OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by The Iron Viking » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:37 am

Hi guys, a quick update. All planning is going well and we're right on track for the show. The last of the equipment has been fabricated over the weekend.

A quick reminder for all of the out of town athletes:
The block of hotel rooms at the Victoria Inn will be kept open until the end of day Friday.Then after this time, they’ll still honor the rate if anyone calls; the only thing that changes is that the rooms would just be subject to availability.

Again, rooms for the top 12 are covered for Saturday night. Show you support for this sponsor and take advantage of the discounted rate for Friday night.
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by The Iron Viking » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:44 pm

Updated Competitor List:
Confirmed Athletes:
1 Luke Skaarup
2 Kyle Rayner
3 Eric Rautenburg
4 Craig Bongelli
5 Lance Lavalle
6 Max Boudreault
7 Gus Minor
8 Ben Ruckstuhl
9 Joe Dewitt
10 Ben Thompson
11 Josh de Zeeuw
12 Paul Vaillancourt
13 Len Elliot
14 Jared Wick
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by The Iron Viking » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:21 pm

Hi guys, see everyone on Friday or Saturday. Let me, Dallas, or Kyle know what time you get in and we'll pick you up at the airport. Again, we'll drive you around while you're in T Bay.

A couple of updates on the weights

Atlas stones- the ones I made came in a little light, we'll be using a 21" stone that weighs 360lbs.
Loading Medley (any order)- 200lbs steel block, 220lbs keg, 250lbs sandbag, 330lbs train wheel, 370lbs hussafel stone.
Medely- trap bar (monster bar) 800lbs, duck walk 450lbs, and Viking Press (420lbs- more like 340lbs in the hands).

Best wishes for your contest prep and travel safe. If you need anything, get in touch with one of the organizers.

Also, here's a recent interview from the radio on Friday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DzpFPFigKI
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by The Iron Viking » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:55 pm

Hi guys, here's the schedule for this weekend. Give Dallas, Kyle or I a call if you have any questions. See you soon.

Saturday June 22nd in CLE Coliseum- 425 Northern Ave, Thunder Bay
• 10:00 am- Pick up athletes at Victoria Inn (555 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay)
• 10:30am- Athletes arrive at the CLE Coliseum to register.
• 11:00am- athletes discuss bio with MC.
• 11:15am- Determine order of first event and rules meeting
• 11:30am- Doors open to public
• 12:00pm- Introduction of Strongmen
• 12:15pm- Strongman Event 1- Tire Flip
• 1:00pm- Strongman Event 2- Farmer’s Walk
• 1:25pm- MMA Demo by Leading Edge
• 1:45pm- Strongman Event # 3- Circus Dumbbell Press
• 2:10pm- MMA Demo by Leading Edge
• 2:35pm- Strongman Event # 4- Truck Deadlift
• 3:10pm- Strongman Event # 5- Atlas Stone over Bar
• 4:30pm- Athletes get dropped off at Victoria Inn to shower & change
• 6:00pm- Athletes get picked up at Victoria in and head for dinner
• 6:30pm- Dinner with all Athletes @ Tony & Adam’s Restaurant- 45 Court St S, Thunder Bay
• 9:30pm- Party and autograph signing with all Athletes @ Aden- 1408 Brown St, Thunder Bay
• 11:30pm- athletes dropped off at Victoria Inn

Sunday June 23rd in CLE Coliseum- 425 Northern Ave, Thunder Bay
• 8:00am- athlete breakfast at Victoria Inn. Breakfasts for top 12.
• 10:00am- Pick up athletes at Victoria Inn (555 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay)
• 11:15am- Clarification of rules meeting
• 12:00pm- Introduction of Finalists
• 12:15pm- Strongman Event #5- Dump Truck Pull (outside of Coliseum)
• 1:20pm- Strongman Event #7- Log Press
• 2:05pm- Bodybuilding/Fitness/Figure or MMA Demo by Leading Edge
• 2:25pm- Strongman Event # 8- Medley
• 3:05pm- Strongman Event # 9- Loading Event
• 4:05pm- Final Results and Crowning of 2013 Ontario’s Strongest Man
• 4:45pm- Athletes get dropped off at Victoria Inn
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by The Iron Viking » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:29 pm

