by Curlan Campbell, NOW Grenada
- Alexander places 4th at Rivercity Barbells Iron Asylum Strongman competition
- Lack of proper training equipment make preparing for competition like this extremely hard
- Oregon Feats of Strength Competition scheduled for March 2019 is next event
Capturing 4th place at the recently held Rivercity Barbells Iron Asylum Strongman competition held in Dayton, Kentucky, USA, Marcus “Grizzly” Alexander is extremely proud of his performance having competed against 43 professional strongmen from the United States.
Alexander placed 2nd in both the Axle Deadlift for Reps and Car Hercules Hold and 3rd in both the Harness Truck Pull and Atlas Stone Series but failed to place in his first event, the Press Medley (Log/Axle/Concrete Block) which ultimately push him to 4th place overall.
He said this was an extremely tough competition. “The first event was the most challenging for me. I struggled a bit and I didn’t place in the 1st event, so that pushed me to the 4th position but all in all the competition was very competitive, and there was true comradery. The other competitors supported me as one of the two international competitors and encouraged me throughout the competition since I was one of the smallest competitors who still managed to challenge them and push them to their limits.”
Alexander said preparing for a competition like this is an extremely hard task as the island does not have the proper equipment to train for such an event. “The first event which is the Press Medley (Log/Axle/Concrete Block) was difficult for me since in Grenada we do not have log, axle, or the type of concrete blocks used in these competitions for me to train with. Now I personally made a log by cutting a piece of telephone post, and so I managed to get a log, but the axle and the block we don’t have it here. All in all, despite being a small island, we are still fighting for betterment so I am not making excuses.”
Alexander prepares for his next event, the Oregon Feats of Strength Competition scheduled to be held in March 2019.