Qualification for Nationals


This past weekend was a good weekend for a few of our Mongrel Athletes. 3 out of 4 athletes placed 1st in each of their divisions and two of them allowing a early qualification for NAS Nationals in 2016.

Cameron is still new to Strongman, he took part in his second novice competition with a 1st place finish. Congratulations to him and prepare yourself for the 200 LW division. Cameron will be competing at Winter Wreckage in December.

Sean took part of his second Open division Strongman competition in the 200LW division. He made short work of the events and took 1st place. This allows Sean to qualify for Nationals in 2016. Sean will also be competing at Winter Wreckage in December.

Tim also took 1st place in the HW division and will be joining Sean next year at Nationals. It went down to a tie breaker. Next competition will be November 7th at Maryland’s Strongest.


Everyone has one more competition and a decent lay off until DE’s Strongest and Mongrel Showdown in April.

Podium sports Mongrel Fallfest


This past Saturday was Equity’s NAS Fallfest Strongman and our first Strongman show at our gym. Mongrel Garage is no stranger to Strongman shows but we were fortunate to have a few of our newer Strong(Wo)man competitors compete for their first time.


Equity Strength & Conditioning Crossfit Coach Cole Dant competed in the novice division in her first ever Strongwoman show and did exceptionally well. Even though she didn’t think she would…  Cole took 1st place in 4 out of the 5 events and walked away with first place without any issues. Many of the judges and helpers were very taken back by her small frame but explosive power and willingness to win.  Congratulations Cole, see you at the next show Mongrel!


One of our newest members to the Mongrel team is Cameron and he also competed in his first ever Strongman show. Cameron volunteered to jump into the Novice HW even though he weighs in around 200 lbs. Cameron has fallen completely in love with competing and training SM and you will be seeing him again soon.


Lindsey took part of our competition today and also won with flying colors. Lindsey took 1st place in the Women’s Open division and won  4 out of the 5 events, it would have been a clean sweep but missed out on first place in the Car deadlift by a single rep. Lindsey was already qualified for NAS Nationals by taking 2nd in her last competition but placing 1st was a goal she set for herself and we are all happy she accomplished it.

Congratulations to all of our podium finishers and all of our friends that competed in our first SC Fallfest.  Hope to see everyone soon!



Highland Games Workshop

We have put up a brief history of Highland Games competitor Nikita Haltemen.

Nikita Haltemen

Mongrel Garage is hosting a Highland Games seminar October 11th with Nikita. Click the link to learn all about it.                                               Mongrel Highland Games Workshop


Hobo USAPL Bench Nationals

Andrew “Hobo” Norris   IMG_20150830_174242

1st Place USAPL Bench Only Nationals Police/AM

“This was my 1st National Meet, the most important/biggest meet I have ever competed in. I feel as if I did the best that I could have done. Missing my 2nd and 3rd attempts taught me a lot; I didn’t train with heavy enough weights in training. The 435 felt light at the top and came off the chest fast on both attempts only to miss it each time at middle or about a 3 board. There is no sense crying over spilled milk, I am a very goal oriented lifter, missing my goal just made me hungrier for Raw Nationals in October.  Stay positive and press on.”