Here's a picture of the hardware for this weekend. Along with this we've got $4250 in prize money, flights for the top 2 to CSM, and prizes from Rescind X...
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by Grant » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:19 pm

Congratulations to Ben Ruckstuhl, Ontario's Strongest Man for 2013!
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by Grant » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:55 pm

Ontario's Strongest Man 2013 results:

1. Ben Ruckstuhl 86.5 Pts
2. Kyle Rayner 80 Pts
3. Max Boudreault 79.5 Pts
4. Luke Skaarup 78.5 Pts
5. Paul Vaillancourt 70 Pts
6. Josh DeZeeuw 64 pts
7. Lance Lavallee 59.5 pts
8. Craig Bongelli 52.5 Pts
9. Gus Minor 38.5 Pts
10. Joe Dewitt 34 Pts
11. Eric Rautenburg 34 Pts
12. Ben Thompson 18 Pts
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by The Iron Viking » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:35 am

Here's the full results guys. Hat's off to Ben for his performance and for his first OSM title. He was dominant and won 4 of 9 events. This was a very tough and heavy competition and everyone continues to improve. Kudos to Rayner for placing 2nd and for setting a new Ontario Record in the log press with 370lbs.
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by The Iron Viking » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:34 pm

Wow, what a weekend!!!

I can honestly say that this was the best Ontario's Strongest Man competition that I have seen in seven years competing in this sport. The competition ran smoothly all weekend, the helpers and volunteers were excellent, Kateri was a great MC and McDole was solid and consistent in his calls. On both days the OSM ran from noon to 4pm with a cross fit competition afterwards and a mini fitness expo on during the competition. The final tally isn't in yet but we raised at least $4000 for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Thunder Bay with approximately 1800 people through the door over the weekend. We had plenty of local media and film crews on hand during the competition and put on a top quality show.

As a promoter I am very pleased with the result from this weekend and all of the meetings and extra work that Kyle, Dallas, Tony and I put in was certainly worth while. We paid out $4250 in prize money and will be providing flights for Ben and Kyle to CSM in Quebec City. The battle for the top spots was extremely close and congratulations to Big Ben Ruckstuhl for winning his first OSM title. He was dominant with 4 event wins.

There are too many highlights to mention for me right now. Thanks again to all of the athletes for making the trip to Thunder Bay and safe travels on the way home. Speedy recovery to Len Elliot who tore his bicep on the tire flip and to Eric Rautenburg who tore a hamstring on day 1. We are aiming to make this an annual venue and will start the planning for next year very shortly.

Mad thanks to all of our sponsors: True Grit Consulting, Half-Way Motors Nissan, Nutrition House, Kaizen, Naturally Fit, Rescind X, First On Site, Aden, George Contracting Group, tbaytel, City of Thunder Bay, All Season Siding & Renovations, Kaltire, McDole's Gym, Tony & Adams, Skaarup Construction, Taranis Contracting Group, S n 'R Music, and the Victoria Inn.
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by ruckus44 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:03 pm

Great Weekend!!

This show was top notch!! Everything ran smooth, and nothing dragged on between events. Big thanks to Luke, Kyle, Dallas, and all the other people that put everything together to make this show happen!!! McDole did an amazing job reffing and was consistent for everything. The athletes did a hell of a job getting the crowd into a frenzy! Hats off to all the guys that busted their asses competing at this show.

There is so many things to mention but some of the best moments of the weekend were:

Paul and Luke going head to head on farmers for the fastest run i have seen in any show.
Kyle killing the 370 Log for the new record.
and the dinner with the athletes was a great time.

Still wish Big Josh would have went down the water slide at the hotel haha.

will upload my video and write up soon

Thanks again !!


Forgot to say thanks to Rescindx for donating the shirts and bags for prizes!
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by RescindX » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:15 pm

Anytime Ben, my pleasure totally and congrats again.
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Re: OSM 2013 June 22-23, Thunder Bay

Post by The Iron Viking » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:30 am

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