NESMAW a huge suc­cess

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Sport - By CAM POT­TER

THE North East Strong­est Man and Woman event was deemed a suc­cess on Satur­day.

In one of the most gru­elling sports where men and women com­pete in try­ing to lift more weight than their fel­low com­peti­tors, NESMAW pro­duced some out­stand­ing re­sults.

With a ticket to the Arnolds event in Mel­bourne on the line, plenty of strong­man en­thu­si­asts took up the chal­lenge put out by Rahn Deuis to per­form at Amulet Win­ery.

Win­ning a qual­i­fy­ing spot in the Arnolds was: Ver­non van Schalk­wyk (open weight), Scott Loudon (un­der 105kg), Aaron Pearce (un­der 90kg) and Mur­ray Joyce (un­der 80kg) in the male divi­sion, while in the women’s cat­e­gory Vic­to­ria Ste­wart (open weight), Alira Ver­ity (un­der 82kg) and Tanya Dun­can (un­der 65kg) won qual­i­fy­ing spots.

Event or­gan­iser Rahn Deuis said the whole com­pe­ti­tion ran smoothly.

“We have re­ceived noth­ing but pos­i­tive feed­back so far,” Deuis said.

“The rain threat­ened a lit­tle bit but ev­ery­thing ran re­ally well and most said it was one of the best events they have com­peted in which is pretty nice to re­ceive.

“The venue own­ers were awe­some.”

With the Arnolds qual­i­fy­ing ticket on the line, com­peti­tors im­pressed Deuis.

“Watch­ing the spe­cially made Vik­ing press get used was great,” he said.

“We had the Bink’s carry un­der lights and the nat­u­ral stone load of five stones weigh­ing from 94kg to 174kg at sun­set so it was pretty cool to watch that too.

“The Arnolds or­gan­iser said he is more than happy for us to hold a qual­i­fy­ing event next year as well.”

NESMAW raised be­tween $400 and $600 for each of the Wan­garatta and Beech­worth hos­pi­tals.

PHO­TOS: Pe­ter Charlesworth

MAX­I­MUM EN­ERGY: (Clock­wise from top left) Event or­gan­is­ers Aten We­ston and Rahn Deuis speak to Cori Miller; Scott Miller com­petes in the Dan­natt stone event; Tracy Loyst com­pletes the nat­u­ral stone load; Cori Miller pushes her­self to the limit on the Vik­ing press.

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