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UNITED STRONGMEN®

POWER NEWS THE FITTEST STRENGTH MAGAZINE ON EARTH™

# 7 - Dec 2013

Powerful Magazine for Strongman / Woman, Fitness, Highland Games and Grip Sport Athletes

105 KG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMEN´S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS STRONGMAN FITNES® EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IRONMIND GRIP CLASSIC 2014 NEWS AND MORE

NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS: VALDAS & KATI


FROM THE EDITOR life, too. Even more Year 2013 is just about done for US it has been full of work and

than you imagine, when you are full of will to

now we just finished the biggest

win. Think twice, happening for his year...during the please! 2,5 yrs road so far many lessons The world finance are learned and the ”big picture”

situation is also not

has drawed again for many times.

actually helping In overall it has been delighted developing strength to see how people around the shows, but we are globe have joined to co-operation and for 2014 we are offering more

happy to announce new

weight-classes welcome to our

countries holding them, too.

system along with the DiamondGirl™competition. 2013 have also offered

competitions and maybe new Neither the competitors or organizers won´t be millionaires due this sport, but maybe that fact

negative news for strength world

brings us back to the basic. Let´s

like the sudden lost of Mike

have fun!

ARE YOU THE ONE?

We are looking writers and photographers around the globe..amateurs or pro´s...this is one point where you can use or not use an opportunity.

Jenkins, who is now training with other late greats like JPS, O.D,

Anyway, I wish you all Merry Merry X-Mas & Johnny Perry, Jesse Marunde and X-mas and Healthy, Strong 2014!!! Healthy Strong others. Lately other iron events . 2014!!! ! 4/ 2013 INDEX bodybuilding in lead has 2. From the editor & index. generated more of this unwanted 3-7. 105 KG World Championships 2013 losts. 8. 90kg World Championships 2014 I´m not claiming , that the 9. Owen´s Corner 10-12. Women´s World Championships 2013 sport is the cause of any sudden 13 Queen of the Castle™ 2014 death of any athlete but I 14. Häme Sport Festival 2014 challenge each of you to think is 15-16. Dopinglinkki.fi 17-20 Strongman Fitness® European Championships any sport worth of the biggest 21. Fitnesstukku Power Week photos sacrifice - the life. Outside of 22. Gillian McRae blog competition fields, there´s a lot of 23. Ironmind Grip Classic 24. Scandinavian news 25. Arnold Sports Festival 2014

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Valdas Kazakevicius of England came in ”from the bushes” after being 4th in their nationals and almost forgot from the papers in the qualification he was solid in log, medium in deadlift and smoked the wins in frame and conan´s wheel. In qualifications he produced WR of 160kg in Ironmind Axle with last man standing style (120-130-140-150-160). Valdas also attempted 170kg but nearly missed the clean. The stone lift without tacky he tied the win with Janne Hartikainen and after arm over arm he knew what time was to beat in farmers hold to secure his spot as inaurugal

US 105kg STRONGMAN WORLD CHAMPION!!


Finland´s legendary lw strongman Janne Hartikainen dominated the finals and laughed to the win in farmers hold knowing, that his chase is not going to be enough this time. - Will there be an another time? Janne claims that he retired from international strongman competitions now and focuces on Highland Games. Janne´s legendary statistics: 2nd in 105kg World Champs 2013 3-time 105 kg World Champion (2004, 2005 and 2007) 8-time Finnish Champion in 100-105kg classes Highland Games Finnish Champion 2012 and 2013. And a lot more.


Finland´s Harri Peltomaa shined in dl as he took the easy win with 10x275kg in one minute and in overall he followed Hartikainen to the podium and took his first Strongman World Championship medal with 3rd. place-


The finalist of 105kg World Championships: Valdas Kazakevicius GB, Janne Hartikainen FIN, Harri Peltomaa FIN John Marsden GB, James Clayton GB and Paavo Paaso FIN. In front the main referee and US founder Jyrki Rantanen.

