Military community competes to be Okinawa’s Strongest
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- The first ever Okinawa’s Strongest competition took place Dec. 1 at Gunner’s Gym on Camp Foster.
The event was held to determine Okinawa’s strongest man and woman.
The contestants competed in seven different events. The events were the atlas stone lift, log clean to press, deadlifts, farmers carry, tire flips, sled pulls, and the wheel barrel.
Competitors were divided into different weight classes. The females were split into two different weight classes, and the males into three.
The champion from the female weight class up to 140 pounds was Nortia Miller. The champion from the female weight class 140 pounds and over was Kimberly Pistell. The champion from the male weight class up to 150 pounds was Kazuhiro Nishimura. The champion from the male 150 to the 200 pound weight class was Kouya Tengan, and the champion from the male over 200 pounds weight class was Adam Pixton.
Okinawa residents and service members traveled from all across the island to participate in this event.
The event went really well, and there was a good turn out for the event’s debut according to Laura Bates, the athletic program manager with Marine Corps Community Services Semper Fit.
The event is scheduled to take place again next year.