At the end of the day, more than $500 was raised for the Fort St. John Child Development Centre, through a barbecue and draw for a jersey signed by Red Bull Crashed Ice Champion and Fort St. John firefighter Adam Horst.
All of the competitors tried their hand at flipping a giant tire, tossing a weighted ball, a farmer's walk and pushing a heavy prowler. Those brave enough also made a go at pulling a 26,500 pound semi-trailer, donated by Cascade Trucking.
Even more impressive, is that one athlete, Dillan E., pushed 1,200 pounds on the prowler, which is Teflon skis on rubber. MC Rehab owner Mike Friesen says the coefficient of friction for that is "ridicuous", and that it may have been the heaviest prowler ever pushed on rubber. He's checking with the company that makes them to see if that's true.
This was only the second time this event has happened, and with its success, Friesen hopes it will continue to grow.
"We're going to go bigger and better next year," he says. "Hopefully we can get more sponsors involved next year and make it more town-wide and get it more known.
Results and photos for each athlete are below:
Athlete Tire Flip Ball Toss Farmer's Walk Heavy Prowler
(seconds) (feet) (feet) (pounds)
Jordan K. 31.65 9.78 450 450
Brittany M. 27.25 6.68 450 450
Aiden H. 27.95 22.38 375 540
Ben M. 22.74 17.48 450 540
Adam H. 25.79 7.99 750 820
Mike F. 20.50 7.54 450 820
Joe B. 26.75 6.90 600 910
Dillan E. 21.34 13.84 700 1200
Brent M. 27.91 7.00 440 1000