0

0

0

0

105kg WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

0

22

160

1

23

ARM OVER ARM TIME 0,83M

4,5

27,5

2

1,5

29

44,56

2

31

1.

26,5

150

2

28,5

27.72

1

29,5

2

1,5

31

48,75

1

32

2.

25

140

3

28

1,59M

2

30

0

4,5

34,5

36,59

4

38,5

3.

JOHN MARSDEN, GB 105.0

25,0

130

4,5

29,5

0.83M

4,5

34

0

4,5

38,5

41,75

3

41,5

4.

PAAVO PAASO, FINLAND 105.0

41,5

130

4,5

46

1.09M

3

49

0

4,5

53,5

0

5,5

59

5.

JAMES CLAYTON, GB 104,7

40,5

120

6

46,5

0,01M

6

52,5

0

4,5

57

0

5,5

62,5

6.

VALDAS KAZAKEVICIUS, GB JANNE HARTIKAINEN, FINLAND 104.8 HARRI PELTOMAA, FINLAND 104.7

QL POINTS

AXLE KG

pts

after 5 events

pts

After 6 STONE events REPS

pts

after7 FARMERS events HOLD TIME

pts

Total points

Placing


105kg World Championships QUALIFICATION POINTS

0 LOG REPS

pts

VALDAS KAZAKEVICIUS, GB 102.0

6

2,5

2,5

HARRI PELTOMAA, FINLAND 104.7

5

6

6

JOHN MARSDEN, GB 105.0

5

6

6

JANNE HARTIKAINEN, FINLAND 104.8

5

6

JAMES CLAYTON, GB 104,7

4

11,5

PAAVO PAASO, FINLAND 105.0

6

2,5

JÖRGEN AUGLAND, NOR 105.0

4

JON-EINAR HAUGELAND, NOR 105.0

0 pts

After 2 events

after 1 Deadlift event

2

17,5

20

10

1

7

4

10

16

6

7

2,5

11,5

6

5,5

2,5

4

11,5

11,5

4

11,5

FRIKKIE PAGE, SA 104.9

4

ANTANAS ZIURAUSKIS, LITHUANIA 103.5

0

pts

after3 events

Conans Wheel

pts

QL Total

PLACING

7,90

1

21

3/01.

1

22

1.

50,00

13

20

1/47.

5

25

2.

8,40

2

18

1/42.

7

25

3.

8,5

9.30M

15

23,5

2/075.

3

26,5

4.

17

8,85

3

20

0/52.

20,5

40,5

5.

10

12,5

4,31M

19

31,5

1/33.

10

41,5

6.

4

10

21,5

9.15

5

26,5

1/29.

15

41,5

7.

11,5

7

2,5

14

45,80

12

26

1/10.

18

43

8.

11,5

11,5

6

5,5

17

0.25M

23

40

1/50.

4

44

9.

4

11,5

11,5

3

13

24,5

18,00

8

32,5

1/31.

11,5

44

10.

JOHN PASANEN, SWEDEN 104.9

2

17,5

17,5

1

23

40,5

8,90

4

44,5

2/31.

2

46,5

11.

THOMAS ANDERSEN, DENMARK 103.6

4

11,5

11,5

5

8

19,5

6,21M

17

36,5

1/31.

11,5

48

12

ANTHONY GRIFFITS, GB 104.2

6

2,5

2,5

6

5,5

8

7,24M

16

24

0/18.

25

49

13

ANDREAS PÄRSSON, SWEDEN 104.0

6

2,5

2,5

2

17,5

20

3,03M

21

41

1/40.

8,5

49,5

14.

TOPIAS REINIKAINEN, FINLAND 104.8

3

16

16

3

13

29

12.20

6

35

0/35.

22

57

15.

ARTURAS URBANNAVICIUS, LIT 101.0

4

11,5

11,5

1

23

34,5

31,30

11

45,5

1/30.

