Sarbay 2018 presents Strongman Philippines

28 May 2018
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GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 28, 2018)- Athletes coming from from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao gathered in the shores of Gumasa on May 24 to vie for the title of the strongest man and woman of the Philippines during the celebration of the Sarangani Bay Festival 2018.

The competition was divided into two major divisions: Men’s and Women’s Divisions. Men’s Division was composed of several categories- under 70kg, under 80 kg, under 105 kg and the open category, while the Women’s division is composed of under 60kg and the open categories.

During Sarbay Fest 2018, Strongman Philippines had four different events which were the log press, medleys, car dead lifts (car lifting) and stone am wraps. Strongman is not new to Mindanao since the event was established here. However, it was the first time for the Strongman Philippines to hold its event in Sarbay.

“Strongman is a sport that is all about the human strength, where the strongest is the winner,” Steven Thomas Haw, Strongman Philippines organizer said.

The winners were awarded right after the event. Under the Men’s Division, Don Mark Aguilar, Kyle Valencia and Amba Gibson Lotcap won as the third, second and first placers, respectively, under the Below 70kg category. Benjie Maramba, Banes Billy and Jayvee Ramos won as the third, second and first placers, respectively, under the Below 80kg category.

Moreover, Joie Dablo, Yong-man Enriquez and Brent Pauya won as the third, second and first placers, respectively, under the Below 105kg category, while Clifford Nijaga, Ronald Allan Robunal and Ray Jefferson Querubin won as the third, second and first placers under the open category.

Ray Jefferson Querubin and Ronald Allan Robunal are currently holding the titles as the first and second Strongest Men of the Philippines, respectively.

Under the Women’s Division, two categories were conducted. Borj Paguican, Brigette Alabastro and Christine Jane Marie won as the third, second and first placers, respectively, under the Below 60kg category and Stephanie Vannie Haw, Angelie Dela Pena and Pretzie Joy Padrones won as the third, second and first placers under the Open Category.

“For those who want to join and be one of the strongest men, feel free to visit our gym at Big Shot GenSan. There are no qualifications for joining so, as long as you have the urge to make yourself stronger,” said Haw.

Strongman Philippines organizers hope for bigger competitions in the future, and may the sport be spread all throughout since it is new in the country. (SARBAY COMMS SERVICE)

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