It was that time of year again. The Men's Fitness Ultimate Athlete competition invaded the Olympia Expo in Las Vegas on September 27 and 28, and this year's four events proved to be even more challenging than last year's. Competitors needed to accumulate points while taking on a grueling gauntlet of sports and obstacles:
- Basketball: One minute to sink up to 15 basketballs from three 3-point-line areas (blue basketballs were worth double the points).
- Baseball: One minute to throw 5 baseballs into the strike zone. Baseballs must be considered a strike by throwing into the strike zone opening in order to count toward mph points.
- Football Combine: A timed shuttle run followed by a football accuracy throw. Bonus points will be awarded for accuracy at the football throw station.
- Extreme Fit Challenge: A timed obstacle course with a Rhino Hoist (using a rope and pulley to raise a 90-pound tire 16 feet in the air and then lowering it—twice), vertical monkey bars, three progressively higher walls in a row, a 75-pound log carry over plyo boxes, a sprint to the final challenge—tire pulls.
The competitor with the highest point total from either day was crowned the 2013 Men's Fitness Ultimate Athlete (click here to see who won, and here to meet some of his challengers, including last year's top three: reigning champ D'Juan Woods, Kyle Clarke, and Richard Scott Jensen. And the guy with the fastest time in the Extreme Fit Challenge scored a $1,000 gift certificate from Cellucor!