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First ever strongest mountaineer competition to be held during fair

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The first ever "West Virginia's Strongest Mountaineer" competition will be held on Friday, Aug. 9 at the State Fair of West Virginia.   The competition will be held at the grandstand and will begin at 10 a.m.

Events include the truck pull, dead lift, log clean and press, farmer's handles, and Atlas stones.   Entries are currently being accepted and can be found on  The entry fee is $55, which includes contest registration and a contest tee shirt..   Entries received after July 26 will be $75.   All entry fees are non refundable.   Weight divisions are Men's Open 201, 231, 231+, Women's Open 165, 165+ and Men's Novice 201, 201+.   Competitor weigh-ins will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 5 - 7 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 9 from 8 to 9 p.m.   A safety briefing for all competitors will also be held Friday at 9 a.m.   Awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and 1st plea winners in open divisions will be invited to nationals.

Phil Pfister, who was the World's Strongest man in 2006 and a resident of West Virginia, will be attending the event.

For more details on the event, please contact Dan Caraway at (304) 533-6177 and visit the events facebook page at