- May 27, 2010
If you watched the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic then you saw Jerry Pritchett missed finish 6th. Let's watch him next year though! My bet is he will do much better than 6th!
Jerry Pritchett , the 37-year-old strongman hails from Phoenix, Arizona. He started as a powerlifter when he was 15! Jerry's first ever participation in a strongman contest happened back in 2008 when he found a local competition in Phoenix, Arizona where he came in 2nd! After that, he did some powerlifting but eventually started focusing more on the sport of strongman.
Jerry Pritchett grew up in working in a fabrication shop. His dad had been a fabricator at a metal fabrication shop of his own in Phoenix. Jerry even builds some of his own equipment for his strength training.
Jerry Pritchett stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and maintains a weight of over 350 pounds. He wakes up at 3.30 AM, leaves his home at 4 AM, and gets to work at 5 AM, puts nine hours there and then goes to hit the gym at 3 PM.
In May of 2016, Pritchett made news in the world of powerlifting when he did a record-breaking 914 pounds deadlift in Salt Lake City.
Before this year Arnold strongman classic, in an interview, he said this:
“I want to sit on top of the podium that’s the ultimate goal, it’s to win the Arnold. It’s going to happen, whether it happens this year, or next year…it’s going to happen.”
Jerry Pritchett held the deadlift world record of 1031lbs until it was broken by Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson at the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic.
Here is Jerry Pritchett doing the 1031lb deadlift!
We wish him all the luck in his future endeavors.
Here are some of Jerry Pritchett's competitions:
Contest History & Records:
6th Place, Arnold Strongman Classic, 2018
3rd Place, Arnold Strongman Classic, 2017
Sixth Place Arnold Strongman Classic, 2016
First Place, Mr. Olympia International MAS Wrestling, 2014
Ninth Place, World’s Strongest Man, 2014
First Place, LA Fit Expo All American Strongman Challenge, 2014
Seventh Place Arnold Strongman Classic, 2013
Fifth Place Arnold Strongman Classic Brazil, 2013
First Place MET-Rx All American Strongman Challenge, 2013
2012 MET-Rx World’s Strongest Man 4th place in his heat
2012 Giants Live Poland 6th Place
2012 Sin City III Strongman Challenge 1st Place
2012 MET-Rx All American Strongman Challenge 6th Place
2011 Sin City II Strongman Challenge 1st Place
2011 MHP Liberty Classic 8th Place
2011 Sin City Strongman Challenge 4th Place
2011 MET-Rx All American Strongman Challenge 6th Place
2010 ASC Platinum Plus 2nd Place