Central USA Strongman Challenge: 15 Years Old and Going Strong

"Fifteen years ago . . ." Chad Coy told IronMind®. "It seems like yesterday that I was calling you to find a strongman show and since there were none, we started one!"

"Since Hawaii took a year off, the Central USA Strongman Challenge is the longest consecutively-running strongman show in the USA. Every year we donate the proceeds to a charity and this year we raised $2,000 for our local chapter of Habit for Humanity."

"This year we had 22 guys show up: five novices, two teens, two masters, seven lightweight amateurs fighting for an ASC pro card and six ASC pros."

"Adam Fiet (Assistant Strength Coach at Louisville) won the Novice class. Trevor Buckalew won the teens; he is a D-1 football prospect. Joe Kenn (Head Strength Coach at Louisville) won the masters. The Pro Division (made up of heavyweight pros, lightweight pros and masters pros) was won by lightweight stud Justin Blake! The win and the ASC pro card for the lightweight amateurs went to Dave Mihalov from Connecticut. Dave trains with Tom McClure and Derek Poundstone. Dave was consistent all day and deserved the win!"

"Big thanks to my crew for cranking out six events in 2-1/2 hours! Thanks to all who have supported our show over the years!"

Stop by Chad and Kim Coy's Club Fitness 24 by Powerhouse Gym in Kokomo, Indiana, and see how you can be part of next year's contest.

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