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Cold Snap Classic Grip Challenge

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

COLD SNAP CLASSIC

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NAGS sanctioned Grip Contest with Crushed to Dust Certification

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PROMOTER: Jedd Johnson, Diesel Crew

EVENTS: 20mm Block Set Grippers, Two Hands Pinch on Euro, Double Overhand Axle Deadlift, Front Pickaxe for Max Weight

ADDITIONAL EVENTS: Crushed to Dust, Inch Hold for Time with Cans on Globes, 2HP Hold for Time, Inch Unbraced Lift to Platform

DATE: February 13th, 2016
WEIGH-IN: Any time after 8:00am (scale is spot-calibrated)
SIGN-IN: 9:00am
RULES: 9:30am
START: 10:00am
LOCATION: Jedd Johnson’s Garage Gym
EMAIL FOR DIRECTIONS : JEDD dot DIESEL at GMAIL dot COM
ENTRY FEE: $30.

DEADLINE: Day of Contest

Events subject to change without notice
Events order subject to change without notice

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King Kong of Grip 2015

Friday, October 30th, 2015

King Kong of Grip 2015

I wasn’t planning on holding the competition here at my place, but when I heard another “nearby” promoter, Chez Riccezza, might not be able to run his leg of the multi-venue, global, mega-comp, the King Kong of Grip Challenge, I decided to get this organized in a pinch.

This was the 3rd time I’ve competed in the King Kong of Grip, and it has become a highly respected competition. The King Kong first appeared on the Grip Sport schedule in 2013, and has been in October every year.

The 2013 overall winner was Juha Harju, from Finland, and last year’s winner was Ari Siltaoja, also of Finland.

I got sick of poor finishes in the King Kong, finishing worse than Top 10 the first two years, mainly due to not focusing in and training the events the way you should, and this year I got serious.

And to my surprise, I came out on top, the first winner on the King Kong of Grip from North America.

Below are the videos, along with the worldwide standings, both in the overall, and for each event.

King Kong of Grip 2015 – Event 1 – One Hand Pinch

King Kong of Grip 2015 – Event 2 – 2.5″ FBBC Crusher

King Kong of Grip 2015 – Event 3 – Shallow Hub

King Kong of Grip 2015 – Event 4 – 2″ Vertical Bar

2015 International King Kong Grip Challenge – Overall Results

1 – Jedd Johnson – 22 points – “THE KING KONG OF GRIP”
2 – Jouni Mähönen – 23 points
3 – Ivan Beritashvili – 24.5 points
4 – Kody Burns – 27.5 points
5 – Jake Sahlaney – 31 points
6 – Arto Joronen – 34 points
7 – Eric Roussin – 39 points
8 – Anton Kladiev – 45 points
9 – John Stepien – 48.5 points
10 – Gilbert Goodman – 51 points
11 – Lucas Raymond – 62 points
12 – Bob Sundin – 63.5 points
13 – Pasi Mehtälä – 65 points
14 – Alexandr Kudashkin – 68.5 points
15 – Vladimir Abrikosov – 76 points
16 – Juha Lehtimäki – 76.5 points
17 – Kupinsky Igor – 78 points
18 – Justin “JT” Straussner – 83.5 points
19 – Daniel Reinard – 90 points
20 – Alexey Pritula – 90.5 points
21 – Andrew Pantke – 94 points
22 – Alexandr Asinovskiy – 101 points
23 – Jeff Parker – 102.5 points
24 – Fenne Muhonen – 105.5 points
25 – Josh Koenig – 107.5 points
26 – Petri Rantalainen – 108 points
27 – Dmitriy Osipov – 115 points
28 – Marc Turgeon – 118 points
29 – Zagoruiko Roman – 121 points
30 – Pupchenko Ivan – 121 points
31 – Rob McMurren – 122 points
32 – David Balayan – 130 points
33 – Petri Partanen – 131.5 points
34 – Michael Rogowski – 133 points
35 – Darrin Shallman – 139 points
36 – Aldo Alberico – 141.5 points
37 – Pavel Trotsko – 147 points
38 – Frank Pizzo – 151 points
39 – Chris gallagher – 152.5 points
40 – Jerry Szigethy – 155.5 points
41 – Adam Thatcher – 158 points
42 – Sylvain Desjarlais – 165 points
43 – Mike Hagios – 171.5 points
44 – Andrey Tereniev – 177.5 points
45 – Andrea Bertozzi – 178 points
46 – Simon-Pierre Desjarlais – 180 points
47 – Evan Raftopoulos – 184 points
48 – Skuyler Szigethy – 184.5 points
49 – Allen Heineck – 188 points
50 – Jor-el Koenig – 190.5 points
51 – Ivan Pachenkov – 191.5 points
52 – Massimigliano Zaganelli – 193.5 points
53 – Zynchenko Mykola – 195.5 points
54 – Massimo Mattiazzo – 204.5 points
55 – Enrico Polgrossi – 204.5 points
56 – Davide Cimatti – 208.5 points
57 – Philippe Tremblay – 212 points
58 – Mathieu Charbonneau – 215 points
59 – Daniel Montaleone – 217 points
60 – Jussi Wägg – 224 points
61 – Matti Harju – 226.5 points
62 – Jesse Larocque – 243.5 points
63 – Andrea Gramentieri – 244.5 points
64 – Mashkovets Vyacheslav – 253.5 points
65 – Ricky Bee – 254.5 points
66 – Shutka Svetlana – 255.5 points
67 – Rach Thatcher – 259 points
68 – Matteo Rossi – 264 points
69 – Emily Grigsby – 268 points
70 – Hugo Turgeon – 268 points
71 – Nikita Smolnikov – 268 points
72 – Andrey Smolnikov – 280 points
73 – Maria Bascetta – 280.5 points

