Huge Farmer's Walk
Posted Mar 13, 2001
Posted by Angie Sidonio
Just thought I would let you know that Michael Sidonio (Australia) came
very close to matching Jouko Ahola's "World Record" from Nov 1999 missing
by a mere 0.7 metres! In an exhibition in Canberra, Australias capital,
Michael lifted (Handles 16" of the ground) two 151.5kg gas cylinders and
walked 51metres! to smash his previous mark from Oct 2000 of 41 metres.
In the same exhibition Michael somehow managed to lift a 175kg concrete
ball up onto a 45 inch tall barrel for what is probably a record of some
sort here in Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
IFSA Poland Results
Posted by Sami
1. Jarek Dymek (home field)
2. Janne Virtanen (some problems with lower back, has been for long
- one event was deadlift)
Janne expects Rasmussen to be his biggest threat in European Championships
European championships qualifying comp held at Rauma, Finland
Posted by Sami
1. Harri Simonen (no weak points)
2. Sami Heinonen (flu, Sami is out of luck!)
3. Odd Haugen (very good with "new" equipment)
4. Harri Hohtari (local, good with equipment)
5. Juha Räsänen (got only one rep with log, lost it there,
the winning performance was 7 reps, 3-4 reps was usual with a thick 125
kg. Has a strong back but pressing and leg strength...)
6. Tuomas Turunen
7. Pedro Karlsson
8. Roy Holte
9. Hannu Vilkko
10. Marko Patteri (grip still a big problem and there were farmer's
walk and hercules hold)
Simonen will probably do ok in European championships, but I don't think
the events are made for him, especially if there's no pressing events.
Heinonen and Räsänen might do better with Helsinki events but
today they lost with clear margin.
About European Championships, Helsinki, March 17
Posted Feb 19, 2001
Posted by Sami
Riku Kiri, European Champion '96 and 3-time WSM medalist will make a
comeback in European Championships. Good luck Riku!
Flemming Rasmussen, who has been undefeated for long (since '97, huh?),
will also return to IFSA for this year. Now we will see if Virtanen and
Karlsen are really as good as... ;-)
Every event in Helsinki will be a dual, two men performing at the same
time. There will be farmer's walk with 130 kg cases for 60 m, truck pull
and crucifix WR attempt with 12.5 kg weights (ridiculously light, a remnant
from the early years of competition...) Janne Virtanen should win all these
three events. Talk about home field advantage...
In the beginning of March there will be Finnish qualifiers for EC, and
that's going to a fight between Sami Heinonen, Pasi Paavisto, Juha Räsänen,
Harri Simonen and my training buddy Marko Patteri, to decide who gets to
join Virtanen and Kiri. Much heavier weights will be used in this qualifying
event than in EC... but that's maybe because the qualifying event is for
fans, EC for general public. Of course I'd be able do think up ten other
I'll be there taking photos in both of the competitions.
Budweiser Northeast Strongman Showdown, Wilmington, Massachusetts,
From DPF by Sami
Justin will probably write more about this competition later.
1. Svend Karlsen
2. Hugo Girard
3. Brian Schoonveld
4. Travis Lyndon
5. Phil Pfister
6. Chad Coy
7. Bryan Neese
8. Bruce Tessier
9. Sami Heinonen
10. Walt Gogola
11. Gary Mitchell
12. Ed Brost
13. Glenn Ross
14. Jamie Barr
Team Europe won by one point.
Hugo Girard won the Viking Press, Schoonie won the Farmer's Walk, Travis
Lyndon won the stones, Svend Karlsen won the Yoke, Pfister has been building
a house recently, Ross was sick and something must have been wrong also
with Sami Heinonen (and all other competitors who didn't win ;-).
Virtanen makes a new WR in Crucifix
With the old official (Guinness book) weights 12.5 kg Janne Virtanen
held an awesome 1 min 19.63 sec in Helsinki Boat Fair, Feb 9. First attempt
was 5 sec short and after an hour Janne returned on stage to try again,
this time with a better luck.
He used two Yamaha engines as weights. Janne is also a fisherman by
heart and he spents quite a lot of time fishing.
Janne also plans to start building a house this spring. Let's hope that
doesn't mess up his competition plans.
American Hercules 2000 Tape
Posted Nov 9, 2000
Posted by Karl Gillingham
Jackal's Gym is now carrying the 2000 American Hercules Strongman Championship
Tapes. The Tapes contain Raw footage and are not edited or narrated
at this point. They do however show some very good footage of a top
level contest. This contest will be held again this summer with Chad
Coy & Bryan Neese promoting the contest. There are two tapes.
Day one was the Amateur contest. Day Two was the Pro Contest.
Check our website store for ordering info.
The Pro final placings were:
Gilly's Power / Jackal's Store
10 Lincoln Lane
Northfield, MN 55057
Posted by Magnús Ver Magnússon
Hi here is a new photo to show
that I am training hard
New NASS Brick Lifting Record
Posted by Bill Holland on November 07, 2000
On October 28, 2000 in Luray, Virginia, Gary Brown, rewrote the book
on 3.5 lb brick lifting. Gary lifted 41 bricks with what appeared to be
relative ease. He attempted 45 bricks but a balancing problem developed
and the lift was disallowed. My congradulations to Gary for a job well
done. I expect we will
see Gary at some contests during 2001.
Just thought some of you would like to know.
Posted by Angie Sidonio <email@example.com>
Australian Strongman Michael Sidonio lifted (handles 16" off the ground)
and carried a 151.5kg gas cylinder in each hand a distance of 41 metres
in Canberra Ausralia on Oct 25. This feat was one of three to launch an
apeal for The National Brain Injury Foundation. The other strength feats
involved Sidonio lifting two Gosford Quarries Stones 135kg and 165kg up
onto large wine barrells and then pulling a 13.5 tonne fire engine up a
noticable incline 10 metres! All three feats were completed within
a 35 minute time frame! PHEW!
Results - 2000 NSAA Back Alley Challenge
Posted by Bryan Neese on November 05, 2000
It was a great day in Kokomo for the NSAA Mastiff Equipment Back Alley
Challenge. 12 Athletes participated in a great contest. I will have the
complete write up on Samson Power in the next few days. The 3 remaining
spots for this years NSAA American Championship in Vegas were captured
by John Beatty, Jared Spybrook, and Big Tony Scrivens. Here are the official
1. Brian Schoonveld
2. Bryan Neese
3. John Beatty
4. Jared Spybrook
5. Tony Scrivens
6. Mark "Samson" K.
7. Nick Osborn
8. Pat Mitchell
9. Ted Fridline
10. Brian Adminson
11. Frank Grzesk
12. Dave Shulty
A Big thank you to Brian Duncan for being a great head judge, Kathy
Schoonveld for her great job as score keeper and Erica Neese for keeping
every thing running smoothly. Also Chad Coy and Power House gym Kokomo
for the use of their facilities and even though Chad was hurt he tested
every event and helped get all of the wts. back.
Posted by BILL LYNDON www.aussiepower.net
on October 21