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Worlds Strongest Hands Leg 2 – Write-Up & Videos

Hello DIESELS!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend and had the opportunity to spend time with your family. I stayed away from September 11th shows as much as possible and went to dinner with my family and folks and watched my daughter DIESELFY meat loaf and mashed potatoes.

Here is a write-up of Saturday’s Grip Strength Contest, World’s Strongest Hands Leg 2 (of 3).

Incidentally, if you want to come to Leg 3, it will take place on October 8, 2011. All I need is an email or comment here so I know you are coming.

Also, before I get into the events, I just want to recognize the people that came for this leg – ALL OF THEM – because we have recently had a tremendous amount of flooding and rain damage to our roads and most of the guys had to deal with pretty significant detouring and longer drive times. It was a good thing I pushed the contest back until NOON or else most of the competitors would have been very late.

Vulcan Gripper

As is standard in many Grip Contests, the event that measures Crushing Grip Strength was first. This is done because of its dynamic nature and normally Gripper performance is reduced after doing other lifts.

The way the Vulcan Gripper event is tested
, is that you set the handles down with the free hand and then you must slide a block between the handles to show that you have a legal depth, and then you attempt to crush the handles together. While at Leg 1, the set depth was 20-mm, at Leg 2, the depth was 30-mm. Leg 3 will be 20-mm again.

I was very happy to get Level 17 on my last attempt. I got Level 16 fairly easy on my first attempt but then missed 17 on my second and third attempt. John Eaton, who was going after me in the order, closed 17 on his third attempt after I had already missed it twice so I had to muster a little extra Crushing Power for my fourth and last attempt and managed to get it. This tied me for first at my leg, but put me in a multi-way tie for third across the board, as there are many locations competing on the same exact events all over the world.

Here are the Top 10 for the Vulcan Gripper for Leg 2
(Full Results are at the bottom of this post)

1 Paul Knight – L19 Dipped black – 1pt
2 David Horne – L18 Dipped black – 2.5pt
2 Juha Harju – L18 Dipped black – 2.5pt
4 Pete Kerr – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 Jouni Pakarinen – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 Ivan Beritashvili – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 David Thornton – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 Jedd Johnson – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 John Eaton – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
10 Danny Bramall – L16 Dipped black – 10pt

Two Hands Pinch


I believe September 10th 2011 was the worst day for Two Hands Pinch EVER in the United States
and perhaps in other parts of the world as well. Many people across the globe bombed out in this event. I also recorded the lowest number since the first leg of Worlds Strongest Hands 2010, with 223-lbs. This is more than 40-lbs off my record. The plates felt like they had jelly smeared all over them.

The conditions were worse at Leg 2 than they were at Leg 1, when I forgot to bring out the dehumidifier. This time, I ran it from 5 PM the night before the contest and throughout the entire contest, but to no avail. I believe this is because we had 11 competitors DIESELfying in the garage all at the same time and the humidity level just over-powered my ACME 6969 Extra Power Diesel Powered Dehumidifier.

If anyone has any ideas on how to control humidity inside a partially underground garage, I am all ears.

My 223-lbs placed me 6th in this event which won my Leg, but was not even top spot in the US. Thornton grabbed that honor. My second, third and fourth attempts were all with 238-lbs which would have matched my best lift at Leg 2 and would have secured me second place again.

Here are the Top 10 for the Two Hands Pinch for Leg 2
(Full Results are at the bottom of this post)

1 David Horne – 112.75k
2 David Thornton – 105.56k
3 Rob Russell – 105k
4 Timo Tuukkanen – 102k
5 Jedd Johnson – 101.51k
6 David Stiff – 100.44k
7 Brent Barbe – 98.78k
8 Paul Knight – 96.81k
9 Andrew Durniat – 95.83k
10 Matti Heiskanen – 95.5k

Grip Topz Stub Lift

The Stub Lift is one of the two narrow pinches that were contested at Leg 2. It resembles a small piece of round stock jutting out of a flat piece of steel. The measurements are roughly 1.25 inches long and 5/16h inches in diameter, if memory serves. The Grip Topz are all removable devices, interchangeable with a common loading pin.


Apparently on the Stub, less is more
, meaning if you train it less, you will improve more because I have not been obsessing about this event that much at all. I have mostly been working the Half Penny and the Hub in my Grip Topz training, mainly because the Penny and the Stub seem to train nearly the same discipline, Key Pinch, and I find the Penny to be much harder. Despite the limited work I have been doing on the Stub, I was able to PR with a lift of 45+ pounds, which is nearly and 8-lb PR for me.

