Brian Shaw Wins Viking Power Challenge

“He was almost perfect,” Svend Karlsen said of Brian Shaw, who won the 2010 Viking Power Challenge today—following a performance that reinforced Brian Shaw’s status as one of the top competitors on the professional strongman circuit.

“Brian only lost in the stones,” Svend Karlsen said, “where he tried to break Arild Haugen’s record and came in second.  He tied for first on the log.”  Brian Shaw won all the other events outright.

Rounding out the podium, Johannes Arsjo was second and Laurence Shahlaei was third.

“Other than Stefan Solvi Petursson and Stojan Todorchev getting injured, it was a perfect competition,” Karlsen said.  “It was a very good atmosphere.” 

Want to talk strength?  Join the IronMind® Forum!

You can also follow IronMind® on Twitter.

Captains of Crush® Hand Grippers

Captains of Crush grippers: the gold standard of grippers
The gold standard of grippers.

The fastest route to the strongest grip.

MILO®: Strength

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.
Proven daily by the world's strongest men.

If you're not using IronMind lifting straps, you're not lifting as much as you could be.

Expand-Your-Hand Bands

Expand-Your-Hand Bands
Say goodbye to tennis elbow

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