For anyone who isn’t aware, the biggest Men’s MW strongman show EVER began today, and runs through Sunday! 3 events ran today. They included: a 300 lbs sandbag carry/ 700 lbs chain drag medley, a 300 lbs log press, 250 lbs block press, 175 lbs circus dumbbell press medley, with 1 press each for the first 2 implements and max reps on the dumbbell, and then a 320 per hand farmers carry/ 400 lbs duck walk medley.
This event is being put on by strengthcollective, coresports, and ESPN (crazy right??). It’s a huuuuuuge deal, as Middleweights have been getting the shaft in strongman since weight classes were created. But these guys are absolutely phenomenal.
Through the first three events, a friend of mine, Tommy Sharp, is in 1st place! I competed at my very first show back in 2014 with him, and I believe it was either his first or second show. We’ve competed together more times than I can count. The dude is an absolute monster, his overhead pressing and carries are both world class, and he doesn’t really have any holes in his game overall. So clearly I’m rooting for him.
This weekend, the American Log Press championship is ALSO being held at the same venue, and in my opinion, it’s a near certainty that the log record will be broken, and probably by more than 1 person. I’m pulling for Trey Mitchell in this one, another fellow Texas competitor.
Anyone have some other predictions for the weekend??