13,5

59

16.

JUHA KESKINEN, FINLAND 104.0

0

23

23

6

5,5

28,5

23,50

10

38,5

0/20.

24

62,5

17.

JULIAN DREY, FRANCE 105.0

0

23

23

2

17,5

40,5

20,00

9

49,5

1/30.

13,5

63

18.

MORTEN AAMODT, NORWAY 104.5

2

17,5

17,5

0

26

43,5

55,00

14

57,5

1/40.

8,5

66

19.

CHRISTIAN THIE, GERMANY 101.0

1

19

19

2

17,5

36,5

0.05M

24

60,5

1/45.

6

66,5

20.

BRÖRNAR KVERNSTUEN, NORWAY 105.0

4

11,5

11,5

2

17,5

29

0.60M

22

51

1/14.

17

68

21.

AMIRAN DOGONADZE, GEORGIA 105.0

0

23

23

3

13

36

3.55M

20

56

0/52.

20,5

76,5

22.

WILLIE WHITE, SOUTH AFRICA 103.8

0

23

23

2

17,5

40,5

5,33M

18

58,5

1/08.

19

77,5

23.

JOHN RUTGARD, GB 105.0

0

23

23

1

23

46

13.20

7

53

0/15.

26

79

24

GERHARD TAALJAARD, SA 105.0

0

23

23

1

23

46

0M

26

72

1/16.

16

88

25.

KASPER MYREN RIIS, DENMARK 101.9

0

23

23

1

23

46

-0.60M

25

71

0/25.

23

94

26.

Competitor

Frame


90 KG STRONGMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS United Strongmen® is proud to announce, that for 2014 our calendar will include also -90kg Strongman World Championships. Not like 105kg and Women - 90kg World Championships are held already in May. The exact date is 10th, May and the competition will be held in Verkatehdas Congress and Arts center in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Together with DiamondGirl™ competition this competition will fulfil the needs of stregth/fitness fans for the whole weekend. From US co-operator countries the ones with already having -90kg class TOP5 are getting the invitation and like in our other classes also the spot goes to the next one if one don´t take it. For the countires, which are new with the competition - the national qualification must be held before the World Championships in 2014. Other than the co-operator countries - we are accepting 2 competitors per country and the athletes will be chooced via applications. So, if you know your country don´t have organization (in co-operation with US), feel free to write an application to info@unitedstrongmen.com. The new 90kg class will go under our World Championships rules and also the World Records for the class will be available.

The main lines in the rules: The spots are coming via national qualifications/applications No one, who is wanned due doping (WADA or it´s member organizations) can not take part to US competitions. The athletes are taking care of their own traveling etc. expenses. TOP6 will be awarded with minimum of 500USD each.

