Doncaster man mountain shows his strength by winning top strongman event

Jordan Haycock, of Doncaster, receives his award.
Jordan Haycock, of Doncaster, receives his award.

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

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

Jordan Haycock, of Doncaster.

Jordan Haycock, of Doncaster.

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

“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.

Competitors at the Doncaster strongman competition.

Competitors at the Doncaster strongman competition.

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

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.