Thursday, November 28, 2013

R.I.P. Mike Jenkins

Still shocked from the news this Thanksgiving morning...
RIP to big Mike Jenkins who passed away today at 31 years young.

Give a big hug & kiss to your family and friends.  My heart goes out to his wife and the Strongman/strength community has suffered a great loss.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Squats with HIGA 11/25/13

My last heavy squat workout before the "USAPL Fife Holiday Classic" contest on 12/7/13

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

HIGA MONSTER: Strongman "Grace" WOD (137 lbs axle for 30 reps)

Finished this in 1:53 minutes.
Been over a year since I did this WOD but it was good to fry my grip out today!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pics from the "Trident Open" (Tacoma, WA)

Went to cheer on my bro, Ryan Riess, at the Trident Open.
Here he is doing a Snatch attempt.

This gym was AWESOME!

Riess warming up in front of Coach John Thrush.

Riess with a successful 116 kilos Snatch. (255.7 lbs)

Coach Allen Velasco & Coach John Thrush.

Riess just missed this 123 kilos/271 lbs snatch...

So Coach Thrush yelled at him & expressed his disappointment.  LOL

Saw Amy Hay & her boyfriend.  She won the 69 kilos class!
Amy is from Hood River, OR and is a 5th year Senior at Oregon State Univ.

Imperial CrossFit was in da house cheering on Coach Riess!

This 13 year old kid, Harrison, is a BEAST.
He finished with a 120 kilos/264.5 lbs clean & jerk!

Ryan Riess trying save this 1st attempt clean & jerk...

Riess cleaning his 3rd attempt.

Coach Allen, Riess, his son D'amrion & me.
We are proud of you bro!

Hayden & Riley Stockton also came to cheer on Coach Riess.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

HIGA wins the NAS, Inc "State chairman of the year" (Texas)

I am truly blessed to receive this award.  Had no idea till I was notified a few weeks ago by Dione Wessels.
My name will be on this plaque, and I will get to keep it for 1 year.
LW Pro strongman, Zack McCarley, took this video at the awards ceremony in Texas.  Thanks Zack!

"Mahalo" to all the strongman competitos who participated in the Washington's Strongest Apple, Central Oregon Strongman Challenge and the Bacon Beatdown Strongman this year.  You guys motivate me to promote better shows for you!

And a big "mahalo" to all of my family, friends, volunteers, and sponsors who have helped me in any of these shows in 2013.  Without you, a strongman contest cannot happen.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Ben Seath wins at the "Northwest Bodybuilding Championships" (Shelton, WA)

Huge congrats to my bro, Ben Seath, for his win last night!
Here he is doing a Most-muscular pose.

The contest was held at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA

Ben getting ready to eat some Hy-Protein bars before he takes the stage.

I got to meet some of the boys from "Universal Bodies" in Sea-Tac.
They were huge fans of me lifting in The Cage DVD & I hope to lift with them soon.

Patrick Castelli, Aly Pederson, Zack McCarley & Ed Eliason.
They all came to cheer on Ben too.

Ben is wondering why Roger Baker is eating all his protein bars...

Ben's trainer/coach, Roger Baker, doing some last minute prep with Ben.

Zack, me & Patrick getting ready to cheer Ben on...

Ben met my neighbor/friend, Jeremy Lambert.

Even though he switched from Powerlifting to bodybuilding...
Ben STILL has huge legs!

The HIGA MONSTER ladies came to support Ben too!
What a unreal transformation he went through!

Pumping up backstage...

Rob Chicano won the LHW class!
He is Ben's friend/training partner in Aberdeen, WA

Ben Seath

Ben Seath

Ben Seath

Poses for the Overall winner.  Robbie & Ben on the far right.

Front double-biceps for all the guys...

The guy on the left ended up winning the Overall.
He was the MW class winner.

Darrin Hildebrand from powercrunch.
His sister works at my Chiropractor's office too!

What Robbie's hotel bed looked like...
Good thing he brought his own sheets or the hotel would have sent him a bill!

Halloween was 2 days ago, but my wife made him some Eyeball Cake Pops.
As you can see, he really enjoyed them after the contest!

Super proud of my bro!  He has been a Powerlifter for so many years, and then decided to do 2 Bodybuilding contests to prove to himself that he could do it.  And he won both contests within a span of 2 weeks!

Great job Ben!  Congratulations for your win last night!  Now you can train for Powerlifting again and get BULKY...