INDEPENDENT Strength Federation contestants gathered in a Veresdale Scrub paddock on Saturday to take part in the 2022 Strong Man Classic.
Despite the chilly morning with temperatures yet to hit double digits at start of play, the event drew a decent crowd.
ISF founder William Johnson was pleased with the turnout.
"We had more than 50 people on the day, with about 17 competitors as well as helpers and supporters," he said.
Challenges on the day include a Zercher carry and Duck walk.
Johnson said the events involved holding a frame in front of you, walking for distance then putting it down ahead of the duck walk, which involves carrying the weight at arm's length between your legs.
"Hand over hand sled (using chain not rope) and pull back is done seated in a tyre hand over hand pulling the sled," he said.
The ISF overhead press involved pressing a weird implement overhead for reps in a set time. The implements were fashioned from farm machinery and items you would never see in a gym.
The final two events involved a pitchfork, bags of chaff and tractor tyres.
"The Sheaf Toss over height for time uses a pitchfork to throw a sheaf over set height," Johnson said.
"The tyre/wheel load stack involves multiple wheels to be stacked. Weights range from 20 to 200 kilograms."
Winners who placed first in their categories included Victoria Tumarello, Resa Zekants-Griffin, Anja Siems, Flavio de Piano, William Johnson, Rio Reynolds and Jason Garnett.
The next ISF event will be for juniors.
"We're organising that now and it will be in September after the Beauy Show," Johnson said.
"That one will be for juniors aged five to 17."
"Then in November we'll have the big Stones of Strength."
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