Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kevin Nee video at "Imperial CrossFit"

Thanks again for stopping by our gym Kevin!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Videos from "CrossFit NW Regionals" (Puyallup, WA)

"CrossFit Northwest Regional Championships" (Puyallup, WA)

HIGA and my "Imperial CrossFit" friends was in da house!

Reebok was in full force for all 3 days of Regionals.

HIGA MONSTER & Laurie Bowler (co-owner of Rainier CrossFit).  Laurie and her husband Kurtis Bowler were the hosts of this prestigious Regional Championships.

Men's "Snatch Ladder" event.  Starting weight was 155 lbs and they made 10 lbs jumps until you missed an attempt.  You had 50 secs to complete the lift.

Ran into Annie Malone & Sean (Yelm, WA).  They were volunteering in the Training room.

This was my first time going to the Northwest Regionals!  It was truly mind boggling to see how hard the CrossFit athletes push themselves in all 3 days of competition.

Since I have been training at Imperial CrossFit, it has truly been humbling to see how much of a family they are in supporting each other in their workouts, and in major contests like this.
Hats off to Kurtis & Laurie Bowler and Rainer CrossFit for an awesome job in hosting this contest!

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Sunday, May 27, 2012

"Reign Fighting Championships" (Bremerton, WA)

HIGA MONSTER & his ohana was in da house last night watching some live MMA action.
Kaena Kawai, Dain Agbayani, Robbie Walden, Bristol Marunde, HIGA & nephews Jayvin & Dahrius.
(picture courtesy of Chuck Marunde)

Da "uso" in the middle introduced himself to us from the "Sovereign Fight Team" (Spokane, WA) and he actually went to college with Bristol at Washington State University!
(picture courtesy of Chuck Marunde)

Mahalos Bristol for an awesome night of amateur MMA fights!  Me and my family had a blast!
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Washington's Strongest Apple 5" is 12 days away!

Another AWESOME shirt designed by Bulky Boy Clothing!

The back of the shirt with my sponsors logos.

The HIGA MONSTER is proud to present the "5th Washington's Strongest Apple" contest.
We will again be part of the opening day of the Marina Farmer's Market and the new location of the north entrance of the marina.  There will be an unobstructed view of the beautiful Puget Sound and the Marina Farmers Market will be right next to our contest location.

The top 3 competitors in each weight class will qualify for the "Amateur National Championships" to be held this November in Tunica, MS.

So far, I have 26 competitors which include 3 from Australia!  Its truly an honor to have some international competitors fly all the way to Seattle to participate in my contest.

Guest judges include ASC Lightweight pro strongman, Zack McCarley and ASC Heavyweight pro strongman, Andrew Palmer.

Bring your family and friends!  Admission is FREE.  If you have never been to a live Strongman contest, now is your chance to see it locally here in the Seattle area.

City of Des Moines marina (north entrance, by the fishing pier)
22307 Dock Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Start time:  10am sharp
Finish time:  3pm estimated finish

Thank you to all my sponsors, especially to Bulky Boy Clothing for designing these awesome "Red Apple" shirts for all of my competitors.

See you on June 2nd!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Monday, May 21, 2012

Shout out to the "Silverback Krew" in North Carolina from HIGA MONSTER

Howzit to braddahs David Hansen & Adam Scherr out in North Carolina!

I was rockin their Silverback Krew shirt in this morning's workout at "Imperial CrossFit".

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kevin Nee gets a workout at "Imperial CrossFit" with HIGA MONSTER 5/17/12

Pro strongman Kevin Nee stopped by for a workout at "Imperial CrossFit" last night.

An honor to have Kevin stop by the gym last night.  He did some Axle clean & presses and I jumped in and did some Front Squats with him too.  A few of the members took pictures with him too and was happy to meet him.

Stop by anytime Kevin!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Saturday, May 12, 2012

HIGA MONSTER wins the "Sequim Strongman Showdown 2012'"

HIGA warming up with the 290 lbs "Jesse Dawson Marunde" log.

