“Utah’s Strongest Viking was a success! We are excited to start bringing Strongman Corporation back to Utah. This was a competition with a lot of new athletes, and they all had a good experience. Our open, masters and teen categories all won a vacation and swag from our sponsors. This competition embodied the heart and soul of strongman. Athletes cheered each other on, discovered new friendships, and learned from some of the best in the world. Our day started off with a brutal Axle and circus dumbbell medley. Moving onto a max rep axle deadlift where athletes battled it out with heart and strategy. Next came the odd object carry, followed by our grip challenge. Finally ending with max reps on the atlas stones! We did have a tie for second place in our master’s category. So we had our men battle it out old school style with a tug of war contest! It was great to see some big Utah teams all show up to compete. Including the Utah Iron team, lead by Rebecca Rowley. The Compound, and the BTA crew. A lot of athletes got to connect with larger groups of like-minded folks. This is only the beginning of something bigger, better, and stronger.”