Athletes compete in annual FITT Strongman event


Andrew Turner competes in the tire flip during Saturday's annual Fitt Warehouse Strongman competition.

FITT Warehouse held its annual Strongman Competition on Saturday at Ashley Park, with participants competing in five events — the farmer carry, the log hang clean and press, the atlas stone tire and flip, the yolk walk and strongman medley pull and drag.

Athletes were given points based on their order of finish in each event, with seven points going to the winner in each category.

Men were grouped into four weight classes — lightweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight — in addition to a women’s division.

Nathan Hammock, who competed in the light heavyweight division, was the overall winner by amassing 34 points. He won four of the five events in his class and finished second in the tire flip. He collected $1,500 for his effort.

Stuart Bready won the farmer carry, the log-hang clean and press and the strongman pull and drag to earn the men’s lightweight title with 33 points. Bready edged Ben Brown, who finished with 32 points.

Brown finished in second place with wins in the atlas stone tire flip, and the yolk walk.

Andy Timm won the log clean and press, the tire flip, and the strong man medley and finished with 32 points to beat second place Andrew Turner who had 27 points to win the men’s middle weight division.

Turner took first place in the farmer carry.

Charley Cheney finished in first place in the men’s heavyweight division with 34 points after winning the farmer carry the long hang clean and press, the atlas stone and tire flip, and the strongman medley clean and drag.

He finished ahead of Tim Garmany, who was second with 30 points. Garmany took first place in the strongman medley pull and drag.

Katrina Watts won the women’s division with 34 points. Watts finished first in four events, winning the log hang clean and press, the atlas stone and tire flip, the yolk walk and the strong man medley pull and drag.

Division winners each earned $500. A men’s and women’s trophy was given to the overall winners.

2013 FITT Strongman Competition

Overall results

Men’s lightweight: Overall points

Stuart Bready 33

Ben Brown 32

Jamie Keith 24

Logan Barrett 22

Chris Spurling 16

Men’s Middleweight

Andy Timm 32

Andrew Turner 27

Patrick Whittaker 26

Patrick Qualls 21

Zach Hillstead 16

Sam Hardy 8

Al Macauley 6

John Long 6

Gary Hyde 4

Adam Stanford 2

Men’s Light Heavyweight

* Nathan Hammock 34

Jonathon Maxwell 24

Taylor Collins 23

Jason Reck 20

Aaron Pendleton 18

Ryan Hopkins 18

Doug Mitchell 9

Adam Byrd 6

Chad Scott 1

Men’s Heavyweight

Charley Cheney 33

Tim Garmany 26

Bob Beal 21

Jacob Byrd 20

David Huckleby 16

Robert Gordon 11

Women’s Division

Katrina Watts 34

Tanya Trail 30

Heather Melton 25

Susan Lowery 19

Alex Aaron 18

* Overall winner

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