To wrap up all the hard work of the off season, the coaches at Emporia State got all their players together to compete in a fun and competitive jack-of-all-trades strength event last Thursday in front of a community of support.
The second annual event was designed to help raise money for the strength and conditioning program and to also give the community a behind the scenes look at the strength of the athletes.
Competitors were divided into three divisions (skill players, middle skill, and bigs) and then further sorted based on their maxes in the bench, squat, and power clean. The top three lifters in each category competed against each other for the title of strongest man in their classification.
In an effort to involve the everyone, the team was split into 8 separate teams at the beginning of the off season. Those 8 teams faced off head to head in different competitions throughout the winter and spring and competed to win or lose points based on community service hours, grades, and other football related activities.
During the final Night of Champions event, the four teams that had accumulated the most points were seeded accordingly. The first event was a tug of war, with the top two teams advancing on to an obstacle course that required team work, speed and strength to take the crown.
Full highlights from the event below.