?Daniel Chapter One?? of Portsmouth, R.I. sponsored the 5th Annual RI State Strongman Championships September 8, 2007 at Glen Park Portsmouth Rhode Island. It was a Gold level event of the North American Strongman Championship Competition, which means that State Championship or Regional Meets promoted and held by a State Chairman or a qualified promoter have been approved by the State chair and NAS president. The top two athletes in each weight class or division that is offered at the contest will receive an invitation to the NASM championships. A Gold Level Contest should have a minimum of 20 competitors (the exception is state championships). Expense money (up to $750.00 per competitor) or supplements can be awarded.
The top two athletes in each weight class received Daniel Chapter On innovative products: ElectroCarbs?, an electrolyte replacement drink, and PrePost? a multi-nutritional meal-replacement or supplement drink; and Pro invitations to the NASM championships later this year.
Winners in the Under 175 pounds class are Jon Barlow from Warren, David Bergeron of North Providence, and Mike Berby of Barre, Vermont. Winners in the 176-200lbs are Mark Dagnall of Acushnet, Massachusetts, Peter Paranzino of Middletown, R.I. and Mike Zylinski of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Winners in the 201-231lbs: Mike Gilmore of Glocester, R.I., Ryan Thomas of Quincy Massachusetts, and Fred Perry of (?) . In the 232- pounds-and-over category, Bob Rotondo of Peabody Massachusetts, Matt Leisge of Portsmouth, R.I. and Dana Geneseo of Augusta, Maine. ?As far as I know, my two training buddies Jon Barlow from Bristol and
The Strongman events of the day consisted of the "Bar Deadlift, Tug of War, Tire Flip, The Car Carry, and the Atlas Stones." Spectators and fellow competitors cheered on. Each event was intense and exciting.
Daniel Chapter One, founder of Biomolecular Nutrition?, teamed with Rick North, chairman of North American Strongman, Inc., and senior director ofFunctional Adaptive Sports Training (F.A.S.T.) and Wheels and Heels, the non-profit organization benefiting wheelchair athletes. A portion of the proceeds from the competition went to the benefit of the Wheels and Heels