Arnold Strongman: Amateurs Hot, Poundstone Leading Pros

“The amateurs went great yesterday,” ASC president Dione Wessels told IronMind®, referring to the amateur strongman world championships she is running at the Arnold.

“Mike Jenkins won the IronMind® Yoke and Sandbag Medley in 18 seconds,” Wessels reported, “as well as the Liquid Grip Farmer’s Walk and Keg Medley.  Mike Caruso won the 315-pound log clean/press for reps.  The Atlas Stones event was won by Brad Ardrey.

“The top ten going into the finals are Mike Jenkins-USA, Mike Caruso-USA, Jon Hughes-UK, Artis Plivda-Latvia, Alan Kliese- Australia, Ryan Bracewell-USA, Scott Cummine-Canada, Paul Vallencourt- Canada, Erik Peterson-USA, and Brad Ardrey-USA,” Wessels said.

“Erik Peterson injured his hand on the log lift so he had to drop out; therefore Dainis Zageris from Latvia moved into his spot.  The finals will be Sunday on the main stage from 1:30 - 4 p.m.,” said Wessels.

And in the pros, with one event left Poundstone still leads, with Zydrunas Savickas in second place.  Travis Ortmayer is in third place, followed by Mikhail Koklyaev, Dave Ostlund, Phil Pfister,  Kostiantyn Ilin, Nick Best and Brian Siders.

Watch for updates in the IronMind® news column and on the IronMind® Twitter page.


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