Name:Tim Griffith Webpage: From: Prince Edward Island Time: 14:25 Date: Oct 15, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Kaz and Taylor Comments: Would someone please email me the results of
WSM 97. Thank you
Name:Derek Webpage: From: Las Vegas Time: 17:00 Date: Oct 15, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnusson (The only true Magnus) Comments: Signs seen at the 1997 WSM:
"I am not a cactus...I am a viking!", "Magnus 3:16", "Viva Las Magnus",
"In Magnusson We Trust" I take credit for all but the last one.
Name:Pete Webpage: From: Hämeenlinna, Finland Time: 13:58 Date: Oct 16, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Jouko "Jokke" Ahola Comments: Jokke is natural born winner!
Name:Jeff Holt Webpage:none From: Boston, Massachusetts Time: 11:07 Date: Oct 17, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnusson Comments: Magnus isn't the biggest or always the strongest
but he dominates over everyone because of his mental
focus and concentration. He's the best WSM of all-
time. If anyone knows where I could get a poster
of him, please E-Mail me.
Name:Andrew Turso Webpage: From: New York Time: 03:15 Date: Oct 18, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus ver Magnusson Comments: For the love of God.. Someone please e-mail me the results.. I'm going nuts not knowing who won...
Name:Jsutin McShane Webpage: From: Lancaster, PA Time: 13:36 Date: Oct 18, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: The One the only Kaz Comments: Kaz is the biggest and the strongest pure strength athelete who ever lived. He also is the nicest. I wrote him to tell him so and not only did he write me back, he called me to make sure I got the letter.
Name:Craig Conner Webpage: From: California Time: 00:36 Date: Oct 19, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: O.D. Wilson Comments: Nice Page. Powerlifting and WSM Rule!
Name:spark07 Webpage: From: California Time: 01:55 Date: Oct 19, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Kaz Comments: A really dedicated man, whom I believe is the worlds strongest man ever.
Name:Kyle Young Webpage:HONNOLD From: IOWA Time: 16:19 Date: Oct 19, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus!!! Comments: One of these days I will be the world's strongest man. Actually, I think that I am the worlds strongest man, doees anybody want to challenge me? I will destroy all competitors.
Name:Scott "The Highlander" Webpage:Bodytech Fintess Science From: New Hampshire, USA Time: 22:49 Date: Oct 19, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Heinz Ollesch Comments: Great job on your web-site Bill. We had a awesome time in
Nevada at the W.S.M. Competition. I guess more and more
fans want to know who won, but we can't tell them yet. However,
no matter who won, Heinz Ollesch is number 1# in my book.
What I do want to mention to fans (is my opinion) of the organizers!
The organizers treat the WSM less like a sport and more like a spectacle.
Having to compete in the middle of the Nevada desert with sand
blowing in your eyes dosen't show any consideration for the athletes!
If money is a key issue and it usually is, from a pure selfish position,
where was the advertising? If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't
have believed how poorly the athletes are treated. Maybe if the WSM is held
in the USA more often, new sponsors will help deter the high cost and allow
the athletes to receive bigger prize money. Then again, as an athlete,
I would rather see a fair competition, reasonable time to warm-up for the competitors,
and have the video people (ESPN2 & the BBC) work around the athletes and events, like they
do in football, baseball & basketball. If they miss a shot,(photo)that's their
problem, let the athletes do their thing, ok!
And to Heinz Ollesch, thanks for autographing my weight-lifting belt during the deadlift
event at the Primadonna Resort Casino. Your the best, God Bless, see ya next year Heinz!
Again, great job Bill, keep in touch, be strong!
Scott, the Highlander
Name:Joe Christianson Webpage: From: Iowa Time: 22:51 Date: Oct 19, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus ver Magnusson Comments: For the love of God, he has the name Magnus twice!! How cool is that? And Honnold is the World's Strongest Band, check them out.
Name:Championman Webpage:Championship Training From: Concord, Ca. Time: 23:49 Date: Oct 19, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Gary Taylor/ Gerrit Badenhorst Comments: I am the current State, American, National and World
Record Holder in Powerlifting (40-44 yr., 275 lb.)
With a little more work I hope to someday compete
in the W.S.M. competition and show that older athletes
are just as competitive. It also would be a great honor to
go against the greats!
Name:Vecch Webpage: From: West Virginia Time: 10:14 Date: Oct 22, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Kaz Comments: Please Email the results of the 97 WSM!!!!
