Ervin Katona Wins SCL–Serbia

Top Strongman Champions League (SCL) competitor Ervin Katona won the SCL–Serbia competition today, SCL cofounder Ilkka Kinnunen reported to IronMind.

Ervin Katona pounded out 13 reps in the 165-kg Viking Press to break the world record Zydrunas Savickas set at IceMan III earlier this year.  IronMind® | Photo courtesy of SCL.
Ervin Katona pounded out 13 reps in the 165-kg Viking Press to break the world record Zydrunas Savickas set at IceMan III earlier this year.  IronMind® | Photo courtesy of SCL.

SCL–Serbia 2012
by Ilkka Kinnunen

The SCL Serbia strongman contest took place today in city of Novi Sad.  The Major fixed us a beautiful place center of main city center and around 6000 people cheered the athletes in sunny and around +30 C (86 F) weather.

There were total of six hard events:

• Bus Pull: arm over arm, 22 m
• Viking Press: 165 kg for reps
• Framewalk: 360 kg 40 m
• Weight for Height: 25 kg
• Forward Hold:  25 kg 
• Conan Circle: 300 kg

Serbian hero Ervin Katona took 4 first places and in a fifth, was tiedwith Etienne Smith and Lauri Nami.  Ervin Katona also made a new World Record of 13 reps on the 165 kg Viking Press!  The old one was done by Zydrunas Savickas 12 reps, done this year in IceMan III.
The last event, Conan’s Wheel, was won by Lauri Nami from Estonia.  With that result he went from 6th to 3rd place overall, because Warrick Brant passed out already after 10 meters with air problems and Laurence struggled as well with the Conan’s Wheel.

It was a very exciting finish for second and third place in the end, when Ervin Katona was already safe with his overall win.

In the overall ranking we have 3 leaders now in the Coppa Strongman Champions League, with 50 points total: Zydrunas Savickas, Laurence Shahlaei and Ervin Katona!

These are the official overall scores:

1. Ervin Katona 63.0
2. Terry Hollands 43.0
3. Lauri Nami 42.0
4. Laurence Shahlaei 41.0
5. Warrick Brant 38.5
6. Martin Wildauer 35.0
7. Konstantyn Ilin 34.0
8. Etienne Smit 32.0
9. Akos Nagy 30.5
10. Paul Pirjol 27.0
11. Gregor Stegnar (injured) 17

For more on SCL, please visit the Coppa Strongman Champions League website.


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