2011 World's Strongest Man

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2011 World's Strongest Man
Host city United States Wingate, North Carolina, United States
Winner United States Brian Shaw
Nations participating 16
Athletes participating 30

The 2011 World's Strongest Man was the 34th edition of World's Strongest Man and was held on the campus grounds of Wingate University[1] in Wingate, North Carolina, US. The event was sponsored by MET-Rx.[2] The qualifying heats were scheduled for September 15–18, and the finals on September 21 and 22, 2011.[3]

Brian Shaw placed first, 2009 and 2010 champion Zydrunas Savickas placed second, and Terry Hollands placed third.

Line-up[edit]

Qualified athletes[edit]

Name Nationality WSM record other achievements
SavickasZydrunas Savickas Lithuania Lithuania 2009, 2010 World's Strongest Man champion, 2nd place 2002, 2003, 2004 World's Strongest Man 6 time winner of Arnold Strongman Classic from 2003–2008, 2nd place 2010, 3rd place 2011
2 time winner IFSA Strongman World Championships, 3rd place 2007
2008 Strongman Champions League overall champion
2009 Fortissimus champion, 2nd place 2008
2004 overall winner Strongman Super Series, 3rd in 2002, 2nd in 2003
3 time winner World Log Lift Championships 2008, 2009, 2011
winner 2010 Europe's Strongest Man
1st place Giants Live Turkey 2010
10 time winner of Lithuania's Strongest Man
2nd place 2000 IPF World Powerlifting Championships in +125 kg class
ShawBrian Shaw United States United States 2nd place 2010 World's Strongest Man, 3rd place 2009 World's Strongest Man 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic champion
2009 & 2010 Strongman Super Series overall champion
winner Giants Live London 2011 event
3rd place Fortissimus 2009
2nd place Giants Live Turkey 2010
ShahlaeiLaurence Shahlaei United Kingdom United Kingdom 9th place 2009 World's Strongest Man
2009 England's Strongest Man
2011 Strongman Champions League South Africa champion
2nd place Giants Live London 2011
KatonaErvin Katona Serbia Serbia 7th place 2010 World's Strongest Man 1std place overall 2011 Strongman Champions League
3 times Serbia's Strongest Man
winner 2010 Strongman Champions League Bulgaria
winner 2010 Strongman Champions League Serbia
2nd place overall 2010 Strongman Champions League
1st place 2011 Strongman Champions League Serbia
1st place 2011 Strongman Champions League Bulgaria
1st place 2011 Strongman Champions League Canary Islands
LalasVytautas Lalas Lithuania Lithuania 3rd place Giants Live London 2011
winner Strongman Champions League 2011 Finland
3rd place 2011 World Log Lift Championships
winner 2010 Lithuania's Strongest Man
winner 2010 Giants Live Poland
RomanchukSergey Romanchuk Ukraine Ukraine 1st place Giants Live Ukraine 2011
HollandsTerry Hollands United Kingdom United Kingdom 3rd place World's Strongest Man 2007, 7th place 2006, 10th place 2008, 6th place 2009, 8th place 2010 Britain's Strongest Man 2007
UK's Strongest Man 2005
England's Strongest Man (WSM) 2009
Strongman Champions League 2010 overall champion
1st place 2011 All-American Strongman Challenge
7th place 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic
LalasDerek Boyer Fiji Fiji 9th place 1997 World's Strongest Man 12 time winner of Australia's Strongest Man from 2000-2011(earned invite via 2011 win)[4]
10th place Fortissimus 2009
CaronJean Francois-Caron Canada Canada 1st place 2011 Canada's Strongest Man
2nd place 2011 North America's Strongest Man
2nd place Strongman Champions League 2011 Canada semi-finals
OrtmayerTravis Ortmayer[5] United States United States 5th place 2008, 2009 & 2010 World's Strongest Man 3rd place 2009 & 2010 Arnold Strongman Classic