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YOUR REDSHIRT YEAR One fitness show, one shoot with a fitness photographer, and that is it. Okay, now what is the goal in these two things? There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end leads to death says a few trusted sources. Normally when we set fitness goals or any other type of goals for ourselves, these do not need to be accomplished by ourselves. Some of the worst decisions that we make are made in isolation. On the flip side, most of the best decisions that we make are usually brought into a community such as the ones in the publication that you are currently reading right now. Being from the United States of America, I will equate your health and fitness goals (whatever they are), to collegiate athletics. Furthermore, just for grins and the month we are in, let's stick to college football. " " Whenever someone wants to lose weight, eat right, compete, win a title, etc. etc. etc., what is the first thing that they need to do? Figure out how exactly that they are going to get to that goal. To take it a step further, the best athletes, personal trainers, laborers, businessmen, and entrepreneurs also have mini goals that accompany these big goals. Most important, these goals are not the end game, but they are the ways and means to bigger things than just themselves; the person and the goals that are being set forth. Being an overseas publication, you may or may not have much familiarity with the U.S. Government and how it operates, perhaps you may be more familiar with the House of Lords and House of Commons in Western Europe. Bicameral Legislature consists of the House of Representatives as well as the House of Senate. Think of your goals and the accomplishing thereof as the three branches of Government in the House of Representatives. When one has a goal, to illustrate the idea of how one goes about accomplishing it, the process is as follows: Legislative Branch: Write out what your goals are; mini goals, big goals, but most important SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Specific). Alongside of these goals, there are also going to be antecedents and consequences. Antecedents are things that drive us towards wanting to achieve these goals before we even set forth to put these into action. Consequences are things in which may happen or sacrifices that we have to make, whether it is leaving what is comfortable, risking losing the support of loved ones, or even ones that are closest to us, or even risking death. Both of these factors have to be weighed out. Like the college athlete going from high school into this level of play, sometimes it is best for that athlete to take a redshirt year, to keep them from getting absolutely obliterated their first year. At the same time, they get to learn all of the facets of the game; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Believe you me, in this fitness industry, there is a whole lot of all three. Redshirts can get actual experience playing the sport that they are in for their first year, but it is limited if they are to keep that redshirt status. Executive Branch: Go to a community of people that not only are you close to in relation, but also to ones in which have either been in your position before, or even that have walked before you. This can be in any arena as well, and this is where the fitness industry misses connecting our industry with the real world, which I am very guilty of and am getting better in doing. Now that I still have your attention, those goals that you have set forth, what type of reaction are you getting? Are you getting open or closed ended questions? What is the tone like with who you are addressing? Will they set you up towards mini goals in which you will still keep you redshirt on for as long as you need to or will they set you up for utter failure or figurative death? Those antecedents or consequences, which ones outweigh the other right now and which ones could outweigh the other in the next five years and so on? If you have turned every stone in which you can turn and you have both support and critics, you are on the right track and this leads to..... Judicial Branch: Often we have to cut some people, places, and playgrounds out of our lives; but doing so as professionally as possible. Also, that redshirt that you may still have on, before you get into grave danger from a place, person, organization, or team that you do NOT want to be a part of, you can keep that redshirt for the rest of the year and you can “transfer� to a place where you can thrive. However, usually there are times in which we do not set up aggressive goals for ourselves and those that we are in community with (not isolating here), will encourage us and spur us on to achieve our goals perhaps a bit quicker that....ALAS!!! That redshirt status is gone! Ask yourself since still reading, is your redshirt status this year necessary or are you waiting until the next year of 2014? Still reading aren't you?!?!? Take that redshirt off! Have a Happy Holidays! Owen D. Taylor III WBFF Mens' Fitness Competitor Team Quest Nutrition Sponsored Athlete Fitness Specialist-Gold's Gym Uptown Dallas, Texas U.S.A.

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Kati Luoto is the US Strongwoman World Champion 2013

Kati was the only one to haul up the big 105kg stone to her lap without tacky, but even she did not got it over the bar, so the competitors had to have a re-run with 75kg stone.


2012 Champions Kristin Rhodes had a little bad start in the frame and hunted Kati all the way to the last event, where they were face to face battling out and Kristen lost the title with the narrowest possible markinals...Comeback 2014 Kristen? Finland´s newcomer Annina Vaaranmaa (down photo) took home the event wins in the arm over arm and farmers hold with nearly one minute time while holding 105kg in each hand. The ladies competition in overall was really tight, too and there was several new WR´s generated in the competition like Niina Jumppanen´s dl of 9x190kg and Kristin´s Ironmind Axle (last woman standing c&j) with 100kg along with many other top performances.


