World’s Strongest Man competition
Authored by Larry Jewett on June 14, 2019
The 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man competition will offer a unique challenge to the contestants, who will be required to pull two Monster trucks over a distance of 22 meters in a qualifying round.
With a combined weight of 10,000 pounds, it will take considerable effort for the contestants to get the job done, but some will clearly be up to the task. The world class athletes are accustomed to lifting heavy weights and showcasing feats of strength that, like Monster Hot Wheels performances, have been awe-inspiring.
The World’s Strongest Man competition is being held in Bradenton, which serves as the first-ever Florida host for the event. The contest has not been held in the United States since 2014.
One of the contestants is better known for his role as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the television series “Game of Thrones”. In this competition, he is known as Hafthor Julius Bjornsson from Iceland and he is the defending champion of World’s Strongest Man. A native of Iceland, Bjornsson stands 6-foot-9 and weighs more than 400 pounds .
The event is being recorded for airing on June 30 on CBS. Check local listings for times.
MONSTER JUMP ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Viewers of the season finale of the Discovery Channel series Diesel Brothers were holding their breath as Heavy D took the BroDozer Monster Jam truck into the Utah sky to jump over a flying airplane. The event aired live on May 27.
Months of preparation and planning went into the event, which populated a special two-hour episode. Prior to the BroDozer jump, Todd LeDuc completed a forward momentum backflip to start the spectacle. Tanner Godfrey, who is semi-paralyzed, hurtled a UTV through the air for a 240-foot jump, which eclipsed the old record by 17 feet.
When the time arrived for Heavy D to make his attempt, developing head winds became a cause for concern. When conditions became more favorable, the decision was made to begin and pilot Anthony Oshinuga prepared to fly through the stunt zone.
With millions watching on Discovery and hundreds of special guests on site, Heavy D and Oshinuga began their course that would lead them to successful completion of the exciting event. The BroDozer passed over the flying aircraft, providing an exciting first successful jump over a flying airplane.
The event was held at Wendover Airfield near the Nevada border. This historic location served a significant role in World War II history as the home of the Enola Gay, which was used to drop atomic bombs during the conflict. The base serves as a museum and preservation site for World War II. The Diesel Brothers chose the decommissioned base for the Memorial Day event as a tribute to the brave men and women who serve in our military.