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The 2017 Arnold
Strongman Classic

Rogue Fitness has been a proud sponsor of the Arnold Strongman Classic since 2012

"The strongman field now seems to be drawing the greatest strength athletes. They can do things that real experts, 50 years ago, would have laughed if you had said people could lift a 600lb stone off the ground. It’s preposterous."

Terry Todd

March 3-4, 2017

Columbus, OH

Event Implements

Brian Shaw

Hafthor Bjornsson

Zach Hadge

Mikhail Shivlyakov

Vytautas Lalas

Krysztof Radzikowski

Dimitar Savatinov

Jerry Pritchett

Mateusz Kieliszkowski

Martins Licis

2017 Results

Strongman Event One: The Bale Tote

Friday, March 3rd

Competitors will carry a yoke weighing approximately 1,300 pounds and 1,565 pounds for time and distance. Competitors have 30 seconds to carry the yoke four meters (13 feet). Those who complete the first attempt advance to the second attempt. Event judged on time and distance.

Athlete 1,565 lbs
Time / Distance
1,300 lbs
Time / Distance
Brian Shaw 14.87 sec. 8.68 sec. 1st
Mateusz Kieliszkowski 21.47 sec. 4.68 sec. 2nd
Jerry Pritchett 22.56 sec. 8.37 sec. 3rd
Hafthor Bjornsson 28.65 sec. 8.44 sec. T-4th
Mikail Shivlyakov 28.65 sec 17.08 sec. T-4th
Martins Licis 12 ft. 5 in. 7.22 sec. 6th
Dimitar Savatinov 10 ft. 11 in. 8.18 sec. 7th
Vytautas Lalas 6 ft. 11 in 7.69 sec. 8th
Krzysztof Radzikowski injured 18.51 sec 9th
Zach Hadge -- 1 ft. 2 in. 10th

Strongman Event Two: The Timber Carry

Friday, March 3rd

Competitors will carry a wooden frame weighing approximately 1,140 pounds up a 35-foot ramp (10.7 meters). Event judged on time and distance. Straps are allowed. The Timber Carry has been an Arnold Strongman Classic staple since 2002.

Athlete Distance Time Place
Brian Shaw -- 22.48 sec. 1st
Mateusz Kieliszkowski -- 22.82 sec 2nd
Jerry Pritchett 36 ft. 6 in. -- 3rd
Hafthor Bjornsson 34 ft. 8 in -- 4th
Vytautas Lalas 33 ft. 7 in. -- 5th
Martins Licis 24 ft. 4 in. -- 6th
Dimitar Savatinov 19 ft. 1 in. -- 7th
Mikail Shivlyakov 16 ft. 10 in. -- 8th
Zach Hadge 5 ft. 1 in. -- 9th
Krzysztof Radzikowski 0 ft. 0in. -- 10th

Strongman Event Three: The Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift

Saturday, March 4th

Rising bar deadlift with a minimum starting weight of 749 pounds. The event features the Rogue Elephant Bar, which is much longer than a regulation Olympic bar. Competitors have 30 seconds per attempt. Event judged on weight.

Athlete Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift
Best Lift
Brian Shaw 991 1st
Jerry Pritchett 986 2nd
Hafthor Bjornsson 981 3rd
Vytautas Lalas 926 4th
Martins Licis 906 5th
Mikhail Shivlyakov 896 6th
Dimitar Savatinov 881 7th
Zach Hadge 816 8th
Mateusz Kieliszkowski 811 9th
Krzysztof Radzikowski WD --

Strongman Event Four: The Bag Over Bar

Saturday, March 4th

Competitors will toss bags weighing approximately 50 pounds to more than 100 pounds over a 15-foot high bar. The bags are custom-made by Rogue Fitness. Event judged on weight and number of times bag successfully tossed over bar.

Athlete Place
Hafthor Bjornsson 1st
Brian Shaw 2nd
Mikhail Shivlyakov 3rd
Mateusz Kieliszkowski 4th
Jerry Pritchett 5th
Vytautas Lalas 6th
Dimitar Savatinov 7th
Zach Hadge 8th
Martins Licis DNF
Krzysztof Radzikowski WD

Strongman Event Five: The Austrian Oak

Saturday, March 4th

Competitors will overhead press a log weighing either 385 pounds or 430 pounds for repetitions. Competitors will chose which log to press. Event judged on number of repetitions, with at least one successful repetition on the heavier bar scoring higher than any number of reps on the lighter bar.

Athlete Reps
430 lbs
385 lbs
Hafthor Bjornsson 3 -- 1st
Brian Shaw 2 -- T-2nd
Jerry Pritchett 2 -- T-2nd
Mikhail Shivlyakov 1 -- T-4th
Dimitar Savatinov 1 -- T-4th
Vytautas Lalas -- 2 6th
Matuesz Kieliszkowski -- 1 7th
Zach Hadge -- -- No Lift
Martins Licis -- -- No Lift
Krzysztof Radzikowski -- -- WD

2017 Final Results

Athlete Points Place
Brian Shaw 47.5 1st
Hafthor Bjornsson 41.5 2nd
Jerry Pritchett 39.5 3rd
Mateusz Kieliszkowski 31 4th
Mikhail Shivlyakov 29 5th
Vytautas Lalas 25 6th
Dimitar Savatinov 22.5 7th
Martins Licis 20.5 8th
Zachary Hadge 12.5 9th
Krzysztof Radzikowski 3 10th
History of Strongman
“People in those days knew how important it would be to a man to be able strong. In a world in which a lot of people earned their living by the strength of their back, that meant something.”

The Arnold Weightlifting Championships, Powered by Rogue, is one of the marquee events of the annual Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio (currently the largest multi-sport festival in America). Since 2003, this competition—hosted by Columbus Weightlifting Club, Inc.—has showcased dozens of the country’s most accomplished lifters, including established pros and rising stars in the sport. There’s a reason Schwarzenegger himself helps produce the event and regularly makes an appearance.

As of 2015, the Arnold Weightlifting Championships include five divisions of competition for both female and male weightlifters. To date, more than $200,000 in prize money and scholarships have been awarded to top finishers, making it one of the premier events in American weightlifting.

    1/3 Strongman: A Brief Introduction
    2/3 Strongman: Movements Explained
    3/3 Strongman: The Atlas Stone
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