Golden Potato

The couch potato garage sits in a dried up creek. Legend has it the creek dried up after a decade of drought several hundred years ago. The creek was the primary source of water for the local people. Eventually the people began to struggle without a nearby water source. In effort to solve the problem, the locals began digging holes in hopes of striking water. However the Earth had become like granite in the drought. Shovels broke and the people’s hands were torn from exhaustive effort. With strained wrists and bloody palms the people prayed for stronger hands in order to keep digging. Because the people did not pray for a monsoon, to easily strike water, or any other miracle, and instead prayed for strength they were provided their gift. The following day the locals were shocked to find a crop growing in their old garden area. It was the Golden Potato grip tool. The locals knew this was the strength tool they had prayed for. They began attaching the tool to trees to perform pullups. It is said their grip became so strong some locals would drag fallen trees with the Golden Potato.

A few weeks after the first Golden Potato harvest the locals found the Earth didn’t feel quite as hard as it did before. They continued training and soon were able to dig through the Earth with their bare hands. It wasn’t long before they struck water and ended their struggle.

It is said as long as a group of people with a desire for a stronger grip live near the dried creek, Golden Potatoes will continue to grow.

                                                                            

How to get your own set of Golden Potatoes

Email us at Couchpotatostrong@gmail.com – Tell us about yourself and what knowledge you have that benefits average people trying to be fit and healthy at home. We will then reach out to you to interview with us. After you have shared some wisdom we will send you a set of Golden Potatoes. (Shipping charges may apply outside of the United States). 

Alternatively, if you prefer, you may purchase a set of Golden Potatoes at our shop. All proceeds from the sale of Golden Potatoes goes towards providing Golden Potatoes to those who share their wisdom, and, hosting events at the Couch Potato Garage. 

Golden Potato Records

Event Competition Leaderboards 

Dead Lift – Performed in Competition to 5” Crossbar
  Men’s Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Michael Wilfong – 165.1lbs

Jason Gillen – 165.1lbs

Chris Koselisky – 148.6 Vincent Rivellese – 160.7
2 Jeff Walling – 148.6lbs Frank Chaudoin – 137.6lbs William Maddox – 110.0lbs
3 Addam Chaudoin – 137.6lbs

Keygun Perez – 137.6lbs

Scott Plested – 104.5lbs  
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Dead Lift – Performed in Competition to 5” Crossbar
  Men’s Open (Legends 70+) Men’s Under 231lbs (Legends 70+) Men’s Under 176lbs (Legends 70+)
       
1     Dave Budlong – 82.5lbs
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Dead Lift – Performed in Competition to 5” Crossbar
  Women’s Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1 Brittany Walling – 104.5lbs    
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Online Competition Leaderboards

The weight categories used on this board are for the purposes of Couch Potato Strong records. The Golden Potato Competition lift will be featured in many competitions, which, may have entirely different weight categories for competitors. 

Golden Potato Competition Lift – Deadlift Grip – Lift to 5” Crossbar
  Male Open Male Under 231lbs Male Under 176lbs
       
1 Mike Wilfong – 178.3lbs (V) Joe Hodgson – 214.6lbs (V)*  
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Golden Potato Competition Lift – Deadlift Grip – Lift to 5” Crossbar
  Female Open Female Under 176lbs Female Under 139lbs
       
