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Who’s the strongest: Ellsworth Airmen compete to find out

Staff Sgt. Jacob Restemayer, assigned to the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron, deadlifts more than 400 pounds during the first component of the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Event participants faced off for the title of strongest man or woman on base, competing in the five different areas: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip, keg run and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Staff Sgt. Jacob Restemayer, assigned to the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron, deadlifts more than 400 pounds during the first component of the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Event participants faced off for the title of strongest man or woman on base, competing in the five different areas: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip, keg run and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Tech. Sgt. Dustin Jespersen, a 28th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, performs a farmer’s carry during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. The free event was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron. Competitors performed feats of strength throughout five different exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull. Jespersen placed first as the strongest male. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Tech. Sgt. Dustin Jespersen, a 28th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, performs a farmer’s carry during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. The free event was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron. Competitors performed feats of strength throughout five different exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull. Jespersen placed first as the strongest male. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Staff Sgt. Brittany Binder, the 28th Force Support Squadron Fitness Assessment Cell noncommissioned officer in charge, runs while carrying a full-barrel keg during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Half full of sand, the keg weighed between 60-70 pounds. Binder, who placed second in the female division, decided to compete because she wanted a new challenge that would bring her out of her comfort zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Staff Sgt. Brittany Binder, the 28th Force Support Squadron Fitness Assessment Cell noncommissioned officer in charge, runs while carrying a full-barrel keg during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Half full of sand, the keg weighed between 60-70 pounds. Binder, who placed second in the female division, decided to compete because she wanted a new challenge that would bring her out of her comfort zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Senior Airman Wesley Tyner, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations control center support, runs with full-barrel keg that had been half filled with sand during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. The keg weighed between 60-70 pounds, and competitors raced to see who could complete the quickest lap while carrying it. The keg run was one of the event’s five tests of strength, which also included a max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Senior Airman Wesley Tyner, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations control center support, runs with full-barrel keg that had been half filled with sand during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. The keg weighed between 60-70 pounds, and competitors raced to see who could complete the quickest lap while carrying it. The keg run was one of the event’s five tests of strength, which also included a max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Eugene Weaver, a military spouse, flips a tire down the Pride Hangar’s turf field during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. The free sporting event was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron. Competitors performed feats of strength throughout five different exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull. Weaver placed third in the strongest female category. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Eugene Weaver, a military spouse, flips a tire down the Pride Hangar’s turf field during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. The free sporting event was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron. Competitors performed feats of strength throughout five different exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull. Weaver placed third in the strongest female category. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Eugene Weaver, a military spouse, flips a tire down the Pride Hangar’s turf field during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. The free sporting event was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron. Competitors performed feats of strength throughout five different exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull. Weaver placed third in the strongest female category. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Eugene Weaver, a military spouse, flips a tire down the Pride Hangar’s turf field during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. The free sporting event was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron. Competitors performed feats of strength throughout five different exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull. Weaver placed third in the strongest female category. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Capt. Max, assigned to the 89th Attack Squadron, is timed as he pulls an unmanned vehicle toward him for the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. After all the competitors took their turns towing the vehicle across the line, they stepped up their game and also took turns pulling in a bus. During the free event, which was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron, participants performed feats of strength via five exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Capt. Max, assigned to the 89th Attack Squadron, is timed as he pulls an unmanned vehicle toward him for the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. After all the competitors took their turns towing the vehicle across the line, they stepped up their game and also took turns pulling in a bus. During the free event, which was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron, participants performed feats of strength via five exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Senior Airman Wesley Tyner, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations control center support, pulls a bus forward during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar parking lot on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Tyner succeeded in his efforts, muscling the bus to the cones that signified the finish line for that event. The vehicle pull was one of five feats of strength used to determine who would go home with the title of strongest man or woman on base. Other areas of the competition included a max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run and tire flip. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Senior Airman Wesley Tyner, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations control center support, pulls a bus forward during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar parking lot on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Tyner succeeded in his efforts, muscling the bus to the cones that signified the finish line for that event. The vehicle pull was one of five feats of strength used to determine who would go home with the title of strongest man or woman on base. Other areas of the competition included a max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run and tire flip. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Capt. Max, assigned to the 89th Attack Squadron, pulls a bus toward him during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. During the free event, which was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron, participants performed feats of strength via five exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Capt. Max, assigned to the 89th Attack Squadron, pulls a bus toward him during the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. During the free event, which was hosted by the 28th Force Support Squadron, participants performed feats of strength via five exercises: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, keg run, tire flip and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Senior Airman Von Black, a 28th Force Support Squadron fitness apprentice tallies up competitors’ scores to determine the winners of the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Event participants faced off on five tests of strength: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip, keg run and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)
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Senior Airman Von Black, a 28th Force Support Squadron fitness apprentice tallies up competitors’ scores to determine the winners of the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Event participants faced off on five tests of strength: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip, keg run and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Senior Airman Von Black, a 28th Force Support Squadron fitness apprentice tallies up competitors’ scores to determine the winners of the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Event participants faced off on five tests of strength: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip, keg run and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)
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Senior Airman Von Black, a 28th Force Support Squadron fitness apprentice tallies up competitors’ scores to determine the winners of the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Event participants faced off on five tests of strength: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip, keg run and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Senior Airman Von Black, a 28th Force Support Squadron fitness apprentice tallies up competitors’ scores to determine the winners of the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Event participants faced off on five tests of strength: max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip, keg run and vehicle pull. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)
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Those who placed in the Ellsworth Air Force Base’s Strongest Competition pose for a group photo at the Pride Hangar on Ellsworth AFB, S.D., April 25, 2019. Event participants faced off on five tests of strength via a max-out deadlift, farmer’s carry, tire flip, keg run and vehicle pull. First place winners were Senior Airman Ellicia Word, top left, a 28th Medical Support Squadron medical logistician, and Tech. Sgt. Dustin Jespersen, top middle, a 28th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist. Second place went to Staff Sgt. Brittany Binder, bottom middle, the 28th Force Support Squadron Fitness Assessment Cell noncommissioned officer in charge, and Staff Sgt. Jacob Restemayer, bottom right, who is assigned to the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The athletes in third place were military spouse Eugenie Weaver, top right, and Capt. Max, bottom left, who is assigned to the 89th Attack Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

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