Strongman and woman

CRYSTAL FALLS – Goodman-Pembine High School’s volleyball coach showed her strength in the eighth annual U.P. Strongman Competition at the Nylund Food Center.

Ashley Kalkofen, a two-time champion from Armstrong Creek, won the women’s open division with 23 points. She edged Kate Trautschold of Appleton, 21, for top honors.

Armstrong Creek had another champion with Patrick Millan, Ashley’s father, winning the men’s masters (over 40 years of age) title.

In the men’s heavyweight class, Ryan Martin of Crystal Falls, 14, prevailed over Dustin Fanson of Marquette, 9, and Michael Dempsey of Sault Ste. Marie, 7.

A tiebreaker was needed in the men’s lightweight division where Steven Krentz of Alpena defeated Tim Martin of Crystal Falls.

The weightlifting event was hosted by the Friends of Forest Park Football. Proceeds went to the Forest Park High School football program.

Results follow:

Women’s open – Ashley Kalkofen, Armstrong Creek, 23 points; Kate Trautschold, Appleton, 21; Amanda Arbelius, Negaunee, 15; Marklyn Behling, Sault Ste. Marie, 10; Erica Brewton, Sault Ste. Marie, 6.

Men’s featherweight (175 pounds-under) – Josh Brewton, Sault Ste. Marie, 13; Glenn Maki, Ishpeming, 11; Randy Greiner, Marquette, 6.

Men’s lightweight (175-200 pounds) – Steven Krentz, Alpena, 17 (won in tiebreaker); Tim Martin, Crystal Falls, 17; Wayne Cantwell, Iron Mountain, 10; Josh Kitto, Marquette, 6.

Men’s middleweight (200.1-230 pouds)- Nick Behling, Sault Ste. Marie, 45; Scott Blyly, Niagara, 38; Ian Bender, Crystal Falls, 36; Brian Budd, Marquette, 34; Chad Childs, Phelps, 33; Pat Bredy, Crystal Falls, 26; Scott DeMars, Stephenson, 19; Rob Semke, Marquette, 17; David Larson, Foster City, and Jesse Nye, Marquette, 13 (tie).

Men’s heavyweight (over 230 pounds) – Ryan Martin, Crystal Falls, 14; Dustin Fanson, Marquette, 9; Michael Dempsey, Sault Ste. Marie, 7.

Men’s masters (over 40 years of age) – Patrick Millan, Armstrong Creek, 8; Chad Martin, Crystal Falls, 7.