Competed in the 2018 Official Strongman Games this past weekend. I was in the Men’s Open class, with some of the top current American Pro Strongmen. It was a 3 day competition, with the top 10 advancing to the finals on the third day and the top 3 podium finishers qualifying for a Giants Live spot. Given how the events looked, I knew a top 3 spot was probably out of the question but I was really hoping to at least make the finals. Unfortunately I finished day 2 in 11th place and didn’t advance.
The show was great, probably the most fun Strongman competition I’ve ever participated in. Really interesting events and top notch equipment and production by @trainstrongman and @officialstrongman_ . All the other men’s open competitors were really cool guys and the camaraderie was unmatched.
As always, it was great competing alongside @tycott, who had a great competition and made the finals, finishing in 9th overall. Also awesome having dad @56jcotton there cheering us on, offering advice (or whiskey) when needed. And of course my number one supporter, training partner and motivator, @lilmelliemel, always ready with meals or encouragement or to take videos or offer advice.
It was a great experience and I hope to be back next year to improve on my placing this year!
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