Strongman Meets Crossfit: 7 Great Moments from WOW Stronger in Iceland

This competition involved The Mountain from Game of Thrones, 2 double CrossFit Games Champions and many other great athletes from around the world! Strongman meets Crossfit in Iceland, what's not to love?

WOW Stronger is a Crossfit / Strongman inspired team competition where strength and fitness is tested between three-person teams, two men and one woman.

Sara Sigmundsdottir Snatch
Sara in action

It began when Annie Thorisdottir, Katrin Davidsdottir and Hafthor Bjornsson invited athletes to come and challenge them in CrossFit Reykjavík, Iceland, a country that some of the strongest people in the world call home! The following athletes from around the world answered their call:

  • Frederik Aegidius
  • Thuridur Erla Helgadottir
  • Sara Sigmundsdottir
  • Elijah Muhammad
  • Patrick Vellner
  • Albert-Dominique Larouche
  • Paul Tremblay
  • Alec Smith

Other athletes included Anna Hulda Ólafsdóttir, Hjördís Ósk Óskarsdóttir, Freyja Mist Ólafsdóttir, Ingunn Luðvíksdóttir, Árni Björn Kristjánsson, Árni Freyr Bjarnason, Cody Mooney Jakob Magnússon, Sigurður Hafsteinn Jónsson, Stefán Ingi Jóhannsson and Þröstur Ólason.

1. ALEC SMITH TAKES ON HALFTHOR BJORNSSON IN THE CLEAN LADDER

Alec Smith took on Hafthor Bjornsson AKA “The Mountain” in a clean ladder and Thor decided to muscle clean everything, including a final lift of 186 kg!

Strongman vs Crossfit!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Not everyday you get to go head to head vs Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson AKA "The Mountain" in a clean ladder. His lifts looked easier the heavier the weight got ?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Ladder started at 320lbs here and my last clean was around 390lbs! Got under 402lbs but just didn't have it today. I think Hafþór hit a 410lb muscle clean for his final lift. Such a beast, and such a nice guy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Thank you to Annie Thorisdottir, Frederick and WOW air for such an awesome and fun event!

Posted by Alec Smith on Samstag, 7. Januar 2017

2. SARA SIGMUNDSDOTTIR COMPLETES 18 UNBROKEN MUSCLE UPS!

3. ELIJAH EZ MUHAMMED REPS OUT A HEAVY CLEAN AND JERK

4. ANNIE THORISDOTTIR GETS FIRED UP BY THE CROWD AND SNATCHES BIG!

5. WOW STRONGER: GYMNASTIC WOD WITH PATRICK VELLNER AND TEAM

Patrick Vellner “Gymnasty complex with some of the Icelandic crew from this morning! Such a solid day of training, with some of the fittest company on earth. This was from one of the pieces we did, try it out!”

  • 4 Rounds for Time:
  • 21 Cal Row
  • 8 Pull ups
  • 7 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
  • 6 Bar Muscle ups
  • 21 Burpee over the Rower

A video posted by Patrick Vellner (@pvellner) on

6. THURIDUR HELGADOTTIR PREPPING FOR THE COMP WITH AN IMPRESSIVE BARBELL COMPLEX

7. 170kg OVERHEAD SQUATS BY FREDERIK AEGIDIUS

 


Sara Sigmundsdottir Snatch © Bjarni Sigurðsson

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