Athlete Bio
Johan Els

Years Active: 2016-2018
Born: 1979-05-29
Height: 1.93 m (6' 4")
Weight: 158 kg (348 lbs)

Competition Totals:
TypeContestsWins
International72
WSM Totals:
AppearancesFinalsBest Finish
316th
Date Contest Contest Type Division Location Placing
2018-05-06 2018 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Open Manila, Philippines 6 of 10
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Group 3World's Strongest Man Open Gaborone, Botswana 4 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5World's Strongest Man Open Kasane, Botswana 3 of 6
2018-05-20 2018 Arnold AfricaArnold Pro Strongman World Series Open Sandton, South Africa 5 of 10
2017-05-06 2017 Arnold AfricaArnold Pro Strongman World Series Open Sandton, South Africa 7 of 11
2018-11-25 2018 Africa's Strongest ManAfrica's Strongest Man Open South Africa 1 of 3
2016-11-20 2016 Africa's Strongest ManAfrica's Strongest Man Open Rustenburg, South Africa 1 of 12
Date Contest Event Result Placing
2018-05-20 2018 Arnold AfricaAxle Press 0 reps 4 of 10
2018-05-20 2018 Arnold AfricaStone Over Bar 4 reps 1 of 10
2018-05-20 2018 Arnold AfricaFarmer's Walk 25.59 s 3 of 10
2018-05-20 2018 Arnold AfricaArm Over Arm Pull 31.37 s 9 of 10
2018-05-20 2018 Arnold AfricaSuper Yoke
(450 kg (12 m), 550 kg (12 m))
5.57 m 7 of 10
2018-05-20 2018 Arnold AfricaDeadlift
(Car deadlift)
1 rep 3 of 10
2018-05-06 2018 WSM FinalAtlas Stones
(150 to 210 kg)
5 in 41.44 s 1 of 10
2018-05-06 2018 WSM FinalLoading Race
(105 kg anchor, 125 kg anvil, 120 kg
keg, 150 kg sack, 120 kg safe (Distance:
10-8-6-4-2 metres))
5 in 34.12 s 3 of 10
2018-05-06 2018 WSM FinalBus Pull 40.25 s 6 of 10
2018-05-06 2018 WSM FinalOverhead Press
(Standard bar for max weight)
No lift 9 of 10
2018-05-06 2018 WSM FinalDeadlift
(Car deadlift)
5 reps 7 of 10
2018-05-06 2018 WSM FinalFrame Carry 9.55 m 8 of 10
2018-05-06 2018 WSM Group 2Dumbbell Press
(90 to 120 kg)
1 in 5.81 s 4 of 6
2018-05-06 2018 WSM Group 2Arm Over Arm Pull 17.57 m 4 of 6
2018-05-06 2018 WSM Group 2Deadlift
(7 lifts, 290 to 380 kg)
5 reps 3 of 6
2018-05-06 2018 WSM Group 2Kettlebell Throw
(21 to 30 kg, 4.75 metres)
7 in 51.59 s 3 of 6
2018-05-06 2018 WSM Group 2Load & Carry
(2x 150 kg sacks, 150 kg farmer's walk)
3 in 33.96 s 1 of 6
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Group 3Elephant Carry 44.93 m 4 of 6
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Group 3Deadlift 3 reps 6 of 6
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Group 3Bus Pull 48.14 s 3 of 6
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Group 3Log Lift 2 reps 6 of 6
2017-05-28 2017 WSM Group 3Load & Drag
(2x 110 kg sacks, 350 kg cart)
2 + 5.82 m 1 of 6
2017-05-06 2017 Arnold AfricaLog Lift
(Top 6 only)
Eliminated 3 of 11
2017-05-06 2017 Arnold AfricaStone Over Bar 3 reps 6 of 11
2017-05-06 2017 Arnold AfricaSuper Yoke 11 of 11
2017-05-06 2017 Arnold AfricaMax Deadlift 360 kg 8 of 11
2017-05-06 2017 Arnold AfricaFrame Carry 5 of 11
2017-05-06 2017 Arnold AfricaTruck Pull 1 of 11
2016-11-20 2016 Africa's Strongest ManAtlas Stones 2 of 12
2016-11-20 2016 Africa's Strongest ManTruck Pull 4 of 12
2016-11-20 2016 Africa's Strongest ManSuper Yoke 2 of 12
2016-11-20 2016 Africa's Strongest ManOverhead Medley 1 of 12
2016-11-20 2016 Africa's Strongest ManKettlebell Throw 1 of 12
2016-11-20 2016 Africa's Strongest ManMax Log Lift 1 of 12
2016-11-20 2016 Africa's Strongest ManMedley 1 of 12
2016-11-20 2016 Africa's Strongest ManMax Deadlift 6 of 12
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Atlas Stones
(138 to 200 kg)
3 in 27.05 s 3 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Viking Press
(No resting allowed)
1 rep 4 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Deadlift
(Car deadlift)
2 reps 5 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 50.87 s 4 of 6
2016-08-20 2016 WSM Group 5Loading Race
(4x 125 kg sacks)
4 in 47.27 s 2 of 6
# Event PR Contest
1 Max. Deadlift 360 kg (794 lbs) 2017 Arnold Africa