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Arden Cogar Jr.
09-02-2008, 08:51 AM
Hello All,
been away for a while, but the WSM starts this weekend in Charleston WV

Here's the schedule.

All the best,
Arden

Eliminations start this weekend.

MET-Rx World's Strongest Man 2008
Charleston, WV, USA
6th Sept - 14th Sept 2008



QUALIFIER EVENTS 6TH - 9TH SEPTEMBER 2008


DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
Sat 6th Sept 9:00 AM Loading Race Magic Island
3:00 PM Keg Toss Magic Island
Sun 7th Sept 9:00 AM Fingal Fingers Kanawha Boulevard
3:00 PM Truck Pull Kanawha Boulevard
Mon 8th Sept 9:00 AM Squat Lift Capitol Complex
followed by Deadlift Capitol Complex
3:30 PM Viking Press Capitol Complex
Tues 9th Sept 9:00 AM Overhead Lift University of Charleston
3:30 PM Atlas Stones University of Charleston

FINAL EVENTS 12TH - 14TH SEPTEMBER 2008


DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
Fri 12th Sept 9:00 AM Power Stairs Haddad Riverfront Park
followed by Fingal Fingers Kanawha Boulevard
3:30 PM Car Walk Kanawha Boulevard
Sat 13th Sept 9:00 AM Car Deadlift Coonskin Park
3:00 PM Overhead Lift Coonskin Park
Sun 14th Sept 11:00 AM Plane Pull Airport
7:30 PM Atlas Stones Power Park
followed by Presentation Power Park

ALL EVENTS, TIMES AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Allen Yeh
09-02-2008, 10:07 AM
Cool, I didn't even realize they had it spread out over a week. It makes sense of course but on the TV it all happens in a matter of an hour!

Tom Rawls
09-02-2008, 04:34 PM
do these guys juice?

Allen Yeh
09-03-2008, 05:41 AM
I like the Jack Lalanne juicer (http://www.powerjuicer.com/) as well.


Arden,

Is your friend competing this year? I'm assuming you're going to watch?

Arden Cogar Jr.
09-03-2008, 01:01 PM
do these guys juice?

IMO, there are a few that are obvious. A vast majority are big "farm strong" boys that their physical presence makes you awe inspired. At least it awes me and I've been around big folk all my life.

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
09-03-2008, 01:07 PM
I like the Jack Lalanne juicer (http://www.powerjuicer.com/) as well.


Arden,

Is your friend competing this year? I'm assuming you're going to watch?


Allen,
Actually two of my good friends are in the line up this year - Phil Pfister (2006 WSM winner) and Brian Siders. Brian got his invite three weeks ago and hasn't had much time to get accustomed to the implements, but his physical strength is unworldly.

Brian is legitimate lifetime drug free - gets tested several times a year at Random intervals - and has squatted over 1000, benched over 800 and deadlifted over 860 in IPF (not APF/IPA or whatever) world sanctioned meets. At a raw (no super suits or bench shirts) meet last year, he squatted (approximately) 780, benched 620 and deadlifted 860. He's not from this planet in regards to weight room strength. He will NOT have a problem with the heavier implements. But one would expect him to have some difficulty with the traditional strong man events - plane pull and stones.

Either way, it's gonna be fun as all get out ot watch.

I'm doing a lumberjack demo before the keg toss elimination this Saturday. More of a distraction for the kids and families in attendance. My 74 year old father is going to help me pull it off. Should be fun.

All the best,
Arden

Allen Yeh
09-04-2008, 02:28 AM
That is pretty awesome.

Tom Rawls
09-05-2008, 03:04 PM
thanx Arden.

Incredible strength.

I get tendinitis just reading about it.

Allen Yeh
09-16-2008, 05:18 AM
How was everything? I was reading the updates that Nick was posting over on his beyondstrong blog. It seems like it was a very close competition.

Arden Cogar Jr.
09-16-2008, 07:50 AM
How was everything? I was reading the updates that Nick was posting over on his beyondstrong blog. It seems like it was a very close competition.

It was. Marius edged out Poundstone in the the stones for 1st. Ostland edged Pfister in the same event for 3rd.

The placings, from memory, were 1. Marius 2. Derek 3. Dave Ostland 4. Pfister 5. Ortmayer.

Hard to believe there were 4 Americans in the top five. That's impressive in and among itself.

All the best,
Arden

Gant Grimes
09-16-2008, 10:47 AM
Those are stupid numbers...just...stupid. I remember when Ortmayer was on the CF forums for about two weeks. His total was over 2000.

I'll try to catch a replay.

Arden Cogar Jr.
09-16-2008, 01:14 PM
Those are stupid numbers...just...stupid. I remember when Ortmayer was on the CF forums for about two weeks. His total was over 2000.

I'll try to catch a replay.

In regards to Travis's total, I doubt his squat was Raw. I do believe he could pull well over 800 though. I also believe he could legitimately press over 300; the 360 number was more than likely a push press. But I'd say the numbers he posted were with suits, belts, wraps, supports etc. To put your body under that type of stress without supportive gear would have been insane. It's one of the reasons I'll never truly go for a CF total. If that makes any sense? I don't want to use any supportive gear and to do singles with the weights I'm capable of using really ups the injury potential. Just not worth it to me.

It would have been cool watching Travis try a muscle up though. He's a wicked big dude. A solid 305 or 310 at around 6'3".

All the best,
Arden