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Gerhard van Staden

Nickname: Lion King
Years Active: 2010-2019
Born: 1984-10-18
Height: 1.91 m (6' 3")
Weight: 175 kg (386 lbs)

International Contests: 14
International Contest Wins: 0
WSM Appearances: 6
WSM Finals: 0
Best WSM Finish: 4th in heat

Date Contest Contest Type Location Placing
2019-06-16 2019 WSM Group 5World's Strongest Man Bradenton, Florida 5 of 5
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Group 4World's Strongest Man Gaborone, Botswana 6 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5World's Strongest Man Kasane, Botswana 4 of 6
2015-04-26 2015 WSM Group 4World's Strongest Man Putrajaya, Malaysia 6 of 6
2014-03-29 2014 WSM Group 5World's Strongest Man Los Angeles, California 5 of 6
2013-08-24 2013 WSM Group 2World's Strongest Man Sanya, China 4 of 6
2015-03-14 2015 Arnold AustraliaArnold Pro Strongman World Series Melbourne, Australia 6 of 10
2014-03-08 2014 Giants Live FitX MelbourneGiants Live Melbourne, Australia 4 of 11
2013-03-10 2013 Giants Live FitX MelbourneGiants Live Melbourne, Australia 6 of 12
2012-03-18 2012 Giants Live FitX MelbourneGiants Live Melbourne, Australia 6 of 10
2011-08-24 2011 Giants Live UkraineGiants Live Poltava, Ukraine 9 of 9
2010-04-10 2010 Giants Live South AfricaGiants Live Johannesburg, South Africa 10 of 12
2017-10-20 2017 SCL World Truck Pull ChampionshipsStrongman Champions League Amman, Jordan 4 of 9
2011-06-04 2011 SCL South AfricaStrongman Champions League Johannesburg, South Africa 6 of 10
Date Contest Event Result Placing
2019-06-16 2019 WSM Heat 5Deadlift
(Car deadlift)
2 reps 5 of 5
2019-06-16 2019 WSM Heat 5Giant's Medley
(150 kg farmer's walk, 450 kg yoke, 600
kg yoke)
2 implements, 0.45 m 5 of 5
2019-06-16 2019 WSM Heat 5Truck Pull 60.14 s 3 of 5
2017-10-20 2017 SCL World Truck Pull ChampionshipsTruck Pull #2
(Harness + rope)
37.90 s 7 of 9
2017-10-20 2017 SCL World Truck Pull ChampionshipsArm Over Arm Pull 19.95 m 2 of 9
2017-10-20 2017 SCL World Truck Pull ChampionshipsTruck Pull
(Harness only)
27.34 s 2 of 9
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Heat 4Bus Pull 18.28 m 6 of 6
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Heat 4Log Lift 1 rep 5 of 6
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Heat 4Load & Drag
(2x 110 kg sacks, 310 kg cart)
2 implements, 8.03 m 2 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Atlas Stones
(138 to 200 kg)
3 in 29.26 s 5 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Viking Press
(No resting allowed)
6 reps 3 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Deadlift
(Car deadlift)
7 reps 2 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Keg Toss
(For max height, 3 attempts to clear
each height)
6.75 m 2 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Truck Pull 50.54 s 3 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Loading Race
(4x 125 kg sacks)
4 in 66.50 s 4 of 6
2015-04-26 2015 WSM Heat 4Atlas Stones
(150 to 210 kg)
3 in 15.74 s 4 of 6
2015-04-26 2015 WSM Heat 4Basque Circle 19.90 m 6 of 6
2015-04-26 2015 WSM Heat 4Kettlebell Throw
(23 to 30 kg, 4.70 metres)
5 in 27.68 s 2 of 6
2015-04-26 2015 WSM Heat 4Circus Barbell 0 reps 6 of 6
2015-04-26 2015 WSM Heat 4Deadlift
(Car deadlift)
3 reps 5 of 6
2015-04-26 2015 WSM Heat 4Loading Race
