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Pressing the Limits was a strength act from Season 9 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the audition round.


Jon Bruney has been on The Today Show and is listed in Ripley's Believe It or Not. Jon recently set a new world record by pulling a 31,000-pounds-plus semi truck for the distance of one mile in a time of 96 minutes.

Thousands of people have witnessed one of Jon's "Pressing the Limits" motivational strength events. Jon is available for speaking engagements, as well as coaching. Jon and Submit Strength Equipment have created a series of training equipment designed to skyrocket your physical and mental conditioning. SSE products will breathe new life into your training as well as improve your mental outlook. 1


Pressing the Limits's audition in Episode 903 consisted of a bowling ball being dropped from five feet onto Jon's belly and an assistant jumping rope on a bed of nails pressed against Jon. Unfortunately, Jon screamed when the bed was pressing into him too tightly.  As a result, Howard Stern and Mel B both buzzed the act. Howard, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "No", eliminating the act from the competition.

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Jon Bruney competed on the second season of the TBS competition series Go Big Show in 2022 in which he lost his preliminary match-up against bull-jumper Manu Lataste.

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