Stones of Strength

Legend has it after a long early morning car ride, 9-year old Zoey Walling competed in her first ever strength competition. The grueling grip challenge known as The Golden Potato Championship. After setting massive Personal Records, Zoey was fired up! She marched over to this 29lb boulder, single handedly hoisted it, and, carried it the entire length of the Golden Potato Plains without a single drop! A distance of over 180ft! In doing so, Zoey became the first to ever complete this carry, and forever claimed this stone in her honor!

Average Stone Timmy (Zoey Walling – 29lbs) – Pinch Grip
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1   Frank Chaudoin – 62.5ft  
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Legend has it during the great Pandemic of 2020 Christopher Daigle, with great strength and the seasoned hands of a SWAT Officer single handedly hoisted the great blob stone, as no man had done before.

Daigle Stone (34lb) – Distance Carry (downward claw grip)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1   Addam Chaudoin – 105ft (V)  
2   Christopher Daigle – 24ft  
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Legend has it on a sweltering 100 degree day; Fontaine Kaufmann hoisted this massive stone and carried it across the entire Potato Plains, twice! No other woman had carried any stone the entire distance of the plains.

Fontaine Stone (106lb) – Distance Carry
  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1   Fontaine Kaufmann – 181ft  
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Legend has it on a cold fall day, a man of great power, Imam, hoisted this massive stone and carried it across the Potato Plains, to the great Cherry Tree, and, returned to stone to its original resting place. No other man had accomplished this feat!

Imam Stone (134lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1   Imam Elahi – 181ft  
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Legend has it a young man of 8-years, JJ, spent his days observing the local strongmen. One summer day JJ decided he must prove his strength to his heroes. To do this JJ hoisted a massive stone and carried it the entire Potato Plains. The strongmen were so impressed they forever named the stone in JJ’s honor.

JJ Stone (36lb) – Distance Carry (downward pinch grip)
  Men’s Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1   Jacob Zarris – 237ft (V)  
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Legend has it on a frozen Winter’s day, Eric Jurkovic singled handedly hoisted, and carried this mighty stone. Frost covered the uneven natural terrain; however, Eric was determined. He traversed the frozen tundra with the massive stone grasped in his vice like hands. Jurks only set it down after carrying it across the entire potato plains.

 Jurks Stone (143lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1     Eric Jurkovic – 181ft
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Legend has it a man of lightning speed, Jeremy Kaufmann, hoisted this massive smooth rock, held it with a mighty grip, and, ran with it across the Potato Plains in a mere 18 seconds. This is a feat that is unmatched to this day.

Kaufmann Stone (120lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1     Jeremy Kaufmann – 181ft
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Legend has it a teenager of great strength, Evan King, lifted this massive stone and carried it across the Potato Plains and beyond. People claim the distance he carried the stone is well over 100ft. Clearly no other person had carried this stone prior, let alone such a distance.

King Stone (146lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Evan King – 106ft    
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Legend has it after a cross country road trip William Maddox arrived in an unfamiliar land. Destined to make this journey a true conquest, Maddox set his sights on an ancient test of strength. Will all the power he could muster, William hoisted this massive 139lb lava stone, and single handedly carried it the entire length of the Potato Plains without a single drop. A feat never before achieved, and, in completing the carry, William forever claimed the stone in his name!

Maddox Stone (139lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1     William Maddox – 181ft
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Legend has it after a competing in a long and grueling strength contest, Dayana Nukul wasn’t quite finished lifting. On that day, Dayana had the entire crowd cheering for her as she marched up to this massive 46lb boulder! Though nobody under 13 had ever lifted a stone this massive on the plains, she knew she had it in her. On that day Dayana single handedly hoisted this massive stone and carried it the entire distance of the Potato Plains (181ft). In doing so, Dayana claimed the stone forever in her honor, and, chose to name the stone after her two cats.  

Mittens & Dot (Dayana Nukul – 46lbs) – Pinch Grip
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1   Frank Chaudoin – 41ft  
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Legend has it the healthcare workers of 2020 had unmatched strength, bravery, courage, and, indomitable spirit. One of those healthcare workers, Myra King, took a brief moment away from her heroic duties to represent the strength of her and her fellow heroes by carrying this massive stone across the entire Potato Plains. A story all healthcare workers are proud to tell.

