American Strongman returns to Fresno for Vintage Days 2007

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American Strongman returns to Fresno for Vintage Days 2007

American Strongman returns next week with the Golden State Strongman Challenge as part of Vintage Days 2007 at California State University, Fresno.


At the annual spring festival on the Maple Mall, 80 of America’s strongest, most-determined athletes will to vie for a chance to compete for the title of America’s Strongest Man. The event is sponsored by the Athletic Performance Training and Spinal Health Center, a private Fresno company.

The action begins at noon Friday, April 20, at Maple and Keats avenues, where 60 amateur strongmen from all over the United States and Canada will compete to earn their pro card.

The action continues Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. when the heavyweight pros hit the stage. Many of the competitors who have appeared on ESPN, VS. and MTV are expected, including Jon Andersen, Travis Ortmayer, Van Hatfield, Nick Best and Kevin Nee.

The top eight athletes from the Golden State Strongman Challenge will qualify for America’s Strongest Man to be held this summer in Charlotte, N.C

The strongman competition, which is free and open to the public, offers these events:

Friday, April 20

12 p.m. – Farmers Walk, Power Stairs Medley, Axle Press

1:30– Car Deadlift and Atlas Stones

3 – Arm over Arm Truck Pull

Saturday, April 21

11 a.m. – Loaded Wheelbarrow, Power Stairs Medley

11:45 – Axle Press

Noon – Car Deadlift

1:15 p.m. – Arm over Arm Truck Pull

2:15 – Atlas Stones

The 33rd Vintage Days will feature social, cultural and recreational activities through April 22. Popular attractions each year are the Boomtown Carnival, Casino Night, concerts, Crafts Faire and Kids Zone.

The celebration will begin with the Staff Assembly Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. April 19. Tickets: 559.278.5719.

Vintage Days is presented by a committee of the Student Activities and Leadership Development Office in the Division of Student Affairs. For information about Vintage Days, call 559.278.2741.

For more information contained in this release, please go to the following Web site(s):

Strongman Challenge

Original Vintage Days Press Release

Student Activities at Fresno State