Sunday, December 11, 2016

HIGA MONSTER wins the "USAPL Team Phoinix Holiday Classic" (Tacoma, WA)

Blessed to win the Master's 40-49 division AND also won the Open Men division on my last deadlift! A great way to end my competition year of 2016, thank you all!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

USAPL "Team Phoinix Holiday Classic" is on 12/10/16 (Tacoma, WA)

Super excited to close out 2016 lifting in this contest!

Throwing my hat into the ring and will be lifting in Tacoma, WA on December 10, 2016
This contest is sanctioned by the USAPL and I will be lifting in the Men's Open & Master's M1 SHW divisions.

130 lifters are registered with 2 platforms going at the same time.
Come check out the action at the University of Washington-Tacoma campus inside the YMCA.

For more information, click on the link below:

See you in Tacoma!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Strongman Corporation National Championships starts this Friday 10/28/2016 (Davenport, Iowa)

Watch the action live on

Come by & cheer the 261 athletes that are competing!

Make sure you say "hi" to me if you see me there!  Flying out to the Quad Cities tomorrow, can't wait to be a part of the action and to cheer on these strongmen and strongwomen.
For more information, click on the link:


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

"GNC 500 lbs squat for reps" is tomorrow night! (Spokane Convention Center)

Who will squat the most reps with 500 lbs tomorrow?
Find out in Spokane this Saturday at the "Night of Champions"

Come by tomorrow night at 6pm to see me & 4 other guys battle for the $600 1st place prize.
Squat 500 lbs as many times as possible till failure with only a belt & knee sleeves or wraps.

For more info, click on the link below:

See you in Spokane,

Thursday, October 20, 2016

HIGA MONSTER wins the "USAPL Raw National Championship" (Atlanta)

Stoked to win with my braddah, Anthony Harris in Atlanta!

I won the Master's 40-49 120+ kgs class & Tony also won both the Open Men & Master's 50-59 120 kg titles.
We both punched our ticket to the IPF Raw World Championships next June in Minsk, Belarus. There was a total of 1,197 competitors in Atlanta

If you want to see the final results, click on the link below:

Thank you Bulky Boy for all your support over the years!  Much mahalos!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Watch "USAPL Raw Nationals" on Live Stream this weekend! (Atlanta)

Set your alarm and watch HIGA MONSTER lift this Sunday!

Live Streaming will begin today, so if you want to watch some Powerlifting action, you have 5 different platforms to choose from.

HIGA will be lifting on Sunday 10/16/16 at 2:30pm EST on the Primetime Sunday stream.
So click on the link below & scroll down till you see the Live Stream for the Primetime Sunday Broadcast for the 120+ kg weight class.  Squats are first, then Bench Press & finish with Deadlifts


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"USAPL Raw Nationals" starts tomorrow in Atlanta!

1,291 lifters will be competing in Atlanta!

Flying out Thursday to the biggest powerlifting contest I have ever done.  I will be lifting on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm EST in the "Primetime Session"
Can't wait to hit the platform for a chance to win a Raw National Championship in the Master's M1 class (40-49 years)

For more information, click on the link below:


Monday, October 3, 2016

Brian Shaw doing Circus Dumbbell Press & Car Deadlift at ASM 2016

Brian Shaw wins "America's Strongest Man" and Sean Demarinis wins "America's Strongest 105 kg Man"

4-time World's Strongest Man, Brian Shaw won all 5 events and the title of
"America's Strongest Man 2016" & $10,000 paycheck.

Sean Demarinis (California) won his 3rd title of 
"America's Strongest 105 kg Man" & $10,000 paycheck.

Friday, September 23, 2016

"America's Strongest Man" is 1 week away! (St Louis, MO)

ASM makes its return to St Louis in 13 years.
HIGA will be there to MC this contest.

Flying to St Louis next weekend to MC this amazing contest where the top Middleweight & Heavyweight Pros will battle for this coveted title.

The current and 4-time World's Strongest Man, Brian Shaw (Colorado) will be there competing too, so get ready to see some of the best Pro strongmen compete at the St Louis Hollywood Casino.

For more information, click on the link below:

See you next weekend in St Louis!

Monday, September 12, 2016

"Mr Olympia 2016" week is here!

The "Super Bowl" of Bodybuilding is this weekend in Sin City!

Make sure you come check me out as I will be at the Olympia Expo in the Las Vegas Convention Center.  I will be the MC for the "Master's Strongman Nationals" on both Friday & Saturday, and you can also see me at the Animal Pak booth.

Come say "howzit" to the HIGA MONSTER in Las Vegas this weekend!
For the full schedule, click on the link below:

Monday, September 5, 2016

"GNC 500 lbs squat challenge" at the "Night of Champions" (Spokane, WA)

Six of us will battle on October 22nd in Spokane!

One week after I compete in Atlanta, I will be in Spokane to defend my Title that I won last year.  In 2015 I won with 18 reps of 500 lbs.  This year is going to be a tougher, so I plan to bring it!

500 lbs for maximum reps (legal depth must be achieved or no rep)
No squat suits or squat briefs are allowed.
We can only wear knee sleeves, knee wraps and a belt.
Prize money will be $600, $450, $350, $250, $150, $100

For more information and tickets to this exciting show, click on the link below:

Hope to see you in Spokane!

Friday, September 2, 2016

USAPL Raw National Championship (Atlanta, GA)

Cant wait to compete in this contest!
Over 857 lifters are signed up so far.

