Zydrunas Savickas and Jean-Francois Caron 1-2 Again

by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2014 IronMind

“Continuing where he left off last month, Zydrunas Savickas also won SCL Latvia last weekend,” Marcel Mostert told IronMind.

Zydrunas Savickas was reportedly in top shape when he won SCL Latvia last weekend.  Photo courtesy of SCL.
Zydrunas Savickas was reportedly in top shape when he won SCL Latvia last weekend.  Photo courtesy of SCL.

Jean-Francois Caron took a second place again, and local hero Agris Kazelniks was on his best finish of the whole year in his hometown with a third place.

“Zydrunas won it pretty easily; he was in very good shape.  The field behind him to sixth was a real battle, as you can see in the final results.

“Ervin Katona disappointed in the end, because after each event he dropped 1 place, from second place to seventh place.  He told us that unfortunately his battery went totally empty on this important competition day.
I”t was a great ambiance in the Riga Arena, the biggest ice hockey arena in Latvia.  Around 4000 spectators saw a great show with Raimond Bergmanis coming down from the roof flown on a cable in the opening show.  Together with fireworks, dancers and big drums, a great opening, perfectly done thanks to our SCL co-organizer, the Latvian organization, with Raimonds Bergmanis as the special guest.
“The grand finale of the Monster Milk Strongman Champions League will be on 17 December in Kiev.

“Also, there will be double ranking points earned and still Zydrunas or Ervin can win the SCL World title 2011," Mostert said.
Here are the top 10 results Latvia, officially:

1. Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 68.5
2. Jean-Francois Caron (Canada) 48.0
3. Agris Kazelniks (Latvia) 46.0
4. Maris Leitis (Latvia) 44.0
5. Jimmy Laurey (Belgium) 44.0
6. Laurence Shahlaei (Iran) 43.0
7. Ervin Katona (Serbia) 35.5
8. Heinla Rauna (Finland) 33.0
9. Jarek Tocek (Poland) 31.5
10. Konstantin Ilin (Ukraine) 30.5


The IronMind Forum: discuss this article, talk strength, get help with your training.

You can also follow IronMind on Twitter.

Captains of Crush® Hand Grippers

The gold standard of grippers
This is the gripper that changed the world: 11 strengths.

Left-Turn Grippers

Left_Turn Gripper_news1
A new twist on grippers
If you think your left hand has gotten short shrift, meet IronMind's Left-Turn grippers.

Zenith: The Digital Fitness Gripper

New IronMind, the Zenith Gripper:
Bold looks, a different feelng and a new way to train for strong and healthy hands.


A new way to squat, dip, chin
ALight is all alluminum with no welds, nuts or bolts featuring beautifully crafted parts and portability on par with a bag of golf clubs.


SUPER SQUATS: How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks

A classic
The defnitive book on 20-rep squats, the mother of all bulk and power routines.

MILO®: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes 
Universal power broker
We deal in kilos and meters, pounds and feet.

Strong-Enough™ Lifting Straps

IronMind: Strong-Enough Lifting Straps: Most popular" at WSM.  Proven daily by the world's strongest men.
Most popular" at WSM
Proven daily by the world's strongest men.

Expand-Your-Hand Bands

Say goodbye to tennis elbow
Prevent, eliminate or reduce tennis elbow and associated pains.  Simple, fun and effective.

IronMind: Tools of the Trade for Serious Strength Athletes . . . home of Captains of Crush Grippers, MILO, SUPER SQUATS, Just Protein, the Rolling Thunder, Mastery of Hand Strength . . .

Check out our Resource Pages for more information on grip training; Olympic-style weightlifting and weight training; and strongman and World's Strongest Man.