Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brian Shaw at the Finals of the "World's Strongest Man" (Sun City, South Africa)

Here are the Day 1 results from South Africa...there were 3 events earlier today.

LOADING EVENT IN WATER (carry 3 sandbags that weigh 264 lbs)
  1. Travis Ortmayer (USA) winner who loaded all 3 sandbags in 58 secs
  2. Misha Koklyaev (Russia) 3 bags in 107 secs
  3. Brian Shaw (USA) 3 bags in 108 secs
KEG TOSS (8 kegs total)
  1. Brian Shaw (USA) winner.  Its rumoured to be a new World Record, but its not confirmed.
  2. Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania).  8 kegs  (Shaw just barely beat Zydrunas's time apparently)
  3. Travis Ortmayer (USA) 8 kegs
  1. Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) winner.  463 lbs log press (new world record!)
  2. Misha Koklyaev (Russia)  446 lb log press
  3. Derek Poundstone (USA)  408 lb log press
  4. Brian Shaw (USA)  391 lb log press
So after Day 1, the overall standings are:
  1. Brian Shaw (USA) and Misha Koklyaev (Russia) tied with 25 points
  2. Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 24
  3. Travis Ortmayer (USA) 21 (he got hurt in the Log Press though)
  4. Ervin Katona (Serbia) 15
  5. Derek Poundstone (USA) 14
  6. Stefan Solvi Peturrson (Iceland) 13
  7. Terry Hollands (England) 10
  8. Jason Bergmann (USA) 10
  9. Nick Best (USA) 8
We are cheering for you!

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

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