Robert Oberst

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Robert Oberst
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Born (1984-12-20) 20 December 1984 (age 35)
Other names"Obie"
Height201 cm (6 ft 7 in)[2]
Competition record
Representing  United States
World's Strongest Man
9th 2013 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2014 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2015 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2016 World's Strongest Man
8th 2018 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2019 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2020 World's Strongest Man
Arnold Strongman Classic
8th 2014 Arnold Strongman Classic
America's Strongest Man
3rd 2012 America's Strongest Man
2nd 2013 America's Strongest Man
2nd 2014 America's Strongest Man

Robert Oberst (born December 20, 1984) is an American professional strongman who was awarded his "Pro Card" at the 2012 Dallas Europa Amateur Strongman Competition. He is a yearly competitor of the World's Strongest Man competition and a finalist in the 2013 World's Strongest Man and 2018 World's Strongest Man competitions.

Strongman accomplishments[edit]

-First Place, San Jose Fit Expo, 2012[3]

-First Place, Dallas Europa, 2012[3]

-Third Place, America's Strongest Man, 2012[4]

-First Place, Giants Live Las Vegas, 2013[5]

-First Place, Odd Haugen’s US Open MAS Wrestling Championship, 2013[5]

-Third Place, All-American Strongman Challenge, 2013[5]

-Sixth Place, Giants Live British Open, 2013[5]

-Third Place, China's Strongest Man, 2013[3]

-Ninth Place, World's Strongest Man, 2013[6]

-Second Place, America's Strongest Man, 2013[7]

-Fifth Place, MAS-Wrestling World Cup, 2013[3]

-Eighth Place, Arnold Strongman Classic, 2014[8]

-Second Place, America's Strongest Man, 2014[9][circular reference]

-Third Place, Arnold Strongman Classic Australia, 2015[10]

-Sixth Place, Giants Live North American Open, 2016[11]

-Sixth Place, Giants Live World Tour Finals, 2017[12]

-Eighth Place, World's Strongest Man, 2018

Personal records[edit]

In competition

Early life[edit]

Oberst was born in Santa Cruz, California. From a young age, he was considerably taller than most of his family and friends, standing at 6 ft 1 (1.85m) and weighing 220 lbs (99.8 kg) on his 12th birthday. He attended high school at Aptos High School in Aptos, California. It was there he played football and track and field, lettering four times in football and once in track and field. He then went on to continue playing football at the collegiate level at Western Oregon University majoring in history. Oberst graduated from Western Oregon University in 2008.[15] After college, Oberst gave the NFL a shot, but did not make the cut. Soon after, Oberst got into bouncing at a nightclub. It was there that one of Oberst's coworkers introduced him to the world of Strongman competitions and encouraged him to train for the events. Upon going to his first workout session, he unofficially broke the amateur Log Press world record, which at the time was around 150 kg, or 330 lbs. With some training, his strength grew greater, and after only four months of training, Oberst had received his Pro-Card.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mike Interviews Robert Oberst". 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  2. ^ "Robert Oberst - World's Strongest Man".
  3. ^ a b c d "Robert's Bio | Team Oberst".
  4. ^ "Mike Burke Wins America's Strongest Man®".
  5. ^ a b c d "Robert Oberst | Strongman Champion".
  6. ^ "World's Strongest Man 2013 Final - Results". 2013-08-23.
  7. ^ "America's Strongest Man 2013 - Results". 2013-09-30.
  8. ^ "Arnold Strongman Classic 2014 Results". 2014-03-02.
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  10. ^ "Arnold Strongman Classic Australia 2015 - Results". 2015-03-20.
  11. ^ "World's Strongest Man 2016 – Giants Live 3". 2016-12-23.
  12. ^ "Zydrunas Savickas Wins 2017 Giants Live Finals". 2017-09-30.
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  15. ^ "Robert Oberst- 2008 Football." Western Oregon University, 2008. Web. 5 Dec. 2016.
  16. ^ "Robert Oberst". The Worlds Strongest Man. Retrieved 2014-08-28.