Thursday, June 26, 2014

28 lbs fat handle Hammers with HIGA MONSTER

HIGA works out at "The Lab-Eastlake CrossFit" and

I needed to get a workout while I was by the University of Washington yesterday.
Matt Falk & Brandon Morrison from invited me to The Lab.
It was great!  The owner was super cool & she was awesome.  Thank you all!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HIGA at the Tacoma Rainiers baseball game

All you can eat & drink?  Higa is ALL IN BABY!!

The parents of the Acers 10u softball team enjoying the game!

Edward & I only had 1 beer...we swear.  lol

What a great night for Triple-A baseball!
This was me & my wife's first time to a Rainiers game.

Corey Hart signing autographs for the kids.
He is supposed to be called up to the Mariners this week, after Rehab.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

"Washington's Strongest Apple 7" pictures

Ready to rock & promote this contest!!

The venue is set next to the City of Des Moines marina & Puget Sound.

Animal Pak athlete, Ben Seath, was my MC for today.

Huge thanks to Steve, Andrew, Breck, Ben & Brian for helping me today!

Torri Self clean & pressed 12 reps with the 121 lbs Axle to win.

Nick Dewland of Canada trying to clean the 263 lbs Axle.

Shannon Gill from BSN hooked up my competitors & staff with some awesome goodie bags.  Thanks so much for your support every year, girl!

Graciano Rubio flew up from Fresno, CA & won the Yoke Walk.
He carried 665 lbs for 80 feet in 14.85 seconds.

Pro LW strongman Zack McCarley and
Pro HW strongman Andrew Palmer were on hand to help me judge.

Amy Payne DESTROYED 28 reps with the 209 lbs axle!!!!

Jeff Pearson won his class with 14 reps of 452 lbs.

Kristyn Whisman yelling at Andrea Summers to finish the Sled Drag.

Vanessa Venturella won the Keg Carry/Sled Drag in the 180 lbs class.

HIGA cheering on Daniel Silver in the Sled Drag.

Laurion vs Matt in the Sled Drag.  A close race!

Jeff Rose (Oregon) won the Keg Carry/Sled Drag for the SHW Men.
He finished in 48.77 seconds.

Amy Payne vs Erica Drinkard
Arm over arm pull of a Prowler sled, then push the Prowler back!

Luke Ehlis DESTROYED the Prowler push in 34.88 secs for LW Men!!

Jeff Rose (Molalla, Oregon) won the "Willie Austin Memorial Award"
as the best strongman of the day.  Congratulations to Jeff!

Jeff Pearson (Oregon) won the "Best Heart" award for Men.

Phoebi Crawford won the "Best Heart" award for Women.
She was always smiling!  So upbeat!

Thank you competitors, staff, volunteers & Sponsors!
I can't do this contest without you all!

Thank you Jim Wallingford Photography for all these great action shots that he took at this contest. Every year, he captures so many cool images of the athletes working hard.
To see all the pictures, check out his website at:

Mahalo to Bulky Boy Clothing for all your support, and for designing the contest t-shirts again!  You guys are da best, brah!

See you next year!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Early weigh-ins for "Washington's Strongest Apple 7" at Trapper's Sushi (Kent, WA)

Huge "mahalos" to Jaysin Reyna (center) of Trapper's Sushi!!
Thank you for hosting the early weigh-ins for me & the competitors.
Coach Allen Velasco of Imperial CrossFit on the left.

Ryan Riess of Imperial CrossFit & Dione Wessels of NAS Inc.

Jaysin made me this awesome plate of Salmon & Hamachi nigiri.

Looking forward to seeing all my competitors bring the heat tomorrow!
The top 2 in each weight class will qualify for Amateur Nationals in Las Vegas & Reno, NV.

Thank you Bulky Boy for designing another killer t-shirt for all my competitors!!  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Washington's Strongest Apple 7 is only 3 days away!

Just picked up the trophies this morning from
Thanks again for making these awesome plaques!

Come check us out at the City of Des Moines marina this Saturday from 10am-4pm
Admission is free!
I currently have 42 competitors, including a few from Canada, Oregon, one lady from Idaho and one guy flying up from California.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Masters America's Strongest Man (Day 1 Kokomo, IN)

Athlete introductions in Kokomo, Indiana.
2x World's Strongest Man, Brian Shaw on the far right.

I am currently in 5th place overall. We had 4 grueling events today, and have 4 more events tomorrow morning.
Keep you posted.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"Washington's Strongest Apple 7" is only 10 days away!!!

"Mahalos" to Bulky Boy Clothing for designing the competitor's shirts!

Looking forward to seeing everyone compete at my show next weekend!
Hope you all are training hard!  Come by to the City of Des Moines marina if you can!

Saturday June 14th
10am-4pm  Admission is free!
Our contest is adjacent to the Marina Farmers Market, where there will be 12 Food Trucks available.

City of Des Moines marina
22307 Dock Avenue
Des Moines, WA 98198

HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team