2001 Budweiser Northeast Strongman Showdown
Budweiser Northeast Strongman Showdown
Date: February 17th, 2001
Place: Shriner's Auditorium
99 Fordham Road
Wilmington, MA 01810
Here are the Pro scores:
Team Totals: (Low point wins)
Professional Results Overall: (Low point wins)
1) Svend Karlsen - Norway 17.5 Points
2) Hugo Girard - Canada 22
3) Brian Schoonveld - USA 24
4) Travis Lyndon - Canada 26.5
5) Phil Pfister - USA 38
6) Chad Coy - USA 42.5
7) Bryan Neese - USA 45
8) Bruce Tessier - USA 48.5
9) Sami Heinonen - Finland 52.5
10) Walt Gogola - USA 54.5
11) Gary Mitchell - USA 63
12) Ed Brost - Canada 63.5
13) Glenn Ross - N. Ireland 64.5
14) Jamie Barr - Scotland 68
|Professional Farmer’s Walk
1) Phil Pfister 26.2 seconds
1) Hugo Girard 21 reps
|Professional Tire Flip
1) Svend Karlsen 47.8 seconds
|Professional Atlas Stones
1) Svend Karlsen 5 stones @ 27.90
* Bryan was given an extra turn after a timing error. On his second attempt, he failed to load the third stone. No times were kept for less than 3 stones. On his first turn, which was negated by his decision to go again, he loaded the first 4 stones.
|Professional Super Yoke
1) Svend Karlsen 16.0 seconds
1) Hugo Girard 45.08 seconds
On February 17th, 2001 at the Shriner’s Auditorium, 14 of the strongest men in the world will gather for the Budweiser Northeast Strongman Showdown. The gathering will represent the most competitive strength contest on US soil since the World’s Strongest Man contest in 1997 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
USA vs. The World. To add to the competitive atmosphere, the contest will be set up to feature a 7-man American team competing against a 7-man International team. These athletes will be competing for over $9,000 in prize money. The events will be; a 650 pound Farmer’s Walk, a 325 pound Viking Press, a 900 pound tire flip, and famous Atlas Stones, an 800 pound Super Yoke Carry and a 30,000 pound truck pull. These events are some of the heaviest ever contested.
The contest will also showcase a large field of some of
the top amateur competitors in the US with contestants
coming from as far away as California.
Scheduled to compete in the Professional Division
are: Svend Karlsen - Norway, Phil Pfister - USA, Hugo
Girard - Canada, Brian Schoonveld - USA, Sami Heinonen -
Finland, Bryan Neese - USA, Glenn Ross - N. Ireland,
Gary Mitchell - USA, Jamie Barr - Scotland, Chad Coy -
USA, Ed Brost - Canada, Walt Gogola - USA, Travis Lyndon
- Canada and Bruce Tessier - USA.
The contest will also showcase a large field of some of the top amateur competitors in the US with contestants coming from as far away as California. Scheduled to compete in the Professional Division are: Svend Karlsen - Norway, Phil Pfister - USA, Hugo Girard - Canada, Brian Schoonveld - USA, Sami Heinonen - Finland, Bryan Neese - USA, Glenn Ross - N. Ireland, Gary Mitchell - USA, Jamie Barr - Scotland, Chad Coy - USA, Ed Brost - Canada, Walt Gogola - USA, Travis Lyndon - Canada and Bruce Tessier - USA.
Time: the amateur competition starts at 10:00am and the Pros will start at approx. 4:00pm
The pros are pretty much the same is below, with the exception of the stones, super yoke and truck pull events.
This event description will also be the order in which the events will be run. The numbers after each event represent the weight that will be used for each weight class light/middle/heavy.
The surface is concrete. It is not brushed smooth, but does have some slick spots. Bring a variety of rubber soled shoes to be prepared.
listing of amateur competitors:
Lightweight (up to 200 pounds):
Heavyweight (251 and over)
Here is where you will need the good shoes. Just like the tire, you must break the plane of the finish line with the vehicle to start and complete the course. The chain must be pulled backwards, no turning around. You must use the handles specified. The keg can be shouldered. Dropping any implement does not stop the clock. We will be doing this event from both directions for obvious time reasons.
Parking is free.
Directions: Interstate 93 is the major highway running through Boston. From the South, get on Rt 93 going North. Travel North of Boston approx. 15 miles. Take exit 39 and take a right at the end of the ramp. You will see a sign for the Auditorium and the contest itself on RT 93. Your first right will be Fordham Road. Go to the end of this road. That's it.
If you are coming in from RT 495, you will get onto RT 93 going South. Take exit 39 from RT 93S and you just circle around under the highway then go left onto Fordham Road. If you are coming in from the Mass Pike, RT 95 or RT 128, You will get on 93 North when you intersect with it and look for exit 39.
Call (978)657-4202 for recorded directions
Tickets: cost $10.00. They will be available at the door or in advance by calling the same number as above. GROUP RATES NOW AVAILABLE! If you have a group of 20 or more, you can call the number above and get the tickets for $8.00 each. They will have the details there. Great for gyms, schools, etc.
Hotel information: The Howard Johnson's has agreed to extend the
competitor's rate to spectators as well. If you ask for the
"Strongman Contest" rate you will get a room for $60.00. If you
split this with someone, that's a pretty decent deal. Call
This hotel is just a couple of exits South on RT 93 from the Auditorium.
There will be full concessions at this event. Burgers, hot dogs,
soda, etc. and of course, Bud on tap. They are the sponsor after