I will be competing in the Men's Open and Master's (40-49) divisions.
For more information, click on the link below:

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 15, 2016

"Master's Strongman Nationals" is only 1 month away! (Las Vegas)

Hope to see you in Vegas during Mr Olympia weekend!
HIGA MONSTER will be the MC for this prestigious contest.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Pictures from "Sequim Strongman Showdown 4"

Proud of my friends/training partners from Kent CrossFit.
Eddie got 3rd place, Saul got 2nd place & Rachael won the MW Women!

Saul Peterson in the IronMind Axle clean & press for reps.

Eddie Shillinglaw carrying 700 lbs on his back in the Yoke Walk.

Merrit weighed 164 lbs & is pulling 455 lbs here...
He ended up pulling 495 lbs in the Max Deadlift event!

Jeremy Graham won the 231 lbs Men's class.
He pulled 635 lbs easily with no belt.

Eddie doing the Farmers Walk portion of the Carry Medley.

Rachael Bennet trying to load this 180 lbs keg over a bar.

Elizabeth Rilera trying to get this last keg over the bar.
It was good to see her competing again!

Handmade trophies that were sculpted by Liz Rilera & her family.

Saw this big Faka at Big Island Poke while eating dinner.
Holy cow, this Uso needs to be my starting Left Tackle!

Big thanks to Nate Bolling who put on another great contest.  Also thank you to all the sponsors Strength Crew, IronMind Enterprises, Allen Charters and Strongman Corporation.

Congratulations to all the athletes who qualifed for the Strongman Nationals to be held this October in Quad Cities, Iowa!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

"Mind over matter: DETERMINATION" video by Animal Pak featuring HIGA MONSTER

"Sequim Strongman Showdown 4" is this Saturday!

Nate Bolling (flipping the tire) will be promoting this contest.

  1. Axle clean & press for reps
  2. Yoke Walk
  3. Max Deadlift
  4. Farmers walk, Keg carry, Duck walk Medley
  5. Keg carry & load
Please come by and cheer these athletes on if your in the Sequim, Washington area.
I will be there to help Nate with officiating!

10am PST is when the contest starts.

JCPenny parking lot
651 W. Washington Street
Sequim, WA 98382

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Photo shoot with Kat Young Photography at Kent CrossFit

Sporting the V3 Training Shorts in this photo shoot at Kent CrossFit

874 lbs tire

Big "mahalos" to Kat Young for the crispy shots she took today!

If you need some photos done and you live in the Seattle area, hit her up on the link below:

And if you need the best Training Shorts for your workouts, buy some on Bulky Boy right now!


Monday, June 27, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

635 lbs x 3 reps deadlift, no belt by HIGA MONSTER

Big "mahalos" to Rodell Esteban, Mango Jon & Pati Tauti for letting me get a workout with them in Pati's garage in Hillsboro, Oregon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Animal Outreach" HIGA MONSTER visits two Kent schools today

My first stop today was at Meadow Ridge Elementary.
Spoke to the 6th graders and did a strongman exhibition for them.

Pressed this 125 lbs stone 10 times in front of the students.

Me & Saul Peterson (PE teacher)
Saul is the one who invited me to Meeker Middle School.

Snapping a picture with my friend, Rachael Bennet (2nd from left)
and the Vice Principal & Principal of Meadow Ridge Elementary.

It was truly an honor to speak to this kids before they go on Summer break, and do some strongman exhibitions in front of them.
Spoke to them about "Grit" and how important it is in our daily live, and hope they persevere through time times and overcome obstacles.

Great job today kids, I hope you have a safe Summer!
Stay focused and on track to stay out of trouble.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pictures from "Washington's Strongest Apple 9" today. (Des Moines, WA)

Andrew Cordaro trying to press a 220 lbs keg.
He got 3 reps in 1 minute to win this event for the 200 lbs Men.

Kate Hanson (Las Vegas)
She pressed a 115 lbs keg 15 times in 1 minute.

My brother in law, Kaena Kawai did a great job as the MC today!

HIGA MONSTER trying to keep everything running smoothly.

Jeremy Graham carrying a heavy sandbag.

Nick Matteson (Troutdale, OR) getting ready to pickup this sandbag.

Jessica Nordlie (Auburn, WA) trying to flip this huge tire!
She won the LW Women 120 lbs weight class.

Christina Kirk (top) vs Mitzi Salguero (bottom)

Nate Bolling (Port Ludlow, WA) flipping an 874 lbs tire.
Nate has competed in all 9 of the Strongest Apple shows!

Huge thanks to Caveman Foods!
They donated a bag of Chicken Jerky for all my competitors.
If you haven't tried it, they are YUMMY!

Trent Martin (Nampa, Idaho)
He pulled 14 reps on this 473 lbs Axle in 1 minute.

Josh Hatfield (Des Moines, WA)
He won this event in only 49.2 seconds!

Big "mahalos" to Benjamin Tseng AKA "DJ Discobee"
He was killing it on the ones and twos all day today!

We had some great prizes for the winners of each weight class!
Animal Whey, Liquid Chalk, Hip Circles, Gangsta Wraps,
Slingshots and Strideline Socks!

A very personal award right here from me.
Given to the most inspirational athlete today.

Me and the entire staff/volunteers agreed that we give it to Roy Ray.
Roy got four zeros in 4 events, but he still gave it his all no matter what.
AND he still had that smile every time after he tried his best in each event.
Proud of you Roy!  Love you man, way to rep the Masters with your effort.

Huge thank you to all my competitors, staff, helpers/loaders for today!
Without you, my contest would not exist.  You all shined today!
Much love to my wife Michelle who took all of these pictures too!

Thank you Bulky Boy Clothing for sponsoring my event again this year!  All my competitors loved the shirts you designed and printed for them!  I appreciate all that you do for the me and for "Washington's Strongest Apple"

Next year is the 10th year of this show...I plan to make it BIGGER & BETTER for my athletes.