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Submitted photo/Mike CarvilleOne of the most grueling of the five Strongman-type events, the Truck Pull, involved competitors hauling a 6,000-pound pickup down the street.
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Some of the strongest men and women in western Nevada County got together to help lift up the bottom line of the athletic departments at both Bear River and Nevada Union high schools, in what organizers hope to become an annual event.

“Muscle in the Mountains” took stage at the South Yuba Club in Nevada City on June 6 and not only wowed a crowd of more than 300, but also raise $2,478 for the Bruins and Miners, according to Mike Carville, general manager of the South Yuba Club.

Eighty competitors, including teams such as the Grass Valley police, area SWAT, the Marines and the Navy, along with student teams from Bear River and Nevada Union, competed in five Strongman-type events, including:



– 6,000-pound Truck Pull

– 300-pound Tire Flip




– 80-pound (x2) Log Jam race

– Power Bench competition

– Team Truck Pull

All events were scored by time, with the fastest combined time determining team placement. Team consisted of five participants, with each including one woman.

“It was a great community event,” Carville stated in a media release, “everyone had fun and all are looking forward to next year’s Muscle in the Mountains.”

Team Results:

1. Tough Minded Training Systems/Sacramento Wolverines ” 110.8 points; 2. Holy Smokes BBQ ” 118.65; 3. Soaring Eagles ” 120.72; 4. The Union ” 120.92; 5. Fitness First ” 121.08; 6. Nevada Union Team #1 ” 121.94; 7. The Bruins ” 130.1; 8. U.S. Marines ” 133.94; 9. The WB ” 134.8; 10. Nevada Union Team #2 ” 134.84; 11. GV Swat Team ” 135.98l 12. The Miners ” 142.49; 13. South Yuba Club 50+ “147.9


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