Corey St Clair & HIGA MONSTER before the start of the contest.

Representing the Bulky Boy Brand to its fullest...

HIGA throwing the 30 lbs keg over the 15 ft tall bar.

Kevin Nee thought we were doing a "Keg Stand", not a Keg Toss.

HIGA pressing the 300 lbs Axle.

HIGA pressing the 170 lbs Circus Dumbbell.

"The Wolverine" Brad Dunn pressed a HUGE 407 lbs axle press!

Zack McCarley & HIGA "bowing" before we did the 850 lbs Yoke Walk.

Luckily, HIGA was able to beat Zack in this event!

Karl Gillingham (Minnesota)

HIGA about to lift a 350 lbs atlas stone.

I ended up getting 6 reps & barely missed a 7th rep.

My ohana drove from Bremerton to Sequim to cheer me on.  Mahalos!

Small kine "stone rash" from the Stones event.

Signing autographs for the kids in the audience.

Final placings
  1. Grant Higa
  2. Karl Gillingham (Minnesota)
  3. Brad Dunn (Florida)
  4. Zack McCarley (Ellensburg, WA)
  5. Nate Bolling (Sequim, WA)
  6. Kevin Nee (Boston)
  7. Corey St Clair (Ohio)
A big "mahalo" to SARGE John Allen for putting together another awesome contest in Sequim!  I would also like to thank the Irrigation Festival for hosting us and to all the staff/volunteers that put this all together.

To see all of the photos that Jim Wallingford Photography shot at this contest, click on the link below:!i=1842430128&k=JpNdntS

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Sequim Strongman Showdown" is tomorrow night!

HIGA MONSTER is ready to compete tomorrow.

7 Strongmen will go at it as part of the "117th Sequim Irrigation Festival". 

•Karl Gillingham (Minnesota)
Kevin Nee (Boston, MA)
Brad "The Wolverine" Dunn (Orlando, FL)
Corey St. Clair (Columbus, OH)
Grant Higa (Maple Valley, WA)
Zack McCarley (Ellensburg, WA)
Nate Bolling (Sequim, WA)

  1. 880 lb Yoke Walk
  2. Keg toss medley (5 kegs)
  3. Press Medley
  4. Max Axle Press (last man standing wins)
  5. 350 lbs Atlas stone over a bar (for reps)
A big thank you to "SARGE" John Allen for putting this contest on for us because it is truly an honor to compete in the hometown of the late Jesse Marunde.

Come by and check it out if you are near the Sequim area!  For more info, click on the link below:

Friday May 11, 2012 6pm-8pm

Location: Blake Avenue Lot (as part of the Logging Show)

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Monday, May 7, 2012

Love you always, Grandpa James Agbayani...

Today is the 1 year anniversary that he passed away in Honolulu, HI.

One of the greatest joys in my life was to always see him smile whenever we saw each other.  I always miss you Grandpa and hope to be half the great man that you were.

Your grandson,

Saturday, May 5, 2012

HIGA MONSTER visits Ben Seath for a workout at "Timber Gym" (Aberdeen, WA)

Ben Seath & HIGA MONSTER about to sling some weight around.

Ben Seath strict pressing 225 lbs. 

The sign says, "No kids allowed" but Seath is here.  LOL

A great workout today with Ben,  He is getting ready to compete in the "Northwest Iron Wars powerlifting contest" on May 12th, and I will be competing in the "Sequim Strongman Showdown" on May 11th.

Thanks for the hospitality Ben and a big "mahalo" to Don Bell (owner of Timber Gym) for letting me get a workout this afternoon!

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bulky Boy Clothing representing in Detroit, Michigan at the "Motor City's Strongest Man 3" contest!

Check out my boy Nathan Niedzwiecki wearing an old skool Bulky Boy contest shirt in this video!

Congratulations Nathan for winning your class!  We appreciate you rockin our clothing!
He competed in this contest on April 21, 2012.

HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team