One of the competitors, Adam Spizman, ripped a block of skin about half the size of a dime off on the implement and I had to hit it with cleaning alcohol, so maybe that solution somehow improved the surface or something – not quite sure.

Here are the Top 10 for the Stub Lift for Leg 2
(Full Results are at the bottom of this post)

1 David Horne – 22.55k
2 Adam T Glass – 21.84k
3 Jouni Pakarinen – 21.5k
4 Juha Harju – 21.25k
5 Jedd Johnson – 20.65k
6 David Thornton – 20.49k
7 Ivan Beritashvili – 20.27k
8 Daniel Reinard – 20.21k
9 Rob Russell – 19.64k
10 Matti Heiskanen – 19.5k

Grip Topz Half a Penny

Imagine going to the gumball machines after dominating the nearest Chinese Buffet and seeing a rusty quarter jutting out of the Gobstopper coin slot. You try to pull it out but you see the reason it is stuck is because some idiot tried stuffing two coins in there at the same time, so you try pinch it against your thumb and the inside of the middle Index Finger joint until your thumb pad cramps up so bad you want you to cry. This is what the Half a Penny Grip Topz lift feels like.

By the time this event rolled around, it felt like I had been training narrow pinch every day for a week. The Thenar Pad (Abductor pollicis brevis, Flexor pollicis brevis,
Opponens pollicis) on my right hand especially just plain felt fatigued. There was no pain, but I could tell that it felt thoroughly worked. I lifted 32.2 pounds, but that was actually more than a pound under my Leg 1 lift of 33.4 pounds, although the Penny was third last time and this time fourth. This put me way down the list, in 22nd position.

I still do not believe I have figured out the proper mechanics for this lift. I think there is a way to maximize performance on it by finding the proper joint angles of flexion at the wrist and elbow, as well as degree of shoulder packing, however, not many people have been posting videos of their lifts, so I have not been able to glean any technical improvements.

Here are the Top 10 for the Half Penny for Leg 2
(Full Results are at the bottom of this post)

1 David Horne – 19.22k
2 Brent Barbe – 18.25k
3 Ivan Beritashvili – 17.82k
4 Adam T Glass – 17.66k
5 Jouni Pakarinen – 17.5k
6 Timo Tuukkanen – 17.25k
7 David Thornton – 17.09k
8 Danny Bramall – 16.99k
9 Daniel Reinard – 16.57k
10 Taneli Levo – 16.5k

22 Jedd Johnson – 14.61k

So, Leg 2 is in the books. I think in order to place well at this last leg and make a return to the Top 5 in the standings I will need to hit the following marks in the events for Leg 3…

Vulcan Gripper
I need at least a Level 18. If I can Nut Up and get Level 17 with a 30-mm set when my PR training is only a Level 16 close in training, then I should be able to DIESEL Up and get Level 18 for Leg 3.

Two Hands Pinch
My performance in this lift in Leg 1 and 2 has been just completely embarrassing. At Nationals, my opener was 247, which would have broken the record up until 2008. Now, I can’t even muster 240? Surface is so important in this lift. I am going to experiment with some surface-minimizing training techniques in order to be ready for a crappy surface at Leg 3. I am hoping for better conditions with the change of seasons and hopefully less rain immediately before the event.

Shallow Hub
I have hated hub work for the last 3 years, but am now growing to like it. I am actually looking forward to putting in some good solid training on this in the next few weeks. I need to get up over 50-lbs in order to place even remotely well.

Stub Lift
I think this is one event where I have actually figured out the proper technique on it and many others have not. Training this one can be a bitch though, because you either (1) make the lift and dominate it with ease, (2) it doesn’t even come off the ground or (3) you lift it a few inches and then it rips out of your hand, heating the skin up rapidly, which always scares me, making me fear a rip. Since you never know how quickly skin will repair itself, I am cautious about over training this one. My goal is a lift of 50-lbs on this one too. I truly think it is possible.

Some other goals I have starting this week:

1. Chiropractor appointment for my neck.
I can not describe how tight my neck was the day of the contest. I slept wrong or something the night before and it was lit up. My normal Chiro is in Australia for two weeks, so I may visit an old High School buddy and at the same time try to recruit him as a possible training partner and new competitor.

