Ellis County resident 11th strongest man in the U.S.A.

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Grant Lynch

Las Vegas, NV — Midlothian, Texas resident Grant Lynch placed eleventh in the Men's Heavyweight division of the 2017 Amateur Strongman National Championship.

Lynch competed as a power lifter for many years and only recently began competing in Strongman. He qualified for the Strongman National Championships after claiming the title of Houston's Strongest Man in June.

The National Championship contest invites Strongmen and Strongwomen who have won qualifying events from around the United States. Men and women compete across light, middle, and heavyweight divisions.

This year's Men's Heavyweight competition consisted of five events split across two days. The events were 320 lbs Log Clean and Press, 790 lbs Frame Lift, 840 lbs Yoke Carry, 400 lbs Husefeldt Stone Carry, and 360 lbs Stone Lift. Competitors earned points for completed repetitions within a set time or distance weight was carried.