North America's strongest men and women will carry farm equipment and sand bags in the Quad Cities this weekend. Tomorrow and Saturday, Davenport is hosting the North American Strongman National Championships for the first time.
Over 200 athletes will be competing for the title, and a spot at the World Championships next spring. There will be three events on Friday, including the Log Clean and Press competition and the Farmers Challenge.
The competition concludes Saturday, with the Push Pull Medley and Sand Bag Carry. There will also be vendor booths and a Kids Zone.
The North American Strongman competition is supporting QC United's anti-bullying campaign. And ticket prices will be lower for people who bring a canned food item for the River Bend Foodbank.
The competition starts tomorrow at the RiverCenter in Davenport, from 8 am to 4 pm. On Saturday, events are from 8 am to 2 pm.