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Friendly Leaderboards

Golden Potato Battery Hold – 35lbs on the Pin – Pinch Grip, 6-inch loading pin – Demo (Click Here)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Addam Chaudoin – 1:07.03   Ben Darrow – 0:40.37 (V) Jeremy Kaufmann – 0:36.60 (V)
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Golden Potato Battery Hold – 35lbs on the Pin – Pinch Grip – 12-inch loading pin
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1   Gerysand Cabanilla – 0:55.42 Jeremy Kaufmann – 0:49.80
2   Frank Chaudoin – 0:45.36 Brian Laasko – 0:36.27
3   Jake Kane – 0:36.16 William Reed – 0:31.33 (V)
4     Cody Christensen – 0:32.27 (V)
5     Dillon Vibes – 0:21.76
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Golden Potato Battery Hold – 50lbs on the Pin – Pinch Grip – 12-inch loading pin
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Alex Saravia – 0:55.06    
2 Addam Chaudoin – 0:22.30    
3 Jeff Walling – 0:20.20    
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Golden Potato Battery Hold – 20lbs on the Pin – Pinch Grip, 6-inch loading pin – Demo (Click Here)
  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1     Chrish Newell – 0:47.42
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Golden Potato Battery Hold – 20lbs on the Pin – Pinch Grip, 12-inch loading pin – Demo 
  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1 Brittany Walling – 0:48.20 Fontaine Kaufmann – 0:19.25 Chrish Newell – 1:06.89
2     Jess Johnston – 0:47.93
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Golden Potato Crucifix Hold – 15lbs on each pin – Pinch Grip, 12-inch loading pin – Demo (Click Here)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Addam Chaudoin – 42.74 (V)    
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Dead Lift – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Joel Dircks – 239.1lbs (V) Dustin McFarland – 205.4lbs (V) Banjamin Cossey – 205.8lbs (V)
2 Tom Bryson – 208.6lbs (V) Joseph Hodgson – 204.1lbs (V) Rudi Mineur – 181.0lbs (V)
3 James Jeffers – 203.0lbs (V) Tim Butler – 197.9lbs – (V) Tom Denmeade – 180.6lbs (V)
4 Clay Edgin – 201.7lbs (V) Jacob Whitaker – 195.7lbs (V) Timothy Livingston – 175.4lbs (V)
5 Tommy Jennings – 185.9lbs (V) Andy Munsey – 188.6lbs (V) William Reed – 151.4lbs (V)
6 Alex Guiha – 183.4lbs (V)

Nick Sanders – 183.4lbs (V)

Ivan Cuk – 184.7lbs (V) Cody Christensen – 140.6lbs (V)
7 Mike Wilfong – 182.4lbs (V) Jeremy Armstrong – 182.0lbs (V) Kapu Gaison – 138.0lbs 
8 Rob Frampton – 179lbs (V) Derek Graybill – 181.9lbs (V) Matt Sahlfeld – 133.8lbs (V)
9 Stefan Falke – 178.7lbs (V) Clint Ziegler – 171.2lbs (V) Ricky Murrell – 132.3lbs (V)
10 Derik Hudson – 176.0lbs Gil Goodman – 170.8lbs (V) Paul McAlpine – 126.1lbs (V)
Dead Lift
  Male Open (Legends – Age 60+) Male Under 231lbs (Legends – Age 60+) Male Under 176lbs (Legends – Age 60+)
       
1   Chuck McFarland – 139.8lbs (V)  
2   John Oka – 117.4lbs (V)  
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Dead Lift –  Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Women’s Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1 Sarah Chappelow – 127.1lbs (V) Elizabeth Skwarecki – 81.4lbs (V)  
2 Katie Smith – 126.1lbs (V)    
3 Brittany Walling – 100.5lbs (V)    
4 Pamela McQueen – 99.3lbs (V)    
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Dead Lift – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Male Open (Junior 12-17) Male Under 231lbs (Junior) Male Under 176lbs (Junior)
       
1     Sam Wilfong – 68.5lbs (V)
2     Jack Smith – 66.1lbs (V)
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Dead Lift – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Male Open (Junior Under 12) Male Under 231lbs (Junior Sub 12) Male Under 176lbs (Junior Sub 12)
       
1     JJ Chaudoin – 58.7lbs (V)
2     George Smith – 49.3lbs (V)
3     Caden Christensen – 43.0lbs (V)
4     Ajax Lansdown – 40.0lbs (V)
5     Benjamin Smith – 33.5lbs (V)
6     Tycho Lansdown – 27.2lbs (V)
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Dead Lift – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Female Open (Junior Under 12) Female Under 176lbs (Junior Sub 12) Female Under 139lbs (Junior Sub 12)
       
