Doncaster man mountain shows his strength by winning top strongman event

A Doncaster strongman with big ambitions flexed his way to a top title.

Thursday, 18th August 2016, 11:54 am
Updated Thursday, 18th August 2016, 12:59 pm
Jordan Haycock, of Doncaster, receives his award.

Jordan Haycock, aged 24, from Bircotes, won Doncaster’s Strongest Man competition at the New Bodies Strongman Club in Hatfield on Sunday, August 14.

Shortly after winning the title, he said on Facebook: “I’m absolutely buzzing, lost for words.

Jordan Haycock, of Doncaster.

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“Yet again thanks everyone for everything.”

The man mountain has previously told the Free Press about his lifetime ambition to lift the title of Britain’s Strongest Man.

Regarded as a prodigy in the sport, the former Serlby Park School pupil burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old - standing 6ft 4ins tall and weighing 23 stones - when he broke the under 18 British record for combined weights on his South Yorkshire Unequipped Open debut.

This year’s Doncaster strongman competition was expanded to include a women’s category.

Competitors at the Doncaster strongman competition.

A spokesperson for the New Bodies Strongman Club said the competition was made “bigger and better” to “reflect the growing interest in the sport.”

Spectators were also invited to take a look around a range of stalls on the day and there was also a whole host of mini-competitions to keep the crowds entertained.

Jordan Haycock, of Doncaster.
Competitors at the Doncaster strongman competition.