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Strength Athlete Profiles

2014 ASC Strongman Profile: Jerry Pritchett

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Jerry Pritchett

Second Arnold Classic appearance

Jerry began his strength career in powerlifting at the age of 15. Prior to his involvement in strongman contests, Jerry was a Sprint Car driver and still enjoys racing in his spare time.

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2014 ASC Strongman Profile: Robert Oberst

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Robert Oberst

First Arnold Classic appearance

Robert Oberst is a relative newcomer to the sport of strongman having competed in his first contest as a pro only one and a half years ago. Once turning pro, however, Oberst has quickly made his way into the higher ranks of the sport with an impressive win at the MetRx Odd Haugen Strength Challenge last summer and a top ten finish in the 2013 World's Strongest Man.

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2014 ASC Strongman Profile: Dimitar Savitinov

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Dimitar Savatinov

 

First Arnold Classic appearance

 

 

Dimitar worked as a strongman for a Bulgarian Acrobatic Teeterboard Act and Ringling Brothers Circus before competing in strength events. "My focus now is on strength, and I'm thrilled to have made it to the Arnold Strongman Classic this year," said Dimitar.

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2014 ASC Strongman Profile: Krzysztof Radzikowski

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Krzysztof Radzikowski

 

Second Arnold Classic appearance

 

"My dream is to be considered the strongest man in the world... that is the dream of all strongmen. I know I am not as large as some of the top men, but I love to train, and even though this is a very hard sport, with very hard training you can succeed."

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2014 ASC Strongman Profile: Hafthor Bjornsson

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Hafthor Bjornsson

Third-year competitor at the Arnold Classic

 

Hafthor began competing in strongman after an injury to his ankle ended his basketball career. In his first contest, with no real training, Hafthor won one event and made an Icelandic record in stone carrying. After this auspicious beginning, Hafthor was hooked and began training solely for strongman competitions. Since 2009, he has won seven competitions.

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2014 ASC Strongman Profile: Vytautas Lalas

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Vytautas Lalas

Second-year competitor at the Arnold Classic

Vytautas Lalas, the stoutly-built Lithuanian, was a surprise victor at the 2013 Arnold Strongman Classic, beating out gargantuan Brian Shaw and a strong field of competitors to take home his first Louis Cyr trophy.

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2014 ASC Strongman Profile: Zydrunas Savickas

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Zydrunas Savickas

Six-time Arnold Classic Champion (2003-2008)

"Big Z" began training after watching a strongman contest on TV in 1989. Today, he is considered by nearly everyone as being the strongest man in the world, after winning the Arnold Classic six times and TWI's World's Strongest Man three times.

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2014 ASC Strongman Profile: Mike Burke

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Michael Burke

Third-year competitor at the Arnold Classic

I began training for strongman and weightlifting in general in at the beginning of 2010. I got into the sport when I ran into a group of guys after joining a gym in my neighborhood. I am still really new to this sport. I met Brian Shaw at the end of 2010 and have been training with him ever since.

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2014 ASC Strongman Profile: Brian Shaw

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Brian Shaw

 

 

Fifth Arnold Classic appearance (2011 champion). Current Worlds Strongest Man

 

 

I like competing in strongman because it is the best test of overall body strength that there is. It is great to be able to test my strength against the strongest men in the world.

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ASM Athlete Countdown: Reigning Champion Mike Burke and the NewB "Eric Eazy E" Dawson

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ASM Athlete Countdown: Nick Best and Brad "The Wolverine" Dunn

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Here, only at RxMuscle, we will countdown the confirmed athletes for this years Americas Strongest Man which takes place at the Mr Olympia weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept 27 and 28, 2013. Next up Nick "Knows" Best and Brad "The Wolverine" Dunn.

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ASM Athlete Countdown: Mike Caruso and Marshall White

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Here, only at RxMuscle, we will countdown the confirmed athletes for this years Americas Strongest Man which takes place at the Mr Olympia weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept 27 and 28, 2013. Next up the The Doctor vs The Necromancer!

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ASM Athlete Countdown: Mike Jenkins and Dimitar Savatinov

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 Here, only at RxMuscle, we will countdown the confirmed athletes for this years Americas Strongest Man which takes place at the Mr Olympia weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept 27 and 28, 2013. Next up the Mr. Incredible vs the Circus Strongman!

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ASM Athlete Countdown: Brian Shaw and Grant Higa "Monster"!

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Here, only at RxMuscle, we will countdown the confirmed athletes for this years Americas Strongest Man which takes place at the Mr Olympia weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept 27 and 28, 2013. Next up the 2x Worlds Strongest Man and a true Hawaiian Monster!

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ASM Athlete Countdown: Andrew Palmer and Robert Oberst!

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Powerdome Excerpts with the Big Hoot

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As one of the most recognized businessmen in strength sports, Sean Katterle’s Hardcore Powerlifting has been leading the charge to bring classic lifting back to the forefront of the gym culture universe.

Katterle has worked as a color commentator and technical analyst for benchpress competitons aired on Fox Sports Net and Comcast Sports Net nationwide. His company has produced and promoted professional, raw, powerlifting meets at the Olympia Expo, Europa Super Show and, most recently, at The Ronnie Coleman Classic. Sean’s also served as an announcer and master of ceremonies for the powerlifting stages built at The Arnold Classic and Los Angeles FitExpo.


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Spotlight on: Zack McCarley (Formerly Zack Nims)

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 Zack McCarley (Formerly Zack Nims)
Ellensburg, WA

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Strength Chronicle: Vince Urbank

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vince urbank 2RxMuscle welcomes American Strongman Corporations newest professional strongman, Vince Urbank. Contributor Robert Racine had a chat with Vince about his training and latest competition.

 

I had the pleasure to interview one of the newest additions to the American Strongman Corporation ranks, the Professional arm of the North American Strongman organization. I have seen this gentleman compete several times and one word sums him up...INTENSE.

 

 

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Spotlight on: Jessica Scofield

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Powerlifter

Stamford, Connecticut

 

 

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Spotlight on: Bryon Keim

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"Winning a trophy at Nationals had always been a goal, competing and beating people in their 20’s made it even better."

 

 

 

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Spotlight On: Ryan Bracewell

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"...Outside of strongman I do not have many hobbies any more. I gave up several of my hobbies to support my strongman obsession."

 

 

 

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