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!