If I had to be that bloated to be that strong, sign me up!! At the same time, he's pretty damn lean.. looks like he carbed it up pretty hardcore on the flight over!
The only reason I'm cutting is because I don't want to go purchase a new wardrobe, lol..
It would be great to see Poundstone win - especially since I got to meet him and work with him at our local NH strongman competition.. but then again pretty cool to see Travis win - especially with his amazing stone runs or keg throws.. or to see Big Z cement his legacy by being the only one to win IFSA, the Arnold, Fortimus and WSM... or to see if Pudz can get 6 against the bigger guys and heavier events this year.. but for some reason I like the "youngsters" either Brian Shaw or Dave Ostlund.
Any way it goes should be a lot of fun to watch...
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Well that sucks. I remember all the videos last year. Since last year was in the US there was a ton of guys posting videos on youtube. She posted a bunch during Fortissimus this year as well. I guess we'll know who wins, we just may not get previews I guess.
Derek Poundstone is assured his spot in the final. Current scores in his group are uncertain, but it looks like the 2nd qualifying spot is still up for grabs between LPJ, Ilin, and Marku, with just stones to go.
Savickas and Shaw have a strong lead going into the last two events. Felix could break into the finals with a good performance on the last day, but it's pretty unlikely.
In Group 3, Phil and Mariusz have a strong lead going into the stones. Klyushev might be in striking distance, and Katona would need a last place from Mariusz to move on to the finals.
Loz has a huge lead in Group 4, already qualifying for the finals with 2 events left. Scoring is tight among the other 5 athletes, so the 2nd qualifying spot is going to come to the last event. Ortmayer is definitely a favorite with Keg Toss and Stones left.
Terry Hollands has a good lead, with Ostlund and Murumets battling out for the 2nd qualifying position. Expect this one to come down to the stones.
DAY THREE HEATS RESULTS AND GROUP PLACINGS
Monday 28th Sep 19:47:35
Today's updates from Malta
Derek Poundstone continuing to stay strong winning this event. Louis Philippe Jean and Kostiantyn llin fighting it out for 2nd place in tomorrows Atlas Stones event.
A group of draws today in Malta with Phil Pfister and Alexander Klyushev in joint first place. Darren Sadler (UK) in 2nd place and both Mariusz Pudzianowski and Ervin Katona finished this event in joint 4 position. Group 3 continuing to be a battle for first place...
Zydrunas Savickas won this event with Brian Shaw placed in 2nd
Dave Ostlund won this event
Group Positions after day 3 of the heats
Group 1 - Derek Poundstone (USA) 10 points clear in the lead
Group 2 - Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) leads by 2 points over Brian Shaw (USA)
Group 3 - Another move in the leader with Phil Pfister (USA) taking the lead over Mariusz Pudzianowski (Poland)
Group 4 - Remains unchanged with Laurence Shahlaei (UK) leading the group with both the Keg Toss and Atlas Stones in day 4
Group 5 - Terry Hollands (UK) remains leader in this group
Thanks for the updates Tom. Missed seeing Derek compete at Five Points on St. Paddy's day. He couldn't make it down, but we did some other fantastic strongmen doing their thing. Pretty cool stuff... and then my truck got towed.
This is from a few posts back, but didnt lbstone win fortissimus, if i remember correctly it was a close finish but he was the only one to load the 512lb stone. Either way zadrunas and poundstone are impressive.
Chuck Norris can slam revolving doors.
Here are a couple of his other accomplishments:
"Arnold Classic" Strongman winner (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
IFSA Strongman World Championship winner (2005, 2006), 3rd in 2007
IFSA European Champion (2005)
World's Strongest Man - 2nd Place - 2002, 2003, 2004
Not to mention countless other smaller strongman contests and powerlifting titles.
Thank you for clearing that up i was wondering if that was the case. Do you guys know where i can find a write up about the event of coverage of some sort. I would like to see how it went.
Chuck Norris can slam revolving doors.
Ironmind.com has been posting updates and there are some on the World's Strongest Man website but I haven't actually seen a write-up per se, just results.
World’s Strongest Man: Last Day of the Qualifiers
by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2009 IronMind
With only ten slots available, the world’s top strongmen are down to the last day of the qualifying round at the 2009 World’s Strongest Man contest.
With hot weather, great action and a field seen as the best ever, action at the 2009 World’s Strongest Man contest has been tremendous by all accounts.
Brian Shaw going head to head with Zydrunas Savickas continues to be much talked about and their blazing performances in the Fingal’s Fingers was dramatic to say the least.
Andrus Murumets, tipped as an early favorite for the podiumn, “started really strong, but a surprising let down in his deadlift could well allow Dave Ostlund and Terry Hollands to go through from that group,” IronMind was told. “They have kegs and stones today and it’s going to be difficult for Andrus to hang on to second position.” Terry Hollands lead that group.
Phil Pfister and Mariusz Pudzianowski, both World’s Strongest Man winners, are said to be going through from their group, but this is unofficial. Pfister has won four events, IronMind heard, and Pudzianowski “is yet to win an event in their heat.” Darren Sadler produced a big performance in the deadlift.
Speaking of the deadlift, the Brits have done tremendously in the deadlift as well as the squat.
Between being sick and having a blown squat suit, Travis Ortmayer has had some bad luck, but it’s not over until it’s over.
Squats suits are OK at WSM. They have been allowed previously as well, but in most cases the competitors have to wear shorts and a t-shirt to cover the suit.
Here are the ten athletes going to the finals:
From group 1
Louie Phillipe Jean
Nice to see that Ortmayer pulled it off and got into the finals. Hopefully his reported sickness gets better by this weekend. It's cool to see 5 Americans going to the finals.
Oh, I'd go out on a limb and say atleast one of them will be on the Podium. I think all could take first if they do good. I think Big Z and Pudz also have a great chance to be on the podium. My early prediction is Poundstone, Zydruna and Pudz on the podium but I'm not sure of the order.
But reports were that Shaw was whooping some ass so he may go top 3 as well, and he did pretty darn good at Fortissimus.
Last edited by =Travis=; 09-29-2009 at 04:21 PM.
Thanks for the info. Will they broadcast the finals? Some ESPN or whatever?