The third and remaining occasion of Day Certainly one of competitors on the 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contest in Myrtle Seaside, SC, was the “Log Ladder.” Shifting to the Land Stage, every strongman inside their respective teams raced to clean and press 5 logs weighing 275, 310, 350, 375, and 400 kilos as quick as attainable inside 75 seconds. They squared off in two-man heats.
2023 World’s Strongest Man Loading Race Outcomes
Under are the outcomes for every of the teams:
- Tom Stoltman — 5 in 41.56 seconds
- Pavlo Kordiyaka — 5 in 46 seconds
- Bobby Thompson — 4 in 25.83 seconds
- Eddie Williams — 4 in 55.89 seconds
- Konstantine Janashia — 4 in 68.39 seconds
- Pa O’Dwyer — three in 25.8 seconds
O’Dwyer and Williams had been first to the stage because the tarps had been pulled off the logs. They synchronized the primary two logs as they paced their approach throughout the stage. O’Dwyer pulled forward on log three however failed log 4. Williams faucet danced with log 4 overhead however locked it out earlier than the whistle signaled time.
Kordiyaka and Janashia clashed in warmth two. They adjusted their respective logs, and the race was on. Kordiyaka power-cleaned his first two logs to take the lead and didn’t give Janashia an opportunity to catch up. A push-jerk cleared the ultimate log as Janashia failed his fourth rep. A follow-up try was profitable proper because the whistle blew.
Thompson holds the American log lift report and recommended he would clear home on this occasion. Tom Stoltman was his pairing within the warmth, aiming to get his first occasion win of the competition.
A close to false-start from Stoltman let Thompson take a lead he refused to surrender, however two missed makes an attempt on the fifth log let Stoltman cross the end line first. Thompson limped off the stage, seeming to favor his proper hamstring.
- Thomas Evans — 5 in 38.96 seconds
- Luke Stoltman — 5 in 52.76 seconds
- Oleksii Novikov — 4 in 32.50 seconds
- Gavin Bilton — 4 in 56.84 seconds
- Kristjan Jon Haraldsson — two in 16.28 seconds
- Fadi El Masri — two in 17.43 seconds
El Masri and Haraldsson comprised the primary warmth for Group Two. The previous energy cleaned the primary log earlier than fighting the second. Haraldsson appeared regular via two logs, however neither athlete cleared the third.
Warmth two featured Bilton versus Luke Stoltman. They each practiced visualizing the logs taking pictures overhead because the announcer hyped the pairing. A hiccup by Stoltman delayed the down sign on the primary log, however he held his composure. Bilton fell a full log behind as Stoltman locked out the fifth log to raucous applause. Bilton make an try on the ultimate log, but it surely was an excessive amount of to deal with.
Novikov held a cushty lead within the group following back-to-back occasion wins and wanted to clear all 5 logs quicker than Stoltman to maintain the streak alive. He was up in opposition to Evans within the remaining warmth, and each blitzed the primary three logs. Evans cleared log 4 as Novikov fumbled. Evans gained the occasion clearing all 5 logs in beneath 40 seconds.
- Mitchell Hooper — 5 in 39.51 seconds
- Matthew Ragg — 5 in 55.84 seconds
- Graham Hicks — 4 in 28.31 seconds
- Aivars Šmaukstelis — 4 in 30.44 seconds
- Mateusz Kieliszkowski — 4 in 33.24 seconds
- Spenser Remick — 4 in 38.79 seconds
Kieliszkowski sought some redemption to shut an in any other case lackluster begin to his competitors in opposition to Remick. The Polish strongman energy cleaned three straight logs earlier than securing a gradual fourth. Remick stored tempo. They tried their fifth logs collectively, however each waved it off.
Šmaukstelis and Hicks are each traditionally wonderful in overhead occasions. An unlucky bounce on the second log that recoiled into Šmaukstelis’ left knee price him time, permitting Hicks to achieve the ultimate log first. Hicks wore the log like a bow tie for a fortnight however couldn’t budge it from his collarbone. Likewise, Šmaukstelis cleaned the ultimate log however couldn’t lock it out.
The ultimate warmth on Group Three paired Ragg and Hooper, each coming off spectacular deadlift performances. Hooper tried to hurdle over the primary log, but it surely tripped him up. He let the ahead momentum of take him all the best way to a clear fifth log. Ragg stayed with Hooper til the tip and cleared all 5 logs as effectively.
- Brian Shaw — 4 in 33.99 seconds
- Jaco Schoonwinkel — 4 in 34.77 seconds
- Rauno Heinla — three in 21.6 seconds
- Kevin Faires — three in 28.93 seconds
- Gabriel Rhéaume — three in 32.96 seconds
- Adam Bishop — three in 33.25 seconds
Faires and Rhéaume opened for Group 4. Rhéaume missed his lockout on the primary log and successfully did a double. This wore him down by the point he cleared the third log. Each males made aggressive makes an attempt on the fourth log however had been unsuccessful.
Bishop and Schoonwinkel had been paired for warmth two. Schoonwinkel threw the primary three logs overhead as Bishop struggled on the third log. The South African reached the ultimate log, took a deep breath, and sustained the log out his chest however couldn’t lock it out. Bishop bowed out earlier than trying the fourth log.
Shaw and Heinla had been final out for Group Three and knew 5 logs would leap them forward of the remainder of the group. Each made fast work of the primary three logs. Heinla missed the fourth log, leaving Shaw the chance to go for the win. Log 5 reached the front rack position however not the lockout.
- Trey Mitchell — 5 in 39.44 seconds
- Evan Singleton — 4 in 35.48 seconds
- Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — 4 in 39.93 seconds
- Paul Smith — 4 in 45.84 seconds
- Jean-Stephan Coraboeuf — three in 22.34 seconds
- Mark Felix — one in 7.58 seconds
Smith versus Coraboeuf was the opening pair for the primary warmth of Group 5. Each cleared their first trio of logs, however the fourth halted Coraboeuf. Smith superior to the ultimate log and psyched himself up, but it surely was a clear with out a press.
The penultimate warmth featured Felix versus Ingolfsson Melsted. The latter took a brisket tempo out of the gate and reached the ultimate log in fast time. Felix bowed out on the second log. Ingolfsson Melsted moved the fifth log out his chest however didn’t have the endurance to safe it.
Mitchell versus Singleton closed Day Certainly one of competitors. They knew 5 logs would safe second-place factors at minimal. The tempo from Singleton was fiery and was matched by Mitchell’s brute pressure. Mitchell cleared 4 logs in an eyeblink and gained the warmth as the primary within the group to clear all 5 logs. Singleton made two makes an attempt on the fifth log however bounced out in what seemed like a near-injury.
On To Day Two
There are nonetheless loads of factors left to play for within the Qualifying stage of competitors. Three extra occasions are scheduled for Day Two, the primary of which is Conan’s Wheel at 8 a.m. EST.
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