Kelvin de Ruiter Wins 2022 Strongman Champions League Holland

On June 18, 2022, 14 strongmen from across the globe converged on Doetinchem, Netherlands to compete in six events at the 2022 Strongman Champions League (SCL) Holland contest. The single-day contest featured a Truck Pull, a Viking Press, a Hercules Hold, a Super Woke, Conan’s Wheel, and the Atlas Stones. When all was said and done, Kelvin de Ruiter emerged victorious on home territory. Here are the full results below:

Índice
  1. 2022 Strongman Champions League Holland Results
    1. Truck Pull
    2. Viking Press
    3. Hercules Hold
    4. Super Yoke
    5. Conan’s Wheel
    6. Atlas Stones

2022 Strongman Champions League Holland Results

  1. Kelvin de Ruiter (Netherlands) — 67 points
  2. Roberto Rodriguez (Spain) — 63.5 points
  3. Gavin Bilton (Great Britain) — 63 points
  4. Dennie Kohlruss (Germany) — 57 points
  5. George Sulaiman (Netherlands) — 53.5 points
  6. Ilya Khazov (Cyprus) — 51.5 points (T-sixth)
  7. Johan Espenkrona (Sweden) — 51.5 points (T-sixth)
  8. Aurélien Le Jeune (France) — 46.5 points
  9. Sean O’Hagan (Ireland) — 46 points
  10. Angelo van der Pas (Netherlands) — 34.5 points
  11. Johan Langhorst (Netherlands) — 33 points
  12. Anders Aslak (Denmark) — 21.5 points
  13. Ervin Toots (Estonia) — 19.5 points
  14. Sebastian Kurek (Poland) — 12 points

de Ruiter’s contest victory came on the back of four wins out of the six events. His worst performance was the Viking Press, where he finished 11th, and the Hercules Hold, where he finished eighth. The other four events saw him rack up 14 points and ultimately step atop the podium via a 3.5-point overall lead. Check out individual event recaps below.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Truck Pull

Each strongman was tasked to pull an 18,000-kilogram (39,683.2-pound) truck 25 meters in the fastest time possible. There was a 75-second time cap. de Ruiter came out with a bang to open the contest, winning the event but just over two seconds.

  1. Kelvin de Ruiter — 32.72 seconds
  2. Dennie Kohlruss — 35.03 seconds
  3. Sean O’Hagan — 35.23 seconds
  4. Roberto Rodriguez — 35.88 seconds
  5. Ilya Khazov — 40.85 seconds
  6. Gavin Bilton — 41.37 seconds
  7. Sebastian Kurek — 45.66 seconds
  8. George Sulaiman — 46.03 seconds
  9. Johan Espenkrona — 46.39 seconds
  10. Ervin Toots — 47.16 seconds
  11. Aurélien Le Jeune — 47.31 seconds
  12. Angelo van der Pas — 47.34 seconds
  13. Johan Langhorst — 52.36 seconds
  14. Anders Aslak — 67.91 seconds

Viking Press

Each athlete was given 60 seconds to Viking Press 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds) as many times as possible. Bilton proved his prowess in overhead events and took first place points. Kohlruss scored his second straight runner-up finish, clearing the first third of the contest in a consistent fashion.

  1. Gavin Bilton — 10 reps
  2. Dennie Kohlruss — Eight reps
  3. Johan Espenkrona — Seven reps (T-third)
  4. Ervin Toots — Seven reps (T-third)
  5. Aurélien Le Jeune — Seven reps (T-third)
  6. Angelo van der Pas — Seven reps (T-third)
  7. Roberto Rodriguez — Six reps (T-Seventh)
  8. Ilya Khazov — Six reps (T-Seventh)
  9. George Sulaiman — Six reps (T-Seventh)
  10. Anders Aslak — Six reps (T-Seventh)
  11. Kelvin de Ruiter — Five reps
  12. Johan Langhorst — Two reps
  13. Sean O’Hagan — Zero reps
  14. Sebastian Kurek — Zero reps

Hercules Hold

The Hercules Hold is a strongman mainstay event that tests the grip strength of competing athletes. Two pillars fall away from a platform and each athlete attempts to static hold them from toppling for as long as possible.

