Fourteen people competed in the fourth annual Mountain State Forest Festival Strongman Competition.
The winners of each division were deemed "The Strongest Man in the Forest."
Nine people competed in the heavyweight division.?The winners were: Joshua Sill, first place; Rob?Wolfe, second place; and AJ Freda, third place.
THUMBS?UP — Phil Pfister, 2006 World’s Strongest Man, and Anna Crum, crown bearer in the minor court, give a thumb’s up during the Mountain?State Forest Festival’s Strongman?Competition.
Joshua Sill, first-place winner in the heavyweight division, lifts several children as part of the competition.
Jim Compton, 2008 Strongest Man in the Forest winner, presses a log during an exhibition event at the Strongman Competition. (CU?and The Inter-Mountain/Grant Jones) © The Inter-Mountain, all rights reserved.
Five people participated in the lightweight division. The winners were: Mark Harless, first place; PJ Spaur, second place; and Ryen Blevins, third place.
There were six different events including the truck pull and Atlas Stones.
There was also a log press exhibition featuring 2008 Strongest Man in the Forest winner Jim Compton.
Phil Pfister, 2006 World's Strongest Man from Charleston, attended and helped with the announcing of the events as well as taking time to sign autographs and pose for pictures.
"Because of Phil's presence, the great events, the great weather and the advertising of the 'Free to be Me' weekend, we had our largest turnout in the history of this event," according to Assistant Director K. Todd Riggleman.