Athlete Bio
Juha-Matti Räsänen

Years Active: 2001-2005
Born: 1974-05-19
Height: 1.98 m (6' 6")
Weight: 135 kg (298 lbs)

International Contests: 13
International Contest Wins: 1
WSM Appearances: 2
WSM Finals: 2
Best WSM Finish: 6th
Date Contest Contest Type Location Placing
2002-09-23 2002 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6 of 10
2001-10-15 2001 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Victoria Falls, Zambia 9 of 10
2004-07-24 2004 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Jelenia Góra, Poland 6 of 10
2002-11-23 2002 Sweden Grand PrixStrongman Super Series Stockholm, Sweden 11 of 14
2005-08-20 2005 IFSA World OpenIFSA Grand Prix São Paulo, Brazil 12 of 14
2005-08-06 2005 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsIFSA Grand Prix Kristiansand, Norway 3 of 10
2005-07-17 2005 IFSA European ChampionshipsIFSA Grand Prix Riga, Latvia 15 of 17
2004-07-18 2004 IFSA All Strength ChallengeIFSA Grand Prix Riga, Latvia 6 of 8
2003-05-17 2003 IFSA Finland Grand PrixIFSA Grand Prix Vantaa, Finland 3 of 8
2002-10-20 2002 IFSA China Grand PrixIFSA Grand Prix Panyu, China 2 of 9
2002-04-20 2002 IFSA Finland Grand PrixIFSA Grand Prix Vantaa, Finland 3 of 10
2001-08-26 2001 Strongman World Record BreakersIFSA Grand Prix Kokkola, Finland 5 of 8
2002-08-17 2002 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsIFSA Grand Prix Imatra, Finland 1 of 8
Date Contest Event Result Placing
2005-08-06 2005 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsAtlas Stones
(120 to 180 kg)
5 in 22.87 s 4 of 10
2005-08-06 2005 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsMax Axle Press 130 kg 8 of 10
2005-08-06 2005 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsDeadlift 7 reps 1 of 10
2005-08-06 2005 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsFarmer's Walk 43.8 m 3 of 10
2005-08-06 2005 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsTire Flip 35.31 s 3 of 10
2005-08-06 2005 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsSuper Yoke 28.44 s 3 of 10
2005-07-17 2005 IFSA European ChampionshipsMax Log Lift 0 (No lift) 15 of 17
2005-07-17 2005 IFSA European ChampionshipsDeadlift 2 reps 14 of 17
2005-07-17 2005 IFSA European ChampionshipsFarmer's Walk 58.85 s 3 of 17
2004-07-24 2004 Europe's Strongest ManPower Stairs 38.28 s 2 of 10
2004-07-24 2004 Europe's Strongest ManShield Carry 41.7 m 6 of 10
2004-07-24 2004 Europe's Strongest ManDeadlift 9 reps 4 of 10
2004-07-24 2004 Europe's Strongest ManMedley 59.15 s 5 of 10
2004-07-24 2004 Europe's Strongest ManAtlas Stones 5 in 30.12 s 5 of 10
2004-07-24 2004 Europe's Strongest ManConan's Wheel 760 ° 5 of 10
2004-07-24 2004 Europe's Strongest ManViking Press 6 reps 9 of 10
2004-07-24 2004 Europe's Strongest ManFarmer's Walk 42.12 s 5 of 10
2003-05-17 2003 IFSA Finland Grand PrixWheelbarrow Carry 18.07 s 4 of 8
2003-05-17 2003 IFSA Finland Grand PrixCrucifix Hold
(12.5 kg / hand)
42.82 s 6 of 8
2003-05-17 2003 IFSA Finland Grand PrixFarmer's Walk 39.86 s 5 of 8
2003-05-17 2003 IFSA Finland Grand PrixAtlas Stones
(100 to 180 kg)
5 in 37.93 s 1 of 8
2003-05-17 2003 IFSA Finland Grand PrixHercules Hold 24.37 s 3 of 8
2003-05-17 2003 IFSA Finland Grand PrixConan's Wheel 45.00 m 2 of 8
2003-05-17 2003 IFSA Finland Grand PrixCrane Pull 32.64 s 3 of 8
2002-11-23 2002 Sweden Grand PrixMedley 34.57 s 9 of 14
2002-11-23 2002 Sweden Grand PrixPower Stairs
(200-220-250 kg, 4 stairs each)
24.68 s 2 of 14
2002-11-23 2002 Sweden Grand PrixAtlas Stones
(110 to 160 kg)
4 in 26.86 s 10 of 14
2002-11-23 2002 Sweden Grand PrixWheelbarrow Carry 4.64 m 13 of 14
2002-11-23 2002 Sweden Grand PrixBench Press 0 reps 11 of 14
