The Lionstate Classic II was my first Strongman Competition. I finished third in the men's open middle weight, weighing 210 lbs!
It's hard to express how much this comp meant to me. A little less than a year ago I went to the hospital with unusual abdominal pain. I had a blood clot in one of the arteries going to my right kidney. Thanks to amazing doctors and modern medicine, the cause was found and treated, the majority of my kidney was saved, and I'm still able to do the activities I love. It was a difficult recovery process for me, but I've surpassed the man I was before that incident, physically and, more importantly, mentally.
Brian Alsruhe @neversate , Joey Szatzmary @lionsdenelitetraining , and everyone from Neversate and The Lion's Den, @uncle.nic @alenarose620 @oluwatofunmi_exito @smiles_taylor , and so many others, came together to put on an absolutely great comp. Thank you all for everything you did to make the Lionstate Classic II an amazing experience for everyone involved.
I can't thank @functional_spine_and_sport enough for making me feel like I have a new shoulder. If you have been dealing with chronic pain, see them. This day would have gone very differently had I not stepped inside Dr. Notoli's office.
Of course, this experience wouldn't have been the same without my brother Mark coming down with me and supporting me, as he always does. It made a huge difference having him by my side. Thanks, broski. - 5 hours ago