The big day finally arrived and it could not have been a better day with the sun shining and moderate temperatures starting in the mid-50-s up to the mid-60′s. I could tell early on this would be great competition with a big, enthusiastic turnout. It was all that and much more.
Scott Brengel and his team did a fine job with this exciting and fast-paced event. Competitors and spectators alike were quick to agree and everyone was caught up in the energy. Each event seemed to draw the crowd in closer and closer to the athletes and by the time the last event, the Atlas Stones got underway, the athletes were surrounded by a wildly cheering and enthusiastic crowd, which stoked up their fire even more.
Take a look at the slideshow of the pictures I got, or if you prefer go to the strongman pictures to comment and download what you like. If I get any more, I will put them up as well.
The following video clips will give you an idea of the intensity of the competition.
The results and anything else that comes through to this post in the next day or so will be updated here.
Best T-shirt of the Day (besides the event shirt) was spotted by Mike Covert which read, “If this were easy, it would be Crossfit”.<ouch>!
While this was a strong man contest, the winner of the 1/2 body weight strict curl side event was a woman!
I got to work with some little future strongman athletes, putting them through tire flips and Prowler races! Great fun!