Strongest Man of the Netherlands
Strongest Man of the Netherlands (Dutch: Sterkste Man van Nederland) is an annual strongman competition held in the Netherlands and featuring exclusively Dutch athletes. The contest was established in 1979, with Gerard Du Prie winning the inaugural contest. Berend Veneberg and Jarno Hams hold the record for most wins with 7. Ted van der Parre holds 3 wins, and Ab Wolders and Gerard Du Prie each have 2 wins in the contest.
Jitse Kramer, Strongest man of the Netherlands, 2015, just before he wins the title. Photo: Doetze Hovius
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Jarno Hams lost in 2014 for the first time in ten years and became 4th. There were some years he did not participate, but he was the undisputed champion. In 2015, the 7-time champion wanted to try one last time to become the only man to win 8 times, but Hams got injured just before the match, so another man took his place in the event.
Top 3 placingsEdit
- Results courtesy of David Horne's World of Grip: http://www.davidhorne-gripmaster.com/strongmanresults.html
- According to the results of realdutchpower the event was held in 1997 and not held in 1998.
- "www.davidhorne-gripmaster.com". Retrieved 2010-08-20.
- "jarnohams.nl". Retrieved 2010-09-02.
- "realdutchpowe.nl, Results 2007". Retrieved 2010-08-20.
- "realdutchpowe.nl, Results 2010". Retrieved 2010-08-20.
- "realdutchpowe.nl, Results 2011". Retrieved 2011-08-05.
- "nufoto.nl, Results 2012". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
- Overborculo.nl Final Strongest man of the Netherlands
- (in Dutch)Jitse Kramer second at Strongest Man of the Netherlands 2016
- (in Dutch)Alex Moonen is Strongest Man of the Netherlands 2016 for the third time.
- Kelvin de Ruiter, strongest man of the Netherlands 2019
- De Ruiters coach was his father, but he passed away in 2019. Kelvin de Ruiter, 6ft8 tall ("The Flying Dutchman") dedicated his title to his father who supported him all the years and almost all competitions.