Now that I’ve been here a whole year, I get to start hitting some events and call it the ‘annual’ X. This weekend is one of my favorites. It’s time for the third annual (my second) Battle at the Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan at the Bradford Beach Pavillion.
ProStrongman Sam McMahon puts on a hellava show. Fo sho! Even though this is an amateur event, the weights are heavier than some pro shows I’ve seen. He has the best of the best from around the world competing and these men will have to work their hardest for each step and every rep. The $4000 in prize money ensures these guys will indeed battle to the end in every event. I can’t wait!
Sam is up front with the competitors as to what to expect and what is expected of them, I like that. They must too since one of the Strongman posted on the Fb how appreciative he was of the direct communication. I thought that was cool.
2011 Arnold Strongman Classic winner and 2011 World’s Strongest Man, Brian Shaw, will be in the house (so to speak) smoozing with the crowd and just being his 6’8″ awesome self. Matt has joked before about HIM feeling dainty around Brian so I’m looking forward to meeting him. Willie Wessels of North American Strongman corp. will again be announcing and I’ll be selling some of their awesome shirts and gear. So come buy some swag, YO!
There will be few things better to do on a Saturday than sit on a beach and watch Strongman. There is no attendance fee, just put on your rubba slippas and grab your beach chair. And don’t forget about one of the best parts of the day…
Beach Bar Beers!!!!
What use is an unloaded gun?