Ironmind has been posting the results and as of today, American Jesse Marunde was the overall leader after four events. He looked like he had a good shot at being the first American to win since Kaz in 82. The first 4 events and results were. FINGAL FINGERS 1. Jesse Marunde 2. Dominic Filiou 3. Jarek Dymek 4. Don Pope 5. Dave Ostlund PILLARS OF HERCULES 1. Tarmo Mitt 2. Don Pope 3. Ralf Ber 4. Mariusz Pudzianowski 5. Dave Ostlund FRIDGE CARRY 1. Mariusz Pudzianowski 2. Dominic Filiou 3. Jarek Dymek 4. Jesse Marunde 5. Ralf Ber OVERHEAD LOG LIFT 1. Mariusz Pudzianowski 2. Jesse Marunde 3. Dominic Filiiou 4. Jarek Dymek, Ralf Ber (tie) Today was the Chinese "ding" carry (a 375lb pot) and Squats (671 lbs) and Friday is the Atlas Stones. Some people thought Jesse was the favorite because he is slightly better at the stones than Mariusz and also Pudz has never completed all the squats (though he never had to because he always so far ahead) Well, Mariusz came out today and blew away the competiion winning both events easily. He can completly bomb the stones and still win. Jesse still has a good shot at second and Canadian Dominic Filiou is third. Here is what Dave Ostlund (one of the competitiors) posted on another board about todays events. "Day 3 is finished. Mariusz is 3x WSM. He has a 10pt lead over Jesse and even if he did not do stones and got 0 pts and Jesse won stones, he would win on countback. Squat was first today and we did it in the rain. Mariusz was one of 3 guys to do all 7 lifts and he did it fastest. Second was Dominic and third was Ralf Ber. Janne and Jarek made 6 lifts, Jesse and Don made 5, me and Elbrus made 4, and Tarmo did 3. 9th for me on squat, but 671 is a PR for me so I'm not too disappointed. Ding Carry was second after about a 3 hr break. 1st- Mariusz 90m 2nd- Virtanen 77m 3rd- Tarmo 71m 4th- Nigmatulin 69m 5th- Dymek 67m 6th- Ostlund 66m 7th- Either Jesse or Ber with just over 60m 8th- 9th- Pope 45m 10- Filiou 28m The technique everyone used was for the top of the ding to be against the chest/stomach and the feet were sticking straight out. It was much more stressful on the hamstrings than conan's wheel, husafel, or any other front carry. Barring a major disaster tomorrow, Jesse will finish second. There is a tight race for 3rd between Filiou, Dymek, and Virtanen. I am currently in 9th but with a good performance tomorrow I can move as high as 6th, but probably only to 7th or 8th. If Don performs up to par on stones he will wind up in 6th most likely."