Austin's Strongest Savage

Rogue American Apparel and Big Tex Gym teamed up this past weekend to host Austin's Strongest Savage, a US Strongman sanctioned competition. The event benefited 22 Kill, which works to support veterans' mental health and prevent suicide. 

Good coffee, good beer, an amazing venue, and great athletes made for a memorable day!

 Iron Savage Barbell. This place is  real . 

Iron Savage Barbell. This place is real

 Get this man a medal! When the audio wasn't loud enough around the coffee stand, Joel Huston Hendershott held speakers up for all to hear. Joel coordinated this event and did a fantastic job!

Get this man a medal! When the audio wasn't loud enough around the coffee stand, Joel Huston Hendershott held speakers up for all to hear. Joel coordinated this event and did a fantastic job!

 Ed Cosner and I. Ed drove in from Houston to watch and coach.

Ed Cosner and I. Ed drove in from Houston to watch and coach.

 Ed Cosner coaches Sarah Herald before her car deadlifts. 

Ed Cosner coaches Sarah Herald before her car deadlifts. 

 Esther Chou of Big Tex Gym hands Dom Liontas, men's super heavy weight champ, his prizes. Dom drove from Canada to compete!

Esther Chou of Big Tex Gym hands Dom Liontas, men's super heavy weight champ, his prizes. Dom drove from Canada to compete!

 Robert Impastato of Big Tex Gym and Willie Wessels of US Strongman pose with the men's heavyweight open winners.

Robert Impastato of Big Tex Gym and Willie Wessels of US Strongman pose with the men's heavyweight open winners.

 The men's masters winners show off their prize hatches. Winners from L-R are Lee Huddle, Christopher Loop Sr., and Mickey Tomlin.

The men's masters winners show off their prize hatches. Winners from L-R are Lee Huddle, Christopher Loop Sr., and Mickey Tomlin.

Above, Stephen Moore clears 14 feet with the Sorinex center mass bell.