World Postal Championships – The Andy Goddard Memorial

This year we had 24 teams and 63 lifters, the turnout and response was outstanding, and is a great way to pay homage to a former lifter and great guy Andy Goddard.
The lifts for this years competition were:
The Continental Clean, The Pullover and Push and The 2 x 2″ Vertical Bars Lift

Top 7 Teams Rankings:
1st Burton Powerhouse 1
2nd Granby Grippers
3rd Burton Powerhouse 2
4th Team Northern Ireland
5th Burton Powerhouse 3
6th Twyford Celts
7th Dine Gym USA

Top 7 Individual Rankings:
1st Steve Sherwood
2nd Pete Tryner
3rd Ruth Jackson
4th James Gardner
5th Steve Andrews
6th Phil Crisp
7th Stevie Shanks

Welsh Open Championships – Saturday 3rd September 2016 – Port Talbot

14 Lifters competed at Port Talbot for the 
second Welsh Open event. The 
competition was great with lots of records 
broken. It was close atthe end between 
Josh Davidsonand Paul Barette for Best 
Lifter, with Josh just edging it and pulling 
a 235.5 kilo 2" Bar Hacklift, the heaviest 
on the IAWA books!

British All-Round Championship 13th August 2016 – Burton

A brilliant Championships 
with 32 lifters 
representing England 
Scotland Ireland and 
Wales. Youngest 
competitor 12yrs and the 
Oldest was 80 years 
young Gerry Davidson!
Lots of records were 
broken on the lifts: The 
Continental to Belt, The 
Pullover and Push and the 
Straddle Deadlift. See 
Results page for full 

British Olympic Championships – 2nd July 2016 – Burton

A really good day of competition. In a great atmosphere of encouragement and achievement, lots 
of pb's were set and records broken. It was nice to have new lifters: Chris Peil and Paul Hallam 
lifting with us. Overall Best Lifter on the day was Tom Allsopp ahead of Hilario De Rocha and then 
Josh Davidson and Rich Metcalf who were tied in third place. 

Single Arm Champs 2016

A great Single Arm Competition at Frank Allens on Saturday, good to see Frank up and about and looking 
well. We had thirteen lifters on the platform and the lifting was excellent. Best Junior was Joshua Hulse, 
Best Female was Chloe Brennan Best Open Lifter was Matt Wells and Best Masters and Overall Best Lifter 
was Steve Andrews (See results page for full details) See photos: courtesay of Matt Wells: Top Row: 
Gary Ell - Matt Jones - Chloe Brennan -Andy Tomlin Below: Steve Andrews - Great series shots of Mark 
Haydock performing his One Hand Clean and Jerk!

3rd Annual Viking Challenge – Jason Dorn Memorial 21st May 2016

The Third Annual Viking Challenge 2016 - The Jason Dorn Memorial Promoted by Steve 
Gardner at Burton Powerhouse, Burton on Trent Saturday 21st May 
This year's event was designed so people could choose to enter just the 3 Old Time Strongman 
lifts, or to also perform the other 3 regular Strongman events as well, completing all 6 for the Viking Strongman Challenge! 
The Old Time Strongman Results - Competitors completing the 3 old time events: The Cyr 
Dumbell Press, The Hackenschmidt Press and The Dinnies Lift: 
Joshua Hulse - Junior Under 80k OTS Champion 
Paula Thompson - Ladies Under 60k OTS Champion 
Diane Baldrey - Ladies 50+ Under 80k OTS Champion 
Karen Gardner - Ladies 55+ Under 80k OTS Champion 
Gary Ell - Mens Under 100k 45+ OTS Champion 
Don Gardner - Mens Under 100k 50+ OTS Champion 
Josh Davidson - Mens 100k Plus OTS Champion 
Gary Redfern Smith - Mens 40+ 100k Plus OTS Champion 
Graham Saxton - Mens 50+ 100k Plus OTS Champion 
The Viking Strongman Results - Competing on all 6 trials of Strength: The Three Old Time 
Lifts, plus: The Keg Loading. The Axle Press Reps and the Farmers Walk: Ladies Under 60k 
Champion: Nadia Silva Ladies 
Under 80k Champion: Chloe Brennan 
Ladies Under 80k Runner Up: Selina Dorn 
Ladies Under 80k Third Place : Nicola Thornhill 
Ladies 80+ Champion: Tasha MaCauley 
Mens Under 80k Champion: Rory Hoad 
Mens Under 80k Runner Up: Luke Davis 
Mens Under 80k Third Place: Chris Findon 
Mens Under 80k Fourth Place: Ian Thomas 
Mens Under 100k Champion: Pete Tryner 
Mens Under 100k Runner Up: James Gardner 
Mens Under 100k Third = Rich Metcalf 
Mens Under 100k Third = Mark Price 
Mens Under 100k Fifth Place: Hilario De Rocha 
Mens Under 100k Sixth Place: Sam Hartshorne (Junior) 
Mens 100k Plus Champion: Webster Reid 
Mens 100k Plus Runner Up: Matt Jones 
Referee: Steve Gardner Assistants: Graham Saxton Paul Barette Loaders: Graham Saxton 
Don Gardner
It was a super day of Strongman at the Powerhouse for the third Annual Viking Strongman, which 
was dedicated to the memory of Jason Dorn. Despite losing a few competitors through injury and 
other urgent commitments we still had 25 people taking part.....9 did the Old Time Strongmen set 
of three lifts and the other 16 competed in the full Strongman set of six events.....and a gruelling 
set it was too. I was very proud of all the contestants but in particular of Selina Dorn, Selina was 
not only there with her Paragon team representing Jason's club, but with her two wonderful boys 
Seth and Stan who were just a delight to be around...and I just know Jason would have been 
looking down and bursting with pride. A big well done to everyone who took part in the events and 
especially to the Champions In the Overall Strongman event: the ladies Under 60 Winner was 
Nadia Silva the ladies Under 80 Champion was Chloe Brennan with Selina Dorn as Runner Up 
and Tasha Macauley was the ladies Over 80k Champion. In the Mens Under 80k the Winner by 
one point was Rory Hoad with Luke Davis as Runner Up..... Mens Under 100 kilos Champion 
was Pete Tryner with James Gardner as Runner Up and Mens 100k plus Winner was Webster 
Reid with Matt Jones as Runner Up. I would like to thank Graham Saxton Don Gardner and Paul 
Barette for their tremendous help loading and judging all day....... The 2016 Viking Strongman was 
a great hit once again, thanks to the wonderful competitors and great crowd of supporters!
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