Event 1 Results – One-Hand Pinch (Euro)

All weights in kilograms

Points – Name – Weight – Age – Class – Best Lift

1 – Kody Burns – 91.65 – 37 – 93 – 59.52
2 – Jedd Johnson – 116.48 – 36 – 120 – 54.01
3 – Jake Sahlaney – 104.81 – 27 – 105 – 51.72
4 – Jouni Mähönen – 101.1 – 37 – 105 – 50.88
5 – Bob Sundin – 77.13 – 55 – 83 – 49.19
6 – Jeff Parker – 106.17 – 31 – 120 – 47.75
7 – Lucas Raymond – 92.72 – 30 – 93 – 47.34
8 – Arto Joronen – 151.9 – 50 – 120+ – 47.30
9 – Anton Kladiev – 99.0 – 27 – 105 – 46.70
10 – Matti Harju – 106.3 – 35 – 120 – 45.33
11 – Ivan Beritashvili – 95.6 – 27 – 105 – 45.20
12 – Eric Roussin – 92.96 – 38 – 93 – 44.82
13 – Pasi Mehtälä – 118.5 – 42 – 120 – 44.35
14 – Fenne Muhonen – 81.3 – 26 – 83 – 44.20
15.5 – John Stepien – 120.79 – 31 – 120+ – 42.55
15.5 – Justin “JT” Straussner – 103.19 – 32 – 105 – 42.55
17 – Daniel Reinard – 88.90 – 33 – 93 – 40.81
18 – Marc Turgeon – 145.15 – 45 – 120+ – 40.27
19 – Andrew Pantke – 102.09 – 30 – 105 – 40.18
21 – Kupinsky Igor – 138.5 – 33 – 120+ – 39.70
21 – Pupchenko Ivan – 98.2 – 32 – 105 – 39.70
21 – Zagoruiko Roman – 92.8 – 30 – 93 – 39.70
24 – Alexandr Asinovskiy – 111.4 – 37 – 120 – 39.20
24 – Alexey Pritula – 106.4 – 25 – 120 – 39.20
24 – Vladimir Abrikosov – 81.1 – 28 – 83 – 39.20
26 – Petri Rantalainen – 79.7 – 29 – 83 – 38.79
27 – Gilbert Goodman – 96.60 – 29 – 105 – 38.45
28 – Rob McMurren – 119.78 – 42 – 120 – 38.38
29.5 – Darrin Shallman – 67.60 – 30 – 74 – 38.33
29.5 – Josh Koenig – 73.96 – 36 – 74 – 38.33
31 – Jussi Wägg – 94.4 – 28 – 105 – 38.28
32 – Juha Lehtimäki – 92.6 – 26 – 93 – 37.84
33.5 – Alexandr Kudashkin – 104.7 – 23 – 105 – 36.70
33.5 – Dmitriy Osipov – 81.8 – 36 – 83 – 36.70
35 – Michael Rogowski – 83.00 – 29 – 83 – 36.35
36 – Jerry Szigethy – 92.90 – 59 – 93 – 36.06
37 – Chris gallagher – 109.35 – 38 – 120 – 35.45
38 – Pavel Trotsko – 108.8 – 25 – 120 – 34.20
39 – Frank Pizzo – 112.98 – 32 – 120 – 33.25
40 – Sylvain Desjarlais – 70.76 – 33 – 74 – 33.04
41 – Mike Hagios – 119.05 – 33 – 120 – 32.93
42 – Massimigliano Zaganelli – 99.00 – 36 – 105 – 32.50
43 – Allen Heineck – 81.40 – 39 – 83 – 31.90
45 – Andrey Tereniev – 66.0 – 25 – 66 – 31.70
45 – David Balayan – 73.1 – 32 – 74 – 31.70
45 – Ivan Pachenkov – 122.6 – 21 – 120+ – 31.70
47 – Aldo Alberico – 82.10 – 37 – 83 – 31.25
48 – Simon-Pierre Desjarlais – 73.94 – 30 – 74 – 30.70
49 – Skuyler Szigethy – 65.20 – 27 – 66 – 30.63
50 – Evan Raftopoulos – 70.09 – 31 – 74 – 29.17
51 – Zynchenko Mykola – 88.9 – 69 – 93 – 29.10
52 – Jor-el Koenig – 65.11 – 33 – 66 – 28.63
53 – Massimo Mattiazzo – 70.70 – 40 – 74 – 28.25
55 – Andrea Bertozzi – 80.40 – 36 – 83 – 27.50
55 – Daniel Montaleone – 80.10 – 24 – 83 – 27.50
55 – Enrico Polgrossi – 80.70 – 30 – 83 – 27.50
57 – Jesse Larocque – 65.32 – 19 – 66 – 27.49
58.5 – Mathieu Charbonneau – 77.57 – 22 – 83 – 26.25
58.5 – Philippe Tremblay – 73.48 – 20 – 74 – 26.25
60 – Shutka Svetlana – 62.3 – 32 – Womens – 25.60
61.5 – Andrea Gramentieri – 80.70 – 33 – 83 – 25.00
61.5 – Davide Cimatti – 89.50 – 32 – 93 – 25.00
63 – Ricky Bee – 71.49 – 27 – 74 – 24.11
64 – Mashkovets Vyacheslav – 106.6 – 40 – 120 – 23.70
65 – Hugo Turgeon – 62.60 – 14 – 66 – 22.99
66 – Matteo Rossi – 88.20 – 23 – 93 – 20.00
67 – Emily Grigsby – 59.42 – 35 – Womens – 18.42
68 – Nikita Smolnikov – 50.2 – 15 – 59 – 18.35
69 – Andrey Smolnikov – 61.9 – 11 – 66 – 17.10
70 – Rach Thatcher – 82.58 – 39 – Womens – 10.00
72 – Adam Thatcher – 102.09 – 40 – 105 – 0.00
72 – Maria Bascetta – 69.75 – 32 – Womens – 0.00
72 – Petri Partanen – 92.3 – 38 – 93 – 0.00

