Name:Rick Steeves Webpage: From: Canton, Ohio Time: 15:03 Date: Nov 5, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: M. ver Magnussen Comments: This page is quite nice. However, I found lots of excellent pictures on "Scott The Highlander's" home page. The address is listed in an earlier comment. Also, if anyone knows when a strongman is making a personal appearance, or if a local competition is going on, please post that info here! Rock on Magnuss!!!
Name:Tim Riley Webpage:Riley's DSP Homepage From: Fairfax, Virginia Time: 15:33 Date: Nov 7, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Gary Taylor Comments: Hey, great work on the homepage, the bio's tell it all...gotta love the competitions of the early 80's between Geoff Capes and Kaz..
Name:Mick SPEED Webpage: From: Hurst,TX Time: 00:21 Date: Nov 8, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Whitfield Baskin Comments: watch out for Whitfield at the 97 North American Strongman
champ. in November at Fort Worth
Name:JON RYDER Webpage: From: PERRYSBURG, OHIO Time: 20:58 Date: Nov 8, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: BILL KAZMAIER Comments: FUTURE STRONGMAN, AT LEAST MY FRIENDS THINK SO.
Name:Patrick Mitchel Webpage: From: Carmel, Indiana USA Time: 07:28 Date: Nov 9, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Bill Kazmaier Comments: Great web page!!! I will be visiting here
again and again...thanks.
Name:Jason Spurgers Webpage: From: Texas Time: 08:28 Date: Nov 9, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Comments:Name:Roy Gillespie Webpage: From: Renfrew Ontario Time: 23:09 Date: Nov 10, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Jon Pall Sigmarsson Comments: IM A VIKING!!!!!!!
Name:Patrick Espey Webpage: From: Time: 23:37 Date: Nov 10, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Comments: Bill - Kulikowski finally gave me the address. I like, I like.
Name:Nathan Schultz Webpage:Nathan's Home Page From: Colorado, USA Time: 23:03 Date: Nov 11, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnusson Comments: Great Page!!! Keep it up.
Name:tim eichinger Webpage: From: milwaukee, wisconsin, USA Time: 20:08 Date: Nov 12, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: kiri, olaha[hint hint],mvm,badenhorst Comments: i went to primm and had mixed feelings. the
conditions and pace of the events was agonizing.
being a veteran of powerlifting meets i thought
i had seen the worst conditions for spectators
possible but this was worse. but at least at a
powerlifting meet the lifting conditions are good.
the reason there are so many injuries is
because the athletes are made to wait so long
between attempts to accomodate the BBC editing
i dont think you can compare todays WSM with the past
WSM. the way that Kaz buried his competition early
on i am afraid he would get buried by many of todays
competeitors. the combanation of strength and
endurance is not found in ANY other sport period.
can you see bruce wilhelm competing at his best
against todays WSM. how embarassing.
as far as all you people out there who talk about
being competetive with these athletes, you only
diminish the sport by thinking you could jump in
and compete. shut up and enter if you are so damngood.
especially Iowas strongest man
Name:Davíð Arngrímsson Webpage: From: ICELAND Time: 10:33 Date: Nov 13, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnús Ver Magnússon. Comments: Magnús will come back next year stronger than ever to win VSM, to show everybody who´s the Boss.
Name:Ryan Holmes Webpage: From: Los Angeles Time: 17:05 Date: Nov 13, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus ver Magnusson, Raimunds Bergmanis Comments: In an effort to save the FAQ page for FAQ's, I'll post my comment here. There's been a lot of talk, both in the FAQ and the Guestbook, about how badly the athletes are treated by the competition's organizers. There's no denying that what happened to Kazmaier was wrong, and it certainly looks like Magnusson, Kiri, and Badenhorst all got screwed over. But apart from those incidents, what I see as the main problem is a lack of organization. In Primm, once the events got started they seemed to proceed at a reasonable pace (the exception to this was the Slot Machine Squat, with that silly light show constantly interrupting). The problem was that the events never started earlier than 90 minutes after the posted start time. The constant waiting must have worn on the athletes, but apart from that, I didn't think they were being treated all that badly. A little foresight by the BBC crew would have made the competition pretty much perfect. I guess what I'm trying to say is that if everyone feels the athletes were being treated unfairly mainly because they were made to wait, then maybe we shouldn't be complaining to the organizers about their treatment of the athletes, but rather their lack of organization. Of course, maybe I missed some messed up stuff that happened to the competitors. If I did, please let me know.
