Scot Mendelson, USA – Powerlifter – (1st 1000lb Bench Press)
Scot Mendelson (born February 21, 1969) is an American powerlifter, who specializes in the bench press. He has broken multiple world records and currently is the raw (unassisted) world record holder in the 308-pound weight class with 701 lb (318 kg) since 2002 and the equipped world record holder in the 275-pound class with 1,031 lb (468 kg) since › Read more
Andy Bolton, ENG – Powerlifter (1st 1000lb Deadlift)
Bolton won his first powerlifting competition in 1991 when he was twenty-one years of age, at a local powerlifting event called the BAWLA Yorkshire Junior Championships. Bolton has since competed in the WPO/WPC. He is the current World Powerlifting Organization “world record holder” in the total (1273 kg/2806 lb).Bolton also holds the current WPO world records in › Read more
Ed Coan, USA – Powerlifter
Edward “Ed” Ignatius Coan (born July 24, 1963) is an American powerlifter. He is widely regarded throughout the powerlifting world as the Greatest Powerlifter of all time. Ed Coan has set over 71 world records in powerlifting.[1] He became the lightest person to cross the 2,400 lb. barrier in the powerlifting total (a sum of › Read more
Kirk Karwoski, USA – Powerlifter
Kirk Karwoski is an American world champion powerlifter. Kirk is a 7 time USPF National Powerlifting Champion, a 6 time IPF World Powerlifting Champion and an IPF Junior World Powerlifting Champion. Kirk is widely considered one of the greatest squatters in the history of powerlifting, he currently holds the International Powerlifting Federation equipped world record › Read more
Andrzej Stanaszek , POL – Powerlifter
Andrzej is the first man to squat 300.5kg. @ 50.0 kg, quintuple body weight and ranked Number#1 lb x lb using the Wilks & Schwartz formula. › Read more
Sergey Fedosienko, RUS – Powerlifter
Russian Sergey Fedosienko, smashed the highest Wilks ever recorded in the IPF, or an affiliate, at the RPF Siberian Cup which was held June 5-7 in Kemerovo, Russia. Fedosienko (123) totalled 1,620 pounds (735kg) for a Wilks of 679.3. He also held the former mark at 668.31. Fedosienko registered a 639 pound (290kg) squat, 385 › Read more
Benedikt Magnússon, ICE – Powerlifter & Strongman
Powerlifting and Strongman career Benedikt formerly held the world record for the Hummer tire deadlift of 500 kg (1102 lb) at the Arnold Strongman Classic, in which hummer tires are used instead of powerlifting plates under strongman rules where lifting straps are allowed. Benedikt finished 5th at the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2006 & 2008, › Read more
Dan Green, USA – Powerlifter
Dan Green is an elite American powerlifter and owner of both Boss Barbell Club and Mountain View Fitness in Mountain View, California. His best competition lifts in the 242 lb (110 kg) weight class are a 848 lb (385 kg) squat, a 523.5 lb (237.5 kg) bench press, and a 837.5 lb (380 kg) deadlift. › Read more
Mark Henry, USA – Powerlfer
Mark Jerrold Henry (born June 12, 1971 is an American powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman and professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE. He was a two-time Olympian in 1992 and 1996 and a Silver, Gold and Bronze Medalist at the Pan American Games in 1995. As a powerlifter, he was WDFPF World Champion (1995) › Read more
Carl Christensen, ICE – Powerlifter
Carl Yngvar Christensen is the first powerlifter in the IPF history who could achieve a total of 1,200 kg. He made this incredible total – 485 kg squat; 337.5 kg bench press; 377.5 kg deadlift; –  at the European Championships in Sofia/Bulgaria. › Read more

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On Sunday 15th August in Bangor Co.Down was the grand final of Ireland’s Strongest Man 2021.  16 of the strongest men were gathered who earned their place from a qualifier prior to the contest.  Unfortunately, the defending champion Matthew McCoy was unable to attend due to an illness.  However, this was still an incredible line
Jack Harkin Wins the Qualifier for Ireland’s Strongest Man 2021
The contest found the remainder of the All Ireland Finalists to make a 16 man line up joining the likes of Matthew McCoy, Ivan Gannon, Pa O’Dwyer, Matthew McKeegan and Peter Bremmer to see who will win this historic crown.  This contest also was for Republic of Ireland, Ulster, 95KG, & 110KG and Novice/Junior/Master Strongest
Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier 2021
The Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier will take place on Sunday 25th July at 12 Noon in Davey Jones’ Unit, 10-13 Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny.     To enter the competition and have your chance to compete against the best in Ireland complete the membership form.  ISA – ANNUAL APPLICATION FORM 2021 | Irish Strong Man  
Matthew McCoy win Ireland’s Strongest Man 2020
First UK’s Strongest Man 2021 Tour Qualifier for MK Stadium on 29th-31st May 2021 event was held in Bangor County Down. A great competition and we thank Ards and North Down Borough Council for their support. The event was filmed for RTE 2, Ch5 and was live streamed on our page by one of our

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