9th year for Brute’s Strongest Man

Brutes Strength Gym in Norfolk VA  has a long history of exciting Strongman Corporation strongman competitions going on 9 years Strong.  Our ongoing tradition to bring the best strongman competition to Virginia.  This year was no exception with 50 competitors.  Opening ceremony began with competitor Keenon Holt (see picture) playing a rousing song on his bag pipe (Kilt and all) and the National Anthem sung by competitor Marah Strickland, we were off to a Great start.


Every event was with double lanes to make a quick efficient competition.   Masters class was 9 strong, with adaptive athlete Scott Weaver (see picture)Scott NAS

(who will be competing at the Arnold Classic first ever Disabled Strongman Competition. This was Scott’s first Strongman Corporation Event and he walked away with a Nationals qualification placing 2nd.    Heavy weight class was much contested class, Honorable Mention to Freddie Esquival (see picture) returned to Brute after a 6 month deployment (with no strongman training) on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, walked away with 2nd place to a Strong first place win by Randy Cole. Freddie NAS

Newbie Abbie Deal in the Women’s Novice Division will be someone to watch for coming up, a very impressive lady.

We look forward to future Strongman events at Brute Strength Gym and continuing the tradition.

Dione Wessels