Spitting out the first of five nails pulled with his teeth from wood in 7.44 seconds
HOW ABOUT TWO MORE...
Two Guinness Records Set in Same Day!
Strongman Steve Schmidt, on Nov. 8, 2014 set two teeth rattling records at Clark's Championship Gym in Columbia, MO. The first shaved nearly ten seconds from his last record-breaking performance just four months earlier, to potentially nail that feat into history!
Fastest time to remove 5 nails from wood
using the teeth - 7.44 seconds
Most nails extracted from wood
with the teeth in one minute - 27
Look! No hands! Pulling 27 nails in one minute with just his teeth.
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"Fastest time to extract 5 nails from wood using the teeth"
On July 19, 2014, Strongman Steve surpassed the previous record of 22.21 seconds during an exhibition in the Powerlifting Venue at the
2014 Show-Me Games in Columbia, MO.
Following the record-breaking performance,
pulling 27 nails out of a cedar
4 x 4 in one minute with his teeth
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Teeth lifting 100 kilos to a height of 6-3/8 inches 50 times, more than doubling the previous mark within the minute time limit.
In 2010 Steve Breaks the Record
"We are pleased to confirm that [Steve Schmidt has] set the new Guinness World Record for 'Most lifts of 100 kg. weight with teeth in one minute'...Details of your achievement have been entered into our records as follows: 'The most lifts of a 100kg weight in one minute, using only the teeth is 50 and was set by Steve Schmidt (United States) at Clark's Gym, Columbia, Missouri, United States, on 30 January 2010...'
Welcome to the very select club of Guinness World Records holders."
– Mike Janela, Records Management Team,
Guinness World Records, New York, NY
Strongman Steve Schmidt Does It Again in 2013
One of the drawbacks to being the best in the world is that aspiring competitors aim for you and for your records. Such was the case this past year for Strongman Steve. The target: His Guinness World Record for teeth lifting 220.5 pounds to a height of 6 3/8 inches 50 times, more than doubling the previous mark within a minute time limit.
On that Jan. 30, 2010, Schmidt admitted he could have done more and “kind of left the door open.” And through that door walked a competitor bent on stealing Schmidt's thunder. The two lifters corresponded through emails with Schmidt offering all kinds of training advice and even custom crafting a mouthpiece for his fellow contender when Steve was asked. He complimented Steve and congratulated him when he broke the record, indicating no intention of rivalry. For two years, without Schmidt's knowing it, the German weightlifter trained, using Schmidt's helpful advice and generosity, in order to take from Strongman Steve Schmidt the teethlifting record. He trumped him by only four more lifts.
When Schmidt found out, he took the high road and just set to work training for another stab at it, choosing to let competition propel him to success rather than bitterness. Then on July 13, at high noon, Schmidt attempted a heroic and Herculean task. With friends and family gathered for a day centered on the Guinness attempt, Schmidt readied himself. The earth shook and Strongman Steve Schmidt rose in full stature after heaving the 65th 220.5 pound weight, shattering again all doubt!
While the hometown crowd cheered and the officials documented all the data, the real wait began for the weightlifter. On July 13, 2013, at the Leslie United Methodist Church Recreation Pavilion, Strongman Steve set a new IAWA (International All Around Weightlifting Association) World Record Teethlift - 100 kilos, 65 reps in one minute. It would be four months before he would hear the final decision from Guinness. After official review and documentation, a certificate arrived in the mail from Guinness granting him the record with 60 reps!
Those who watched Strongman Steve Schmidt rally to annihilate his own record and that of another, will never forget the determination and grit of the teethlifter extraordinaire. Neither will they soon dismiss from memory the humble decision to achieve the feat without a lot of fan fair or hyped up media. As usual, Schmidt just stepped up to the weights and did what he does best. Then walked away to go haul hay on a hot Missouri day.
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