Event 2 Results – FBBC 2.5″ Crusher

All weights in kilograms

Points – Name – Weight – Age – Class – Best Lift

1 – Kupinsky Igor – 138.5 – 33 – 120+ – 100.50
2 – Arto Joronen – 151.9 – 50 – 120+ – 91.32
3 – Eric Roussin – 92.96 – 38 – 93 – 89.58
4 – Jedd Johnson – 116.48 – – 120 – 88.06
5 – Zagoruiko Roman – 92.8 – 30 – 93 – 87.50
6 – Ivan Beritashvili – 95.6 – 27 – 105 – 85.09
7 – Jouni Mähönen – 101.1 – 37 – 105 – 85.03
8 – John Stepien – 120.79 – 31 – 120+ – 84.91
9 – Kody Burns – 91.65 – 37 – 93 – 83.71
10 – Anton Kladiev – 99.0 – 27 – 105 – 82.59
11 – Gilbert Goodman – 96.60 – 29 – 105 – 81.40
12 – Alexandr Kudashkin – 104.7 – 23 – 105 – 81.34
13 – Bob Sundin – 77.13 – 55 – 83 – 78.27
14 – Alexandr Asinovskiy – 111.4 – 37 – 120 – 76.34
15 – Jake Sahlaney – 104.81 – 27 – 105 – 75.90
16 – Lucas Raymond – 92.72 – 30 – 93 – 75.86
17 – Pupchenko Ivan – 98.2 – 32 – 105 – 75.00
18 – Adam Thatcher – 102.09 – 40 – 105 – 72.48
20 – Alexey Pritula – 106.4 – 25 – 120 – 71.34
20 – Pavel Trotsko – 108.8 – 25 – 120 – 71.34
20 – Vladimir Abrikosov – 81.1 – 28 – 83 – 71.34
22.5 – Juha Lehtimäki – 92.6 – 26 – 93 – 71.33
22.5 – Pasi Mehtälä – 118.5 – 42 – 120 – 71.33
24 – Justin “JT” Straussner – 103.19 – 32 – 105 – 70.22
25 – Rob McMurren – 119.78 – 42 – 120 – 70.11
26 – Petri Partanen – 92.3 – 38 – 93 – 68.81
27 – Zynchenko Mykola – 88.9 – 69 – 93 – 67.50
28 – Daniel Reinard – 88.90 – 33 – 93 – 66.87
29.5 – David Balayan – 73.1 – 32 – 74 – 66.34
29.5 – Fenne Muhonen – 81.3 – 26 – 83 – 66.34
31 – Petri Rantalainen – 79.7 – 29 – 83 – 66.33
32 – Marc Turgeon – 145.15 – 45 – 120+ – 66.07
33 – Jerry Szigethy – 92.90 – 59 – 93 – 65.74
34 – Aldo Alberico – 82.10 – 37 – 83 – 64.25
35 – Simon-Pierre Desjarlais – 73.94 – 30 – 74 – 63.80
36.5 – Andrew Pantke – 102.09 – 30 – 105 – 63.74
36.5 – Jeff Parker – 106.17 – 31 – 120 – 63.74
38.5 – Andrea Bertozzi – 80.40 – 36 – 83 – 63.00
38.5 – Davide Cimatti – 89.50 – 32 – 93 – 63.00
40 – Michael Rogowski – 83.00 – 29 – 83 – 62.75
41 – Sylvain Desjarlais – 70.76 – 33 – 74 – 62.70
42 – Evan Raftopoulos – 70.09 – 31 – 74 – 61.70
43.5 – Dmitriy Osipov – 81.8 – 36 – 83 – 61.34
43.5 – Ivan Pachenkov – 122.6 – 21 – 120+ – 61.34
45 – Josh Koenig – 73.96 – 36 – 74 – 60.26
46 – Massimigliano Zaganelli – 99.00 – 36 – 105 – 58.00
47 – Andrey Tereniev – 66.0 – 25 – 66 – 56.34
48.5 – Jussi Wägg – 94.4 – 28 – 105 – 56.27
48.5 – Mike Hagios – 119.05 – 33 – 120 – 56.27
50 – Chris gallagher – 109.35 – 38 – 120 – 56.09
51.5 – Mathieu Charbonneau – 77.57 – 22 – 83 – 54.79
51.5 – Philippe Tremblay – 73.48 – 20 – 74 – 54.79
53 – Enrico Polgrossi – 80.70 – 30 – 83 – 54.25
54.5 – Frank Pizzo – 112.98 – 32 – 120 – 53.72
54.5 – Jor-el Koenig – 65.11 – 33 – 66 – 53.72
56 – Allen Heineck – 81.40 – 39 – 83 – 53.65
57 – Massimo Mattiazzo – 70.70 – 40 – 74 – 53.00
58 – Skuyler Szigethy – 65.20 – 27 – 66 – 51.78
59.5 – Andrea Gramentieri – 80.70 – 33 – 83 – 51.75
59.5 – Daniel Montaleone – 80.10 – 24 – 83 – 51.75
61 – Mashkovets Vyacheslav – 106.6 – 40 – 120 – 51.20
62 – Jesse Larocque – 65.32 – 19 – 66 – 40.88
63 – Rach Thatcher – 82.58 – 39 – Womens – 40.08
64 – Matteo Rossi – 88.20 – 23 – 93 – 39.25
65 – Ricky Bee – 71.49 – 27 – 74 – 38.61
66 – Nikita Smolnikov – 50.2 – 15 – 59 – 33.84
67.5 – Maria Bascetta – 69.75 – 32 – Womens – 33.80
67.5 – Shutka Svetlana – 62.3 – 32 – Womens – 33.80
69 – Emily Grigsby – 59.42 – 35 – Womens – 25.57
70 – Andrey Smolnikov – 61.9 – 11 – 66 – 20.60
72 – Darrin Shallman – 67.60 – 30 – 74 – 0.00
72 – Hugo Turgeon – 62.60 – 14 – 66 – 0.00
72 – Matti Harju – 106.3 – 35 – 120 – 0.00

