My US Strongman: Chocolate Thunder the Write-up!

April 4, 2017

On March 25th, 2017 in Ronceverte WV a storm was brewing as massive intense camaraderie, heavy lifting, and chocolate deliciousness clashed to produce: “Chocolate Thunder II!” It all began with the Axle Clean and Press Away. As usual we go lady’s first Katie St Claire who is was fresh off of a victory from the Intense Strongman cranked off 14 reps of 110lbs, then came Hannah “The Destoyer” Jennings who weighed in as a 132LW and established the lead with 19 reps. The word on the street is that she trains with Vikings. Tonya Stone moved ahead of Kristyn Gordon with 7 reps of 120lbs, however, Kristyn would be back. John Reynolds in the New Comers managed 7 reps at 190 lbs. In group 2 we started with Andrew Shield for the men’s masters with 11 reps at 210lbs Ed Mcgarvey had some difficulty with the clean and lived to survive another day. The Men’s MW started off with Zach Standifur. Many in the crowd were wondering if this kid was old enough to compete, but after dominating the axle with an alternating grip power clean followed by 12 reps at 225lbs they would soon realize he was the United States Strongman LW Teen 2016 National Champion. Tyler Cutlip and Nick Kelly battled it out to tie at 9 reps. Brian Boutilier who weighed in as a 242HW led the way for the big men at 11 reps of 255lbs.