winner 2011 America's Strongest Man
PoundstoneDerek Poundstone[5] United States United States 2nd place World's Strongest Man 2008, 4th place 2009, 9th place 2010 3 time America's Strongest Man champion (2007, 2008, 2010)
2 time Arnold Strongman Classic champion in 2009 & 2010
Fortissimus champion 2008, 2nd place 2009
Strongman Super Series World Champion 2008
3 time Mohegan Sun Super Series champion 2008–2010
Giants Live Ukraine 2010 champion
BergmannJason Bergmann[5] United States United States 9th place 2008 World's Strongest Man, 10th place 2010 2nd place America's Strongest Man 2008
JenkinsMike Jenkins[5] United States United States 2nd place 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic
2nd place 2010 America's Strongest Man
BestNick Best United States United States 6th place 2010 World's Strongest Man 1st place 2010 All American Strongman Challenge, 2nd place 2011
9th place 2006 IFSA Strongman World Championships
2nd place Strongman Super Series Romania 2009
3rd overall 2009 Strongman Super Series
2nd place Strongman Super Series 2010 Sweden
9th place 2010 Arnold Strongman Classic, 7th place 2011
3rd place 2007 America's Strongest Man, 4th place 2008
1996 & 1997 USAPL National Powerlifting Champion in 125 kg class
1996 WPFEF World Powerlifting Champion 125 kg class
FelixMark Felix United Kingdom United Kingdom[6] 4th place 2006 World's Strongest Man, 7th place 2007 Rolling Thunder 2008 & 2009 World Champion and World Record Holder
IFSA Britain's Strongest Man 2005
2nd place 2006 & 2007 Britain's Strongest Man, 3rd place 2008
3rd place 2010 Europe's Strongest Man, 4th place 2008
2nd place All-American Strongman Challenge 2010, 3rd place 2011
4th place Giants Live London 2011
6th place 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic
RadzikowskiKrzysztof Radzikowski Poland Poland 1st place Giants Live Poland 2011
2nd place 2009 World Log Lift Championships
3rd place 2008 & 2009 Poland's Strongest Man
PéturssonStefán Sölvi Pétursson Iceland Iceland 4th place 2010 World's Strongest Man Iceland's Strongest Man 2009 & 2010
2008 IFSA Iceland's Strongest Man
3rd place Giants Live Poland 2009
3rd place Giants Live Turkey 2010
BaronMateusz Baron Poland Poland 1st place 2011 Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships
3rd place Giants Live Poland 2011
BjörnssonHafþór Júlíus Björnsson Iceland Iceland 1st place 2011 Iceland's Strongest Man, 3rd place 2010
4th place Giants Live Poland 2011
2nd place 2011 Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships
1st place Strongest Man in Iceland 2010 & 2011
2nd place 2010 Jon Pall Sigmarsson Classic
WildauerMartin Wildauer Austria Austria 1st place 2011 Giants Live Finland
2009 Austria's Strongest Man
BlekaitisVidas Blekaitis Lithuania Lithuania 2nd place 2011 Giants Live Finland
2nd place 2011 World Log Lift Championships, 3rd place 2009
7 time runner-up Lithuania's Strongest Man
4th place 2009 Arnold Strongman Classic
7th place 2005 IFSA Strongman World Championships, 4th place 2006, 6th place 2007
HeinlaRauno Heinla Estonia Estonia 3rd place 2011 Giants Live Finland
JeanLouis Philippe Jean Canada Canada 10th place 2009 World's Strongest Man 1st place 2008 Canada's Strongest Man
AuneEspen Aune Norway Norway 1st place 2011 Norway's Strongest Man
FramptonRob Frampton United Kingdom United Kingdom
PîrjolPaul Pîrjol Romania Romania 3 times Romania's Strongest Man (2009, 2010, 2011)
ThigpenJosh Thigpen United States United States 3rd place 2011 Giants Live Ukraine
JarviJuha Matti Jarvi Finland Finland
KlyushevAlexander Klyushev Russia Russia 1st place 2010 Russia's Strongest Man
Jack McIntoshJack McIntosh United Kingdom United Kingdom

Qualifying heats and final[edit]

