Jeremy takes sec­ond place

The Oban Times - - News -

THE NA­TIONAL Scottish strong­man un­der-90kg com­pe­ti­tion took place on April 19 in the Ben Nevis In­dus­trial es­tate.

Ewan Massie from Ed­in­burgh was the over­all win­ner, with lo­cal lad Jeremy Vick­ers in sec­ond place and Jon­nie Man­son of Shet­land fin­ish­ing third. Lawrie Mar­shall also com­peted but didn’t make the top three.

The com­pe­ti­tion in­volved a load­ing event, a dead­lift of 230kg, which the com­peti­tors had to lift as many times as they could in 75 sec­onds.

There was a press of 110kg, which again re­quired as many reps in 75 sec­onds as pos­si­ble.

Then there was an At­las Stone event, where the men lifted the 110kg stone to shoul­der height, again do­ing as many reps as they could in 75 sec­onds.

There was a su­per yoke, where a 330kg weight was lifted to shoul­der height and then the com­peti­tors had to walk car­ry­ing it.

Fi­nally, there was a tyre flip event, where com­peti­tors flipped a 320kg tyre six times, as fast as they could.

As well as their tro­phies, the top three will be in­vited to com­pete for the un­der 90kg world cham­pi­onship in Fin­land in Septem­ber, along with event or­gan­iser Stu­art Whyte, who will be com­pet­ing in in the un­der 105kg class.

The win­ners of Satur­day’s com­pe­ti­tion will also be in­vited to com­pete in the UK and Bri­tish cham­pi­onships in their weight­class.

Jeremy Vick­ers

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.