Yesterday was the USS St. Paddy’s Day Smash Strongman competition held in my hometown of Paducah, KY. The last few years the competition has been held in Paducah and I’ve helped work the competition instead of competing in it. This year I decided to compete since I’ve never competed in my hometown. A few weeks out I decided to jump in the middleweight 220-pound class. Overall there was a large turnout of top athletes, from as far as 6+ hours away, looking to earn their qualifying spot for USS Nationals.

So how did things turn out? Click below to find out:

Meet Report: Chase Karnes at USS St. Paddy's Day Smash