Tag Archives: Louis Uni

Apollons Lift

by Al Myers

Bryan Benzel, of Jobes Steel Jungle, performing an Apollons Lift with 355 pounds at the latest OTSM competition, the Battle in the Barn. Will Bryan be the first USAWA lifter to surpass the mighty Apollons lift of 366 pounds? I predict YES!!
The Apollons Lift was one of the very first OTSM lifts approved in the […]

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Apollons Lift

by Al Myers
Thom Van Vleck, of the JWC, training on his 245# Apollon Wheel Replica.
It’s about time I start highlighting the rules of the events that I plan on having in the Dino Gym Challenge on January 15th, the VERY FIRST strongman competition sanctioned by the USAWA.   Again – this strongman comp will be […]

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The Apollon Wheels

by Al Myers
Norb Schemansky lifting the Apollon Wheels
The Apollon Wheels were made famous by the legendary French Professional Strongman, Louis Uni AKA Apollon, in the late 1800’s. Apollon used these in his strongman stage shows and billed them as the UNLIFTABLE Challenge Barbell. The Apollon Wheels were an old set of railroad […]

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