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Don Stevenson 06-23-2009 07:25 PM

Sydneys Strongest Man 28th of June
 
It's finally here.

This Sunday I'll be competing in my first big Strongman Comp.

Training has unfortunately been a bit disrupted recently due to work and a minor injury but I'm still looking forward to getting out there and having a crack at it.

We've got 38 amateurs across 3 weight classes plus 4 Pros making it the biggest comp ever run in Australia.

Video etc to follow

Allen Yeh 06-24-2009 06:31 AM

Good luck!

Jacob Rowell 06-24-2009 07:30 AM

I'll second that! Good luck!

Arden Cogar Jr. 06-24-2009 10:41 AM

Excellent stuff Don. Best of luck and enjoy yourself.

All the best,
Arden

Don Stevenson 06-28-2009 07:01 PM

Comp report

venue - a parking lot on a fairly significant slope so the carrying events were run uphill over a 25m course

Lot draw - drew number 6 and ran against the current national champ all day

Event 1 - super yoke 245kg / 540lb - 16.1sec

fairly good run with this but i dropped it a few metres from the line and lost a second or so picking it up again.

Event 2 - 90kg / 200lb log for reps

3 reps - very big awkward log and a lot of guys struggled. will need to get a bigger log to practice on.

Event 3 - 220kg / 485lb Axle DL for reps 9 reps

Pretty bad run at this. I used my own ironmind straps and they slipped on the knurling. should have used the figure 8 straps provided!

Event 4 - Farmers walk 115kg / 255lb 25m straight run 13.75 sec

lots of people dropped these, the grip was thin and knurled but freshly powder coated or painted and reasonably slick. I was happy to do it in one run.

Event 5 - 130kg / 285lb stone over bar for reps 3 reps, missed 2 more i should have got.

only my scond time with the 130kg stone and previous PR was a couple of HARD singles

Overall 9th out of 14 in a very competitive field

Video shortly

Derek Simonds 06-29-2009 08:03 AM

Excellent job Don. You trained for it showed up and did well! Nice first comp.

Don Stevenson 07-01-2009 05:06 AM

Video of the strongman comp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIkMHpPhbMk

Peter Andersen 07-01-2009 07:00 AM

Hey Don,

I met a guy from the competition named Ben in my university's gym today.

He asked me a few times to remind you that he beat you. So consider this me doing just that. :)

Impressive stuff in the video. Nice work.

Don Stevenson 07-01-2009 08:13 PM

Very funny,

just for that next time i see Ben I'm going to try and drop something on him.


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