Saturday, August 31, 2013

HIGA MONSTER in da hood...(Hood River, Oregon)

My brother in law, Freddy, slapped some Bulky Boy STRONGMAN DIVISION stickers onto his fishing kayak.  He hopes that it will bring him some luck & land that big King Salmon!

Gorgeous day on the Columbia River!
Lots of Stand-up paddlers & kayakers on the water today.

Check out this BULKY van we saw!
I would hate to load up that rack on the top.

Stopped at PFriem Family Brewery for the 1st time.
Had to sample a flight of their Belgian beers.

My favorite was the "Super Saison" beer.
9.5% brah!!  Bulky Boys only!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

"Animal Outreach 2013" (Monroe, WA)

Despite a pouring rainstorm, Animal Outreach carried on today.

Kristyn Whisman was the one who invited me here.
She is the Dean of Education there.  Had to load the equipment in a bin before entering the Prison.

A big "mahalo" to Animal Pak for donating 20 pairs of wrist wraps and 10 lifting straps.
I donated it to the Prison Gym in hopes we make a positive impact.

Truly a mind-boggling experience to be inside the prison walls of Monroe.
Big thanks to Kristyn Whisman for the invite and the Superintendent of Correctional Services for allowing me to be a part of today's Diversity Fair.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Animal Outreach" is tomorrow (Monroe Prison, WA)

HIGA MONSTER is going to the Big House tomorrow...
"Animal Outreach" is headed to Monroe, WA where the HIGA MONSTER will be joining forces with Kristyn Whisman (3 times-America's Strongest Woman).
Kristyn invited me to help her take part of the Diversity Fair that is happening in the Rec Yard.  We will let some of the inmates try a few strongman events such as the Log Press, Farmers Walk and Axle Deadlift.
Kristyn is the Dean of Education at  Monroe CC and I was honored when she asked if I could be a part of this event.
She did this 2 years ago and one of the best moments was when all the inmates were cheering each other on in the Strongman events.  White, Black, Latino or Asian...they all came together for a brief moment.
This will definitely be a new experience for me and I hope to somehow make a positive impact on the inmates lives with Kristyn.
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Saturday, August 24, 2013

13 yeard old boy Clean & Jerks 231 lbs "Bad Mother Open 2013"

Pics from the "Bad Mother Open" (Sumner, WA)

Had to fuel up before the contest at Sunbreak Cafe (Auburn, WA)
Chicken fried steak, red potato hashbrowns & eggs & banana bread.

Ryan Riess getting ready for his 1st Snatch attempt.

Snapped a pic with Coach John Thrush, head Ref & owner of the gym.

Riess shooting the breeze with Steve Spellman.

Coach Chris & Ryan Riess.
This was Ryan's 1st Oly Lift contest.

Great job Riess!
He ended up with a PR of 303 lbs clean & jerk.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Flashback Friday

My wife bought me this awesome throwback baseball jersey!
 "Hawai'i Islanders" 1961 baseball road jersey, made of wool.  4xl brah!

I remember my Grandpa taking me to Islander baseball games at Aloha Stadium when I was small kid time, so this brings back fond memories.  They used to play the Portland Beavers, Edmonton Trappers & other teams.
Thanks so much for this precious gift babe!

Happy Aloha Friday to everyone!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The 18th "Bad Mother Open" is in 2 days (Sumner, WA)

Weights are gonna be flying this Saturday in Sumner, WA.
Imperial CrossFit co-owner & coach, Ryan Riess, will be competing!  The HIGA MONSTER will be there to cheer him on in hopes that he can qualify for the "American Open"
Lifting starts at 10am PST
For more info, click on the link:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

HIGA MONSTER picks up litter in Seattle

Softball is a BULKY BOY sport too!

My daughter's hitting coach, Mark Anderton, was reppin' the Bulky Boy STRONGMAN shirt.
Mark is originally from New Zealand & has helped Kaiea tremendously.
He was a former member of the New Zealand National team, a New Zealand batting champion, and a member of Eddie Feigner's "King and his Court" 4-man softball team.

Monday, August 5, 2013

10 year old girl does a 120 lbs Farmers Walk (Redmond, OR)

Are you kidding me?  She carried 120 lbs in each hand!
Strong kids in Central Oregon!  Great job Emma!


Saturday, August 3, 2013

"Oregon Feats of Strength" strongman contest (Redmond, OR)

Starting the day off with our 2nd breakfast at the hotel.
Sarge & I ate at 6am earlier, cause we knew we were gonna have a long day.
A killer sunrise outside our hotel, with the canal rushing w/water.
Check out these badass trophies!
Imperial CrossFit in da house!
Torri Self & David Lopez were competing.
Stones...lots of them.
Women's Yoke Walk
Men's Yoke Walk
HIGA MONSTER "Fight like a girl..."
Showing some love to support Breast Cancer research.
Torri Self pressing a 160 lbs Log.
She cleaned & pressed this 5 times.
Brandon Morrison vs David Lopez
310 lbs Farmers Walk
Les Schwab Tires brought some new tires for us to flip...
Torri Self flipping a 500 lbs tire for 5 flips.
Intermission...Kid's tire flip contest
So awesome!  That girl on the left is only 10 years old.
Nice job to all the kids who participated!
Torri Self in the Husafell Stone carry.
It weighed 240 lbs.
Miranda Hagadorn lifting an Atlas Stone over a 50" tall bar.
Congrats to all the competitors!  Great turnout.
You can't see it, but I have the HW Men's winner, Johnny Hernandez, a Bulky Boy "Strongman Division" t-shirt for winning the Heavyweight class.  Torri's Dad is fired as a photographer.  LOL
Johnny drove all the way to Oregon from El Paso, Texas to compete!! 
Imperial CrossFit in da house!
Jimmy McCurry got 2nd in the MW Men. 
David Lopez got 6th overall in HW Men & Torri Self won the HW Women.
Post-contest drink for da HIGA MONSTER.
"Worthy IPA" from Worthy Brewing Company (Bend, OR)
A big "mahalo" to meet promoter, Dean Munsey!
He and his staff put in alot of work and had a great turnout today at the Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo.  We look forward to doing it again next year!
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Friday, August 2, 2013

HIGA MONSTER at the early weigh-ins for the "NAS Oregon Feats of Strength" strongman contest (Redmond, Oregon)

Promoter Dean Munsey, Sarge & HIGA MONSTER.
Why is Sarge still wearing fanny packs?  Come on brah..

I like this gym already...
Cause they have an Oregon State platform!
 This guy in the yellow shirt looks BULKY...
Stopped at the SONIC across the street...
Coney Island footlong w/chili, cheese, onions & mustard.
With a peanut butter cookie shake, brah...
Sarge likes to line his footlong with Tater Tots on top, brah...
"Why are all the bodybuilders looking at us real funny, Sarge?
Cause we are eating SONIC in da gym...thats why they are Mean Mugging us..."