Event 3 Results – Shallow Hub

All weights in kilograms

Points – Name – Weight – Age – Class – Best Lift

1 – Pasi Mehtälä – 118.5 – 42 – 120 – 30.31
2 – Ivan Beritashvili – 95.6 – 27 – 105 – 28.31
3 – Juha Lehtimäki – 92.6 – 26 – 93 – 27.59
4 – Jouni Mähönen – 101.1 – 37 – 105 – 27.08
5 – Petri Partanen – 92.3 – 38 – 93 – 26.58
6 – Jake Sahlaney – 104.81 – 27 – 105 – 24.88
7 – Jedd Johnson – 116.48 – – 120 – 24.76
8 – Arto Joronen – 151.9 – 50 – 120+ – 24.60
9 – Jeff Parker – 106.17 – 31 – 120 – 23.78
10 – Gilbert Goodman – 96.60 – 29 – 105 – 23.50
12 – Alexandr Kudashkin – 104.7 – 23 – 105 – 23.30
12 – Dmitriy Osipov – 81.8 – 36 – 83 – 23.30
12 – Vladimir Abrikosov – 81.1 – 28 – 83 – 23.30
14 – Eric Roussin – 92.96 – 38 – 93 – 22.92
16.5 – Andrew Pantke – 102.09 – 30 – 105 – 22.68
16.5 – Chris gallagher – 109.35 – 38 – 120 – 22.68
16.5 – Frank Pizzo – 112.98 – 32 – 120 – 22.67510954
16.5 – Kody Burns – 91.65 – 37 – 93 – 22.68
19 – Josh Koenig – 73.96 – 36 – 74 – 22.53
20.5 – Alexey Pritula – 106.4 – 25 – 120 – 22.06
20.5 – Anton Kladiev – 99.0 – 27 – 105 – 22.06
22 – Marc Turgeon – 145.15 – 45 – 120+ – 21.70
23 – John Stepien – 120.79 – 31 – 120+ – 21.56
24 – Daniel Reinard – 88.90 – 33 – 93 – 20.96
25 – Darrin Shallman – 67.60 – 30 – 74 – 20.31
26 – Justin “JT” Straussner – 103.19 – 32 – 105 – 20.27
27 – Michael Rogowski – 83.00 – 29 – 83 – 19.80
28 – Petri Rantalainen – 79.7 – 29 – 83 – 19.59
29.5 – David Balayan – 73.1 – 32 – 74 – 19.57
29.5 – Fenne Muhonen – 81.3 – 26 – 83 – 19.57
31 – Pupchenko Ivan – 98.2 – 32 – 105 – 19.30
33 – Adam Thatcher – 102.09 – 40 – 105 – 19.20
33 – Bob Sundin – 77.13 – 55 – 83 – 19.20
33 – Rob McMurren – 119.78 – 42 – 120 – 19.20
35 – Lucas Raymond – 92.72 – 30 – 93 – 19.11
36.5 – Aldo Alberico – 82.10 – 37 – 83 – 19.00
36.5 – Massimo Mattiazzo – 70.70 – 40 – 74 – 19.00
38 – Sylvain Desjarlais – 70.76 – 33 – 74 – 18.30
39 – Allen Heineck – 81.40 – 39 – 83 – 18.15
40 – Jor-el Koenig – 65.11 – 33 – 66 – 17.85
41 – Kupinsky Igor – 138.5 – 33 – 120+ – 17.50
42 – Simon-Pierre Desjarlais – 73.94 – 30 – 74 – 17.25
43.5 – Mike Hagios – 119.05 – 33 – 120 – 17.08
43.5 – Skuyler Szigethy – 65.20 – 27 – 66 – 17.08
46 – Alexandr Asinovskiy – 111.4 – 37 – 120 – 17.07
46 – Ivan Pachenkov – 122.6 – 21 – 120+ – 17.07
46 – Pavel Trotsko – 108.8 – 25 – 120 – 17.07
48 – Jerry Szigethy – 92.90 – 59 – 93 – 16.52
49.5 – Daniel Montaleone – 80.10 – 24 – 83 – 15.25
49.5 – Massimigliano Zaganelli – 99.00 – 36 – 105 – 15.25
51 – Mathieu Charbonneau – 77.57 – 22 – 83 – 14.99
52 – Evan Raftopoulos – 70.09 – 31 – 74 – 14.83
53 – Andrey Tereniev – 66.0 – 25 – 66 – 14.57
54.5 – Andrea Bertozzi – 80.40 – 36 – 83 – 14.00
54.5 – Enrico Polgrossi – 80.70 – 30 – 83 – 14.00
56 – Philippe Tremblay – 73.48 – 20 – 74 – 13.85
58 – Shutka Svetlana – 62.3 – 32 – Womens – 13.30
58 – Zagoruiko Roman – 92.8 – 30 – 93 – 13.30
58 – Zynchenko Mykola – 88.9 – 69 – 93 – 13.30
60.5 – Andrea Gramentieri – 80.70 – 33 – 83 – 12.75
60.5 – Davide Cimatti – 89.50 – 32 – 93 – 12.75
62.5 – Jesse Larocque – 65.32 – 19 – 66 – 12.67
62.5 – Ricky Bee – 71.49 – 27 – 74 – 12.67
64 – Emily Grigsby – 59.42 – 35 – Womens – 11.10
65 – Rach Thatcher – 82.58 – 39 – Womens – 10.54
66 – Hugo Turgeon – 62.60 – 14 – 66 – 10.48
67 – Matteo Rossi – 88.20 – 23 – 93 – 10.25
68 – Nikita Smolnikov – 50.2 – 15 – 59 – 9.58
69 – Mashkovets Vyacheslav – 106.6 – 40 – 120 – 9.30
70 – Andrey Smolnikov – 61.9 – 11 – 66 – 7.08
72 – Jussi Wägg – 94.4 – 28 – 105 – 0.00
72 – Maria Bascetta – 69.75 – 32 – Womens – 0.00
72 – Matti Harju – 106.3 – 35 – 120 – 0.00