1     Zoey Walling – 57.2lbs (V)
2     Payton Chaudoin – 51.4lbs (V)
3     Ne’Mani Burks – 38.6lbs (V)
4     Macy Hodgson 36.2lbs (V
5     Emily Haydock – 32.0lbs (V)
6     Daphne Lansdown – 7.4lbs (V)
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Dead Lift – Thumbless (Thumb must not rest upon potato during lift) – Demo (Click Here)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1   Joseph Hodgson – 189.8lbs (V) Benjamin Cossey – 148.2lbs (V)
2     William Reed – 81.1lbs (V)
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Dinnie Lift – Double Deadlift Grip (highest total weight, lifter selects weight for each hand)
  Male Open Male Under 231lbs Male Under 176lbs
       
1 Nick Sanders – 411.0lbs (V) Joseph Hodgson – 374.8lbs (V) Rudi Mineur – 309.5lbs (V)
2 Joel Dircks – 407.6lbs (V) Jeremy Armstrong – 337.0lbs (V) Cody Christensen – 239.8lbs (V)
3 Mike Wilfong – 340.1lbs (V) Dustin McFarland – 315.6lbs (V  
4 Alex Guiha – 320.0lbs (V) Chris Cole – 204.5lbs – (V)  
5 Jeff Walling – 275.1lbs (V)    
6 Huub Lauwaars – 233.7lbs (V)    
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Dinnie Lift – Double Deadlift Grip (highest total weight, lifter selects weight for each hand)
  Women’s Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1   Elizabeth Skwarecki – 165.8lbs (V)  
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Farmer’s Walk – 140ft (70ft in one direction, around a post, and, return to start) – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Mike Wilfong – 195.4lbs (23.74) (V) Ryan Polin – 195.4lbs (19.92) (V)  
2 Addam Chaudoin – 148.4lbs (22.17) (V)    
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Farmer’s Walk – 140ft (70ft in one direction, around a post, and, return to start) – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1   Myra King – 57.6lbs (34.71) (V) Chrish Newell – 98.2lbs (23.65) (V)
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Golden Potato Lift (any grip allowed as long as no part of hand touches underside of potato) – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Mike Wilfong – 228.3lb (V) Frank Chaudoin – 94.6lbs (V) Kapu Gaison – 162.5lbs (V )
2   Jake Kane – 93.2lbs Jeremy Kaufmann – 154.6lbs
3   Imam Elahi – 76.2lbs (V)  
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Golden Potato Lift (any grip allowed as long as no part of hand touches underside of potato) – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1 Katie Smith – 89.4lbs (V) Kitty Bates – 110.2lbs (V) Nicole Kelley – 61.8lbs (V)
2   Fontaine Kaufmann – 48.4lbs (V) Chris Newell – 58.4lbs (V)
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Hercules Hold – 210lbs (105lbs each pillar) – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Addam Chaudoin – 1:10.56 Ryan Polin – 0:32.27 (V) Jeremy Kaufmann – 0:20.15
2 Mike Wilfong – 0:44.78 (V) Frank Chaudoin – 27.88  
3   Ben Darrow – 0:22.72 (V)  
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Hercules Hold – 210lbs (105lbs each pillar) – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1     Chrish Newell – 0:12.72 (V)
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Hercules Hold – 210lbs (105lbs each pillar) – Grip (Click Here)
  Male Open (Junior’s 17 and under) Male Under 231lbs (Junior) Male Under 176lbs (Junior)
       
