2022 Germany’s Strongest Man Contest Results: Dennis Kohlruss Wins

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Dennis Kohlruss is Germany’s Strongest Man for the second year in a row.

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Strongman athletes and fans have had a very busy weekend, but not just because of the 2022 Shaw Classic. Another attraction over the weekend was the 2022 Germany’s Strongest Man contest, which took place at Selgros Cash & Carry in Gera on Aug. 13-14.

Taking part in this year’s Germany’s Strongest Man contest was more important than ever, since the winner would qualify for the 2023 Europe’s Strongest Man contest. Following two days packed with action and eight events, Dennis Kohlruss came out victorious. Dennis also won this competition last year, so he has now successfully defended his title.

2022 Germany’s Strongest Man Rankings

*The format of the competition meant that a better placing would earn the competitor fewer points. In turn, the winner was the person who racked up the least amount of points by the end.

  • Dennis Kohlruss — 23 points
  • Tim Hruby — 30 points
  • Patrick Eibel — 33 points
  • Johannes Eichinger — 37 points
  • Matthias Winnerl — 37 points
  • Benjamin Blass — 47 points
  • Julian Groth — 49 points
  • Volker Bauer — 55 points
  • Jonathan Wulfert — 57 points
  • Kevin Koch — 58 points

2022 Germany’s Strongest Man Event Recap

Event One — Max Log Lift

Dennis Kohlruss won this event last year and also holds Germany’s log lift records. So, as expected, he also won the max log lift event this year. Dennis locked out a 180-kilogram (397-pound) log, but he was capable of doing more if it was needed. 

  • Dennis Kohlruss — 180 kilograms
  • Kevin Koch — 175 kilograms
  • Matthias Winnerl — 165 kilograms
  • Benjamin Blass — 160 kilograms
  • Tim Hruby — 150 kilograms (T-fifth)
  • Johannes Eichinger — 150 kilograms (T-fifth)
  • Jonathan Wulfert — 150 kilograms (T-fifth)
  • Patrick Eibel — 145 kilograms
  • Julian Groth — 140 kilograms
  • Volker Bauer — 130 kilograms

Event Two — Max Deadlift

The second event of the 2022 Germany’s Strongest Man was the deadlift for max, but it involved a car. Seeing that a special platform had to be built, this was far from the standard deadlift. In fact, because of its side handles, this looked more similar to the trap bar deadlift. 

A five-way tie for first place ensued, as Kohlruss, Hruby, Eibel, Bauer, and Wulfert all pulled 380 kilograms (837.8 pounds).

  • Dennis Kohlruss — 380 kilograms (T-first)
  • Tim Hruby — 380 kilograms (T-first)
  • Patrick Eibel — 380 kilograms (T-first)
  • Volker Bauer — 380 kilograms (T-first)
  • Jonathan Wulfert — 380 kilograms (T-first)
  • Matthias Winnerl — 360 kilograms (T-sixth)
  • Benjamin Blass — 360 kilograms (T-sixth)
  • Johannes Eichinger — 340 kilograms (T-eighth)
  • Julian Groth — 340 kilograms (T-eighth)
  • Kevin Koch — 320 kilograms

Event Three — Arm-Over-Arm Pull

The third event of the 2022 Germany’s Strongest Man saw competitors attempt to pull a truck weighing 8,000 kilograms (17,637 pounds) for a length of 20 meters. Dennis Kohlruss and Johannes Eichinger found themselves in a photo finish. However, Dennis once again took the top spot, having beaten Eichinger by just 0.09 seconds.

  • Dennis Kohlruss — 26.02 seconds
  • Johannes Eichinger — 26.11 seconds
  • Matthias Winnerl — 27.09 seconds
  • Volker Bauer — 27.85 seconds
  • Patrick Eibel — 28.32 seconds
  • Tim Hruby — 29.88 seconds
  • Julian Groth — 32.28 seconds
  • Kevin Koch — 34.48 seconds
  • Jonathan Wulfert — 36.46 seconds
  • Benjamin Blass — 68.44 seconds

Event Four — Tire Flip

Tim Hruby was the fastest man to complete six flips of a gigantic tire weighing 420 kilograms (926 pounds). The real battle happened just behind him, as Julian Groth narrowly beat Matthias Winnerl for second place.

