Strongman and Larry Wheels fans get ready, the 2019 Europe’s Strongest Man competition is continuing to bring the hype. This year, the World Log Lift Challenge will be held as the first event for this year’s Europe’s Strongest Man competition. The competition is kicking off on April 6th in Leeds, England, and some of the best strongman and log pressers in the sport of strongman will be competing under one roof.
In addition to the strongman competitors competing for the 2019 Europe’s Strongest Man title, Giants Live have added an impressive roster of guest athletes to compete at the World Log Lift Challenge. Guest competitors are athletes who reside outside of Europe, but boast some of the best log pressing skills in the world, and will be eligible to take a run at the current log press world record by competing solely in the World Log Lift Challenge. The current log lift world record stands at 228kg/502.5 lbs and is held by legendary strongman Zydrunas Savickas.
In Giants Live latest post on Instagram, they announced that they have invited bodybuilder and world record holding powerlifter turned strongman Larry “Wheels” Williams to compete as a wildcard guest in the World Log Lift Challenge.
Wheels will now be added to the already impressive list of World Log Lift Challenge guest competitors, and athletes competing at the 2019 Europe’s Strongest Man.
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LARRY WHEELS has gained a wildcard guest invite to the World Log Lift Challenge, 6 April at firstdirectarena.com . . WHEELS joins a world class line-up of Guest Log Lifters for the Log Challenge, Event 1 in the Europe's Strongest Man contest, in Leeds. . . Guest Stars include: – Brian Shaw: 4x World’s Strongest Man – Rob Kearney: Log World Champion '17 – Robert Oberst: US Record Holder – Iron Biby: =1st, World Log Challenge '18 . . +Dont forget, Larry's coach – Hafthor Julius Bjornsson also competes in the World Log Challenge, as it is Event 1 of ESM. . . Can Thor defend his European Crown? . . Will Larry manage 180k/397lb or more on the night!? . . How do you think Larry will perform on the night? . . With a 10,000 strong crowd expected, Organisers wish the Strongman Newcomer the best of luck. . . Accepting this 'Challenge' certainly deserves respect. . . Europe's Strongest Man *featuring the World Log Lift Challenge* – 6 April 2019 – First Direct Arena, Leeds. Tickets 👉 link in bio! 👈
World Log Lift Challenge and Europe’s Strongest Man Rosters
Check out the stacked line-up of World Log Lift Challenge guest athletes and the full 2019 Europe’s Strongest Man roster below.
World Log Lift Challenge Guest Competitors
- Iron Biby
- Rob Kearney (current 105kg log lift world record holder)
- Robert Oberst
- Brian Shaw
- Larry Wheels
Europe’s Strongest Man Roster
- Graham Hicks
- Georgian BULL
- Terry Hollands
- Matjaž Belšak
- Tom Stoltman
- Mateusz Kieliszkowski
- Adam Bishop
- Vytautas Lalas
- Mikhail Shivlyakov
- Luke Stoltman
- Laurence Shahlaei
- Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
With the Arnold Strongman Classic roughly three weeks away, and the World Log Lift Challenge and Europe’s Strongest Man hot on its wheel, we’re in for a couple of exciting months in the sport of strongman!
Feature image @giantslive Instagram page.