Name:James Adams Webpage: From: Belleville, Ont., Canada Time: 15:34 Date: Oct 22, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnusson Comments: The greatest web page I've ever seen.
Looks like I'll have to wait until '98 to see Magnus kick ass again.
Food for thought - NFL players and Pro Wrestlers at one point were in WSM. I think the British Bulldog would be an entertaining competitor.
Name:gregory marshalek Webpage:none From: west virginia Time: 14:32 Date: Oct 23, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: big bill kazmier Comments: kaz the beast kicked ass
Name:Eric Fuchs Webpage: From: USA Time: 09:37 Date: Oct 24, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Manfred Hoeberl Comments: I love the World's Strongest Man Competion. I want to know when the 97' will be televised. I hope someday the competition will be located near New York.
Name:Stephen Locklear Webpage: From: Pembroke, NC Time: 10:25 Date: Oct 24, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Harold "Ironbear" Collins Comments: "Ironbear" Collins - "World's Strongest Native American"
Name:Sara Sharkey Webpage: From: Whitehall, MT USA Time: 12:11 Date: Oct 24, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Garret Badenhorst Comments: My fiance is looking into going into strong man competitions, so I thought I'd better get involved.
Name:A. Kyle Conlee Webpage: From: Durham, NC USA Time: 15:10 Date: Oct 24, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Sigmarsson Comments:Name:Beth Erlendson Webpage: From: Lake Oswego, Oregon Time: 03:25 Date: Oct 26, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Gary Mitchell, MVM, Fleming Comments: Had a blast at 97' WSM. Looking forward to 98'
and seeing Magnus there and a better showing
from the US!!
"Proud to be a Viking like jp and mvm"
Name:Kristin McCann Webpage: From: New Jersey Time: 14:24 Date: Oct 26, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnusson Comments: I started watching WSM about a year gao abd I immediatly fell in love with it. Before I even new that Magus Ver Magnusson was the World'd Stongest Man four times I fell in love with how cute he is. I wish the ESPN would have the competetion on my often because I love to watch it. The Competition is by far my favorute thing to watch on tv.
Name:Kristin McCann Webpage: From: New Jersey Time: 14:31 Date: Oct 26, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnusson Comments: MAGNUS VER MAGNUSON!!! He is the best. Not only does he compete with muscle but also with his brain. I love Magnus! By far the best looking! If anyone knows about posters of him please e-mail me. Thanks
Name:Michael Watson Webpage: From: Lyndonville Vermont Time: 23:50 Date: Oct 26, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Comments: Last year we started a New England strongman competition, called the Strongman fitness contests, and we need help. We need help financially, Idea wise, and competitors.
Name:riley Webpage:Riley's DSP page From: va Time: 09:35 Date: Oct 27, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Comments:Name:Stayce Webpage: From: New Jersey Time: 21:56 Date: Oct 27, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus ver Magnusson Comments: 1997 WSM competition in Primm was awesome!!
I know I can't say who won but it came down to the last exciting event.
I give the competitors alot of credit for having to compete under such crappy conditions,
ala the Desert behind Whiskey Pete's. I also think that WSM has some of the most devoted
fans because not many people would stand around for 2 hours in a dust storm
just to see car rolling! (I did and it was well worth it!) Overall, WSM was a great
experience and a cool way to meet other people who love the sport as well
like Bill H. and Scott,the Highlander. Also Derek (who I didn't meet) had some
awesome signs honoring Magnus ver, whose presence was sorely missed.
I definitely encourage any and all fans to check out the event next year.
It was really great! LONG LIVE MAGNUS!!
Name:David "SUPER" Swindall Webpage: From: Mississauga, Canada Time: 19:49 Date: Oct 28, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Geoff Capes and Forbes Cowan Comments: Thanks Bill for the information updates on the 97'
WSM competition and the new additions to the website
I would be very grateful if anybody with information
on how I could get the book "Sons of Samson" by David
Webster could e-mail me. I have written to the publisher
twice and have received no response.
Name:Michael Spirito Webpage: From: Providence Time: 01:12 Date: Oct 29, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Comments: If anyone knows where I could get a Magnus poster, please e-mail me.
