I competed in my first competition. The 2008 Nebraska Strong Man Competition.
Axle press (overhead) - never done this before. I opened at 180, was too easy. Bumped to 200, still easy. Bumped to 230, and still did it with ease. Too bad I only got 3 attempts.
Keg Carry - had to bear-hug the keg. It was 250 lbs. This was my poorest event. I have short arms, and it squished the air out of me to get my arms around it. I only made it 110 feet. The winner made it 240.
Farmers walk - 240lbs per hand. 120 ft, with one turn. We were allowed one drop. I made it with no drops. Good performance
Sand bag loading - load 150, 200, 250 lb. sand bags onto neck high platform. I got the 150 and 200 with ease. I failed on the 250. I need some technique on this one.
550 lb yolk walk for 60' - did this piece of cake
200 lb. duck walk for 60' - again a piece of cake
400 lb. sled drag for 60' - harder, but I still completed
Overall, I did good for my first event, and having never touched any of these implements. I think I want to do another sometime this fall. I was in the under 200 lbs. class.