Event: Brisbane Health and Fitness Expo Strongman 2014 Dates: September 2014 Venue: Brisbane, Australia
Placing: 7th place
In January 2014 was the year that I’ve made a decision to compete strongman competitions that were more challenging and the weights would scare me. This was where I adopted the philosophy “If the competition scares you… You are in the right place!”. Some of the weights in the Australian strongman circuit scared me. I remember everyone was warming up to deadlifts more than 300kg and I was warming up to 220/240/250kg for the Brisbane Health and Fitness Expo. That by itself was a reality check and motivation to get stronger. I finished with a 305kg deadlift (new PB), 145kg stone over 1.45m for 4 repetitions (New PB). But I also zeroed on the Viking Press. My first competition in Australia was a learning experience but I finished in a respectable 7 out of 12 athletes.