1 Evan King – 0:17.99    
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Pinch Lift – Demo (Click Here)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Mike Wilfong – 133.4lbs (V) Derek Graybill – 128.2lbs (V) Kapu Gaison – 93.7lbs (V)
2 Addam Chaudoin – 114.2lbs (V) Frank Chaudoin – 94.6lbs (V) Ricky Murrell – 87.1lbs (V)
3 David Robb – 72.9lbs (V) Jake Kane – 93.2lbs Taylor Overmiller 66.0lbs
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Pinch Lift – Demo (Click Here)
  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1 Katie Smith – 89.4lbs (V) Fontaine Kaufmann – 43.4lbs Nicole Kelley – 61.8lbs (V)
2     Chrish Newell – 58.4lbs (V)
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Pinch Lift – Demo (Click Here)
  Male Open (Junior’s 17 and under) Male Under 231lbs (Junior) Male Under 176lbs (Junior)
       
1 Evan King – 95.2lbs    
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Pull-up Reps – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)

(Potatoes can break, and, we do not recommend anyone hang from the Golden Potatoes. The Golden Potatoes are not designed to be hung from, and, doing so can result in injury, or possibly death.  All pullup records are performed at your own risk)

  Male Female
     
1 Benjamin Cossey – 24 (V) Chrish Newell – 3 (V)
2 Timothy Livingston – 22 (V) Elizabeth Skwarecki – 1 (V)
3 Kapu Gaison – 16 (V)  
4 Derek Graybill – 14 (V)  
5 Cody Christensen – 13 (V

Ivan Cuk – 13 (V)

 
6 Ryan Polin – 12  
7 Dave Nisbet – 11 (V)  
8 Jeremy Kaufmann – 10  
9 Gabriel Blais-Levesque – 9 (V)  
10 Gabriel Gonzales – 7 (V)

Chris Cole – 7 (V)

 
Pull-up One Arm Reps

(Potatoes can break, and, we do not recommend anyone hang from the Golden Potatoes. The Golden Potatoes are not designed to be hung from, and, doing so can result in injury, or possibly death.  All pullup records are performed at your own risk)

  Male Female
     
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2 Tanner Merkle – 1 (V) [225lbs bw]  
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Pull-up Reps Pinch Grip – Grip (same as pinch lift Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)

(Potatoes can break, and, we do not recommend anyone hang from the Golden Potatoes. The Golden Potatoes are not designed to be hung from, and, doing so can result in injury, or possibly death.  All pullup records are performed at your own risk)

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1 Derek Graybill – 9 (V)  
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Pink Potato Records (Can only be contested in October with either Addam or Frank Chaudoin as judge)

Pink Potato Dead Lift – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Tommy Jennings – 176.1lbs (V) Frank Chaudoin – 149.5lbs   
2 Mike Wilfong – 166.5lbs    
3 Jeff Walling – 143.5lbs (V)    
4 David Trout – 141.1lbs     
5 Pedro Dela-Cerda Jr. – 130.9lbs    
6 John Walch – 122.4lbs

Bronson Kern – 122.4lbs

   
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Pink Pinch Lift
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Mike Wilfong – 122.6lbs Frank Chaudoin – 120.1lbs  
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Pink Pull-up Reps – Grip (Click Here) – Demo (Click Here)
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Extreme Risk Records (do not attempt!)

Pull-up Weight – Grip (Click Here) – Demo ( Click Here)

If a potato breaks during a weighted pullup record attempt, you will be injured! DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS RECORD. THIS BOARD STANDS HERE TO HONOR THE CRAZY PEOPLE FROM A TIMES PAST WHO THREW CAUTION TO THE WIND!!!

  Men’s Open Men’s Under  231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Jason Dingey – 334.4lbs – (V) Ryan Polin – 254.2lbs Benjamin Cossey – 275.2lbs (V)
2   Gerysand Cabanilla – 210lbs (V) Tom Denmeade – 249.1lbs (V)
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Pull-up Weight – Grip (Click Here) – Demo ( Click Here)

If a potato breaks during a weighted pullup record attempt, you will be injured! DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS RECORD. THIS BOARD STANDS HERE TO HONOR THE CRAZY PEOPLE FROM A TIMES PAST WHO THREW CAUTION TO THE WIND!!!

  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1     Chrish Newell – 158.2lbs (V)
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