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Heat 1[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Brian Shaw United States United States 33
2 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Iceland Iceland 25.5
3 Mark Felix United Kingdom Great Britain 21
4 Jean-Francois Caron Canada Canada 17
5 Rauno Heinla Estonia Estonia 15.5
6 Nick Best United States United States 13
  • events: loading, car walk, car deadlift, truck pull, dumbbell press, stones

Heat 2[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Laurence Shahlaei United Kingdom Great Britain 30
2 Ervin Katona Serbia Serbia 23
3 Espen Aune Norway Norway 21
4 Sergey Romanchuk Ukraine Ukraine 17
5 Paul Pîrjol Romania Romania 14
DQ Travis Ortmayer United States United States 6
  • events: loading, keg toss, squat, truck pull, dumbbell press, stones

Heat 3[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Vytautas Lalas Lithuania Lithuania 34.0
2 Terry Hollands United Kingdom Great Britain 27.0
3 Martin Wildauer Austria Austria 20.0
4 Mateusz Baron Poland Poland 17.5
5 Jason Bergmann United States United States 16.5
6 Juha Matti Järvi Finland Finland 10.0
  • events: loading, keg toss, car walk, car deadlift, block press, stones

Heat 4[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Zydrunas Savickas Lithuania Lithuania 34
2 Mike Jenkins United States United States 28
3 Louis-Philippe Jean Canada Canada 23
4 Josh Thigpen United States United States 20
5 Alexander Klyushev Russia Russia 13
6 Rob Frampton United Kingdom Great Britain 8
  • events: loading, keg toss, squat, truck pull, block press, stones

Heat 5[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Derek Poundstone United States United States 30
2 Stefán Sölvi Pétursson Iceland Iceland 23
3 Jack McIntosh United Kingdom Great Britain 21
4 Krzysztof Radzikowski Poland Poland 20.5
5 Vidas Blekaitis Lithuania Lithuania 19.5
WD Derek Boyer Fiji Fiji 10
  • events: loading, keg toss, car walk, car deadlift, block press, stones

Final[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Brian Shaw United States United States 50
2 Žydrūnas Savickas Lithuania Lithuania 48
3 Terry Hollands United Kingdom Great Britain 42
4 Laurence Shahlaei United Kingdom Great Britain 36.5
5 Derek Poundstone United States United States 32
6 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Iceland Iceland 29.5
7 Vytautas Lalas Lithuania Lithuania 29.5
8 Mike Jenkins United States United States 26.5
9 Stefán Sölvi Pétursson Iceland Iceland 22.5
10 Ervin Katona Serbia Serbia 7.5
  • Events: Steel Frame Carry, Giant Tyre Walk, Truck Pull, Deadlift, Log Press, Atlas Stones

In the final Mike Jenkins and Ervin Katona were forced to withdraw; unluckily for Jenkins as he had a shot at a podium finish, having won the first 2 events.

Television broadcast[edit]

United States[edit]

In the US the event was broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2 on Sunday 1 January, with some repeat screenings from 14 January to 5 February.[8]

United Kingdom[edit]

In the UK, the show returned on Channel 5 to screen both The Giants Live Tour (the official qualifying tour for The World's Strongest Man) as well as the finals after Bravo screened the show for two years. Giants Live was shown on four consecutive days from 20 December 2011 to 23 December 2011. The finals were broadcast on six consecutive days from 27 December 2011 to 1 January 2012, with each episode dedicated to a qualifying group, and the sixth episode being the final.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "MET-Rx World’s Strongest Man Set For North Carolina". Ironmind.com. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ "2011 WSM". The Worlds Strongest Man. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Derek Boyer Wins Australia’s Strongest Man, Headed to World's Strongest Man". Ironmind.com. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  5. ^ a b c d Hildebrand, Bryan (2011-07-25). "Worlds Strongest Man 2011 U.S. Invites Released". Rxmuscle.com. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Felix set for Strongman challenge (From Lancashire Telegraph)". Lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. 2011-08-02. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  7. ^ "MET-Rx World’s Strongest Man: Athletes and Events". Ironmind.com. 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  8. ^ "USA – ESPN TV Broadcast Schedule". The Worlds Strongest Man. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  9. ^ "UK WSM Broadcast details – Channel 5". The Worlds Strongest Man. 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 

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