  • Tim Hruby — 54.27 seconds
  • Julian Groth — 58.51 seconds
  • Matthias Winnerl — 58.76 seconds
  • Johannes Eichinger — 65.74 seconds
  • Dennis Kohlruss — 5 flips (T-fifth)
  • Patrick Eibel —  5 flips (T-fifth)
  • Benjamin Blass — 4 flips
  • Volker Bauer — 3 flips (T-eighth)
  • Kevin Koch — 3 flips (T-eighth)
  • Jonathan Wulfert —  1 flip

Event Five — Tractor Pull

The fifth event of the 2022 Germany’s Strongest Man was very similar to the truck pull, but the competitors had to pull a tractor this time. The distance remained 20 meters, but the tractor was a bit heavier, weighing in at 8,500 kilograms (18,739 pounds). Placements were very similar to those in the Truck Pull, since Kohlruss came out victorious once again.

  • Dennis Kohlruss — 37.97 seconds
  • Patrick Eibel — 40.81 seconds
  • Johannes Eichinger — 19.18 meters
  • Julian Groth — 18.53 meters
  • Matthias Winnerl — 15.42 meters
  • Tim Hruby — 14.55 meters
  • Jonathan Wulfert — 13.56 meters
  • Benjamin Blass — 12.35 meters
  • Kevin Koch — 11.28 meters
  • Volker Bauer — 7.22 meters

Event Six — Super Yoke

The Yoke weighed 400 kilograms (882 pounds), while the track length came out to 20 meters. Kevin Koch turned out to be the quickest with a 15-second run, while Benjamin Blass and Dennis Kohlruss finished in second and third. 

  • Kevin Koch — 15.05 seconds
  • Benjamin Blass — 16.95 seconds
  • Dennis Kohlruss — 17.85 seconds
  • Julian Groth — 21.80 seconds
  • Matthias Winnerl — 24.72 seconds
  • Tim Hruby — 28.95 seconds
  • Patrick Eibel — 29.08 seconds
  • Johannes Eichinger — 39.59 seconds
  • Jonathan Wulfert — 42.84 seconds
  • Volker Bauer — 10.2 meters

Event Seven — Dumbbell Press

The seventh event saw Dennis Kohlruss get crowned as the 2022 Germany’s Strongest Man, since his fifth event win meant that no one could overtake him. Dennis completed six reps of an 87-kilogram (192-pound) overhead dumbbell press. Tim Hruby had an identical performance, so they shared the first place in this event. 

  • Dennis Kohlruss — 6 reps (T-first)
  • Tim Hruby — 6 reps (T-first)
  • Benjamin Blass — 5 reps
  • Patrick Eibel — 2 reps (T-fourth)
  • Johannes Eichinger — 2 reps (T-fourth)
  • Matthias Winnerl — 1 rep (T-sixth)
  • Jonathan Wulfert — 1 rep (T-sixth)
  • Julian Groth — 0 reps
  • Volker Bauer — 0 reps
  • Kevin Koch — 0 reps

Event Eight — Atlas Stones

Patrick Eibel was the only athlete who loaded all five stones, which weighed from 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds) to 200 kilograms (441 pounds). The winner of the 2022 Germany’s Strongest Man, Dennis Kohlruss, did not load any of the stones, since he had already won the competition and did not want to risk an injury.

  • Patrick Eibel — 5 in 50.64 seconds
  • Volker Bauer — 3 in 27.20 seconds
  • Johannes Eichinger — 3 in 38.43 seconds
  • Tim Hruby — 2 in 11.22 seconds
  • Julian Groth — 2 in 15.66 seconds
  • Matthias Winnerl — 2 in 17.65 seconds
  • Benjamin Blass — 2 in 19.33 seconds
  • Dennis Kohlruss — 0 stones
  • Jonathan Wulfert — 0 stones
  • Kevin Koch — 0 stones

In spite of the fact that Germany has many incredible strongmen, Dennis Kohlruss stands out on a whole other level. It will be exciting to watch him against Europe’s greatest athletes soon, as he definitely deserves the chance to do so.

Published: 16 August, 2022 | 9:54 AM EDT

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