The 2023 Germany’s Strongest Man competition took place on August 12, 2023, in Gera, making it the greatest national Strongman competition to date. With six interesting events, 12 amazing athletes, and packed into one day of action, this competition drew interest from fans all around the world. In the end, they got to witness Dennis Kohlruss defend his title and win the 2023 Germany’s Strongest Man competition.
Dennis Kohlruss defended his title after an incredibly consistent performance, with multiple top three finishes and two event victories. In the end, Dennis once again proved why he is undoubtedly the strongest man in Germany.
2023 Germany’s Strongest Man Results
Note: The point system was based on having the lowest score possible, as the winners of each event would receive one point, second place would get two points, and so forth.
- Dennis Kohlruss — 13 points
- Patrick Eibel — 23 points
- Markus Schätzl — 28 points
- Sebastian Kraus — 32 points
- Albin Hasanović — 37 points
- Matthias Winnerl — 40 points
- Tim Hruby — 41 points
- Michael Reichelt — 41 points
- Martin Mos — 42 points
- Enrico Panfili — 49 points
- Kai Ehrhard — 51 points
- Ayyub Mohammad — 72 points
Event One — Wheelbarrow Carry
The first event of the 2023 Germany’s Strongest Man was the Wheelbarrow carry. The exact information about the weight of the wheelbarrow was unknown, but athletes attempted to finish the course as quickly as possible.
Tim Hruby proved to be the quickest athlete in the lineup, but not by a large margin. He finished the course in a swift 18.07 seconds, while Sebastian Kraus crossed the finish line just 0.67 seconds later, securing a second place in the event.
- Tim Hruby — 18.07 seconds
- Sebastian Kraus — 18.74 seconds
- Martin Mos — 21.29 seconds
- Markus Schätzl — 21.36 seconds
- Dennis Kohlruss — 21.69 seconds
- Enrico Panfili — 22.05 seconds
- Michael Reichelt — 22.18 seconds
- Patrick Eibel — 22.42 seconds
- Matthias Winnerl — 24.93 seconds
- Kai Ehrhard — 29.37 seconds
- Albin Hasanović — 17.9 meters
- Ayyub Mohammad — Withdrew
Event Two — Tractor Pull
Moving onto the second event of the day, the athletes had to pull a humongous tractor for an undisclosed length. However, the majority of the roster was not able to complete the entire course, so they were then ranked based on who covered the most meters.
Patrick Eibel was one of two men who finished the course in the given time cap, and did so six seconds quicker than Dennis Kohlruss, who finished in second place.
With the remainder of the roster falling short of the finish line, Sebastian Kraus made the most of it, as he got the closest to it. He covered a distance of 15.48 meters, which was enough for third place.
- Patrick Eibel — 55.46 seconds
- Dennis Kohlruss — 61.50 seconds
- Sebastian Kraus — 15.48 meters
- Martin Mos — 11.89 meters
- Matthias Winnerl — 11.84 meters
- Michael Reichelt — 9.7 meters
- Markus Schätzl — 9.6 meters
- Tim Hruby — 9.28 meters
- Kai Ehrhard — 7.05 meters
- Albin Hasanović — 6.69 meters
- Enrico Panfili — 6.47 meters
Event Three — Tire Flip
Marking the halfway point of the 2023 Germany’s Strongest Man competition, the Tire Flip event featured a humongous 425-kilogram tire that had to be flipped six times.
It was once again a two-man race, but this time Sebastian Kraus walked away with first place. Dennis Kohlruss finished in second place again, just like in the previous event. Sebastian and Dennis were the only two men to complete all six flips, but Kraus did so in three seconds less.
The third place went to Patrick Eibel who flipped the tire five times in a time of 63.50 seconds, faster than anyone else.
