January 2011 – Beastly Year in Pictures

Please comment; which picture do you like Beast best?

Tom Fox (below) was simply a Beast; this Trumbull High School Baseball Captain “Brought It” for each and every punishing workout and somehow always asked for more core work; definitely a prime example of someone that makes a Strength Coach’s life easy.

January 2011 - Trumbull High School Baseball Captain Tom Fox

Prove it!


I didn’t know what to say about this then, and I still don’t know what to say about it now … talk about a love/hate relationship with the Prowler. The Beast’s own Yeti, Jon Gorton (below), had the Prowler begging for mercy on his way to a couple fantastic Strongman performances in 2011.

Jon Gorton - Pushing the Prowler in January Snow

"The Yeti in his natural habitat."


Will Hunting throwing up the Log Press on a freezing Sunday morning in Beast. Will was not happy I snapped the video/photo before he worked-up to the bigger weights, but before it was over, some serious work was performed in that session.

Will Hunting on the January Log Press

Log Pressing to Welcome 2011


I vividly recall Owen Smith (below), at ~198 loading the bar (and loading and loading and loading) for the 700 rack pull pictured below. I have to admit, I was skeptical at first, but the pull helped expand the boundaries of feasible accomplishments in 2011. Freakish pulling!!!

Owen Smith with a Bar Bending Rack Pull in January 2011

A Bar Bending Rack Pull in January 2011

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3 Comments to "January 2011 – Beastly Year in Pictures"

  1. January 9, 2012 - 11:32 pm | Permalink

    The rack pull was one of my best moments of 2011 but I’d vote for Gortons snow prowler, it takes balls to push a prowler in the snow.

  2. Kim Eggers's Gravatar Kim Eggers
    January 10, 2012 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    Where are the pics of the women who fight hard?

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