The 2019 IHGF World’s Strongest Logger and first qualifier for the 2019 IHGF All-American Strones of Strength series is scheduled for February 8–9 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson, California.
2019 IHGF World’s Strongest Logger
by Francis Brebner
President, International Highland Games Federation (IHGF)
The Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference is hosting the 2019 IHGF World’s Strongest Logger and it is also be the first qualifier for the IHGF All-American Stones of Strength series.
A lineup of twelve top strength athletes from the USA and Europe have been invited to go head-to-head in a two-day grueling format on 8–9 February at the 2019 Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference Expo at the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson, California. The Logging Conference is a proud sponsor and host of the IHGF World’s Strongest Logger, which is also the first qualifying leg of the IHGF All-American Stones of Strength series, where the top four athletes will go to the finals of the IHGF All-American Stones of Strength Championships later this year. Big cash prizes are up for grabs for the top three athletes in the World’s Strongest Logger, and a place will be secured for the overall winner in this year’s IHGF Stones of Strength World Challenge in Fefor, Norway.
Athletes competing in this year’s World’ Strongest Logger include:
Dennis Kohlruss (Germany)
Johan Langhorst (Netherlands)
Gabriel Argyelan (Romania)
Josh Thigpen (USA)
Frank Quartucci (USA)
Michael Congdon (USA)
Joshua Eisele (USA)
Michael Stroozas (USA)
Dylan Bartz (USA)
Ulice Payne (USA)
Easton Taylor (USA)
Sam Zylstra (USA)
The two-day format in the World’s Strongest Logger competition looks nothing short of epic and challenging, as athletes will be pushed to their max strength and endurance in their quest for this title.
2019 World’s Strongest Logger / IHGF All-American Stones of Strength qualifier events:
1. Stone press, world record-breaker natural stone, 2 stones to choose from, heavier stone trumps lighter
2. Stone putt, 50-lb. stone, 3 attempts
3. Dinnie stone farmer’s walk with 300-lb. and 335-lb. stones, 50’ max distance in 60 sec., 3 drops allowed
4. Husafell 410-lb. natural stone carry for max distance
5. Natural stone to shoulder or load
1. Wood log clean and press for reps, choose 13” (320-lb.) or 16” (340-lb.) log, bigger/heavier log trumps lighter one
2. Arm-over-arm truck pull, semi with trailer
3. Logger medley: farmer’s walk, tire flip, log carry with weights 320/1100/300 lb. respectively, 30’ each implement in 90 sec. total, unlimited drops on farmer’s and log carries
4. Fingal fingers, five 12’ fingers, 350–550 lb., in 90 sec.
5. Atlas stones, 5 stones at 250–300–330–365–420 lb., 60 sec. to heights 72”–64”–58”–52”–48”
Event organizers are Mike Salter, Nick Romero, and Casey Garrison of California, who is one of the IHGF representatives for the USA and who noted that this contest is going to be a major challenge, one of the heaviest. The lineup of athletes in this double feature IHGF sanctioned event is very impressive, and a European film crew from Europe will capture footage for one-hour shows to be aired on European TV and on social media. A bumper crowd is expected again, so for all the strength fans in Northern California, come join us at this year’s World’s Strongest Logger.
You can also follow IronMind on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.
Want to talk grip, strongman, weightlifting . . . everything strength? Visit the IronMind Forum.