Emmanouil Marizas Certifies on the Crushed-To-Dust® Challenge
by Randall J. Strossen, IronMind Enterprises, Inc. © 2022
Emmanouil Marizas, a pioneering armlifter in Greece, has demonstrated his outstanding all-around grip strength by officially completing IronMind’s Crushed-To-Dust® Challenge.
32-year old Emmanouil Marizas—who has a passion for grip strength—has been certified on the Crushed-To-Dust Challenge after demonstrating his mastery of the Captains of Crush No. 2 gripper, along with lifting 90-kg on the Rolling Thunder and 20 kg on the IronMind Hub. IronMind® | Courtesy of Emmanouil Marizas
In 2012, IronMind developed the Crushed-To-Dust Challenge as a quick, fun test of outstanding all-around grip strength—it’s recognized worldwide, and is as suitable for Special Forces, OCR athletes, CrossFit competitors, law enforcement, public safety personnel, all who use their hands at work or at play, as well as grip specialists.
To complete the Crushed-To-Dust Challenge, competitors must:
• Lift 90 kg on the Rolling Thunder
• Lift 20 kg on the IronMind Hub
• Close a Captains of Crush No. 2 gripper
Emmanouil told IronMind, “I am training for almost 12 years in a row, and work as a security guard and armlifting-powersport trainer.
“Even if I am very busy sometimes I always find some time to train no matter what and keep my strength at competitive levels. I love power sports and anything has to do with bars, weights, steel, feats of strength etc. Competing in events is an incomparable feeling!
“I always try to find new challenges and [enjoy] getting stronger progressively year after year. Evolution and innovation are the biggest motivations. My passion and love for strength sports is growing as I am getting older and i hope it will continue for many years.
''Winning one of the IronMind certificates [certification] was always my dream and one of my main goals when I first started training in Armlifting back in 2018!
“The Crushed to Dust event is very interesting, demanding and really challenging for the grip. I will be very proud if i manage to accomplish it successfully! I hope one day to certify in closing the CoC3 [Captains of Crush gripper] officially, too.''
Emmanouil is 32 years old, 6’ 3” tall and weighs 330 lb., and lives with his family in Athens.
Here is a video of Emmanouil Marizas's official attempt on the Crushed-To-Dust Challenge.
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