Name:JCBruce Webpage:None From: Florida Time: 09:59 Date: Oct 29, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Kaz / Magnus Comments: There have been and will be many great strongmen. I have watched WSM over the years and firmly believe the strongest man ever to appear on that
show was "The Kaz". As far as strength and athleticism there is no beating Magnus Ver Magnusson. Other great include ; Jon Pall, Gerritt and Don Reinhold
but they are second tier to Kaz and Magnus. I ask myself why they are superior to men much larger than themselves. I strongly believe it is mental. When
Gerritt was once asked who would win between Riki and Magnus he answered Magnus while pointing at his temple, not his bicep. They are all superior
athletes and I admire Riki, Gary, O.D. and all the rest but there can be only one best - Bill Kazmeier!
Name:Donna L. Boroughs Webpage: From: Alabaster, Alabama Time: 15:39 Date: Oct 29, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: My husband Comments: I am signing on this website for m husband. He is currently a powerlifter and asked me to find out more information about strong man games on the internet. thanks
Name:Ryan Holmes Webpage: From: Los Angeles Time: 18:02 Date: Oct 29, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus ver Magnusson, Raimonds Bergmanis Comments: I caught WSM on TV last night for the first time since my trip to Primm. I found so many new strongmen to cheer for there that I had begun to question my love for Magnus. I wondered if I was just riding the bandwagon. But after seeing him on TV last night I realized that wasn't the case. Even though he didn't win either competition they showed last night ('92 & '93), it was clear to me that he was The Man. Let's face it, everyone, Magnus kicks ass.
One other thing. The last time I posted to this guestbook, I ripped on Riku Kiri for having no game. I didn't realize at the time that he was injured. I saw him in Primm, cheering on Juoko Ahola. I could never root for Riku over Magnus, but I have a lot more respect for him now.
Name:Douglas Ellison Webpage: From: North Dakota Time: 01:33 Date: Oct 30, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnusson Comments:Name:Steve Stanhope Webpage: From: Ann Arbor, MI Time: 13:24 Date: Oct 30, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus. Comments: Without pain there is no gain.
Without pain there is no glory.
Name:Tom Moore Webpage: From: Destrehan Louisiana Time: 13:47 Date: Oct 30, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnusson Comments:Name:Tomas Valotta Webpage: From: Buenos Aires, Argentina Time: 22:19 Date: Oct 30, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Phil Martin Comments: Put some more photos, please!
Name:lacka Webpage: From: sweden Time: 02:31 Date: Oct 31, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: magnus ver m Comments: please email me the results from wsm 97
Name:Sebastien Philippe Webpage: From: Québec/Canada Time: 00:22 Date: Nov 2, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Manfred Hoeberl Comments: I just love these competitions, have been watching them on tv now for 4 years, hoping to go see it in person soon! Nice page too! Keep up the good work!
Name:glenn miller Webpage: From: akron, ohio Time: 16:20 Date: Nov 2, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: mike dayton Comments:Name:Elco Kroek Webpage: From: Netherlands Time: 16:35 Date: Nov 3, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Riku Kiri, KAZ, and Magnus Ver Magnusson Comments: I read that the WSM competitions are turning more and more into a media-circus, which is very disappointing to hear. Also here in the Netherlands, the Strongest Man of Holland is just one big commercial. The competitors have to wait for commmercials to start or end, and only then can they perform. But commercials and phsyching yourself up dont also go hand in hand. I hope that in the future the competitions will be become again what they originally were: Pure strength events, for real athletes. And please: no more commercial influences!! Concentrate on the sport, and not on the TV or Network around it!!
Name:Feiter Webpage: From: Lincoln, NE Time: 22:11 Date: Nov 3, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Ken Patera Comments: Can't beat the classic WSM Competitions!!
Name:Geoff Adler Webpage: From: USA Time: 11:51 Date: Nov 4, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Gary Taylor Comments: I have been an avid fan for over a year now. I collect and tape each competition as it comes on ESPN, or ESPN2. Its nice to know that therte is a web page where people can share similar interests.
Name:Xavier Webpage: From: Puerto Rico Time: 22:19 Date: Nov 4, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Heinz Ollesch Comments: WSM page is great! You have lots of good information
about a very exciting sport. For more info.and AWESOME photos
from WSM 1997 in Primm Nevada visit Scott, the Highlander's web site
(click on address above for bodytech fitness). He's got great pictures!
It almost felt like being there!
HEINZ OLLESCH IS THE GREATEST!!!