2. Eye Doctor Appointment.
Post contest on Saturday, I went after the Double Inch Dumbbell Deadlift again and came very close to getting it three times. I may have gotten it once or twice, but I’d really like a good solid and controlled hold at the top. Anyway, after the third attempt, about 2 or 3 seconds after dropping them, I nearly passed out. I have brown-outed several times in my lift, but never like this. If John Eaton and Richard Bean were not there I would have gone down. It took me a good 5 minutes for the room to stop spinning and 35 minutes for my severe headache to go away, and I still have eye strain from it today. I was so off-kilter, it was as if I strained my eyes trying to regain balance. My legs were locked hard as I held onto both sides of my squat cage and I could not even turn myself around to sit in a chain. Eaton had to guide me to it. I need to check and make sure everything is okay behind my eyes.

3. Double Inch Dumbbell Domination by Leg 3.
John Eaton left me his Inch Dumbbell to train on until Leg 3. Since Adam Glass has my second Inch Dumbbell, I plan on working very hard toward a hold at the top of a Double Inch Deadlift.

4. Fatman Blob Work. John also left me his Fatman Blob. I have a lot of feats to work on with this that I need to get in the books. “Mister Wild Card,” Daniel Reinard, will be making the trip to Pennsylvania, for Leg 3 and we will be having a Blob + Weight contest after the finish of the official events, so i will be incorporating the Fatman in my training.

5. Continue to Develop Eric Lloyd. I have a new training partner for the first time since building my gym and he loves the Grip stuff, so I am hoping he can continue to come once during the week for grip work and once on the weekend as well. It has been great having someone there during my workouts, and it was even better seeing some of the numbers he put up, PR’ing in many events.

Leg 3 will take place 10/8/11. Again, all are welcome and the entry fee is just $15. If you are interested in competing, please email me, contact me on Facebook, or leave a comment below.

Confirmed for Leg 3:

Michael Sheehan
Sean Kovacic
Jedd Johnson

All the best in your training,

Jedd


Overall results (93 competitors)

1 David Horne – 5.5pt
2 David Thornton – 21.5pt
3 Jouni Pakarinen – 26.5pt
4 Ivan Beritashvili – 32.5pt
5 Paul Knight – 37pt
6 Jedd Johnson – 38.5pt
6 Rob Russell – 38.5pt
8 Timo Tuukkanen – 40.5pt
9 Matti Heiskanen – 48.5pt
10 Brent Barbe – 55pt
11 Pete Kerr – 57.5pt
12 Daniel Reinard – 69pt
13 John Eaton – 69.5pt
14 Danny Bramall – 72pt
15 Jeff Parker – 96pt
16 Richie Bevan – 97.5pt
17 Andrew Durniat – 100pt
18 Matt Cannon – 102pt
19 David Elmer – 104pt
20 Teemu Koivunen – 106.5pt
21 Jarno Hyväri – 107pt
22 Casey Emery – 109pt
22 Juha Harju – 109pt
24 Gary Hunt – 120pt
25 Carl Coffey – 120.5pt
26 Adam T Glass – 122.5pt
26 Elizabeth Horne – 122.5pt (Female)
28 David Stiff – 126.5pt
29 Kevin Emery – 127pt
30 Maxwell Thompson – 130.5pt
31 Chris Mathison – 132pt
32 Brandon Gerber – 133pt (17 yrs)
33 Alexey Pritula – 135pt
34 Lol Owen – 137.5pt
35 Sergey Kuryshev – 143.5pt
36 Russ Farver – 145pt
37 Dmitry Motorin – 146pt
38 Mike Rinderle – 146.5pt
39 Andrew Pantke – 149pt
40 Derek Graybill – 164pt
41 Matt Masaro – 165pt
42 Bob Sundin – 172.5pt
43 James Grahame – 175.5pt
44 Aaron Jacobs – 179.5pt
45 Zach Jacobs – 182.5pt
46 Ryan J Pitts – 183.5pt
46 Tomislav Basic – 183.5pt
48 Kevin Fogarty – 184.5pt
49 Eric St. Onge – 191pt
50 Eric Lloyd – 195pt
51 David Loughman – 197pt
52 Taneli Levo – 199pt
53 Joni Römpötti – 202pt
54 Richard MacLean – 205.5pt
55 Ruben Piliposyan – 206pt
56 Paul Wood – 208pt
57 Sylvester Salley – 211pt
58 Tomas Valverde – 219pt
59 Mike Turpin – 222pt
60 Jarrod Riordan – 226.5pt
61 Dylan Scally – 227.5pt
62 Kris Wragg – 238pt
63 Alik Novruzov – 248.5pt
64 Kevin Greto – 249pt
65 Tristan Woods – 249.5pt
66 Harri Niemikari – 251pt
66 Joe Tebbe – 251pt
68 Ryan Meyer – 251.5pt
69 Jim McCourt – 254pt
70 Richard Bean – 260pt
71 Zach Coulter – 265.5pt
72 Darrin Shallman – 266.5pt
73 Peter Carey – 276pt
74 Alexander Ivannikov – 290.5pt
74 Michael Snider – 290.5pt
76 Anna Karrila – 293.5pt (Female)
77 Yvonne Häkkinen – 297.5pt (Female)
78 Bernard Lynch – 302.5pt
79 Richard Madden – 305.5pt
80 Ricardo Guglielminotti – 309pt
81 Anne Melin – 309.5pt (Female)
82 Adam Spizman – 312pt
83 Craig Mooney – 314pt (16 yrs)
84 Mary Ann McKeague – 320.5pt (Female)
85 Mike T Nelson – 322pt
86 Brad Ellingson – 331pt
87 Melissa Rinderle – 337.5pt (Female)
88 Thomas Mitchell – 341pt (16 yrs)
89 Jaana Tanner – 344pt (Female)
90 Tonia Snider – 347.5pt (Female)
91 Megan Kruger – 352pt (Female)
92 Julia Harju – 361pt (Female; 13 yrs)
93 Pyry Harju – 362.5pt (11 yrs)


