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World Strongman Super Series Venice Beach GP

OdgovorNapisal/-a udovich » To Okt 20, 2009 2:51 pm

Big Card Set for World Strongman Super Series Venice Beach GP
by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2009 IronMind

The World Strongman Super Series Venice Beach is bringing some of the top names on the professional strongman circuit to Muscle Beach in Venice, California.


Strongman: It’s where the big dogs play. Come to Muscle Beach (Venice, California) and see Brian Shaw (who stands 6-ft. 8-in. tall and weighs 390 lb.) and other big names from the professional strongman circuit. Randall J. Strossen photo.


IronMind has just received the official start list, which includes top names, both young and established, from the USA and Europe:

1. Brian Shaw USA
2. Nick Best USA
3. Marshall White USA
4. Dave Ostlund USA
5. Jason Bergmann USA
6. Terry Hollands UK
7. Florian Trimpl Germany
8. Johannes Arsjo Sweden
9. Jarek Dymek Poland
10. Stojan Todorchev Bulgaria
11. Stefan Solvi Petursson Iceland
12. Tamas Malatinszki Hungary
13. Jimmy Marku UK

“Brian Shaw is the headliner,” Odd Haugen told IronMind, “coming off his third at the World’s [Strongest Man contest]. This is also the contest that Dave Ostlund won in 2007, beating Mariusz Pudzianowski, and Dave’s coming back.” Also, with the young Swedish talent, Johannes Arsjo, the top Brits Terry Hollands and Jimmy Marku on hand, and such other big draws as Stefan Solvi Petursson and Jarek Dymek, this is a top flight field of professional strongman competitors.

The contest will be held by the basketball courts rather than by the lifting area, and the limited seating will be available on a first come, first served basis for $10 (free with a souvenir T-shirt). The competion is set for November 14, and scheduled to start at 12:00 or 12:30, with the gates opening at 11:00, so plan ahead, watch the action live and maybe end up on TV, as well.
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OdgovorNapisal/-a udovich » Pe Nov 13, 2009 2:46 pm

World Strongman Super Series: Muscle Beach - Events & Scoring
by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2009 IronMind

“The troops are rolling into town,” Odd Haugen told IronMind this morning, referring to the dozen top strongman competitors who will battle it out for top honors at the dotFit World Strongman Super Series contest at Muscle Beach (Venice, California) this Saturday (November 14).


Odd Haugen (left) and Ulf Bengtsson (right) with the World Strongman Super Series title belt. Points toward the belt will be on the line in Venice, California this weekend. Photo courtesy of Odd Haugen.


With the official start list re-confirmed, here is the slate of events:

• Farmer’s Walk: 160 kg/each, 40 meters
• Overhead medley: Atlas Stone (102.5 kg), Aluminum Block (115 kg), Field Stone (125 kg), Log Lift for reps (150 kg)
• Shield Carry: 180 kg, 40 meters
• Super Yoke: 385 kg, 40 meters

At this point, the field of 12 strongman competitors will be reduced to 6.

• Deadlift Power Medley: Apollon’s Axle (300 kg); Giant Wheels (320 kg; 1-1/2” bar); Louis Cyr Barbell (340 kg); Giant Frame (300 kg, 20 meters)
• Atlas Stones Circle of Strength: 5 stones from 140 kg to 195 kg.

In the past, cutting the field and adjusting the scores has caused some heated discussions, so lest there be any doubt about the scoring, here are the rules, verbatim and beforehand:

“The score for first place shall be weighted the same through an entire GP competition. The score for 1st place is 12 points in the first four Disciplines, it will be reduced 6 points in Disciplines 5 and 6 as the field of athletes has been reduced to 6. However, the subtotal score for each athlete shall be adjusted after the first four disciplines to reflect the number of athletes in the final two disciplines (i. e. 6 finalists divided by 12 starters=6/12 times the subtotal score= adjusted subtotal).”

So, if the field is cut to 6 for the last two events, the subtotals for events 1 - 4 will be cut in half; and scoring for the final two events will be 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

For a promotional video and the broadcast schedule, please click here to visit the Versus website.
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OdgovorNapisal/-a udovich » Ne Nov 15, 2009 9:01 pm

Brian Shaw: Strong Showing at World Strongman Super Series
by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2009 IronMind

Brian Shaw continued to put his stamp on the strongman world as he won the World Strongman Super Series contest at Venice Beach, California yesterday.

Brian Shaw took another step toward the top of the strongman world yesterday, when he won the World Strongman Super Series competition at Venice Beach, California. Randall J. Strossen photo.

Set in the most famous neighborhood in the iron world - California’s Venice Beach - a dozen top names in the strongman world ran through six events designed to test their strength and entertain TV audiences.

Brian Shaw, coming off a big performance at the 2009 World’s Strongest Man contest, maintained his momentum as he produced a consistently strong showing. Shaw finished off the day as the last man on the last event, the Atlas Stones, where he was the only competitor to load all five stones.

Here are the final places and points, officially:

1. Brian Shaw (USA) 32.00 points
2. Stojan Todorchev (Bulgaria) 27.50
3. Jason Bergmann (USA) 22.50
4. Nick Best (USA) 20.50
5. Krysztof Radzikowski (Poland) 18.75
6. Terry Hollands (UK) 17.25
7. David Ostlund (USA) 17.25
8. Johannes Arsjo (Sweden) 12.25
9. Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland) 10.00
10. Jarek Dymek (Poland) 8.50
11. Marshall White (USA) 8.25
12. Jimmy Marku (UK) 2.25

Jason Bergmann, besides finishing an impressive third overall, delivered the MILO moment of the contest: As he approached the finish line on the Shield Carry, Bergmann lost his footing, hitting the deck along with the Shield. Determined to finish the event, Bergmann grabbed the Shield - like a bull by the horns - and wrestled it over the line. For a second, it looked like the fully-revved Bergmann was going to just throw the Shield over the line. Randall J. Strossen photo.
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OdgovorNapisal/-a udovich » Ne Nov 15, 2009 9:02 pm

evo pa je pokazal tud todorchev, da sodi v sam vrh strongman scene,...
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