Name:Kyle Young Webpage:HONNOLD=MAGNUS!!!!!!!!! From: earth Time: 02:01 Date: Nov 14, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: OD and Honnold Comments: If there is anyone out there strong enough to challenge me I will take them on. I will warn you though, if you get out of line Honnold, the world's strongest band, will take your skull and make confetti. LONG LIVE HONNOLD!!
Name:BRAD Webpage: From: LOS ANGELES Time: 02:05 Date: Nov 14, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: MAGNUS Comments: I RELLY ENJOY WATCHING ALL THE OLD COMPETITIONS. THEY FIRE ME UP FOR MY NEXT DAYS WORKOUT. CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT DID SIGMARSSON DIE. IF SO, CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHEN AND HOW. IT MIGHT SOUND STUPID, BUT SOMEONE TOLD ME HE DIED.
Name:Michael Turkell Webpage: From: Croton, NY Time: 13:45 Date: Nov 14, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Lars Hedlund, Don Reinhoudt, Geoff Capes, Dave Waddington Comments: Is there any WSM merchandise which can be purchased (shirts, hats, ...)?
Name:Leanne Webpage: From: Kiama, Australia Time: 04:20 Date: Nov 15, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Wayne, Gary, Jamie, Magnus Ver Comments: Hello from Australia!
Magnus if you're reading this, you owe me a T-Shirt!!!
Name:derek curtice Webpage: From: cape girardeau, mo Time: 00:00 Date: Nov 16, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnussun Comments:Name:Ray Butterworth Webpage: From: AUSTRALIA Time: 06:35 Date: Nov 16, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: RIKU KIRI Comments: Iam A Powerlifter and wish to compete in strongman competitions in Australia. I recieved an email from Steve Mitchel and Leanne who suggest they are the Australian organizers of strongman competitions in Australia but did not give me an email or ordinary address, or phone number. If you read this could you please contact me again with more info. Thank you.
Name:Greg Webpage: From: Michigan,U.S. Time: 11:19 Date: Nov 17, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: M. Ver Magnussen Comments: Is it me or does this whole thing about the 97'
event concerning the backstabbing by the promoters
of Magnus, Gerrit and Kuri give me a sick feeling
about the WSM now.
Name:Jamie LaMorgese Webpage: From: Waterloo IA USA Time: 14:51 Date: Nov 17, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Gerrit Badenhorst Comments:Name:Paul Rajlich Webpage:Paul Rajlich's Homepage From: Urbana, Illinois Time: 11:40 Date: Nov 19, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Manfred Hoeberl Comments: Great page! I'm really impressed by the amount of
information on this website. Also, I looked all over the
web for information about Manfred Hoeberl, but there
isn't much to be found. In the end, I decided to make
my own page. The address is: http://hoback.ncsa.uiuc.edu/~prajlich/manfred/ .
If you can, add a link to it from you Manfred bio
page. Keep up the good work!
Name:Orville Richards ("Ollie") Webpage: From: West Virginia Time: 14:21 Date: Nov 20, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Magnus Ver Magnussen Comments: I agree with Gary from Michigan -- there was something or somebody out to make sure Magnus did not win WSM for the fourth time in a row. I even heard that in the trials, during the log press competition, the log Magnus' group was pressing was significantly heavier than the other group. Just wait until our hero comes back next year to kick some serious ass.
On a separate note -- Bill -- I noticed that you have the results posted now. Did you get these results from that tall dark-hair woman who showed up at all the events? (By the way, she was pretty hot -- did you catch her name?) Anyway, cool site and go Magnus!
Name:David Hult Webpage: From: Green Bay, WI Time: 21:56 Date: Nov 20, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Bill Kazmaier Comments: For all those people who think Magnus and Jon Paul
are the strongest men ever need to wake up! They
are definitly strong but are no match for a true
powerlifter like a KAZ or a Don Reinhouldt. Don
squatted 1001 and kazmaier has did a 1055 deadlift.
Those kinds of lifts have never been repeated. Sure
Magnus and Jon Paul have one 4 competitions but if KAZ
would have kept going, he could have won at least
six. BILL KAZMAIER IS THE STRONGEST MAN WHO EVER
LIVED! YES, I'LL MAKE THAT STATEMENT!
