Koto,make us proud.
Staying warm is easy.Just curl-up with someone you love.
Originally Posted by PirateJon
Oh!And good luck the next time a hurricane hits your town.Hope you know howto swim.
Just got back a couple hours ago. Canada's a weird place man, you guys have some hot women but some straight-up goofballs in that joint. The people were really nice, you just need some better highways. The QEW kept getting us lost.
Anyways, here's the official report. Practically all the events changed once we got there and they made our class middleweight so it went up to 202. I weighed in at 178 so I had about a 24 pound disadvantage. I still did pretty well though, I ended up taking 5th out of 13. No trophy this time, but at least I got the T-shirt and some cool video out of it.
Here's pretty much how the events went:
320lb Log Deadlift for Reps: The log weighed 220 empty and they didn't have a lighter one so MWs ended up doing deadlifts for reps with it. I got 6 but couldn't get 7 up. That's pretty good though, since a few guys couldn't get it off the ground and some got fewer reps. Probably around the middle or so here. No pix or video unfortunately for this one.
Car Wheelbarrow For Distance: The car's basically a Suzuki Swift with some of the crap inside taken out of it. My total time was 11.85 seconds to take it 100ft and you can't let the tires touch the ground. My time was pretty competitive, a few guys were under 10, most around me, and a couple a lot slower or who couldn't get the distance.
Strongman Medley: This was my favorite event, it was fucking FUN. You basically had to pick up and run with a 120lb weight, throw it onto the tire, flip over the Suzuki Swift twice (once onto the roof and the second back onto its wheels), and then run over and load a 170lb steel pipe onto a flatbed truck. 31.25 seconds here, which is damn good in my book since a lot of dudes couldn't flip the car or were a lot slower.
Truck Pull: We had a 7-ton flatbed truck for the MWs. Unfortunately they had no rope, so it made it a lot harder. The motivation for the year was watching a competitor with cerebal palsy literally DRAG that sucker inch by inch in. Guts of steel and the heart of a fucking lion, man. That was awesome. No video but I do have pix. My time was 38.7 seconds, real good too since mostly everyone was around there. The 1st place finisher got 34.?? seconds. Lemme upload those pix and I'll show you soon. My buddy didn't get the truck in them so I'll cut and paste it in one of them.
Today I dropped by my buddy Mike's house in Fredonia, he hooked me up with a 220lb stone and some new equipment and we played around with some stuff. I tried flipping his 700lb tire but only got it once. My legs are fried from yesterday.
Top 5 is very respectable.
Congrats, and further congrats on triumphing even with heavier than expected weights.
Last edited by VikingPower; 6/11/2006 10:26pm at .
Thanks bro. It's good to see that even for the unexpected I can still hold my own.
Originally Posted by Samurai Steve
Weird???I've never met anyone weird.
Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
Congrast, man! Cheers! Are you going to slow down or are you planning on attending your next Strong-man?
Thanks CK (and Emevas for posting a comment).
I'm basically concentrating on getting down to Raleigh now. I'm seriously considering going up to about 195 now, we'll have to see. I have a new Atlas stone to play with (my friend Mike let me have one of his 215-220 pounders for $20) so I'll be messing around with that and my other stuff, but I'm probably going to go down to a twice-a-week for now.
As for weird, yeah you got some kooks. The EH?'s were driving me nuts, the OOTs and ABOOTs were funny though.
Congrats on the placement. Nice vids.
In the medeley where you had to flip the car. Do you think it made a difference between the competitors in how smashed the roof of the car was from previous competitors flippings?
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