Guinness Record Set by Steve Schmidt
by Al Myers
Last weekend at the Zercher Meet in Columbia, Missouri, Teeth Lifting Superstar Steve Schmidt found ANOTHER Teeth Lifting record to break. This one was a Guinness World Record for repetition Teeth Lifting. Steve did 50 reps with 100 kilograms (220 pounds) in one minute. His record performance was judged by Bill Clark. The previous record was 24 reps, set on August 22nd, 2005 by Georges Christen of Benodet, France. Every repetition was lifted a minimum of six inches, which was confirmed by the weight touching a rope positioned at this height.
Steve holds all the best Teeth Lifting records in the USAWA – both with his hands supported on his legs and with his hands behind his back. He uses a leather bit attached to a chain that attaches to the weights. Steve also has pulled heavy trucks and trains with his teeth. Bill Clark wrote a column about Steve’s amazing record yesterday in the Columbia Tribune. Bill summarized this event way better than I can – so Click Here to read it.
Below are links to a couple of other newspaper articles covering this momentous occasion. And by the way Steve, the USAWA is very proud of you!