Name:whit baskin Webpage: From: oklahoma Time: 22:35 Date: Nov 20, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: don reinhoudt Comments: i agree that reinhoudt and kaz were definitely stronger than magnus and jon pall
even though they were perhaps better strength athletes--anyway don never squatted 1000--his best competition squat was i believe
935--and nobody can do a 1000+ lb. deadlift (partial cart lifts dont count)--bills best official lift was 880-something though he did do
900+ in exhibitions--i think kaz was probably 2nd strongest all time--paul anderson is definitely first though--a 6270 back lift, numerous 1000-1100+ squats,
585*2 push press, and a raw 627 bench and 820 plus deadlift (pre-powerlifting era) with very little practice on the lifts----buy pauls autobiographical
video out of powerlifting usa or milo
Name:Louise Webpage: From: Originally England, now in Texas Time: 22:47 Date: Nov 21, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Jon Pall Sigmarsson Comments: It is great to finally find some interest in World's Strongest Man here in the States. I have watched it in England and Europe since the first one and always have been a big fan. The web site is just great and I will be a regular visitor! Keep up the good work!
Name:Dan Webpage: From: Texas Time: 14:05 Date: Nov 22, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Big KAZ Comments: There is no doubt about it, Bill Kazmaier is the all-round strongest man who ever lived! KAZ deadlifted 1055 lb. while injured. These new guys only pull in the 900's, at best. Mr. Kazmaier did 969 lb. in the squat during the 1981 WSM, quite easily I might add. The big deal here is that he was only 27 when he did it. Long before his prime. And what's the big deal with Jon Pall Sigmarsson? He wasn't that good! Just look at his main competition: An aging, out of shape Geoff Capes, an injured O.D. Wilson, and Big Kaz, who was hampered by injuries in the late 80's. FACE IT: BILL KAZMAIER IS THE STRONGEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED!!!
Name:nathan erickson Webpage: From: davenport iowa Time: 16:55 Date: Nov 22, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: geoff capes Comments: if anyone knows where i can get a poster of geoff
capes, the bearded brute, let me know email me
Name:mikko.r Webpage: From: kannus finland Time: 14:16 Date: Nov 23, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: jouko ahola Comments: you all know where you can find the strongest men in the world.Answer is from FINLAND!!!
Name:BRIAN Webpage: From: BOSTON,MASS. Time: 21:19 Date: Nov 23, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: MAGNUS VER MAGNUSSON Comments: IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN FIND ANY MAGNUS POSTERS OR T-SHIRTS, PLEASE E-MAIL ME
Name:Robert Haddad Webpage: From: Titusville,Fl Time: 03:05 Date: Nov 24, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Bill Kazmier and Doug Hepburn Comments:Name:Ross Alexander Webpage: From: Tempe, AZ Time: 18:12 Date: Nov 25, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Kaz, Magnus, Cleve Dean Comments:Name:Jim Kane Webpage:- From: New Boston, PA Time: 10:17 Date: Nov 26, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Comments:Name:Mark Rasmussen Webpage: From: Green Bay Time: 11:19 Date: Nov 26, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Bill Kazmaier Comments:Name:JOE NICOLOSI Webpage:NONE From: NJ IN THE U.S Time: 15:06 Date: Nov 26, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: KAZ Comments: KAZ IS THE STRONGEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED
Name:Marcus Webpage: From: Malaysia Time: 06:09 Date: Nov 27, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: Riku Kiri Comments:Name:mark smith Webpage: From: Time: 13:24 Date: Nov 27, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: magnus ver magnusson Comments:Name:Scott Webpage: From: Richmond, VA Time: 19:43 Date: Nov 27, 1997 Favorite Strong Man: f Forbes Cowen Forbes Cowen f ORBES cOWEN Comments: I like Forbes because Ive never seen anyone with as much determination or guts. There are more talented strongman but no one gets as much out of themselves as he does. Too bad about the prison sentence though, if its true. These atheletes are great and everything but why is it when discussing who is the strongest of all time, everyone forgets just who this is, Paul Anderson. No athelete past or present can hold a candle to his lifts, which were done I may add before steroids. For anyone whos never heard of him get the tape about his life and prepare to be astounded. 300 pound dumbell presses? 900 pound squats done with no spot, wraps, belt, suit, warmup, and done lower than they squat now and not to mention he did them effortlessly. Nobody can come close to him today even with all the equipment and steroids they use. Give the man his do, anyone else is a distant second, even Kaz. Get the tape and you decide.