World's Strongest Man winner Phil Pfister, along with U.S. champion Steve MacDonald, are headlining the MHP Liberty Strongman Classic, Al Thompson told IronMind today.
Pedal to the metal: Phil Pfister comes down the homestretch, closing in on the checkered flag, at the 2006 World's Strongest Man contest. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
This "fifth annual pro strongman showcase kicks off Philadelphia's Welcome America! festivities," said Thompson, and along with the title sponsor, MHP, the presenting sponsors include Mustang Expediting, ABF Trucking, and Southwest Airlines.
Besides Phil Pfister and Steve MacDonald, watch for "World Strongest Man and Arnold Classic competitor Glenn Ross, the popular strongman from Ireland, and New York 9-11 hero Gerard Benderoff," Thompson said. "Two-time U.S. strongman champion Steve Kirit of Pittsburgh plus longtime pro strongman and Philadelphia-area native Walt Gogola will serve as officials."
The contest is set for June 28 - 29, at the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, made even more famous by the movie Rocky. The action runs from 2 - 6 p.m. both days.
For more details, please contact Al Thompson at 267-254-4614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.