Matjaz Belsak wins SCL Holland

Matjaz Belsak won his second SCL event of the 2017 tour when he claimed the victory at the MLO Strongman Champions League Holland. IronMind® | Courtesy of SCL Holland Matjaz Belsak won his second SCL event of the 2017 tour when he claimed the victory at the MLO Strongman Champions League Holland. IronMind® | Courtesy of SCL Holland

“After a few years of competing in the MLO Strongman Champions League, Matjaz Belsak seens to have his body in control now as he won his second SCL stage ever, the SCL Holland 2017,” SCL director Marcel Mostert told IronMind.

This is is Belsaak’s second SCL victory on the 2017 tour, as he won the SCL Fibo in Germany earlier this year.


“It is always a very tough competition in Holland and this year we created a new event, the Chain Pull, and Matjaz did a fantastic job to win it,” said Mostert. Grzegorz Szymanski  was second and Alex Moonen was third.


“The contest was very exiting until the last moment, with Graham Hicks in the lead, but he dropped down to fifth place overall during the last event: Loading Medley. And moving the opposite direction, Alex Moonen went from fifth to third because of his strong performance in this event.


“Dennis Kohlruss from Germany got 4th place overall again, same as in previous stage, SCL Lithuania.


“Eric Dawson was a bit disappointing as title defender from last year, he became 7th this year, but the new Finn, Mika Torro, had a great debut in his first SCL ever as the 207 cm high ‘El Toro’ finished 9th place overall and he was very happy with that.


“Great event overall, exciting and a big crowd as usual—next year a new chance, with Matjaz as title defender.
 
Final standings

1. Matjaz Belsak   Slovenia 60.5  
2. Grzegorz Szymanski Poland 57  
3. Alex Moonen Holland 55  
4. Dennis Kohlruss Germany 53    
5. Graham Hicks   England 52.5  
6. Aivars Smaukstelis Latvia 52  
7. Eric Dawson U.S.A. 46  
8. Enzo Tauro Holland  40  
9. Mika Torro Finland  36  
10. Sean O'Hagan Ireland  35  
11. Lauri Nami Estonia  27 Eliminated after 5 events 
12. Jorgen Auckland Norway  21 Eliminated after 5 events
13. Randolf Pander Holland  10 Eliminated after 3 events
14. Marionchello Soleana Curacao  9 Eliminated after 3 events

  
“The next and 5th stage of the MLO strongman Champions League will be at 22 July in Serbia.
See you there,” said Mostert.
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