Nick Best won and a good time was had by all at the 2nd Annual Jesse Marunde Memorial Invitational Strongman Contest yesterday.
Gigi Marunde filed this report:
Nick Best of Las Vegas won the event in Jesse Marunde style with a show-off car deadlift and a smoking farmer's walk, but it was 19-year-old Foster Parnell who drew the crowd to their feet. Foster came in second by pressing 'The Man Log' (15' long and 342 lb.). The Man Log has been pressed in competition by Phil Pfister only. Third place went to Jesse's training partner, amateur Breck Gault from Sequim. Corey St. Clair, Grant Higa and Matt Parkes delighted the capacity hometown crowd while Kevin Nee and Callie Marunde bantered with the athletes as co-hosts. Intermittently, each athlete stole a moment to express their honor of Jesse and their devotion to his family. He would have been proud.
His mom certainly was.