Female Athletes Joining Strongman Competition


Female Athletes Joining Strongman Competition

May 30, 2016

Sam Steele would have had his hands full.

The 2016 edition of Sam Steele Days brings a new and exciting dimension – four women will be competing in Fitness Inc.’s 13th Annual Strongman Competition.

The events will include the Hand-Over-Hand Truck Pull – using the same logging truck as the men – Power Stairs and the Super Yolk.

“I am really excited to participate in the first-ever female portion of the Strongman this year in Cranbrook. I chose to participate because I love a great challenge and competing will be one,” said female competitor Brett Rouselle.

The competition has grown in popularity since its inception in 2004, attracting participants from all over B.C. and Alberta. Fitness Inc. owner Trever Zak is proud to share the event has raised more than $10,000 in the last five years, all in support of the East Kootenay Branch of the BCSPCA.

Another female competitor, Lissha Purdy stated: “I’m participating in the Strongman Competition to try something new and challenging. I am very excited to be one of the first female competitors in the Strongman Classic event this year!”

And Ashley Reid says, “I love competition with other and myself and competing in the Strongman give me a focus for my training, goals to strive for and a test to see how I am progressing.”

Perhaps this quote from Cassaundra Dimarzo sums up the reasons for competing: “Why do I want to do Strongman? To bring recognition as to what women are capable of and to showcase the beauty in strength.”

Spectators are “strong”-ly encouraged to attend, to cheer on the competitors and to witness history in the making – Fitness Inc. Strongman Competition at Sam Steele Days 2016, June 18, noon to 4:30 p.m.

Slated for June 16 – 19 this year, Sam Steele Days has more than 50 events running over the weekend, offering a little bit of everything and a whole lot of fun.

For more information, visit www.samsteeledays.org or www.cranbrook-fitness.wp