Event 4 Results – FBBC 2″ V-Bar

All weights in kilograms

Points – Name – Weight – Age – Class – Best Lift

1 – Kody Burns – 91.65 – 37 – 93 – 143.13
2 – John Stepien – 120.79 – 31 – 120+ – 141.61
3 – Gilbert Goodman – 96.60 – 29 – 105 – 136.55
4 – Lucas Raymond – 92.72 – 30 – 93 – 130.60
5.5 – Anton Kladiev – 99.0 – 27 – 105 – 129.86
5.5 – Ivan Beritashvili – 95.6 – 27 – 105 – 129.86
7 – Jake Sahlaney – 104.81 – 27 – 105 – 129.19
8 – Jouni Mähönen – 101.1 – 37 – 105 – 126.61
9 – Jedd Johnson – 116.48 – – 120 – 126.15
10 – Eric Roussin – 92.96 – 38 – 93 – 125.43
11 – Alexandr Kudashkin – 104.7 – 23 – 105 – 124.86
12.5 – Bob Sundin – 77.13 – 55 – 83 – 124.85
12.5 – Darrin Shallman – 67.60 – 30 – 74 – 124.85
14 – Josh Koenig – 73.96 – 36 – 74 – 124.82
15 – Kupinsky Igor – 138.5 – 33 – 120+ – 121.70
16 – Arto Joronen – 151.9 – 50 – 120+ – 121.62
17 – Alexandr Asinovskiy – 111.4 – 37 – 120 – 117.36
18 – Justin “JT” Straussner – 103.19 – 32 – 105 – 116.72
19 – Juha Lehtimäki – 92.6 – 26 – 93 – 116.64
20 – Vladimir Abrikosov – 81.1 – 28 – 83 – 114.86
21 – Daniel Reinard – 88.90 – 33 – 93 – 111.67
22 – Andrew Pantke – 102.09 – 30 – 105 – 108.76
23 – Petri Rantalainen – 79.7 – 29 – 83 – 107.97
24 – Aldo Alberico – 82.10 – 37 – 83 – 105.00
26 – Alexey Pritula – 106.4 – 25 – 120 – 104.86
26 – David Balayan – 73.1 – 32 – 74 – 104.86
26 – Dmitriy Osipov – 81.8 – 36 – 83 – 104.86
28.5 – Pasi Mehtälä – 118.5 – 42 – 120 – 103.01
28.5 – Petri Partanen – 92.3 – 38 – 93 – 103.01
30 – Andrea Bertozzi – 80.40 – 36 – 83 – 102.50
31 – Michael Rogowski – 83.00 – 29 – 83 – 100.35
32.5 – Andrey Tereniev – 66.0 – 25 – 66 – 99.86
32.5 – Fenne Muhonen – 81.3 – 26 – 83 – 99.86
34 – Skuyler Szigethy – 65.20 – 27 – 66 – 99.83
35 – Adam Thatcher – 102.09 – 40 – 105 – 96.42
36 – Rob McMurren – 119.78 – 42 – 120 – 96.40
37 – Zagoruiko Roman – 92.8 – 30 – 93 – 96.20
