean & Presses:

Heaviest Axle Clean & Presses of All Time

  1. Chieck “Iron Biby” Sanou — 217 kilograms (478.4 pounds) | 2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic
  2. Eddie Hall — 216 kilograms (476.2 pounds) | 2017 Europe’s Strongest Man
  3. Žydrūnas Savickas — 215 kilograms (474 pounds) | 2011 Giants Live Turkey
  4. Mikhail Koklyaev — 208.2 kilograms (459 pounds) | 2010 Arnold Strongman Classic
  5. Hafthor Björnsson — 206 kilograms (454.1 pounds) | 2017 Europe’s Strongest Man
  6. Laurence Shahlaei — 205 kilograms (451.9 pounds) | 2011 Giants Live Turkey
  7. Brian Shaw — 205 kilograms (451.9 pounds) | 2011 Giants Live England
  8. Andrew Clayton — 200 kilograms (441 pounds) | 2019 Giants Live North American Open
  9. Vytautas Lalas — 200 kilograms (441 pounds) | 2012 Lithuania’s Strongest Man
  10. Matjaz Belsak — 200 kilograms (441 pounds) | 2017 Europe’s Strongest Man
  11. Stefán Sölvi Pétursson — 195 kilograms (429.9 pounds) | 2011 Giants Live Turkey
  12. Paul Pirjol — 195 kilograms (429.9 pounds) | 2011 Giants Live Turkey
  13. Kostiantyn Ilin — 195 kilograms (429.9 pounds) | 2011 Giants Live Turkey
  14. Martins Licis — 195 kilograms (429.9 pounds) | 2018 Giants Live World Tour Finals
  15. Mateusz Kieliszkowski — 195 kilograms (429.9 pounds) | 2018 Giants Live World Tour Finals

According to Strongman Archives, Obringer has only one pro contest on his resume: the 2022 Official Strongman Games, where he ranked 10th out of 10. While that isn’t ideal, Obringer dominated the Viking Press event. He lifted the 166-kilogram press for 14 reps, two more than event runner-up and eventual overall winner Spenser Remick.

Featured image: @tylerscottobringer on Instagram