Strongman stars

Louis Retief, Carson Allinot and Michael Robinson finished 1-2-3 in the men’s heavyweight division at the Sardis Strongman competition.

Logan Jantzen (left) relaxes and Bob Fitzsimmons (right) offers motivation as Jordan Toohey pushes the heavy sled at the 2012 Sardis Strongman Competition. Competing in the flyweight division

Logan Jantzen (left) relaxes and Bob Fitzsimmons (right) offers motivation as Jordan Toohey pushes the heavy sled at the 2012 Sardis Strongman Competition. Competing in the flyweight division

Louis Retief, Carson Allinot and Michael Robinson finished 1-2-3 in the men’s heavyweight division at the Sardis Strongman competition, held last week at Sardis secondary school.

Over five days, students in five divisions tested their physical strength in five events; the heavy sled pull, sandbag shuttle, tire flip, sled push and gruelling farmer’s carry.

Retief and Allinot actually tied for first place with 33 points apiece, but Retief took top spot with a win in the tie-break tug o’ war.

Eight competed in the division.

Raphael Olivares was fourth, Ryan Bonner fifth, Brendan Rausenberg sixth, Perry Ross seventh and Luke Majercsak eighth.

In the men’s middleweight division, Ben Zalot finished first with 43 points followed by Callum Roy with 40. Brad Fitzsimmons and Ben Kipper tied for third with 37 points apiece.

Ten competed in the division.

The men’s lightweight title went to Jared Galmut with 53 points, one better than runner-up Karl Krahn.  Daren MacLeod placed third at 49 points, one better than fourth place finisher Rob Balazs.

Thirteen competed in the division.

The men’s flyweight division went to a tie-break, with Clint Mandrell (60 points) taking the tug o’ war contest over Connor Lovely.

Rudy Langstaff was third with 54 points.

Fourteen competed in the division.

An impressive group of nine competed in the women’s division, with Robyn Kempers coming out on top. Kempers produced 44 points to edge Ellie Heuser’s 37.

Sarah Muxlow and Tori Kuhn (30 points apiece) settled third with a tug o’ war, won by Muxlow.

Shanna Fortnum was fifth followed by Noelle Young sixth, Andrea Almhjell seventh, Jessie Muxlow eighth and Maddie Tetz ninth.