Like usual, I made an abrupt and last minute decision concerning my competition plans. I will be competing in Northern Nevada's Strongest Man on August 13, 2016 in order to qualify for Master's Nationals in Vegas at the Olympia on September 16. In short, I changed my direction because of my love for grip and as a long time advocate to see the return to more grip inclusion in strongman. Northern Nevada's Strongest has max distance farmers and Master's Nats has an awesome farmer's type medley and frame hold for time. The events were calling me. In short, I am in love.

From July 28, 2016


3x30 sec

42" Pin Squats
135, 2x3
225, 1x3
275, 1x3
315, 1x3
335, 1x3


Preparing for two competitions simultaneously is difficult. I cannot keep track if I am coming or going or what events I am working for what and when. At this point I am moving away from Reno events to focus on nationals. My priority is nationals, Reno is jumping through the hoops to get there. My ego is preventing that rationale but that's how things need to move with such limited time. I am noticing some weaknesses and areas of need I'd like to improve for nationals.