QUEEN OF THE CASTLE™ 2014 US Strongwoman Scandinavian Championships 2014 Under 70kg and Open Class 3rd annual Queen of the Castle™ competition will be held in front of the Aulanko Spa Hotel, next to lake Vanajavesi in Hämeenlinna on Friday evening of 9th, May 2014. As a new part -70kg class in included to the show and both classes are doing the events with the same weights and the points are calculated only in total. After the comp. the best placing -70kg is crowned as a winner for the lw class, but this way they have also the opportunity to challenge the open girls, too. The events are planned to be semi-heavy to fit both classes and the event list will be announced in January. The winners of each class are awarded with traditional desing plates - desinged by Tapio Wirkkala along with other valuable product prizes. The competition will be also the opener for the first Häme Sport Festival, what continues the next day in Verkatehdas arts and congress centre in Hämeenlinna. TOP3 from last years QC-competition are having automatic invitations to the 2014 competition along with 2013 national champions in under and over 70kg category in Finland, Sweden and Norway. There will be also 4 spots open to each class for other competitors from Scandinavian countries, who are open to make an email application to info@unitedstrongmen.com. The entry fee to the competition is 40€ (including vat.) and it includes VIP-ticket to Saturdays happening to the athlete and coach. The competitors are responsible for their own travel, hotel and food expenses. In the photo top3 from 2013 QC competition: Kati Luoto, Anki Öberg and Annina Saine.

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HÄME SPORT FESTIVAL 2014 Häme Sport Festival is a large, strength oriented happening in Hämeenlinna, Finland during 9.-10, May 2014. The happening contains several international competitions along with exhibitors and event promotions. So far the program is as follows, but it is subject to change: The venues are Aulanko Spa Hotel and Verkatehdas Art & Congress Center: The program with further schedule will be published in Feb-March. 9th, May Evening: Queen of the Castle™ US Strongwoman Scandinavian Championships 2014 for under 70kg and Open class Women in front of Aulanko Spa Hotel. 10th, May: Morning: Daytime: Evening: Late evening:

Expo in the Verkatehdas Arts & Congress Centre opens. US Strongman Under 90kg World Championships, Qualification events US Strongman Under 90kg World Championships, Final events. Promotions DiamondGirl™ Prizing ceremony and afterparty at Aulanko Spa Hotel Nightclub.

The officail competition hotel is Spa hotel Rantasipi Aulanko and if offers limited amount of rooms with price of 129€ per night when using the code ”HSF14”. The offer is only available with direct orders from the hotel:+358 3 658 801 or email aulanko.rantasipi@restel.fi .


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United Strongmen® is proud to introduce it´s co-operation with www.dopinglinkki.fi/about to take the step forward on supporting cleaner strength sports. We feel, that many times there´s talks about how the strength competitions should be under doping testing, but as the events are relatively small and without proper "roof-organizations" the testing is very difficult to do with it being credible. So, as a first step of making the action credible along with carrying our responsibility towards all athletes specially the young ones, who are aiming to be strength athletes we have signed educational co-operation with Dopinglinkki: The Dopinglinkki net service provides information and expert advice on doping issues. It is intended for fitness enthusiasts who use doping substances, their family members and friends, and professionals from different fields who meet users of doping substances in their work. The service is produced by the A-Clinic Foundation of Finland and it has the contents in English, Russian, Swedish and Finnish. Dopinglinkki is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland (2009–2012), Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland (2009, 2011 and 2012) and Finland’s Slot Machine Association RAY (2010). The service is being developed together with the Finnish Antidoping Agency FINADA and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). As a part of the co-operation Dopinglinkki will have a stand in our biggest happenings in Finland to be able to reach the fans/athletes personally also along with net services. What makes this co-operation a little special? In for example regular expos the Dopinglinkki is treated as any advertiser - they need to buy the stand. As a support to good matter and a proof that we care about the sport more than the money we sponsor the stands in our happenings for free to Dopinglinkki.

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In Inaugural Strongman Fitness® European Championships Kirsi Järvi from Finland edged out her country sister Alina Leisiö (photo next page /left) and took the win with 1 point difference.The bronze medal went to Norway´s Janne Grandalen-Flo (photo next page/right).


