Ireland’s Strongest Man finishes 3rd in UK Strongest Man 2017

With a tough battle through 13 grueling events over 3 days Ireland’s Strongest Man Pa O’Dwyer of Co.Limerick fought off extreme competition to achieve his goal of placing on the UK Podium.  Pa was the only Irishman who managed to reach the UK final with David Loughman, Co. Dublin going out on Day 1 and Gavin Redmond, Co.Wexford going out in Day 2.  This meant that Pa was against the favourite and Ultimate Strongman World Champion Laurence Shahlaei, Tom Stoltman and England’s Strongest Man Phil Roberts.  The first event was the dumbbell for reps and Pa done a respectful 6 reps to get joint 3rd.  The second event was the silver dollar deadlift were Pa placed joint first with a lift of 425KG.  The third event was the duck walk and and Anchor Carry.  This proved to be a tough event for Pa as he struggled to move the anchor and finished 7th overall.  The fourth event was the back to back harness and rope wrestling test.  This was a new event for most of the competitors but Pa had a number of tough heats which meant that he placed 6th overall in the event.  It all come down to the last event and there were only a few points splitting 3 men fighting for the podium, Paul Smith of England, Pa O’Dwyer of Ireland and Phil Roberts of England.  However, it was Pa  O’Dwyer who put all of the flags up in the fastest time to secure his first podium finish at the UK Strongest Man.  Well Done to Tom Stoltman on second place and the NEW UK STRONGEST MAN IS LAURENCE SHAHLAEI OF ENGLAND!

       

About The Author

Upcoming Events

 

Like Us on facebook

 

About Us

 
Since it's formation in July 2000, the Irish Strength Association have gone from strength to strength, boasting over 140 members, many of whom have competed in the highest levels of Strongest Man,Arm-wrestling and Highland games competitions. Mission: To be the strongest on the planet!

Latest News

 
Full Results Event 1- 200Kg Duck Walk Position Name Distance/Time Points 1 Ryan Boreland 11.31 secs 16 2 Dale Winters 11.74 secs 15 3 Matthew McKeegan 12.23 secs 14 4 Matthew Castello 13.03 secs 13 5 Nicky Whelan 13.50 secs 12 6 David Jones 13.81 secs 11 7 Steven Harrision 15.16 secs 10 8 Matthew
Strongman Winter Warriors 2
Massive thankyou to everyone involved in the “Harrison Contracts Winter Warriors 2” . Was a great show, a very high standard and was delighted to host the 20th Ulster and Republic Ireland Strongest Man trophies, 95kg and 110kg class ISM trophies with the strongest field to date…Lets not forget the overall winner Matthew McKeegan, who
Ultimate Strongman are proud to have 3 Christmas episodes for all strength fans to enjoy on Channel 5. UK’s Strongest Man 2019 will be on from Wednesday 27th-Friday 29th November at 7pm.  Make sure you tune into these blockbuster programmes to make the best sport in the world grow bigger and better in 2020!  If
  Qualified Athletes The Ireland’s Strongest Man Final is not far away, with athlete preparation in full swing this year is wide open for the title of Ireland’s Strongest Man 2019. With the current Ireland’s Strongest Man and UK’s Strongest Man Pa O’Dwyer looking in the best shape of his life, he will be hard
The Ireland’s Strongest Man Final is not far away, with athlete preparation in full swing this year is wide open for the title of Ireland’s Strongest Man 2019. With the current Ireland’s Strongest Man and UK’s Strongest Man Pa O’Dwyer looking in the best shape of his life, he will be hard to stop gaining

Book Event

 

If you would like to get book an event please click here to message us directly or use any of the methods below.

07780815928
glennross@hotmail.co.uk
www.irishstrongman.com

PLAY GAME