Women’s Overall results (10 competitors)

1 Elizabeth Horne – 4pt
2 Yvonne Häkkinen – 12pt
3 Mary Ann McKeague – 15pt
4 Anna Karrila – 16pt
5 Anne Melin – 17.5pt
6 Melissa Rinderle – 24.5pt
7 Jaana Tanner – 28pt
8 Tonia Snider – 30pt
9 Megan Kruger – 33.5pt
10 Julia Harju – 39.5pt (13 yrs)


Men’s 82.5k Class Overall results (24 competitors)

1 Daniel Reinard – 11.5pt
2 Pete Kerr – 12pt
3 David Elmer – 19.5pt (on countback)
3 Teemu Koivunen – 19.5pt
5 Matt Cannon – 21.5pt
6 Brandon Gerber – 26pt (17 yrs)
7 Dmitry Motorin – 33.5pt
8 Bob Sundin – 40pt
9 Derek Graybill – 41pt
10 Ryan J Pitts – 42pt
11 Tomislav Basic – 44.5pt
12 Joni Römpötti – 50pt
13 Taneli Levo – 51pt
14 Tomas Valverde – 56.5pt
15 Kris Wragg – 59pt
16 Kevin Greto – 60pt
17 Harri Niemikari – 65pt
17 Zach Coulter – 65pt
19 Darrin Shallman – 66pt
20 Alexander Ivannikov – 73pt
21 Richard Madden – 80pt
22 Craig Mooney – 80.5pt (16 yrs)
23 Thomas Mitchell – 89pt (16 yrs)
24 Pyry Harju – 94pt (11 yrs)