2002-11-23 2002 Sweden Grand PrixTruck Pull 35.52 s 10 of 14
2002-11-23 2002 Sweden Grand PrixMax Log Lift 150 kg 7 of 14
2002-09-23 2002 WSM FinalAtlas Stones
(100 to 160 kg)
4 in 32.65 s 7 of 10
2002-09-23 2002 WSM FinalDeadlift
(Car deadlift)
9 reps 2 of 10
2002-09-23 2002 WSM FinalShield Carry 112.35 m 2 of 10
2002-09-23 2002 WSM FinalTruck Pull 27.4 m 9 of 10
2002-09-23 2002 WSM FinalSquat Lift 3 reps 7 of 10
2002-09-23 2002 WSM FinalFarmer's Walk 40.07 s 2 of 10
2002-09-23 2002 WSM FinalFlip & Drag
(400 kg tire flip (15 m), 300 kg chain
drag (15 m))
24.9 m 9 of 10
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 2Atlas Stones
(100 to 160 kg)
4 in 33.07 s 2 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 2Conan's Wheel 1298 ° 2 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 2Truck Pull 45.32 s 2 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 2Fingal's Fingers
(200 to 300 kg)
4 in 32.84 s 3 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 2Max Log Lift 137.5 kg 5 of 6
2002-09-23 2002 WSM Heat 2Carry & Flip
(120 kg farmer's walk (15 m), 400 kg
tire flip (15 m))
37.35 s 3 of 6
2002-08-17 2002 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsLoading Race
(4x 100 kg boxes)
4 in 29.59 s 1 of 8
2002-08-17 2002 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsWheelbarrow Carry 18.81 s 1 of 8
2002-08-17 2002 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsSuper Yoke 13.44 s 2 of 8
2002-08-17 2002 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsIncline Log Press 5 reps 3 of 8
2002-08-17 2002 IFSA Nordic ChampionshipsTruck Pull 39.97 s 2 of 8
2002-04-20 2002 IFSA Finland Grand PrixWheelbarrow Carry 20.51 s 7 of 10
2002-04-20 2002 IFSA Finland Grand PrixAtlas Stones
(130 to 175 kg)
4 in 24.32 s 3 of 10
2002-04-20 2002 IFSA Finland Grand PrixIncline Log Press 5 reps 8 of 10
2002-04-20 2002 IFSA Finland Grand PrixMedley 32.81 s 2 of 10
2002-04-20 2002 IFSA Finland Grand PrixCrucifix Hold
(12.5 kg / hand)
37.33 s 6 of 10
2002-04-20 2002 IFSA Finland Grand PrixConan's Wheel 35.7 ° 1 of 10
2002-04-20 2002 IFSA Finland Grand PrixCrane Pull 33.98 s 8 of 10
2001-10-15 2001 WSM FinalAtlas Stones
(100 to 160 kg)
0 (No lift) 9 of 10
2001-10-15 2001 WSM FinalConan's Wheel 643 ° 7 of 10
2001-10-15 2001 WSM FinalVertical Lift 14.39 s 3 of 10
2001-10-15 2001 WSM FinalLog Lift 3 reps 10 of 10
2001-10-15 2001 WSM FinalFarmer's Walk 49.77 s 5 of 10
2001-10-15 2001 WSM FinalSquat Lift 0 reps 7 of 10
2001-10-15 2001 WSM FinalCarry & Flip
(365 kg yoke (15 m) + 390 kg tire (15
m))
53.25 s 7 of 10
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Atlas Stones
(100 to 160 kg)
4 in 38.30 s 4 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Conan's Wheel 728 ° 5 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Max Deadlift 350 kg 1 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Africa Stone 66.82 m 2 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Arm Over Arm Pull 31.20 s 3 of 6
2001-10-15 2001 WSM Heat 1Carry & Drag 45.20 s 1 of 6
2001-08-26 2001 Strongman World Record BreakersFarmer's Walk
(For distance)
21.34 m 2 of 8
2001-08-26 2001 Strongman World Record BreakersCrucifix Hold
(12.5 kg / hand)
46.93 s 6 of 8
2001-08-26 2001 Strongman World Record BreakersAtlas Stones
(100 to 166 kg)
4 in 13.83 s 3 of 8
2001-08-26 2001 Strongman World Record BreakersMedley 43.02 s 1 of 8
2001-08-26 2001 Strongman World Record BreakersWeight Throw
(For height)
4.25 m 7 of 8
2001-08-26 2001 Strongman World Record BreakersMax Log Lift 120 kg 6 of 8
# Event PR Contest
1 Max. Deadlift 350 kg (772 lbs) 2001 WSM Group 1
2 Max. Log Lift 150 kg (331 lbs) 2002 Sweden Grand Prix
3 Max. Axle Press 130 kg (287 lbs) 2005 IFSA Nordic Championships