Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brian Shaw finishes 2nd overall in the "World's Strongest Man" contest! (Sun City, South Africa)

Bulky Boy athlete Brian "The Mammoth" Shaw just completed the "World's Strongest Man" contest in Sun City, South Africa.
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.

  1. Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 26 secs
  2. Nick Best (USA) 33.3 secs
  3. Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland) 34.8 secs
  4. Brian Shaw (USA) 40.4 secs
  5. Misha Koklyaev (Russia) 40.5 secs
  1. Brian Shaw (USA) & Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) tied for the win with 11 reps
    3.   Misha Koklyeav (Russia) 10 reps
    4.   Nick Best (USA) 9 reps

  1. Brian Shaw (USA) 5 stones in 25 secs
  2. Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland) 5 stones in 26 secs
  3. Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 5 stones in 28 secs
  4. Misha Koklyeav (Russia) 5 stones in 38 secs
  1. Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 51.5 points (2 event wins and one 2nd place)
  2. Brian Shaw (USA)  51.5 points (2 event wins and one 3rd place.  AAARGH!)
  3. Misha Koklyeav (Russia)  46 points
  4. Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland)  33 points
  5. Travis Ortmayer (USA) 30 points
  6. Nick Best (USA)  27.5pts
  7. Ervin Katona (Serbia)  25.5pts (1-4th place)
  8. Terry Hollands (England)  25.5pts
  9. Derek Poundstone (USA)  21pts
  10. Jason Bergmann (USA) 18pts
Even though Brian won the Atlas Stones, he and Zydrunas were tied in overall points.
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.
Congratulations Brian!

Grant Higa  Bulky Boy strongman team


  1. That is a stupid way to figure out a tie in WSM. They should have rested and either done the stones again or randomly picked an event and let the two compete. LAME. Shaw tied for 1st IMO. That will never change.

  2. i agree very unprofessional way to decide a tiebreak