38.5 – Jerry Szigethy – 92.90 – 59 – 93 – 95.62
38.5 – Mike Hagios – 119.05 – 33 – 120 – 95.62
40 – Evan Raftopoulos – 70.09 – 31 – 74 – 95.45
41 – Frank Pizzo – 112.98 – 32 – 120 – 95.16
42 – Enrico Polgrossi – 80.70 – 30 – 83 – 95.00
43 – Pavel Trotsko – 108.8 – 25 – 120 – 94.86
44 – Jor-el Koenig – 65.11 – 33 – 66 – 94.03
46 – Marc Turgeon – 145.15 – 45 – 120+ – 93.54
46 – Philippe Tremblay – 73.48 – 20 – 74 – 93.54
46 – Sylvain Desjarlais – 70.76 – 33 – 74 – 93.54
48 – Davide Cimatti – 89.50 – 32 – 93 – 92.50
49 – Chris gallagher – 109.35 – 38 – 120 – 91.58
50 – Allen Heineck – 81.40 – 39 – 83 – 90.95
51 – Jeff Parker – 106.17 – 31 – 120 – 90.78
52 – Pupchenko Ivan – 98.2 – 32 – 105 – 88.90
53 – Daniel Montaleone – 80.10 – 24 – 83 – 88.50
54 – Mathieu Charbonneau – 77.57 – 22 – 83 – 84.09
55 – Simon-Pierre Desjarlais – 73.94 – 30 – 74 – 82.91
56 – Massimigliano Zaganelli – 99.00 – 36 – 105 – 80.00
57 – Ivan Pachenkov – 122.6 – 21 – 120+ – 79.86
58 – Massimo Mattiazzo – 70.70 – 40 – 74 – 77.50
59.5 – Mashkovets Vyacheslav – 106.6 – 40 – 120 – 76.60
59.5 – Zynchenko Mykola – 88.9 – 69 – 93 – 76.60
61 – Rach Thatcher – 82.58 – 39 – Womens – 75.67
62 – Jesse Larocque – 65.32 – 19 – 66 – 72.70
63 – Andrea Gramentieri – 80.70 – 33 – 83 – 71.25
64 – Ricky Bee – 71.49 – 27 – 74 – 70.03
65 – Hugo Turgeon – 62.60 – 14 – 66 – 56.48
66 – Nikita Smolnikov – 50.2 – 15 – 59 – 54.86
67 – Matteo Rossi – 88.20 – 23 – 93 – 52.50
68 – Emily Grigsby – 59.42 – 35 – Womens – 52.39
69 – Maria Bascetta – 69.75 – 32 – Womens – 49.70
70 – Shutka Svetlana – 62.3 – 32 – Womens – 49.20
71 – Andrey Smolnikov – 61.9 – 11 – 66 – 36.11
72.5 – Jussi Wägg – 94.4 – 28 – 105 – 0.00
72.5 – Matti Harju – 106.3 – 35 – 120 – 0.00

I want to send a get well shout-out to Chez, who hurt himself the weekend before the comp, and Jerry, who hurt himself at my comp.

