Today I competed in my first strongman contest The Empire Classic. I ended up taking 2nd in my division. While I wanted 1st, at the end of the day I gave it everything I had and am proud of my performance. I suffered a hip strain that almost took me out of the contest completely so I’m blessed I was able to finish. A special thank you to @birdlawphd
for his coaching and my mom and sister for coming out to cheer me on. @redcon1
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putting this show on and the legend @magnusvermag
for MCing the event, but most importantly all my friends with kind words and support! @the_warroompnw
also came out and gave free PT to athletes which was much appreciated, make sure to check them out!!
1st event- Coinbox deadlift at 350lbs, I completed 27 reps and timed out at the 60 second limit taking 1st place
2nd event- Axle Clean and press at 140lbs.
Completed 19 reps timing out at 60 seconds placing 1st in this event.
3rd event- Yolk walk for 60 feet at 450 pounds in 15 seconds, taking 2nd place in this event by just 1 second.
4th event-Keg over bar at 250 pounds. I strained my hip in this event shutting me down at 4 reps total. Took 2nd by losing to 5reps total.
5th event- Power Stair with 150lbs, 200lbs,250lbs. Fighting through screaming hip pain from the prior event finishing in 26 seconds taking 2nd by just shy of 1 second. .
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