Canada's Strongest Man Jean-Francois Caron celebrates his debut in MLO SCL Canada with remarkable victory over 2017 MLO Strongman Champions League leader Matjaz Belsak. In fact, this was Caron`s second win from two starts! Success in Canada shuttles him to 4th place in 2017 MLO SCL overall standings with 50 points.

Matjaz Belsak who saw his fragile lead after Day 1 diminished by Caron, wasn`t very upset in the end, because the second place extended his overall advantage to 41 pts. ahead of his closest rival, Graham Hicks of England, after first 6 stages of this year`s MLO Strongman Champions League.

Belsak literally made home crowd wild, after setting new World Record in 102,5 kg. Dumbbell One Arm Press with 9 repetitions in 60 seconds! This however, wasn`t enough to stay on top of the field after decisive wins of JF Caron in Overhead keg throw and Farmer`s walk. The second best Canadian, Jimmy Paquet, show strong display in all events to finish 3rd on podium, just 1.5 points behind of Belsak.

Now MLO SCL Tour returns in Europe, with the next round in Vaasa, Finland to be held on 19/20 August.


  1. Jean-Francois Caron, Canada – 75 pts.
  2. Matjaz Belsak, Slovenia – 69 pts.
  3. Jimmy Paquet, Canada – 67.5 pts.
  4. Sean O'Hagan, Ireland – 56 pts.
  5. Stefan Solvi Petursson, Iceland – 52.5 pts.
  6. Lucain Herrick, USA – 42.5 pts.
  7. Spenser Remick, USA – 40.5 pts.
  8. Terry Hollands, England – 39.5 pts.
  9. Will Baggott, England – 32 pts.
  10. Aurelien Le Jeune, France – 17pts.
  11. Alex Moonen, Holland – 8.5 pts. (Injury)