Taking on items from kegs to cars, members of the Sequoia Wellness Barbell Club competed in the group’s inaugural Strongman and Strongwoman competition in June.
Aside from a little sweat and a few scraped shins, the 10 participants lifted and pulled beyond their expectations — including pulling a 7,700 pound tractor (pictured above).
“This event began as a simple idea, but quickly grew into a much more involved event than I originally anticipated. With everyone's help, it went smoothly and was a lot of fun for participants, as well as the spectators,” says Mike Mysliwiec, a Sequoia Wellness fitness services associate.
Nearly 30 people helped put the event together by providing safety equipment, legal counsel, equipment, homemade I-beams, tractors and their time. Special thanks to Western Reserve Hospital for being the title sponsor for the event, as well as Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services for sponsoring and supplying the kegs.