SCL England: Eric Dawson Wins, Breaks World Record

Eric Dawson (USA) notched his second Strongman Champions League win so far this year as he took the title at SCL England. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of SCL 

Eric Dawson (USA) notched his second Strongman Champions League win so far this year as he took the title at SCL England. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of SCL

American strongman Eric Dawson is on a roll: he just won his second SCL contest of the 2016 contest.

Eric Dawson wins SCL England 2016 and Breaks World Record
by Marcel Mostert

Co-founder, Strongman Champions League (SCL)
The MLO Strongman Champions League England was won by Eric Dawson, who took his second win in SCL this year. Again a very solid win from Eric, who was on equal points until the last event with Mateusz Baron from Poland.

Krzysztof Radzikowski was coaching Mateusz, because Krzysztof himself is still coming back from an injury, and will start to compete again at the SCL Curacao on 1 October.

The last event, the Stones of Steel, was death for Mateusz, and he lost even his second place overall to Martin Wildauer from Austria. On that same event, Eric Dawson and Stoyan Todorchev, both made a world record with 183 kg over the bar.

This stone is completely from iron, and can’t be touched with tacky or other support, and therefore very difficult. The stone is custom made by Mike Bartos and the previous record was from Martins Lincis, from the USA, with 181 kg. An extra 1000 USD was given for this world record.

For Stoyan it was already his fourth world record this year, and he is climbing to place nr 3 in the overall SCL ranking, which leads to the world title 2016.
Martin Wildauer took second place overall and Mateusz Baron third.

Many thanks we have for Toby George and his team from the Strongman Sanctuary—they are really beautiful  people to work with and we hope to see them again next year.
Here are the top 12 results SCL England:

Place   Athlete Nationality Contest
1. Eric Dawson USA 61.5 25
2. Martin Wildauer Austria 51.5 18
3. Mateusz Baron Poland 49.0 15
4. Stoyan Todorchev Bulgaria 48.5 12
5. Lauri Nami Estonia 40.5 10
6. Mark Jeanes Wales 40.5  8
7. Paul Smith UK 27.0  6
8. Daniel Gracia Gibralter 25.0  5
9. Sean O'Hagan Ireland 24.5  4
10. Dainis Zageris Latvia 19.0  2
11. Aaron Page UK 19.0  2
12. Alex Moonen Holland   8.0  1

This coming weekend, the MLO Strongman Champions League train arrives in Finland: 21–22 August in Vaasa. We are ready for stage 9 and it will be a 2-day competition, also with 12 strong international athletes.

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