- Sebastian Kraus — 6 in 56.62 s
- Dennis Kohlruss — 6 in 59.86 s
- Patrick Eibel — 5 in 63.50 s
- Matthias Winnerl — 5 in 67.89 s
- Albin Hasanović — 5 in 70.46 s
- Michael Reichelt — 4 in 59.29 s
- Markus Schätzl — 4 in 63.02 s
- Martin Mos — 3 in 44.29 s
- Enrico Panfili — 3 in 47.48 s
- Kai Ehrhard — 1 in 13.47 s
- Tim Hruby — 1 in 14.52 s
Event Four — Weight Throw
The weight throw is a standard event in Strongman competitions, but it varies in weight and height of the bar. So, for the 2023 Germany’s Strongest Man competition, the bar was set at 4.2 meters high, while the five implements ranged from 20 kilograms to 28 kilograms.
After falling short in some previous events, Dennis Kohlruss finally claimed his first even victory, having finished all five implements in just 18.19 seconds. It took another four seconds for the next fastest man, Patrick Eibel, to finish the event.
- Dennis Kohlruss — 5 in 18.19 s
- Patrick Eibel — 5 in 22.30 s
- Markus Schätzl — 5 in 35.27 s
- Kai Ehrhard — 5 in 47.49 s
- Sebastian Kraus — 5 in 70.13 s
- Matthias Winnerl — 4 in 15.00 s
- Albin Hasanović — 4 in 17.82 s
- Michael Reichelt — 4 in 24.88 s
- Enrico Panfili — 4 in 25.70 s
- Martin Mos — 4 in 32.30 s
- Tim Hruby — 4 in 34.16 s
Event Five — Dumbbell Medley
The second-to-last event of the 2023 Germany’s Strongest Man tasked the athletes with lifting six dumbbells increasing in weight. They ranged from 70 kilograms to 124.5 kilograms.
After finally claiming an event win in the previous event, Dennis Kohlruss utilized the momentum and won the Dumbbell Medley as well. While no athlete lifted all six dumbbells, Dennis was the only one to lift five of them as well.
Tim Hruby was the next greatest performer in the fifth event, as he lifted four dumbbells and all remaining athletes lifted three or less.
- Dennis Kohlruss — 5 in 48.69 s
- Tim Hruby — 4 in 50.28 s
- Albin Hasanović — 3 in 19.11 s
- Markus Schätzl — 3 in 21.51 s
- Patrick Eibel — 3 in 32.93 s
- Kai Ehrhard — 3 in 59.23 s
- Enrico Panfili — 2 in 12.16 s
- Matthias Winnerl — 2 in 12.70 s
- Michael Reichelt — 2 in 18.45 s
- Martin Mos — 2in 19.44 s
- Sebastian Kraus — 1 in 11.01 s
Event Six — Atlas Stones
The final event of the competition saw the athletes take on four Atlas Stones ranging from 160 kilograms to 200 kilograms. Being extremely heavy, many athletes struggled in this event.
Albin Hasanović became unstoppable on the Atlas Stones as it only took him 40.70 seconds to complete all four. So, he took first place, while Dennis Kohlruss took another 19 seconds to load his final stone as well.
Having finished in second place, Dennis Kohlruss officially defended his title, and did so very dominantly once again.
- Albin Hasanović — 4 in 40.70 s
- Dennis Kohlruss — 4 in 59.17 s
- Markus Schätzl — 3 in 27.12 s
- Patrick Eibel — 3 in 35.73 s
- Michael Reichelt — 2 in 15.18 s
- Martin Mos — 2 in 18.15 s
- Enrico Panfili — 2 in 21.51 s
- Matthias Winnerl — 2 in 21.60 s
- Tim Hruby — 2 in 22.65 s
- Sebastian Kraus — 2 in 38.32 s
- Kai Ehrhard — No lift
With his win at the 2023 Germany’s Strongest Man competition, Dennis Kohlruss has become a 3x consecutive National champion. Dennis also has two international titles to his name, but looks to win some more in the future, especially after his recent victory.