STRONGMAN FITNESS® EM 2013

WOMEN QL POINTS

LOG REPS

pts

after 1 event

Deadlift

pts

After 2 events

Frame

pts

after3 events

Conans Wheel

pts

Kirsi Järvi, Finland 68,2kg

0

4

2

2

11

2

4

10,40

1

5

4/10.

1

6

Alina Leisiö 68,2kg

0

4

2

2

12

1

3

11,25

2

5

4/5.

2

7

Janne Grandalen-Flo, Norway 66,9kg

0

4

2

2

9

3,5

5,5

19,53

4

9,5

2/50.

3

12,5

Jaana Tanner, Finland 68,2kg

0

0

5

5

9

3,5

8,5

17,30

3

11,5

2/00.

4

15,5

Leena Nurminen, Finland 68,2kg

0

0

5

5

7

5

10

2,68M

5

15

1/30.

6

21

Maarit Karvosenoja, Finland 68,1kg

0

0

5

5

6

6

11

1,24M

6

17

1/35.

5

22

AXLE KG

pts

after 5 events

pts

After 6 events

STONE REPS

pts

after7ev ents

pts

Total points

2

9,5

4

1,5

11

FARME RS HOLD TIME 69,00

4

15

1.

Competitor

QL Total PLACIN G

Kirsi Järvi, Finland 68,2kg

6

75

1,5

7,5

ARM OVER ARM TIME 10,44

Alina Leisiö 68,2kg

7

60

3,5

10,5

10,13

1

11,5

4

1,5

13

78,00

3

16

2.

Janne Grandalen-Flo, Norway 66,9kg

12,5

75

1,5

14

11,59

5

19

2

3

22

66,00

5

27

3.

Jaana Tanner, Finland 68,2kg

15,5

0

5,5

21

11,09

3

24

0

5,5

29,5

97,00

1

30,5

4.

Leena Nurminen, Finland 68,2kg

21

0

5,5

26,5

12,03

6

32,5

1

4

36,5

83,00

2

38,5

5.

Maarit Karvosenoja, Finland 68,1kg

22

60

3,5

25,5

11,38

4

29,5

0

5,5

35

54,22

6

41

6.


Sami P채t채ri rips off for the title - The First European Champion


Up: Antony Cosentiano and Marius Halvorsen (right).

STRONGMAN FITNESS® EM 2013

MEN Competitor

QL POINTS

LOG REPS

pts

after 1 event

Deadlift

Sami Pätäri, Finland 79,3kg

0

8

2

2

13

Antony Cosentino, Italy 79,5kg

0

9

1

1

9

Marius Halvorsen, Norway 79,4kg

0

5

5

5

9

Markus Laine, Finland 79,5kg

0

7

3,5

3,5

Arram Eghoyan, England 78,9kg

0

7

3,5

3,5

AXLE KG

pts

after 5 events

7

110

3

Antony Cosentino, Italy 79,5kg

10,5

120

Marius Halvorsen, Norway 79,4kg

14,5

Markus Laine, Finland 79,5kg

13,5

Arram Eghoyan, England 78,9kg

13,5

Sami Pätäri, Finland 79,3kg

After 2 events

Frame

pts

1

3

10,50

3,5

4,5

22,00

3,5

8,5

11

2

8

4

10

ARM OVER ARM TIME 14,72

1

11,5

110

3

110

3

100

5

pts

QL Total PLACIN G

after3 events

Conans Wheel

pts

3

6

2/40.

1

7

4

8,5

2/20.

2

10,5

7,40

1

9,5

1/38.

5

14,5

5,5

25,50

5

10,5

2/02.

3

13,5

7,5

15,00

2

9,5

1/45.

4

13,5

pts

After 6 events

STONE REPS

pts

after7ev ents

pts

Total points

1

11

4

2,5

13,5

FARME RS HOLD TIME 59,62

1

14,5

1.

36,66

3

14,5

5

1

15,5

36,97

3

18,5

2.

17,5

15,84

2

19,5

4

2,5

22

57,00

2

24

3.

