He placed 2nd overall. Brian finished 3rd overall last year, so its only a matter of time when he can win this prestigious contest.
Defending champion Zydrunas Savickas of Lithuania won his 2nd straight "World's Strongest Man" title.
There were 3 events today, and here are the details.
WHISKEY BARREL FRAME CARRY
- Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 26 secs
- Nick Best (USA) 33.3 secs
- Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland) 34.8 secs
- Brian Shaw (USA) 40.4 secs
- Misha Koklyaev (Russia) 40.5 secs
- Brian Shaw (USA) & Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) tied for the win with 11 reps
4. Nick Best (USA) 9 reps
- Brian Shaw (USA) 5 stones in 25 secs
- Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland) 5 stones in 26 secs
- Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 5 stones in 28 secs
- Misha Koklyeav (Russia) 5 stones in 38 secs
- Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 51.5 points (2 event wins and one 2nd place)
- Brian Shaw (USA) 51.5 points (2 event wins and one 3rd place. AAARGH!)
- Misha Koklyeav (Russia) 46 points
- Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland) 33 points
- Travis Ortmayer (USA) 30 points
- Nick Best (USA) 27.5pts
- Ervin Katona (Serbia) 25.5pts (1-4th place)
- Terry Hollands (England) 25.5pts
- Derek Poundstone (USA) 21pts
- Jason Bergmann (USA) 18pts
So they had to go to a countback and Zydrunas won because he had one more 2nd place than Brian. DAMN!
We at Bulky Boy are proud of Brian for his 2nd place at World's Strongest Man. He will one day win this prestigious title and bring it home. The kid is still young and is very hungry to win.
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team