Event 1 – Vulcan Gripper – 30mm block

1 Paul Knight – L19 Dipped black – 1pt
2 David Horne – L18 Dipped black – 2.5pt
2 Juha Harju – L18 Dipped black – 2.5pt
4 Pete Kerr – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 Jouni Pakarinen – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 Ivan Beritashvili – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 David Thornton – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 Jedd Johnson – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
4 John Eaton – L17 Dipped black – 6.5pt
10 Danny Bramall – L16 Dipped black – 10pt
11 Rob Russell – L15 Dipped black – 14.5pt
11 Timo Tuukkanen – L15 Dipped black – 14.5pt
11 Jarno Hyväri – L15 Dipped black – 14.5pt
11 Matti Heiskanen – L15 Dipped black – 14.5pt
11 Derek Graybill – L15 Dipped black – 14.5pt
11 Russ Farver – L15 Dipped black – 14.5pt
11 Mike Rinderle – L15 Dipped black – 14.5pt
11 Casey Emery – L15 Dipped black – 14.5pt
19 Paul Wood – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 Richie Bevan – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 David Elmer – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 Carl Coffey – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 Alexey Pritula – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 Sergey Kuryshev – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 Adam T Glass – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 Chris Mathison – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 Daniel Reinard – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 Jeff Parker – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
19 Kevin Emery – L14 Dipped black – 24pt
30 Maxwell Thompson – L13 Dipped black – 30pt
31 Elizabeth Horne – L12 Dipped black – 35pt (Female)
31 Lol Owen – L12 Dipped black – 35pt
31 Dmitry Motorin – L12 Dipped black – 35pt
31 Richard MacLean – L12 Dipped black – 35pt
31 Zach Coulter – L12 Dipped black – 35pt
31 Eric St Onge – L12 Dipped black – 35pt
31 Aaron Jacobs – L12 Dipped black – 35pt
31 Brent Barbe – L12 Dipped black – 35pt
31 Andrew Durniat – L12 Dipped black – 35pt
40 Gary Hunt – L11 Dipped black – 43pt
40 Teemu Koivunen – L11 Dipped black – 43pt
40 Matt Cannon – L11 Dipped black – 43pt
40 Eric Lloyd – L11 Dipped black – 43pt
40 Rich Bean – L11 Dipped black – 43pt
40 Mike Turpin – L11 Dipped black – 43pt
40 Andrew Pantke – L11 Dipped black – 43pt
47 Matt Masaro – L10 Dipped black – 47pt
48 Kris Wragg – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
48 James Grahame – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
48 David Stiff – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
48 Jarrod Riordan – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
48 Ruben Piliposyan – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
48 Ryan J Pitts – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
48 Bob Sundin – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
48 Kevin Greto – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
48 Zach Jacobs – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
48 Brandon Gerber – L9 Dipped black – 53pt (17 yrs)
48 David Loughman – L9 Dipped black – 53pt
59 Tristan Woods – L8 Dipped black – 61pt
59 Alexander Ivannikov – L8 Dipped black – 61pt
59 Alik Novruzov – L8 Dipped black – 61pt
59 Darrin Shallman – L8 Dipped black – 61pt
59 Jim McCourt – L8 Dipped black – 61pt
64 Tomas Valverde – L7 Dipped black – 64.5pt
64 Adam Spizman – L7 Dipped black – 64.5pt
66 Taneli Levo – L6 Dipped black – 67pt
66 Yvonne Häkkinen – L6 Dipped black – 67pt (Female)
66 Joni Römpötti – L6 Dipped black – 67pt
69 Tomislav Basic – L5 Dipped black – 70.5pt
69 Harri Niemikari – L5 Dipped black – 70.5pt
69 Anna Karrila – L5 Dipped black – 70.5pt (Female)
69 Ryan Meyer – L5 Dipped black – 70.5pt
73 Joe Tebbe – L4 Dipped black – 74pt
73 Michael Snider – L4 Dipped black – 74pt
73 Peter Carey – L4 Dipped black – 74pt
76 Mike T Nelson – L3 Dipped black – 78.5pt
76 Richard Madden – L3 Dipped black – 78.5pt
76 Ricardo Guglielminotti – L3 Dipped black – 78.5pt
76 Sylvester Salley – L3 Dipped black – 78.5pt
76 Dylan Scally – L3 Dipped black – 78.5pt
76 Kevin Fogarty – L3 Dipped black – 78.5pt
82 Mary Ann McKeague – L12 Orange – 82pt (Female)
83 Jaana Tanner – L9 Orange – 83pt (Female)
84 Bernard Lynch – L8 Orange – 84pt
85 Melissa Rinderle – L7 Orange – 85.5pt (Female)
85 Anne Melin – L7 Orange – 85.5pt (Female)
87 Tonia Snider – L6 Orange – 87.5pt (Female)
87 Craig Mooney – L6 Orange – 87.5pt (16 yrs)
89 Thomas Mitchell – L5 Orange – 89pt (16 yrs)
90 Julia Harju – L5 White – 90.5pt (Female; 13 yrs)
90 Megan Kruger – L5 White – 90.5pt (Female)
92 Pyry Harju – L4 White – 92pt (11 yrs)
93 Brad Ellingson – L0 – 93pt


