View Full Version : 2011 WSM Thread

09-16-2011, 03:41 PM
anybody got any hook-ups with info?

I just got the word that Ortmayer is out after the squat but no confirmatino on why.

09-16-2011, 05:42 PM
im avoiding them, but over on marunde they have one. I'm trying to not find out the results until I get to see it. IDK if that will be possible though.

09-16-2011, 05:47 PM


Looks like a good year.

09-16-2011, 07:39 PM
Does look like a good year!!

Shit those guys are big.

Tim K
09-17-2011, 02:59 PM
I'll be going up tomorrow to watch some of the qualifiers and then again on Wednesday and Thursday for the finals.

09-18-2011, 08:24 AM
Does look like a good year!!

Shit those guys are big.

listed Shaw at 460#!!!! Daaaaaamn!

09-18-2011, 01:34 PM
Shaw is massive... I helped out at his show that he put in up here a few weeks ago. So big. It is ridiculous

09-18-2011, 01:53 PM
Newcomer Hafthor Julius Bjornsson could be a suprise. He measured in at 6'10" and 438lbs!

Tim K
09-18-2011, 05:15 PM
Thor and Shaw set the fastest times loading stones that I saw. But I only saw three groups go. Both guys were absolutely amazing. Spent some time talking with Poundstone at lunch. I don't know of any other sport where the top athletes are so approachable and willing to share of their time.

I've been able to hang out with Derek and Donnie Thompson. Damn but that is cool stuff! What other sports can you do that?

09-19-2011, 01:37 AM
Definitely some big guys out there throwing some HEAVY weight around. Really pulling for Poundstone or Shaw.

Tim K
09-20-2011, 02:06 PM
Anyone know what will happen with the events if there is inclement weather tomorrow?

09-22-2011, 03:44 PM
brian shaw wins!

09-22-2011, 09:56 PM
God damn, with dudes like Shaw and Thor is seems Poundstone, and may of the other strongamn just doesn't have to genetics to be WSM, and Poundstone if a genetic freak.

chris mason
09-22-2011, 10:00 PM
I believe Shaw won. Won it in the final event.

09-23-2011, 12:10 AM
Final results!
1. Brian Shaw
2. Zydrunas Savickas
3. Terry Hollands
4. Laurence Shahlaei
5. Derek Poundstone
6. Thor Bjornsson
7. Vytautas Lalas
8. Mike Jenkins
9. Stefan Solvi-Petursson
10. Ervin Katona

Shaw and Big Z were both on 40 points coming into the Atlas stones, which Shaw won to take th

09-23-2011, 12:11 AM
How it ended- Shaw vs. Savickas on stones.

Tom Mutaffis
09-23-2011, 05:08 AM
I had a chance to watch some of the prelims over the weekend and speak with a few of the competitors. There were some outstanding performances and it should make for great TV when it airs in December.

Tom Mutaffis
09-23-2011, 05:10 AM
Here is a picture that I got with Big Z after he qualified for the finals on Sunday. All of the athletes were very accessible to the crowd, which was cool.


mike mcgee
09-23-2011, 06:04 AM
I'm pretty disappointed I didn't make it to the WSM this year, but how great is it that Brian won??? The only thing better than an American winning is an American winning it in American. Way to go Brian!!!

09-23-2011, 06:14 AM
I believe Shaw won. Won it in the final event.

Chris, can you please put a spoiler alert in the thread title so people who don't want to know can stay out of the thread?

09-23-2011, 06:27 AM
I really wanted poundstone to win.
Year after year he always gets like 2nd or 3rd place.
Would have been nice to see him get 1st.

09-23-2011, 04:19 PM
How it ended- Shaw vs. Savickas on stones.

Amazing how fast he rips through the stones!!!! Does anyone know the weight of the final stone?

09-23-2011, 04:55 PM

chris mason
09-23-2011, 05:16 PM
That is where Shaw's height really helped him. His huge wingspan made it easy to hold those stones where Z's huge belly and shorter arms kind of get in the way.

Rob Luyando
09-24-2011, 06:37 AM
Congrats to MHP'S Brian Shaw and MHP's Savickas! Both are gentle giants. Shaw has to be one of the nicest down to earth guys you will ever meet. Also nice to see a brother in blue Derrick Poundstone placing in the top 5!

09-24-2011, 07:28 AM

Big dudes!