Montmagny, Quebec - Making it look like it was just another day on the job for him, Zydrunas Savickas had an impressive first day at Fortissimus.
Zydrunas Savickas pounded out 11 reps on the Sigmarsson Wheels Deadlift at Fortissimus 2009 today. Only Mark Felix did better on this event and Zydrunas Savickas ended the day with a strong lead. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
He won the Power Stairs (Pyamid of Strength) and the Super Yoke, came in second in the Sigmarsson Deadlift, won the first round of the IronMind® Overhead World Challenge and even though he dipped to fifth place in the first round of the Slater King of Stones World Challenge, Zydrunas Savickas ended the first day of Fortissimus with a strong lead.
Heavy was the word today, and nowhere was this more apparent than in the first round of the IronMind® Overhead World Challenge, where nobody got beyond the third of the five lifts in the medley. The first round of the Slater King of Stones World Challenge also proved defiant, as only Brian Shaw loaded all six stones.
At the end of the first day, Zydrunas Savickas had established himself as the man to beat. Here are the top ten:
1. Zydrunas Savickas 64 points
2. Derek Poundstone 58
3. Brian Shaw 52.5
4. Travis Ortmayer 49
5. Mikhail Koklyaev 43
6. Andrus Murumets 38
7. Phil Pfister 37
8. Terry Hollands 32.5
9. Louis Philippe Jean 30
10. Agris Kazelniks 27