So this weekend I competed in the Central Maine Strongman II, my first strongman competition, after training with the strongman implements and doing events for just a little over a month. I was very happy with my performance, and have a ton of room for improvement. Here are the events and my stats.
I competed in the 176-200 lb class.
1) Viking Press for reps in 60 seconds, 210 pounds
This event was pretty good. I got 9 reps, which was good for 3rd. I would have liked a few more and thought that I could have at least gotten 10 when I was practicing on it, but nonetheless, I was happy with my performance.
2) Car Squat for max (starting weight 425)
This was my worst event, and rightfully so, it was very very different than anything I have ever done. I made it to 550 lb and then failed at 625. This was a very hard event and I definitely need to train specifically for it. I came in 4th in this event.
3) Yoke Walk and Keg Load Medley
For this one, the yoke started at 250 pounds, we walked 50 feet, then loaded 2 75 pound kegs, walked 50 more feet, then loaded 2 more 75 pound kegs for a final weight of 550 pounds, then we walked back 50 feet. With this event, I did pretty well in. I made it all the way with 550 without dropping it and came in 2nd. I was very happy with this one.
4) Farmers Walk (220 pounds in each hand)
I did very well in this event, and the weight was very light for each hand. I believe I came in 2nd in this event and was happy with my performance.
5) Fingal Fingers
We were to flip 3 fingers, the first being 12 feet and 325 lbs, the second being 13 feet and 350 lbs, and the third being 14 feet and 375 lbs. I flipped the 1st and 2nd with ease, and got to a sticking point on the 3rd and nearly had it, but dropped it. Nonetheless, I was very happy with this event.
6) Atlas Stones (60 inches, 56 inches, 52 inches, 48 inches, 44 inches)
The stones were loaded in this order 215 lb, 230 lb, 250 lb, 280 lb, and 315 lb. I loaded the 215, 230, 250, and 280 successfully, but once I got to the 315, it was so smooth since no one had gotten to it and I didnt have time to tacky up so I didn't really attempt it. I was extremely happy with my performance, especially since I had not even been able to load the 280 stone in training on its own.
Overall, I came in 2nd, and I was very happy with my first show. I am definitely going to compete more and just need to focus on getting stronger now. I'll post some videos in a bit when I get them up.