Strongwoman Nadia Stowers broke two world records at the Static Monsters Worldwide competition on October 23rd, 2021. Competing in the BIG Speed and Strength gym in Fontana, Arizona in the 82kg weight class, Stowers broke the axle deadlift and log press record.
Nadia Stowers attempted the 137.4kg (303lbs) log lift but missed it. However, she successfully set the axle deadlift world record of 299.4kg (660lbs) and log lift world record 130.6kg (288lbs). Courtesy to Nadia Stowers’ Instagram account, you can watch her complete the record-breaking lifts here:
‘They say shoot for the moon and if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars. I didn’t get my moon today but man these stars are pretty!! Think these are both the highest recorded log press and axle deadlift in a competition so far!-correct me if I’m wrong- now THAT’S exciting!
288 log-24lbs up from last year
660 axle-10lbs up from last year
303 log attempt!! – I’ll GET my moon!’ Nadia Stowers wrote in the caption.
Strongman Gabriel Pena also created the axle deadlift world record of 500kg at the 2021 Static Monsters Worldwide Competition. While not a lot of strongmen have claimed a 500-kg partial deadlift record, Pena became the first strongman to deadlift 500kg with an axle bar, which makes it all the more special. Pena completed the deadlift with a 16.75-inch axle bar wearing knee wraps, lifting belt, and wrist wraps.
Log Press and Axle Deadlift World Records
With her October 23rd achievement, Nadia Stowers now holds the distinction for both heaviest and second heaviest log press. Stowers had successfully locked out 117.9kg (260lbs) overhead at the 2021 Clash on the Coast competition. Before that, the log press record belonged o Rebecca Cumpsty. She executed a 115kg (253lbs) log press at the SFN Expo in September 2019. Nadia Stowers competes in the 82kg weight class and the 130kg lift was nearly 1.5 times her competition body weight and nearly 13kg heavier than her previous record-breaking log press.
As Nadia Stowers mentioned in her Instagram post, the women’s 82-kg weight class record for axle deadlift before this competition was unclear. The heaviest axle deadlift record heading into this competition was 295kg (650.4lbs) and Nadia Stowers shared it with Kim Derks. While Derks scored the record at the 2019 SMWW contest, Stowers had claimed co-ownership of the record at the 2020 SMWW competition. However, Nadia Stowers has outdone herself by nearly 4kg (~9lbs) and can now claim the new record for herself.
Nadia Stowers has an impressive resume in her own right. Stowers finished eighth at the 2021 World’s Ultimate Strongwoman contest that took place on September 17, 2021, in Dubai, UAE. At the 2020 SMWW contest, Stowers claimed the first spot with a 408.5kg (900.6lbs) total.
Nadia Stowers’ 2020 SMWW Lifts
- Log Press – 113.5kg (250.2lbs)
- Axle deadlift – 295kg (650.4lbs)
Stowers also created the block press world record of 97.5kg (215lbs) at the 2021 Clash on the Coast competition and she won the max deadlift event at the 2020 Strongman Corporation Nationals with 250kg (553lbs) deadlift competing in the 82kg (180lbs) weight class.