16,5

1,26M

4

20,5

3

4

24,5

17,38

5

29,5

4.

18,5

0,03M

5

23,5

1

5

28,5

25,41

4

32,5

5.


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Heroes Among Us Strength vs. Strong By Gillian Faith Mcrae https://www.facebook.com/ItsNotWhatYouWeigh?fref=ts

Wayne Gretzy has been touted “The Great One”, Muhammad Ali “The Greatest” and many others considered to simply be the BEST! What gives these athletes their titles, the acclaim they seem worthy to have been esteemed with? Respectfully acknowledging the great pleasure I have had as a new strength athlete in this community of amazing athletes, I can’t help but ask. What makes others Great and others not as Great? Why is it that some seem to get recognition and fan fare, while those who are putting in the same effort quietly and diligently, plodding away to achieve the same results do not ask for or wish to receive public gratification. Of course this could be challenged with the rebuttal, “Each to their own”. Some want the attention while others do not and yet when I think of the strength community and the many who have come from places with stories much like my own I think of the many of who have yet to take the platform or carry the yoke. Does this make them any less strong? Or do they exhibit less strength as a result of not being with the STRONGEST of men and women at events or perhaps in the inner circle quite yet? My personal experience having been successful at losing the 100lbs I have and going on to win a title, is that with determination, commitment and relentless focus is that this will last. Reason being you are not doing it for the glory of others, or with the aspirations, those with true strength over being the strongest will time and time again demonstrate resilience and integrity. These are the Mother Theresa’s and the Martin Luther Kings, or in todays society Strongman Justin Sulham of Boston founded 50 Closer to The Cure to raise funds for charities around the Nation helping those with life threatening illnesses. Or Karen McCoy a natural strength athlete, personal trainer and author takes most pride in her role as Mom to her son who lives with muscular dystrophy. She dedicates each show to him and shares that true strength is not measured by one’s muscle; it is measured by the heart. This is the strength from within that time and time again will alter the life course of those watching, as a direct result of the actions and behaviors they see in a great role model. This person demonstrates strength in character, adversity, barriers to success, and when the world says they can’t, they say WATCH ME! In my opinion this is the definition of a real Hero. So for those athletes who are able to lift with both heart and their muscles, I commend you for this and raise my hands to the real Heroes Among Us.


GRIP CLASSIC VOL.3 Alexey Tuakalov´s domination continued as he took the 2nd win in a row at Kamppi Shopping Center. Along with traditional Rolling Thunder®, Apollon´s Axle™ and Silver Bullet® there was Ironmind Hub Walk introduced. In the event the competitors walked as far as possible with IM Hub in each hand with weights of 15kg per hand for men and 10kg per hand for women. MEN: 1. Alexey Tuakalov, RUS 5,5 2. Eirik Ingebritsen, NOR 10,5 3. Janne Virtanen, FIN 12,5 4. Roman Penkovski, RUS 13 5. Jyrki Rantanen, FIN 18,5 WOMEN: 1. Anu Rythönen & Jaana Tanner 4,5


Aulanko Strength Challenge 2014 Is invitational, fun new team event where the events from Highland Games and Strongman/Woman comps are mixed and done in the winter weather - for example the events will include hammer throw in snow. The event will take place at Aulanko Spa Hotel in Hämeenlinna during March 2014. Stay tuned for updates in www.facebook.com/USPOWERNEWS

SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES TO DEEPER CO-OPERATION Major Scandinavian organizers for lightweight and strongwoman competitions have agreed to have the same weight classes for 2014 and forward to allow generate more continental competitions like Scandinavian Championships. The classes are -70kg and Open for Women and -80kg, -90kg,- 105kg and Open for Men.

DiamondGirl™ rules are out: https://www.facebook.com/DIAMONDGIRLCOMPETITION The entries for the competition opens in January 2014!!!