Event 2 – Two Hands Pinch Lift

1 David Horne – 112.75k
2 David Thornton – 105.56k
3 Rob Russell – 105k
4 Timo Tuukkanen – 102k
5 Jedd Johnson – 101.51k
6 David Stiff – 100.44k
7 Brent Barbe – 98.78k
8 Paul Knight – 96.81k
9 Andrew Durniat – 95.83k
10 Matti Heiskanen – 95.5k
11 Juha Harju – 95k
12 Jouni Pakarinen – 94.5k
13 Brandon Gerber – 92.56k (17 yrs)
14 John Eaton – 92.51k
15 Chris Mathison – 91.71k
16 Ivan Beritashvili – 91.05k
17 Jarno Hyväri – 89.5k
18 Pete Kerr – 89.15k – 18.5pt
18 Lol Owen – 89.15k – 18.5pt
20 Jeff Parker – 88.85k
21 David Elmer – 86.35k
22 Sylvester Salley – 86.3k
23 Matt Masaro – 85.65k
24 Carl Coffey – 84.9k
25 Bob Sundin – 84.15k
26 Teemu Koivunen – 84.1k
27 Mike Rinderle – 83.5k
28 Daniel Reinard – 82.77k
29 Zach Jacobs – 82.57k
30 Dmitry Motorin – 81.09k – 30.5pt
30 Alexey Pritula – 81.09k – 30.5pt
32 Matt Cannon – 80.75k
33 Elizabeth Horne – 80.24k – 34pt (Female)
33 Gary Hunt – 80.24k – 34pt
33 Danny Bramall – 80.24k – 34pt
36 Andrew Pantke – 79.93k
37 Richie Bevan – 79.67k
38 Derek Graybill – 79.43k
39 Eric St. Onge – 78.72k
40 Ryan Meyer – 78.58k
41 Kevin Fogarty – 78.1k
42 Kevin Emery – 78.05k
43 Jarrod Riordan – 77.31k
44 Tomislav Basic – 76.52k
45 Eric Lloyd – 76.42k
46 Casey Emery – 75.52k
47 James Grahame – 75.24k
48 Richard MacLean – 74.7k
49 Ryan J Pitts – 74.28k
50 Darrin Shallman – 74.12k
51 Dylan Scally – 73.5k
52 Aaron Jacobs – 73.26k
53 David Loughman – 71.7k
54 Mike Turpin – 71.59k
55 Ruben Piliposyan – 71.12k – 56pt
55 Sergey Kuryshev – 71.12k – 56pt
55 Alexander Ivannikov – 71.12k – 56pt
58 Tristan Woods – 71.01k
59 Paul Wood – 70.75k
60 Peter Carey – 70.5k
61 Kevin Greto – 69.66k
62 Maxwell Thompson – 68.65k
63 Adam Spizman – 67.36k
64 Alik Novruzov – 66.14k
65 Jim McCourt – 66.13k
66 Joe Tebbe – 65.61k
67 Joni Römpötti – 65.1k
68 Kris Wragg – 64.65k
69 Michael Snider – 64.58k
70 Harri Niemikari – 64.5k
71 Zach Coulter – 63.04k
72 Taneli Levo – 62.9k
73 Richard Bean – 60.65k
74 Tomas Valverde – 59.5k
75 Mike T Nelson – 57.74k
76 Ricardo Guglielminotti – 57.5k – 76.5pt
76 Bernard Lynch – 57.5k – 76.5pt
78 Brad Ellingson – 57.4k
79 Mary Ann McKeague – 53.14k (Female)
80 Yvonne Häkkinen – 52k – 81pt (Female)
80 Craig Mooney – 52k – 81pt (16 yrs)
80 Richard Madden – 52k – 81pt
83 Anne Melin – 49.8k (Female)
84 Melissa Rinderle – 47.42k (Female)
85 Tonia Snider – 45.87k (Female)
86 Jaana Tanner – 45.3k (Female)
87 Anna Karrila – 42.3k (Female)
88 Thomas Mitchell – 42k (16 yrs)
89 Megan Kruger – 37.58k (Female)
90 Julia Harju – 21.5k – 90.5pt (Female; 13 yrs)
90 Pyry Harju – 21.5k – 90.5pt (11 yrs)
92 Adam T Glass – 0k – 92.5pt
92 Russ Farver – 0k – 92.5pt