I also want to send a big CONGRATS to a couple of my members at TheGripAuthority.com

First off, Darrin Shallman, who pulled a 2X Bodyweight lift of 300lbs in an extra attempt on the 2″ Vertical Bar, the first person ever to do so, and also congrats to Jake Sahlaney, whocame in 5th place out of the 73 competitors. Any time he’s competing, I know I’ve gotta keep an eye on him. We will see if and when the student overtakes the teacher!

Now, it’s time to train for the annual December contest in Crooksville, Ohio, GRIPMAS.

All the best in your training.

Jedd

Grip Hogs Day – A Success for New Grip Athletes

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Grip Hogs Day 2015

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In December, I decided to run a contest with the primary objective to help get new Grip Sport Athletes involved in the sport.

I chose 2/7/15 and since it was right after Groundhog’s Day, I decided to name it Grip Hogs Day.

There were two divisions: the Open Class and a Super Match between my partner, Luke and myself.

I am happy to say that the entire contest was quite a success, as 7 out of the 12 lifters were first-time competitors and ALL of them reported they loved the contest and can’t wait for the next one!

Before I get too far into this, I want to send out a thanks to Luke Raymond, my Dad, and my wife. With everything they did, it was the easiest contest I’ve ever run! Thanks everyone!

Grip Hogs Day

Here are videos of each of the events:

Silver Bullet Hold

This event involves holding the IronMind Silver Bullet between the handles of a #3 Captains of Crush for as long as possible. Everyone got one chance to get their best time on the #3, and if they could not do get a legal hold, they could try the #2.

I have been dancing very close to the World Record in this event for the last few months. I was close again this time, with 43 seconds, but just didn’t have enough to break the record.

Two Hands Pinch

The Adjustable Pinch Device was used, so each competitor could use the width that felt best in their hands. Each got 4 attempts to lift the biggest weight possible.

I broke a new World Record off the ground in December on this lift and I was hoping to complete it at GHD, but a rash of thumb tears really affected my training the last couple of months and I had to settle with 248.

Double Overhand Axle

This lift is like a regular deadlift, only a 1.9″ OD Axle is used with a double overhand grip, both of which tax the hands more than a regular deadlift. The highlight of this event for me was watching newcomer, John Stepien, pull 383lbs, matching my lift, in his first ever Grip competition.

I truly thought this would be the day I hit 400lbs in competition, as I hit it recently in training, but I couldn’t quite pull it to a legal height, or control it as needed to be legal.

Pickaxe Lift

This event is similar to the Sledge Choke, only instead of moving away from the head of the hammer in order to increase the difficulty, everyone grips in the same spot and weight is added to a loading pin at the front of the handle. To keep the lift strict, a shot is balanced on a nut on to the top ridge of the Pickaxe.

The record prior to the contest was something like 11.4lbs. I had broken this several times in training, as had my partner Luke Raymond. As we anticipated, the end of the event ended up being a shoot-out between Luke and me, as we both set new records of 11.77. I won the event, lifting 12.18 and 12.51lbs in my later attempts. Luke tried 12.51lbs on 2 separate attempts, but his wrist power just wasn’t there due to an injury he sustained in December.

The Bull Ring Extensor Lift

This is a brand new event that was introduced at GHD. You place your hand inside the ring and lift the weight with the strength of the extensors.

The Bull Rings are available now. Contact me for ordering details at jedddotdieselatgmaildotcom. Aside from effectively allowing the extensors to be worked heavy and progressively, the Bull Ring can also be used as a hub device.

Looking Back on Grip Hogs Day

I would say this is easily the most fun I’ve ever had at one of my own contests, despite failing to break the records on the Silver Bullet and Two Hands Pinch. The group was all great, and I was so happy to meet all of the new competitors!

GHD Flex

As you can see, we started everything off with a Flexing Pic, and aaalllmost everybody took part. Eli Thomas couldn’t believe the size of the guns on Napalm.

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Mike Chaffee, Jedd Johnson, John Stepien

Mike Chaffee, who won the Novice Class award (first time competitors), and John Stepien, who came in 2nd place in the Novice category, both said they were hooked! I can’t wait to see what else they are capable of down the road!

I wish you would have been there, brother. You GOTTA make it to the next one!

Until then, all the best in your training.

Jedd


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Grip Contest: Wyalusing, PA – Grip Hogs Day

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The Next Grip Strength Competition will take place on February 7th, and I am designing it to be very welcoming to new competitors.

