Sunday, June 30, 2013

"Taste of Tacoma" (Point Defiance, WA)

HIGA's first time eating alligator.  It was ONO, BRAH!
It was just like eating a pork chop.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

"Burpees are frickin AWESOME!!"

BRUTAL...this was my work gym challenge for June 2013
Last year I did 24 but didn't clap my hands at the top, so I wanted to make it legit this year.

HIGA MONSTER "Just say no to crack..."

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pictures from "Washington's Strongest Apple 6" (Des Moines, WA)

HIGA MONSTER getting the competitors ready for battle.

This year's sponsors for "WA Strongest Apple 6"

Zack McCarley trying to see if Kristyn Whisman will finish the Sled Drag.

My boy, Brian Carter, was rocking his HIGA MONSTER shirt.

Elizabeth Rillera carrying a 180 lbs keg for 100 feet.

HIGA & the staff were rockin' the new "Strongman Division" shirts.
Go buy one on the Bulky Boy website!

"Sarge" yelling at Mike Reed to "HURRY UP & FINISH!"  lol

My boy, Ben Seath came to support & cheer the competitors on.
Ben weighs 264 lbs now & is competing in his 1st Bodybuilding contest in Nov.

"Pull hard Bulky Boy!!!"

Torri Self looks like she is going to kill some reps!

Jason Weller's tattoo is bleeding on the Axle...LOL

Nate Bolling DESTROYED the 438 lbs Axle with 15 reps!

Big Mike Kromer cheering on his wife Lisa Kromer.

Joan Jennings vs Lisa Kromer in the 385 lbs Yoke Walk.

Mike Reed pressing a 220 lbs keg.
He did 6 reps in 1 minute.

Patrick Castelli lapping a 303 lbs stone.

Scott Wallace drove down from Canada & won the 300 lbs class.
Here he is lifting a 352 lbs stone over a 50" tall bar.

Imperial CrossFit was in da house!

Lisa Kromer wins the LW Women (far left)

Elizabeth Rillera wins the MW Women (far left)

Lacey Okey wins the HW Women (right)

Patrick Castelli wins the 200 lbs Men class (right)

Mike Reed wins the 231 lbs Men class (left)

Nate Bolling wins the 265 lbs Men class (right)

Scott Wallace wins the 300 lbs Men class (left)

I gave a special award for the "Most Inspirational competitor" in honor of my late friend, 
Willie James Austin.

Nate Bolling was the winner of this award & I will donate $100 to the "Austin Foundation" in Nate Bolling's name.  It says, "Standing out among others with your positive impact today..."

To view all of the pictures that Jim Wallingford took, check out his website below!!i=2591009215&k=gRMDqPs

Thank you to all of the competitors who laid their hearts on the line!
A big thank you to all of my Staff & Helpers who I could not do this contest without!

And a special "thank you" to all of my sponsors, especially Bulky Boy Clothing who designed some SICK shirts for my competitors & staff to wear!  You guys are da best!

Much aloha,

Friday, June 21, 2013

Weigh-ins for "Washington's Strongest Apple 6"

"Mahalo" to Jaysin Reyna for hosting the weigh-ins at
Trapper's Sushi-Kent Station
Brandon Morrison of
David Lopez & Torri Self
Coach Allen Velasco of Imperial CrossFit
Lifting big and eating sushi BIG...
Shannon Gill & Jim Wallingford (my contest photographer)
Long day of work...TIME FO'GRIND, BRAH!
ASC President, Dione Wessels flew in from St Louis.
The truck is loaded & ready to go!
Big thanks to my friends, Bryan Eccleston & Joshua Daleigh for helping me load the truck this morning.  Appreciate it guys!
Breakfast at Wild Wheat Bakery in Kent, WA
My portabello mushroom/Swiss cheese omelette.
Animal Pak & Animal Flex on da side, brah...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day 2013

Before I opened my Keg-erator this morning...

After I opened my Keg-erator!!
1/4 barrell of Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing.

"Mahalo" to my wife & daughters for my Father's Day present!  Love you guys!
And Happy Father's Day to all da Dads that support Bulky Boy!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Washington's Strongest Apple 6" is on June 22nd

Check out this year's competitor shirt designed by Bulky Boy & Tim Lowman.
So far, I have 33 competitors, including 13 women.
The top 2 competitors in each weight class will qualify for the "NAS National Championships" in Texas on Oct. 18 & 19th.
Come by to see amateur Strongman in action on Saturday June 22nd
City of Des Moines marina “NORTH DOCK” (by the fishing pier)
22307 Dock Avenue
Des Moines, WA 98198
Admission is free!
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Monday, June 10, 2013

"Rowed Kill 2" prize winners!

Brennan Webster won a "HIGA MONSTER signature series shirt".
He rowed 2,000 meters on the Concept II Rower in 6:48.9 minutes (damper set on #10)

Elizabeth Joy won a "Manta" t-shirt & the Women's division.
She rowed 2,000 meters in 8:24.7 minutes (damper set at #7)

Congratulations to both winners & all of the participants of this month long gym challenge!  Great job!
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pictures from the Fit Expo 2013

HIGA MONSTER, Jesse "the Phenom" Norris & Tom "Rage" Fuller.

Breakfast for HIGA.
Almond crusted French Toast, eggs & Swedish potatoes.

Our booth at the Boise Fit Expo.

The "DARK HORSE CrossFit Challenge" was going on near our booth.

Tom "Rage" Fuller & HIGA MONSTER

"Feeding my wild side" at the Jack Links booth with Sasquatch.

Fans of the Animal Pak booth.

The ANIMAL Legion was represented.  Hooked this guy up with a shirt.

GO BEAVERS!  Some Oregon State fans were in da house.

My friend Kimmy stopped by to say "hi".  Her husband was doing the IronMan triathlathon bike portion.

"Pleather" still exists in Boise apparently...

Pressing the 173 lbs Inch Dumbbell.  I cleaned & pressed it for 3 reps with no warm-up.

Outside the Century Link Arena.

The finish line of the Boise Ironman Triathlathon was outside the arena too.

Another view of the finish line.

"Post expo recovery drink"
Alpha Dog IPA from Boise, ID.

My ribeye steak with Gorgonzola cheese sauce.

Me & Pete from MHP enjoying a post-Expo beverage.

WWE star David Otunga & my friend Neil Blitzer.

True ANIMAL right here...
This couple works at & she just had shoulder joint surgery.
She was walking around a CROWDED bar/club in her sling!