Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pictures from "The Cage" 2013 (Columbus, Ohio)

Competitive eater, "Furious Pete" and HIGA MONSTER.

Ben Seath, HIGA, Dan "The Savage" Green & Eric Spoto at Chicago airport.

Seath & I met this USAF airman at Chicago & laced him up with an Animal shirt.
He was headed home for a month off from Afghanistan.  Nice to meet you Michael Williams!

My dinner after a long day of travel from Seattle to Ohio.
Wings & chili-cheese fries!  All this was only $11 too brah!

Why is Ben Seath always looking at my crotch?  Wtf?

Me & Mike O'Hearn "bringing sexy back..."

Our custom-made Chucks that Animal Pak made for the athletes!

The custom made bench made by Legend Fitness for the Cage.  
Those are 200 lbs dumbbells!

Me & the "Juggernaut" Chad Wesley Smith.

Brandon Lilly, about to deadlift 800 lbs Raw.  No belt or suit!

HIGA, Steve Slater and Zack McCarley.

Odd Haugen and HIGA.

P Diesel, HIGA, Brandon Lilly & Chad Smith.

ROGUE Fitness booth.  Check out the USA flag of bumper plates!

HIGA, the legend Ed Coan & P Diesel after our deadlift battle.

We stopped in for a workout at Beyond Limits Training.  Sweet place!

I helped some of the boys with Log Press & Atlas Stones.

Me & the owner of Beyond Limits, Rich Lauro.

After training at Beyond Limits, we DESTROYED massive amounts of meat at Rodizio's Brazilian steak house!  It was so awesome!

My "Loose Cannon IPA" was very tasty!

"The Natural" Randy Couture stopped by the Cage!

P Diesel being so ghetto on how he "washes his hands" by rubbing it on a bar.

Me, Niko Huslander & Ben Seath.

My old Powerlifting coach & current IPF referee, PJ Couvillion.

"The Ant" Richard Hawthorne getting ready to deadlift 620 lbs at 132 lbs BW.

700 lbs loaded on the bar for Eric Spoto to bench press.

The National ABC at Metro Fitness.
Over 250 Animals showed up!  You wear an ANIMAL shirt, you enter the gym.

Me wearing the special commemorative shirt ANIMAL PAK made for 150 lucky members!
30th anniversary edition.

While everyone was about to slam their Animal Rage shots before the ABC, Ben Seath is about to be poisoned by drinking some of the gym cleaner liquid...

Marshall "Freakshow" Johnson & his awesome water bottle.
Now thats ANIMAL.

Now thats a BULKY BOY...probably 7 neck rolls on that braddah.

Chad Smith warming up towards him squatting 700 lbs for 10 reps!

Brandon Lilly creator of "The Cube Method".

Jesse "The Phenom" Norris deadlifted 775 lbs at a BW of 198 lbs.
He is only 19 years old!

What a weekend it was!  See you at the Cage in 2014!


  1. Always a pleasure to see you Higa, you continue to inspire us, keep at.


  2. Good Job HIGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BULL STEWART I'll BE BACK!

  3. I can't explain how appreciative I am of you, and all of the athletes that make up the strongman, powerlifting and weightlifting community.

  4. Looks like another awesome time. Nice job on your DL challenge.