The 2010 World's Strongest Man contest has just wrapped up...
1st - Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania)
2nd - Brian Shaw (USA)
3rd - Misha Koklayev (Russia)
4th - Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland)
5th - Travis Ortmayer (USA)
Zydrunas Savickas managed to defend his title and took home a big win in one of the closest WSM contests ever; winning the tiebreaker after finishing even with Shaw in points. Z also broke the log press record with a 462 lbs log C&P (210 Kg).
Other competitors in the finals were Derek Poundstone (USA), Nick Best (USA), Terry Hollands (UK), and Ervin Katona (Serbia), and Jason Bergmann (USA).
I hated reading this (spoiler) but thanks for posting. Any word on when it will be televised? Last time I checked the site is said TBA.
Back Squat 435lbs
Shoulder Press 195lbs
Bench Press 315lb
I thing big Z has asserted himself as one of the greatest strongmen and strength athletes in general with this win. Congrats to him, and I think next year Shaw has a good shot at it if he improved his pressing power. Gotta root for our local big man!
Last edited by Cmanuel; 09-22-2010 at 10:24 PM.
poundstone tore his quad in late august, a month isn't anywhere close to what he'd need to rehab it..
check out 4:01, appears to be 635ish on the bar.. looks painful.. the swelling and bruising not good either..
good to see Shaw is one step closer to 1st... I'd like to see an american standing on the top next year..
Shaw was tied with Big Z in the end and lost on the tiebreaker so he is definitely right there.
Thanks for the results Tom! Cant wait to see em on TV.
Thanks for posting these.... I have WSM set to record on the DVR and every time I see one recorded it turns out to be an old basketball game or something that the guide just called WSM to mess with me.
Meet PR's: 1008-750-750 - 2464
Gym PR's... don't count ... time to do another meet!
Misha has to be considered the most well rounded strength athlete with a 3rd place finish and then declaring he's switching to Oly competetion.
lulz.. so poundstone stepped off the plane today in vegas and showed up to compete in Americas Strongest Man.. at the end of Day 1 he's leading by 1 point..
1) I would feel dick losing to a man with a torn quad
2) I would feel dick beating a man with a torn quad
poundstone is crazy
ASM Overall Standings (Day One):
1. Poundstone - 35
2. Jenkins - 34
3. White - 25
4. Palmer - 23
5. Bracewell & Hansen - 20
7. Dunn - 18
8. Dawson - 15
9. Conner & McClure - 14
The cool thing about Poundstone was he showed up when the competition started, barely warmed up, then pressed a 315lb block during the press medley that no one else came close to doing. He also did it with no chalk, wrist wraps, belt, or a shirt. He's a beast.
Know how Hansen finished up, Tom?
Overall America's Strongest Man Strongest Man 2010 is Derek poundstone, Jenkins is 2nd, White is 3rd, Hanson is 4th, Palmer 5th, Bracewell 6th,Dunn 7th,Dawson 8th,Conner 9th,McClure 10th
thanks for the updates on both events...
I hate that we have to wait until Dec. to watch WSM...I definitely feel bummed that Poundstone didn't win this year at WSM...I was really hoping that it would be his year..but that injury he acquired prior to WSM was pretty horrific, he's a champion just for competing and then to roll right into ASM? madness!
is ASM a televised event? or do you think any youtube vids will be up?
WSM is usually on marathon style on Christmas day. Unless they decide to change it.