Strength and determination

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Messenger photos by Theresa Garee
James Spurgin of Columbus grabbed a one-arm overhead press record at 173 pounds while competing at America’s Strongest Athlete with Disabilities event at Fortress Obetz on July 24. Spurgin has competed in strongman for six years. Spurgin has competed in Norway at World Strongest Disabled Man and holds the world record for the one-arm deadlift at 670 pounds.
Michael Painter of Ravenna performs a car deadlift at the America’s Strongest Athlete with Disabilities event at Fortress Obetz. Painter, a competitor in the one-arm standing division, lost his arm seven years ago in a motorcycle accident. Athletes came from as far away as Texas to compete for their division title.
Timothy Wilson pulls a tow truck nearly 50 feet at the America’s Strongest Athlete with Disabilities event that took place at Fortress Obetz. Wilson lost his leg in a motorcycle accident nearly three years ago.

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