Strongman challenge 2013 at the LA Fit Expo

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Update (20/01/2013): Results and event breakdown at the end of the post

This Saturday (16th January 2013) sees the LA Fit Expo play host to the All American Strongman Challenge. Despite the name, strongmen from England and Canada are competing too, all vying for the top spot and the Arnold Strongman Classic qualification that comes with it.

Events

  • Truck pull (harness and rope) – 13.5 tonne truck down a 30 metre course. The fastest athlete wins.
  • Farmer’s walk – 160kg in each hand down a 18 metre course, 180kg in each hand back down the other way.
  • Viking press – 150kg for repetitions in 60 seconds.
  • Max deadlift – side handles (suits and straps allowed)
  • Super Yoke – 415kg 18m, 465kg 18m
  • Loading medley – log, sandbag, block, keg, stone and anchor.

Athletes

  • David Ostlund (Minnesota)
  • Dan Harrison (California)
  • James Rude (Nevada)
  • Andrew Palmer (Washington)
  • Chad Smith (California)
  • Joel Dircks (Minnesota)
  • Nick Best (Nevada)
  • Jerry Pritchett (Arizona)
  • Robert Oberst (California)
  • LP Jean (Canada)
  • Mark Felix (United Kingdom)

After a 2012 of injuries, we’re hoping the UK’s Mark Felix puts in a sterling effort, especially after all that hard work over winter! Who’s your favourite for the title?


Final Overall Results

Jerry Pritchard is this year’s winner of the All-American Strongman Classic 2013 at the LA Fit Expo. Please keep in mind these results are unofficial and have been collected from various internet sources – mostly courtesy of a Mr Craig Pfisterer who seemingly dedicated himself to the live stream of the event for the evening – thanks!

  1. Jerry Pritchett – 45 points
  2. Mark Felix – 37 points
  3. Robert Oberst – 35.5 points
  4. Dan Harrison – 35 points
  5. Chad Smith – 34 points
  6. James Rude – 33.5 points
  7. Joel Dircks – 33 points
  8. Nick Best – 28.5 points
  9. Andrew Palmer – 24 points
  10. Robert Ostlund – 20.5 points

500kg tyre flip (18m) (newly added event)

  1. Dan Harrison – 34.69 seconds
  2. James Rude – 35.14 seconds
  3. Jerry Pritchett – 39.89 seconds
  4. Joel Dircks – 48.26 seconds
  5. Robert Ostlund – 49.54 seconds
  6. Robert Oberst – 54.44 seconds
  7. Chad Smith – 56.28 seconds
  8. Andrew Palmer – 62.90 seconds
  9. Mark Felix – 60.00 seconds
  10. Nick Best – 22.8 metres

Farmer’s walk

  1. Mark Felix – 24.9 metres
  2. Joel Dircks – 24 metres
  3. Jerry Pritchett – 23.4 metres
  4. Robert Ostlund – 20 metres
  5. Chad Smith – 8 metres
  6. Andrew Palmer – 7.8 metres
  7. Nick Best – ?
  8. Robert Oberst – 7.5 metres
  9. James Rude – 7.5 metres (joint 7th)
  10. Dan Harrison – 0 metres

Viking Press

  1. Dan Harrison – 11 reps
  2. Mark Felix – 9 reps
  3. Joel Dircks – 9 reps (joint 2nd)
  4. Jerry Pritchett – 8 reps
  5. Chad Smith – 8 reps (joint 4th)
  6. James Rude – 7 reps
  7. Robert Oberst – 7 reps (joint 6th)
  8. Robert Ostlund – 7 reps (joint 6th)
  9. Andrew Palmer – 5 reps
  10. Nick Best – 3 reps

Front Squat

  1. Jerry Pritchett – 5 reps (250kg)
  2. Chad Smith – 5 reps (250kg) (joint 1st)
  3. Dan Harrison – 3 reps (250kg)
  4. Robert Oberst – 2 reps (250kg)
  5. Joel Dircks – 2 reps (250kg) (joint 4th)
  6. Andrew Palmer – 1 rep (250kg)
  7. Mark Felix – 1 rep (230kg) (joint 6th)
  8. Nick Best – 1 rep (230kg) (joint 6th)
  9. James Rude – 0 reps
  10. Robert Ostlund – 0 reps

Yoke

  1. Nick Best – 33.06 seconds
  2. James Rude – 60.30 seconds
  3. Robert Oberst – 31.50 metres
  4. Chad Smith – 31.20 metres
  5. Jerry Pritchett – 30.90 metres
  6. Andrew Palmer – 28.80 metres
  7. Mark Felix – 26.40 metres
  8. Robert Ostlund – 25.80 metres
  9. Joel Dircks – 21.30 metres
  10. Dan Harrison – 20.40 metres

Loading Medley

  1. Mark Felix – 5 objects, 74.27 seconds
  2. James Rude – 5 objects, 100.00 seconds
  3. Jerry Pritchett – 4 objects, 34.09 seconds
  4. Nick Best – 4 objects, 42.90 seconds
  5. Dan Harrison – 4 objects, 43.30 seconds
  6. Andrew Palmer – 4 objects, 44.27 seconds
  7. Robert Oberst – 4 objects, 46.52 seconds
  8. Chad Smith – 4 objects, 46.77 seconds
  9. Robert Ostlund – 4 objects, 47.00 seconds
  10. Joel Dircks – 4 objects, 87.30 seconds

Dan Harrison has uploaded his full performance to youtube: