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World Strongman Super Series Mohegan Sun Grand Prix 2010

OdgovorNapisal/-a udovich » Če Feb 18, 2010 1:30 pm

Mariusz Pudzianowski — Zydrunas Savickas Rematch?

Although it has not been officially announced yet, Odd Haugen told IronMind today that the 2010 World Strongman Super Series Mohegan Sun Grand Prix is definitely on for April 25 and he also gave IronMind the list of competitors: Will this be the scene of a rematch between Zydrunas Savickas and Mariusz Pudzianowski?

Mariusz Pudzianowski is a proven hit at the Mohegan Sun. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.

Both Mariusz Pudzianowski and Zydrunas Savickas have been invited, Haugen told IronMind, although their confirmations are pending. If Zydrunas Savickas accepts the invitation, Haugen said, that would likely impact the events as a world record attempt on the Axle would seem fully warranted.

Already on board for the contest, Haugen told IronMind, are:

Derek Poundstone
Brian Shaw
Jason Bergmannn
Stojan Todorchev
Nick Best
Terry Hollands
Mark Felix
Louis-Philippe Jean
Josh Thigpen
Johannes Arsjo
David Ostlund

Odd Haugen told IronMind that he would like to invite a couple of local strongman if possible, including Tom McClure, although these invitations might have to be as alternates.

Mohegan Sun provides an exceptional environment for world class strongman contests and it has a history of delivering just that, so mark your calendars for April 25 and keep your eye on the IronMind News column and on the IronMind Twitter page for updates.

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OdgovorNapisal/-a udovich » Če Apr 15, 2010 12:48 pm

The official start list and event schedule has been released for the 2010 World Strongman Super Series Mohegan Sun Grand Prix, a package that combines a premier strongman contest with a premier setting.

Derek Poundstone, a local cop and one of the world’s top professional strongman competitors, has a perfect record at the Mohegan Sun, but that doesn’t mean he can coast to another victory this year. IronMind® | Matt Holliday photo.

The field includes some of the top names on the professional strongman circuit, including eight World’s Strongest Man competitors:

David Ostlund
Jason Bergmann
Stojan Todorchev
Brian Shaw
Nicholas Best
Marshall White
Derek Poundstone
Johannes Arsjo
Louis-Philippe Jean
Mark Felix
Krzysztof Radzikowski
Justin Warren

Since Odd Haugen is head of the competition committee, one wouldn’t expect this to be a series of foot races with featherlight weights—heavy is to be expected and heavy is what’s on the board:

1. Farmer’s Walk: 170-kg/hand for 30 meters
2. Overhead Lifting Medley: Giant Circus Dumbbell, 125 kg Aluminum Block, 150 kg Log, 166 kg Apollon’s Axle
3. Shield Carry: 180 kg for maximum distance on a 30-meter course
4. Super Yoke: 422 kg for 30 meters

At this point, the field will be cut to the top 6 competitors, who will go on to the final two events:

5. Deadlift Power Medley: 320-kg Apollon’s Axle, 400 kg steel frame and then a 362.5-kg standard barbell for reps. Straps may only be used on the standard barbell.
6. Atlas Stones: 5 stones (128 - 215 kg) loaded on circular series of pedestals

Derek Poundstone has a 2-0 record at the Mohegan Sun and he’s a local cop, so he has plenty of momentum coming into the contest.

“This is Derek’s home turf,” Haugen said when IronMind asked how he saw the contest shaping up, “but nobody is coming here for second place.” Poundstone, Shaw and Bergmann are Haugen’s top picks for the podium, but he was also quick to recognize the foot speed of Todorchev and the overhead power of Radzikowski.

The contest is at the Mohegan Sun on April 25 at 4:00 p.m.
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