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Archive for April, 2008

How The West Was Won: Part Two

Posted in BSM, Events on April 30th, 2008

With two events completed, early bets were on Jamie Redwood and Ross Stone to pick up the two BSM qualifying spots. Though with only one point separating the two, the order was still open for question. Read the rest of this entry »

How The West Was Won: Part One

Posted in BSM, Events on April 29th, 2008

The Competitors (L to R: Christian Clay, Richard Smith, Matthew Jones, Jamie Redwood, Ross Stone, Richie Allen, Gerard Matthews

Sunday 27th April 2008. The day the qualifier that nearly never happened… happened.

Thanks to the last minute intervention of Laine Snook (himself, former Rolling Thunder World Champion), the strongest men west of the border assembled at the head of the valleys, to compete for the title of Strongest Man in Wales and two precious places in Britain’s Strongest Man 2008.

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Jamie Redwood Wins The Qualifier That Nearly Never Was..

Posted in BSM, Events on April 27th, 2008

brecon-bsm-5685-edit.jpg Twenty nine year old ex-premiership rugby player, Jamie Redwood, powerered his way to 1st place in the Welsh qualifier for Britain’s Strongest Man held in Brecon earlier today. Despite a painful back injury sustained just 4 weeks ago, Jamie stormed to an impressive win with 32.5 points out of a possible 35 in what was his first BSM qualifier appearance. Ross Stone grabbed the second BSM qualifying spot with 29 points. A full event write-up with photo’s and video will be posted later this week. In the meanwhile, the overall results were as follows:

  1. Jamie Redwood (32.5 points)
  2. Ross Stone (29 points)
  3. Gerrard Matthews (25.5 points)
  4. Matthew Jones (16 points)
  5. Christian Clay (13.5 points)
  6. Richie Allen (12 points)
  7. Richard Smith (11.5 points)

What Does It Take To Win A BSM Qualifier?

Posted in BSM, Interview on April 23rd, 2008

Well - in the case of the Midlands qualifier for Britain’s Strongest Man 2008 - it seems a 300kg deadlift for 13 reps is a good starting point… Read the rest of this entry »

Coming soon.. Powershotsmag Heads West

Posted in BSM on April 23rd, 2008

Welsh FlagPowershotsmag will be covering the Britain’s Strongest Man Qualifier in Brecon on Sunday 27th April. Check back soon for a full write up and photo’s.