Event 3 – GripTopz Stub

1 David Horne – 22.55k
2 Adam T Glass – 21.84k
3 Jouni Pakarinen – 21.5k
4 Juha Harju – 21.25k
5 Jedd Johnson – 20.65k
6 David Thornton – 20.49k
7 Ivan Beritashvili – 20.27k
8 Daniel Reinard – 20.21k
9 Rob Russell – 19.64k
10 Matti Heiskanen – 19.5k
11 Brent Barbe – 19.21k
12 Matt Cannon – 18.96k
13 Pete Kerr – 18.74k – 13.5pt
13 Maxwell Thompson – 18.74k – 13.5pt
15 Paul Knight – 18.65k
16 Timo Tuukkanen – 18.5k
17 Russ Farver – 18.43k
18 John Eaton – 18.19k
19 Gary Hunt – 17.98k – 20pt
19 Richie Bevan – 17.98k – 20pt
19 Danny Bramall – 17.98k – 20pt
22 David Stiff – 17.96k
23 Sergey Kuryshev – 17.77k
24 Matt Masaro – 17.1k
25 Jeff Parker – 17.09k
26 Jarno Hyväri – 17k – 26.5pt
26 Teemu Koivunen – 17k – 26.5pt
28 Elizabeth Horne – 16.98k – 28.5pt (Female)
28 Carl Coffey – 16.98k – 28.5pt
30 James Grahame – 16.53k
31 Kevin Emery – 16.42k – 32pt
31 Casey Emery – 16.42k – 32pt
31 Brandon Gerber – 16.42k – 32pt (17 yrs)
34 David Elmer – 16.19k
35 Tomislav Basic – 16.14k
36 Andrew Durniat – 15.97k
37 Kevin Fogarty – 15.9k
38 Joe Tebbe – 15.39k
39 Dmitry Motorin – 15.3k – 40pt
39 Alexey Pritula – 15.3k – 40pt
39 Andrew Pantke – 15.3k – 40pt
42 Aaron Jacobs – 15.05k
43 Tomas Valverde – 15k
44 Eric Lloyd – 14.87k
45 Ryan J Pitts – 14.8k – 45.5pt
45 Chris Mathison – 14.8k – 45.5pt
47 Bob Sundin – 14.61k
48 David Loughman – 14.6k
49 Joni Römpötti – 14.5k – 50pt
49 Taneli Levo – 14.5k – 50pt
49 Zach Jacobs – 14.5k – 50pt
52 Lol Owen – 14.24k
53 Mike Rinderle – 14.23k
54 Richard Madden – 14.1k – 54.5pt
54 Sylvester Salley – 14.1k – 54.5pt
56 Ruben Piliposyan – 14.05k – 56.5pt
56 Alik Novruzov – 14.05k – 56.5pt
58 Derek Graybill – 13.89k
59 Jim McCourt – 13.76k
60 Eric St. Onge – 13.71k
61 Paul Wood – 13.69k
62 Kris Wragg – 13.19k
63 Mike Turpin – 12.89k
64 Peter Carey – 12.8k – 65pt
64 Bernard Lynch – 12.8k – 65pt
64 Dylan Scally – 12.8k – 65pt
67 Michael Snider – 12.64k
68 Ryan Meyer – 12.56k
69 Richard MacLean – 12.54k
70 Tristan Woods – 12.5k – 71pt
70 Jarrod Riordan – 12.5k – 71pt
70 Anna Karrila – 12.5k – 71pt (Female)
73 Harri Niemikari – 12k
74 Kevin Greto – 11.97k
75 Brad Ellingson – 11.62k
76 Yvonne Häkkinen – 11.5k – 76.5pt (Female)
76 Craig Mooney – 11.5k – 76.5pt (16 yrs)
78 Richard Bean – 11.48k
79 Mary Ann McKeague – 11.45k (Female)
80 Zach Coulter – 11.35k – 80.5pt
80 Darrin Shallman – 11.35k – 80.5pt
82 Alexander Ivannikov – 11.03k
83 Anne Melin – 11k (Female)
84 Melissa Rinderle – 10.34k (Female)
85 Ricardo Guglielminotti – 10.3k
86 Mike T Nelson – 9.99k
87 Thomas Mitchell – 9.7k (16 yrs)
88 Tonia Snider – 9.5k (Female)
89 Jaana Tanner – 9k (Female)
90 Megan Kruger – 8.23k (Female)
91 Pyry Harju – 6.75k (11 yrs)
92 Julia Harju – 6.5k (Female; 13 yrs)
93 Adam Spizman – 0k