(1 sack: 125 kg, 2 barrels: 111 kg each)
2 in 43.51 s 6 of 6
2015-03-14 2015 Arnold AustraliaAtlas Stones 3 stones 6 of 10
2015-03-14 2015 Arnold AustraliaMax Log Lift 150 kg 6 of 10
2015-03-14 2015 Arnold AustraliaFarmer's Walk 24.50 s 3 of 10
2015-03-14 2015 Arnold AustraliaDumbbell Press 0 reps 6 of 10
2015-03-14 2015 Arnold AustraliaCar Walk 18.04 s 3 of 10
2015-03-14 2015 Arnold AustraliaMax Deadlift 360 kg 5 of 10
2014-03-29 2014 WSM Heat 5Atlas Stones
(130 to 186 kg)
4 in 29.57 s 3 of 6
2014-03-29 2014 WSM Heat 5Log Lift 4 reps 4 of 6
2014-03-29 2014 WSM Heat 5Car Walk 11.5 m 6 of 6
2014-03-29 2014 WSM Heat 5Deadlift
(7 lifts, 280 to 370 kg)
4 in 22.98 s 6 of 6
2014-03-29 2014 WSM Heat 5Fingal's Fingers
(200 to 320 kg)
4 in 34.34 s 3 of 6
2014-03-29 2014 WSM Heat 5Loading Race
(4x 125 kg anvils)
4 in 41.89 s 3 of 6
2014-03-08 2014 Giants Live FitX MelbourneLoading Race
(3x 127 kg kegs, 1x 100 kg log, 1x 115
kg log)
4 in 52.71 s 3 of 11
2014-03-08 2014 Giants Live FitX MelbourneStone to Shoulder 4 reps 6 of 11
2014-03-08 2014 Giants Live FitX MelbourneLog Lift 4 reps 4 of 11
2014-03-08 2014 Giants Live FitX MelbourneCar Walk 37.29 s 6 of 11
2014-03-08 2014 Giants Live FitX MelbourneMax Deadlift 370 kg 6 of 11
2014-03-08 2014 Giants Live FitX MelbourneFarmer's Walk 24.23 s 1 of 11
2013-08-24 2013 WSM Heat 2Atlas Stones
(130 to 186 kg)
4 in 44.47 s 4 of 6
2013-08-24 2013 WSM Heat 2Keg Toss
(18 to 25 kg, 4.80 metres)
6 in 75.00 s 3 of 6
2013-08-24 2013 WSM Heat 2Truck Pull 29.70 s 2 of 6
2013-08-24 2013 WSM Heat 2Axle Press 3 reps 3 of 6
2013-08-24 2013 WSM Heat 2Deadlift Hold 32.14 s 6 of 6
2013-08-24 2013 WSM Heat 2Super Yoke 19.46 m 5 of 6
2013-03-10 2013 Giants Live FitX MelbourneLoading Race
(2x 127 kg kegs, 1x 120 kg keg, 1x 120
kg barrel)
3 in 28.77 s 6 of 12
2013-03-10 2013 Giants Live FitX MelbourneStone to Shoulder 4 reps 8 of 12
2013-03-10 2013 Giants Live FitX MelbourneDeadlift
(Partial deadlift)
5 reps 7 of 12
2013-03-10 2013 Giants Live FitX MelbourneMedley
(450 kg yoke (15 m), 127 kg keg (15 m))
30.50 s 5 of 12
2013-03-10 2013 Giants Live FitX MelbourneOverhead Medley
(140 kg axle, 155 kg log, 95 kg
dumbbell, 127 kg keg)
4 in 39.64 s 3 of 12
2013-03-10 2013 Giants Live FitX MelbourneFarmer's Walk 21.22 s 4 of 12
2012-03-18 2012 Giants Live FitX MelbourneLoading Race
(3x 127 kg kegs, 1x 120 kg keg, 1x 120
kg barrel)
4 in 55.60 s 5 of 10
2012-03-18 2012 Giants Live FitX MelbourneHip Lift 900 kg 5 of 10
2012-03-18 2012 Giants Live FitX MelbourneDeadlift
(Partial deadlift)
3 reps 6 of 10
2012-03-18 2012 Giants Live FitX MelbourneKeg Carry 47.55 m 5 of 10
2012-03-18 2012 Giants Live FitX MelbourneViking Press 8 reps 6 of 10
2012-03-18 2012 Giants Live FitX MelbourneFrame Carry 28 m 4 of 10
2010-04-10 2010 Giants Live South AfricaAtlas Stones
(130 to 180 kg)
5 in 34.96 s 9 of 12
2010-04-10 2010 Giants Live South AfricaAfrica Stone 36.5 m 9 of 12
2010-04-10 2010 Giants Live South AfricaKeg Toss
(17 to 24 kg)
5 implements 7 of 12
2010-04-10 2010 Giants Live South AfricaDeadlift 1 rep 9 of 12
2010-04-10 2010 Giants Live South AfricaMax Log Lift 160 kg 6 of 12
2010-04-10 2010 Giants Live South AfricaFarmer's Walk 43.6 m 8 of 12
# Event PR Contest
1 Max. Deadlift 370 kg (816 lbs) 2014 Giants Live FitX Melbourne
2 Max. Log Lift 160 kg (353 lbs) 2010 Giants Live South Africa