Moo Stone (97lb) – Distance Carry
  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1   Myra King – 81ft  
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Legend has it a woman who gained unparalleled strength by wrestling mighty K-9’s, Chrish Newell, hoisted this stone from the pits of Mt. St. Helen’s and carried it across the full distance of the great Potato Plains. She became only the second woman to carry a stone across the Potato Plains, and, the first to do it with a stone of lava!

Newell Stone (115lb) – Distance Carry
  Women’s  Open Women’s Under 176lbs Women’s Under 139lbs
       
1     Chrish Newell – 181ft
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Legend has it, during a particularly slow time of year. Santa made his way down from the North Pole to the Couch Potato Garage to help plan the Gripmas in July Grip Spectacular. While hanging out at the garage, Santa noticed that nobody had claimed our largest stone. With a HOHOHO Santa marched over to the stone, hoisted it over his bowl full of jelly, and, proceeded to reindeer march with the stone! 

(Stones at 250+ will include names of lifters as well as carriers, a lift will be marked as a 0ft carry)

Nightmare Before Christmas Stone (322lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Albie Mushaney – 6ft    
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Legend has it, on a typical rainy Washington day; Taylor Overmiller was out for a jog when he happened upon this massive stone. Without a second thought, Taylor hoisted the mighty stone and carried it twice the distance of the Great Potato Plains. To this day no other person has carried such a stone on such a wet and rainy day.

Overmiller Stone (218lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1     Taylor Overmiller – 181ft
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Legend has it after witnessing her brother JJ carry a stone across the Great Potato Plains, at 5 years of age; Payton began her strength journey by hoisting this massive stone and carrying it the same distance as her older brother! With this amazing feat, this stone became forever known as the Payton Stone!

Payton Stone (17lb) – Put Distance
  Men’s Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Mike Wilfong – 29ft (V)    
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Legend has it no man had ever lifted this massive stone to shoulder. That was, until super athlete Ryan Polin not only hoisted the stone to shoulder, but, carried it upon his shoulder twice the distance of the Great Potato Plains. It is said the next morning Ryan sprang out of bed, and ran 5 miles, that is, after his morning set of 500 pushups and 500 sit-ups!

Polin Stone (180lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1     Ryan Polin – 181ft
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Legend has it there exists a stone that challenges the grip of even the mightiest men. Most attempt to lift this stone with a 2-hand pinch; however, one man has hoisted the stone from the ground with a single hand, Michael Wilfong. This feat is one only the strongest of hands can duplicate!

Wilfong Stone (78lb) – Distance Carry (downward claw grip)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Michael Wilfong – 157ft (V)    
2 Addam Chaudoin – 0ft (V)    
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Legend has it on a cold Winter’s day, Jacob Zarris, a man with extreme focus and hands seasoned from steel, discovered the ultimate test. A stone so sharp and jagged no person was willing to touch. Zarris examined the stone, clamped down with a vice like grip, and, carried the stone across the entire Potato Plains. It is believed anyone who can carry this stone gains not only strength, but, mental fortitude.

 Zarris Stone (111lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1   Jacob Zarris – 190ft (V)  
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Legend has it a stone sat on the Potato Plains for over a year unlifted. This stone was passed on by some of the strongest man roaming the Earth. That is, until Jeff Walling arrived at the stone. Jeff, while weighing over 100lbs less than men who passed on this stone, knew he was the man destined to lift it. With an unparalleled focus, Jeff approached the stone, dug his feet into the ground, latched on, and, did what no other had done before. He lifted the mighty unliftable 299lbs stone, forever claiming it as his own! (Jeff is the Father of Zoey, the Average Timmy Stone – He named this stone in Zoey’s name)

(Stones at 250+ will include names of lifters as well as carriers, a lift will be marked as a 0ft carry)

Zoeys Dojo Stone (299lb) – Distance Carry
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
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The DW Carry

This is a grip stone carry that involves carrying the Wilfong Stone in one hand and the Daigle Stone in the other hand. 

   

Daigle Stone (34lb) – Wilfong Stone (78lb) –  (downward claw grip)
  Men’s  Open Men’s Under 231lbs Men’s Under 176lbs
       
1 Michael Wilfong – 71ft (V)    
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