2014 Arnold Sports Festival

Arnold Sports Festival Adds New Events, New Presenting Sponsor ARNOLD CLASSIC 212, POLE FITNESS, TENNIS, SWIMMING, EUROPA SPORTS PRODUCTS NEW IN 2014

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport event in the nation, will add several new sports – including the Arnold Classic 212 division for professional men’s bodybuilders and a national championship for pole fitness – and a new presenting sponsor when the festival celebrates its 26th anniversary in 2014. New in 2014 are the Arnold Classic 212, the Pole Fitness National Championship, Arnold Swimming Championships, Arnold Tennis Championships and the Arnold Wrestling Challenge. Europa Sports Products, based in Charlotte, N.C., is the new presenting sponsor of the Arnold Sports Festival. The 2014 Arnold Sports Festival will be held Feb. 27-March 2 in Columbus, Ohio. The event will feature 18,000 athletes competing in 50 sports & events and 175,000 attendees over four days. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer have co-produced the Arnold Sports Festival since 1989, when it debuted as a one-day bodybuilding competition known as the Arnold Classic. The Arnold Sports Festival has grown over the years and is now a four-day festival that features a variety of sports, including professional and amateur bodybuilding, strongman, weightlifting, and powerlifting. Youth sports include gymnastics, cheerleading and dance, fencing, martial arts and many others. The Arnold Classic 212 will be presented for the first time in 2014. IFBB Pro League stars such as Flex Lewis, David Henry, Kevin English and Jose Raymond are expected to compete. The Arnold Classic 212 will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, with prejudging at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and finals at Veterans Memorial. The 2014 Pole Fitness National Championships will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the L.C. Pavilion and feature champions from 12 regional competitions. The event is sponsored by X-Pole. The 2014 Arnold Fitness EXPO will again feature 700 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition and a stage that hosts unique, non-stop competitions and entertainment that combine to make the Arnold Fitness EXPO the heart of the Arnold Sports Festival. The Arnold Fitness Expo will be held Friday, Feb. 28-Sunday, March 2, 2014. Many Arnold Sports Festival participants are youth competing in events such as archery, boxing, cheerleading, dance, fencing, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis and table tennis. The top student-athletes compete for ten $2,000 college scholarships presented annually by the Columbus Rotary and the Arnold Sports Festival. A daily ticket to the EXPO includes admission to most of the 50 sports and events. For a complete list of events visit the website’s Ticket Information page. Separate tickets are required for the following events: •Arnold Amateur Classic Bodybuilding Prejudging & Finals, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Prejudging 6pm, Feb. 27, Veterans Memorial $25. •Pole Fitness National Championships at the Arnold, 9-11pm, Feb. 27, L.C. Pavilion $25-$100 (not included in VIP package). •Amateur Bodybuilding Prejudging, Physique & Figure Masters Prejudging & Finals, 9am, Feb. 28, Veterans Memorial $25. •Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International and Figure International Finals, 7pm, Feb. 28, Veterans Memorial $50-75. •Amateur MMA Festival, 7pm, Feb. 28, Lifestyles Communities Pavilion $30-$75 (not included in VIP package). •25th Annual Arnold Classic and Bikini International Prejudging, 2pm, March 1, Veterans Memorial $50. •25th Annual Arnold Classic, Bikini International and Strongman Classic Finals, 7pm March 1, Veterans Memorial $50-$100. •Arnold Party With The Pros, 9pm, March 1, Hollywood Casino $25. •Arnold Pro Boxing, 7pm, March 1, L.C. Pavilion TBD (not included in VIP package). •Arnold, Champions & Legends Sunday Morning Showcase, 9am, March 2, Hilton Columbus Downtown $50 ($25 for students with ID) VIP Ticket Packages and individual event tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com/arnold or 800-745-3000. Daily EXPO tickets are available for $10 in advance (plus service charge) or $15 at the door of all Arnold Sports Festival venues. Children 10 and under free.

For more information, including schedules, locations and hours, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.


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