The battle for the title Iceman is set for Kuusamo Lapland in Finland, and as the promoters say, “There is no weather clause or frost limit,” so only the strongest and hardiest will survive this arctic strongman challenge.
Future Finnish strongman Arttu Parviainen tests the Frame Walk. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Ilkka Kinnunen.
This one-day strongman contest will feature Zydrunas Savickas, Agris Kazelniks, Konstantyn Ilin, Warrick Brant, Matt Wanat, Simon Sulaiman, Tomi Lotta, Jani Kolehmainen, Terry Hollands, and one final competitor will be named shortly.
Here are the events:
Crucifix: 12.5 kg objects, held for time
Human Ski Lift: Arm-over-arm pull with “eight girls who are hooked to the rope . . . and have cross country skis on their feet”
Frame Carry: 250 – 300 kg/30 meters for time
Conan Circle: 250 kg, for distance
Deadlift: 300 – 350 kg for reps (uses two snowmobiles)
Medley: loading and truck pull with a harness and rope
- Jimmy Laureys (Belgium) 40.5
- Martin Wildauer (Austria) 39.0
- Agris Kazelniks (Latvia) 38.5
- Sergei Romanchuk (Ukraine) 34.5
- Akos Nagy (Hungary) 33.5
- Matt Wanat (USA) 33.0
There was a big tractor expo in Novi Sad, who sponsored mainly our SCL there in cooperation with CASE tractors. The people there did a great job and want to see us next year again! Hopefully the tractor to pull will be a little bit lighter next year, as the pull was a real killer for the athletes. Yes, even strongman have a limit, ha ha!
Ervin Katona is also taking the lead now in the overall Strongman Champions League ranking,” said Mostert, with 52 points, just ahead of Zydrunas Savickas with 50 points.So, we are ready for the fourth stage of SCL , on June 4 in Johannesburg-Pretoria, the SCL South Africa. The strongman champions league train rides again!
Stay tuned, and watch also this coming Friday, May 27, on Eurosport, the SCL Germany–FIBO POWER,” Mostert said.
by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2011 IronMind