By Shane Burrell |Sports Editor|
With competitions like the Iron Coyote, Swim the Bear, and the Mile High Challenge, we sometimes forget about the competitors that are concerned with pure muscular endurance, but the Strongest Coyote Challenge is going to change all of that.
The Student Recreation and Fitness Center (Rec Center) has created a competition for men and women so that they can test their strength and endurance as competitive lifters.
“The Strongest Coyote competition is a test of pure strength, explosive strength, speed, conditioning and muscular endurance through four different events,” stated csusbrecsports.com.
The four different events are comprised of the Tractor Tire Flip, Hand-over-Hand Truck Pull, Farmers Walk and Atlas Stones.
Although the names of the events might seem playful and charming, these same events have been seen in the Strongman Challenges in many areas of the United States.
The Tractor Tire Flip challenges each of the competitors to flip a giant tractor tire 50 yards or 150 feet in under three and a half minutes.
The Hand-over-Hand Truck Pull challenges the competitors to pull a truck 40 yards or 120 feet in under three minutes.
With competitors surely worn out by the other two events, they must also compete in the Farmer’s Walk, in which they carry two weights, on in each hand weighting at (missing data) for 50 yards or 150 feet in under three minutes.
Competitors, if not already challenged by the previous events are sure to be challenged by the grandfather of all Strongman events, the Atlas Stones.
This event challenges competitors to lift stones at certain weights on platforms in the best time that they possibly can.
Each event will challenge anyone, man or woman, who decides to compete and participate by signing a waiver for the Rec Center.
Men and women will have weight classes they will be placed in that will separate the competitors to maintain fairness.
Men will have the weight class of 165 and under, 165-180, 181-200 and 200 plus, women will also be separated into classes of 129 and under, and 130 and over.
Although the event might be for those that have the strength and the endurance to compete in such rigorous activities, the Rec Center welcomes anyone that is willing to come out and cheer on those who are competing.
With all regards from the event coordinator Barry Greene Jr., to the athletes and those who would like to come out and show their support in the Strongest Coyote Challenge.