MET-Rx World’s Strongest Man: Athletes and Events

The athletes invited to the 2011 MET-Rx World’s Strongest Man contest have received information on the groups and events, and while unofficial and therefore might not be 100% accurate, this is what IronMind has been able to piece together.

Group 1
Nick Best

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson
Brian Shaw
Jean-Francois Caron

Rauno Heinla
Mark Felix

events: loading, car walk, car deadlift, truck pull, dumbbell press, stones

Group 2
Travis Ortmayer

Sergii Romanchuk
Laurence Shahlaei
Espen Aune
Paul Pirjul
Ervin Katona

events: loading, keg toss, truck pull, dumbbell press, stones

Group 3
Jason Bergmann
Mateusz Baron

Martin Wildauer
Vytautas Lalas
Juha Matti Järvi
Terry Hollands

events: loading, keg toss, car walk, car deadlift, block press, stones

Group 4
Mike Jenkins
Josh Thigpen
Rob Frampton
Louis-Phillipe Jean
Zydrunas Savickas
Alexander Klyushev

events: loading, keg toss, squat, truck pull, block press, stones

Group 5
Jack McIntosh
Derek Boyer
Vidas Blekaitis
Stefan Solvi Petursson
Derek Poundstone
Krzystof Radzikowski

events: loading, keg toss, car walk, car deadlift, block press, stones

Following the format of recent years, two competitors from each group are expected to advance to the finals and the fight for top honors.  Typically, two alternates are invited and as far as IronMind knows, these positions have not yet been filled for the contest, but the likely candidates would seem to include Dave Ostlund and Arild Haugen.

IronMind will continue to provide updates as we get them, but also keep your eye on the World's Strongest Man website for the official details as well as some exciting new merchandise and special offers.


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