  1. Roberto Rodriguez — 51.38 seconds
  2. Sean O’Hagan — 47.15 seconds
  3. Aurélien Le Jeune — 46.37 seconds
  4. Johan Espenkrona — 44.16 seconds
  5. George Sulaiman — 42.97 seconds
  6. Gavin Bilton — 42.81 seconds
  7. Ilya Khazov — 38.25 seconds
  8. Kelvin de Ruiter — 37.32 seconds
  9. Johan Langhorst — 29.45 seconds
  10. Angelo van der Pas — 26.40 seconds
  11. Ervin Toots — 25.60 seconds
  12. Dennie Kohlruss — 18 seconds
  13. Sebastian Kurek — 17.80 seconds
  14. Anders Aslak — 2.98 seconds

Super Yoke

Each strongman had to carry a 425-kilogram (937-pound) yoke down a 25-meter course with a 75-second time limit. de Ruiter got back in the saddle of a winning position and beasted the course in under 14 seconds.

  1. Kelvin de Ruiter — 13.74 seconds
  2. George Sulaiman — 16.38 seconds
  3. Roberto Rodriguez — 16.40 seconds
  4. Johan Langhorst — 16.75 seconds
  5. Gavin Bilton — 17.00 seconds
  6. Aurélien Le Jeune — 17.53 seconds
  7. Johan Espenkrona — 18.88 seconds
  8. Ilya Khazov — 23.57 seconds
  9. Sean O’Hagan — 26.41 seconds
  10. Angelo van der Pas — 28.68 seconds
  11. Dennie Kohlruss — 35.92 seconds
  12. Anders Aslak — 75 seconds
  13. Sebastian Kurek — 19.6 meters
  14. Ervin Toots — withdrew

Conan’s Wheel

The titanic 300-kilogram (661.4-pound) wheel compels athletes to rotate it as far as possible. de Ruiter narrowly edged out Sulaiman by 10 degrees to take the win.

  1. Kelvin de Ruiter — 780 degrees
  2. George Sulaiman — 770 degrees
  3. Dennie Kohlruss — 750 degrees
  4. Roberto Rodriguez — 575 degrees
  5. Gavin Bilton — 565 degrees
  6. Johan Espenkrona — 560 degrees
  7. Aurélien Le Jeune — 550 degrees
  8. Ilya Khazov — 495 degrees
  9. Johan Langhorst — 440 degrees
  10. Sean O’Hagan —380 degrees
  11. Anders Aslak — 370 degrees
  12. Angelo van der Pas — 109 degrees
  13. Sebastian Kurek — withdrew
  14. Ervin Toots — withdrew

Atlas Stones

The classic finishing event for elite strongman events closed the show in the Netherlands. de Ruiter scored his fourth event win, loading all five stones in 57.38 seconds — nearly 10 ahead of runner-up Khazov. The stones ascended in weight from 120 to 180 kilograms (264.6 to 396.8 pounds).

  1. Kelvin de Ruiter — Five in 57.38 seconds
  2. Ilya Khazov — Five in 66.27 seconds
  3. Dennie Kohlruss — Five in 71.77 seconds
  4. Gavin Bilton — Four in 36.82 seconds
  5. Sean O’Hagan — Four in 46.84 seconds
  6. Roberto Rodriguez — Four in 57.51 seconds
  7. Angelo van der Pas — Three in 48.70 seconds
  8. Johan Espenkrona — Three in 61.15 seconds
  9. Anders Aslak — Two in 16.01 seconds
  10. Johan Langhorst — Two in 22.65 seconds
  11. George Sulaiman — One in 12.75 seconds
  12. Aurélien Le Jeune — One in 44.82 seconds
  13. Sebastian Kurek — withdrew
  14. Ervin Toots — withdrew

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