Grip Hogs Day

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Silver Bullet Hold

DATE: February 7th, 2015
ENTRY FORM: Grip Hogs Day

EVENTS:
Silver Bullet Hold
Two Hands Pinch
Two Hand Axle Deadlift
Pickaxe Lift
Bull Ring Lift

WEIGH-IN: Any time after 8:00am (scale will be spot-calibrated)
WEIGHT CLASSES: Your lifts will be logged per North American Grip Sport’s weight class system (59k, 66k, 74k, 83k, 93k, 105k, 120k, 120k+)

DIVISIONS: Beginner / Experienced / Expert
Places will be figured based on experience level…examples:

    **Beginners – Very limited grip experience
    **Experienced – 2 or more grip contests
    **Expert – Seasoned Veterans

SIGN-IN: 9:00am
RULES: 9:30am
START: 10:00am

LOCATION: Jedd Johnson’s Garage Gym
EMAIL FOR DIRECTIONS: jedd dot diesel at gmail dot com

ENTRY FEE: $20. POSSIBLE THROW-IN FOR PIZZA AFTERWARDS
DEADLINE: February 1st – Paying on contest day, add $10, unless otherwise notified.
Events subject to change without notice
Events order subject to change without notice

MAKE ALL CHECKS/ MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO: JEDD JOHNSON

MAIL ENTRY FORM AND FEE TO:
JEDD JOHNSON
PO BOX 806
WYALUSING, PA 18853

HOTELS
Available upon request. Please contact me.

AIRPORTS (all three are about the same distance from Wyalusing, 1.5 hrs)
Scranton/Wilkes Barre PA
Binghampton NY
Elmira NY

Event Explanations & Demonstrations

Silver Bullet
The IronMind Silver Bullet is placed between the handles of a #3 gripper. The #2 can be used by women and if the athlete can not get a proper attempt on the #3.

Two Hands Pinch
The adjustable pinch device is used, with steel outside plates and rubber inserts. It is adjustable from 12 to 64mm. With a two-hand, overhand grip, the athlete lifts the device until the loading pipe contacts a cross-bar 16.5 inches high, and then must return the implement to the floor without losing grip on it.

Two Hand Axle
A 1.9-inch thick barbell, called and Axle, is gripped with two hands in an overhand grip. The athlete must lift the axle to lockout. Once the referee gives the down signal, he must lower it back to the ground without losing his grip.

Pickaxe to Front (Max Weight)
The Pickaxe device is loaded at the front and gripped at the end. It must be lifted so the front crosses the height of 30 inches, without a steel shot falling off. The steel shot prevents excessive tilt. The Pickaxe can be lowered with two hands.

The Bull Ring
The Bull RIng is a brand new event testing extensor strength. The hand is placed palm-down inside the ring, contacting only the underside of the lifting surface, and at no time can come in contact with the V-shaped supports on the underside. The athlete must lift the Bull Ring to lockout, get a good call from the ref, and the return it to the floor without losing grip on the implement.

COMING SOON

I hope to see you on February 7th. It’s gonna be a great time.

Jedd


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King Kong of Grip 2014

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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This past weekend, Saturday, October 25th, 2014, I ran one leg of the International King Kong of Grip Challenge. Congratulations to Ari Siltaoja of Finland on his victory.

Below are the overall results.

As you look at the event scores, keep in mind that Event 1 was One Hand Pinch, Event 2 was One Hand Axle, Event 3 was the Hub and Event 4 was the Little Big Horn.

Sorry for the formatting, by the way. I took screen shots off the Gripboard, and the formatting can be really hard to manage some time.

International King Kong of Grip 2014 Results

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Here are the video clips from my location in Wyalusing.

One Hand Pinch

For the One Hand Pinch, the adjustable pinch device was used, made of steel disks on the outside and either rubber or plastic inserts inside. The objective is to pinch the implement with one hand and pick it up until the loading pipe hits the cross-bar and control it to the ground.

One Hand Axle

For the One Hand Axle, you grip it with one hand and then lift it to above the middle of the knee. Both ends of the bar must be at that height as well, with the legs locked, but the hips and shoulders do not have to be.

IronMind Hub

The new version of the IronMind Hub was used at all the competition locations. The index and middle fingers had to be used. The ring and pinky fingers could be used if desired. The four fingers had to be in a claw position. The thumb could be in clay position or hooked, but no portion of the thumb pad or palm could be touching the hub surface. The implement was then lifted to lockout and controlled to the ground after the “Good” signal/call.

IronMind Little Big Horn

The IronMind Little Big Horn, anvil-style implement, was used. The lift was done to lockout and you had to control it to the ground.

The competition in Wyalusing went very well. Nobody had any serious injuries. We had someone come for their first contest and he enjoyed it. We had some come for their second contest, and we had some veterans.

I would have been much happier with some better lifts. Unfortunately, I wanted to be cautious with my right shoulder, as pulling things from the floor is what really lights it up. So, I went left-handed on all the lifts. My left hand is actually my better hand for the One Hand Pinch, so that worked out fine, but it absolutely pathetic for me on the Hub and Axle. I was pretty happy with my lifts on the Little Big Horn and actually PR’d by a good 10+ lbs.

Many great lifts took place across the globe. On top of winning the overall, Ari Siltaoja set a new World Record mark in the Hub Lift that is being recognized by IronMind. John McCarter set a new world record in the Hub that is actually heavier than Ari’s lift. IronMind has not acknowledged John’s lift at this time, and I do not know the reason why.

Any questions on the competition, please feel free to post a comment.

All the best in your training.

Jedd


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