Event 4 – GripTopz Half a Penny

1 David Horne – 19.22k
2 Brent Barbe – 18.25k
3 Ivan Beritashvili – 17.82k
4 Adam T Glass – 17.66k
5 Jouni Pakarinen – 17.5k
6 Timo Tuukkanen – 17.25k
7 David Thornton – 17.09k
8 Danny Bramall – 16.99k
9 Daniel Reinard – 16.57k
10 Taneli Levo – 16.5k
11 Teemu Koivunen – 16.25k
12 Rob Russell – 16.22k
13 Paul Knight – 16.16k
14 Matti Heiskanen – 16k
15 Matt Cannon – 15.91k
16 Richie Bevan – 15.64k – 16.5pt
16 Casey Emery – 15.64k – 16.5pt
18 Joni Römpötti – 15.25k
19 Pete Kerr – 15.09k
20 Andrew Durniat – 14.81k
21 Russ Farver – 14.78k
22 Jedd Johnson – 14.61k
23 Gary Hunt – 14.42k
24 Elizabeth Horne – 14.15k – 25pt (Female)
24 David Elmer – 14.15k – 25pt
24 Maxwell Thompson – 14.15k – 25pt
27 Jeff Parker – 14.13k
28 Kevin Fogarty – 14k
29 Kevin Emery – 13.91k
30 Andrew Pantke – 13.73k
31 John Eaton – 13.71k
32 Lol Owen – 13.69k
33 Dylan Scally – 13.4k
34 Tomislav Basic – 13.1k
35 Brandon Gerber – 13.06k (17 yrs)
36 Ryan J Pitts – 13.03k
37 Tomas Valverde – 13k – 37.5pt
37 Harri Niemikari – 13k – 37.5pt
39 Ruben Piliposyan – 12.81k – 40.5pt
39 Dmitry Motorin – 12.81k – 40.5pt
39 Alexey Pritula – 12.81k – 40.5pt
39 Sergey Kuryshev – 12.81k – 40.5pt
43 David Loughman – 12.8k
44 Carl Coffey – 12.58k
45 James Grahame – 12.33k – 45.5pt
45 David Stiff – 12.33k – 45.5pt
47 Bob Sundin – 12.26k – 47.5pt
47 Chris Mathison – 12.26k – 47.5pt
49 Jarno Hyväri – 12k
50 Aaron Jacobs – 11.92k – 50.5pt
50 Zach Jacobs – 11.92k – 50.5pt
52 Mike Rinderle – 11.77k
53 Derek Graybill – 11.71k – 53.5pt
53 Richard MacLean – 11.71k – 53.5pt
55 Kris Wragg – 11.64k
56 Sylvester Salley – 11.6k
57 Eric St. Onge – 11.51k
58 Anne Melin – 11.5k (Female)
59 Tristan Woods – 11.24k – 59.5pt
59 Jarrod Riordan – 11.24k – 59.5pt
61 Kevin Greto – 11.1k
62 Mike Turpin – 10.86k
63 Eric Lloyd – 10.61k
64 Paul Wood – 10.59k
65 Anna Karrila – 10.5k (Female)
66 Richard Bean – 10.34k
67 Alik Novruzov – 10.31k
68 Jim McCourt – 10.3k – 69pt
68 Craig Mooney – 10.3k – 69pt (16 yrs)
68 Ricardo Guglielminotti – 10.3k – 69pt
71 Matt Masaro – 10.1k
72 Yvonne Häkkinen – 10k – 73pt (Female)
72 Joe Tebbe – 10k – 73pt
72 Ryan Meyer – 10k – 73pt
75 Darrin Shallman – 9.63k
76 Peter Carey – 9.1k – 77pt
76 Thomas Mitchell – 9.1k – 77pt (16 yrs)
76 Bernard Lynch – 9.1k – 77pt
79 Zach Coulter – 9.04k
80 Michael Snider – 9.02k – 80.5pt
80 Mary Ann McKeague – 9.02k – 80.5pt (Female)
82 Megan Kruger – 8.24k – 82.5pt (Female)
82 Mike T Nelson – 8.24k – 82.5pt
84 Melissa Rinderle – 8.15k (Female)
85 Brad Ellingson – 7.71k
86 Jaana Tanner – 7.5k (Female)
87 Tonia Snider – 6.7k (Female)
88 Julia Harju – 5.5k (Female; 13 yrs)
89 Pyry Harju – 5k (11 yrs)
90 Juha Harju – 0k – 91.5pt
90 Alexander Ivannikov – 0k – 91.5pt
90 Adam Spizman – 0k – 91.5pt
90 Richard Madden – 0k – 91.5pt

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3 Responses to “Worlds Strongest Hands Leg 2 – Write-Up & Videos”

  1. Sean K Says:

    I will be there. Really looking forward to it!

  2. Jerry Shreck Says:

    Although I know I would not have placed well against all the competition, I know I would have had a good time. REALLY wish I could have made it. Unfortunately, I know I can not make the third leg because of a planned high peak hiking trip but count me in for future gatherings.

  3. David Horne Says:

    Great write up!

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