Patacca and Genrich can officially call themselves the strongest “Down Under”.
Written by Robert Zeglinsky Last updated March 21, 2023
Nicole Genrich and Josh Patacca are
the respective champions of Australia’s Strongest Woman (ASW) and Australia’s Strongest Man (ASM) 2023 competition. The strong people competitions took place in Melbourne, Australia on March 18-19, 2023. It featured nine strong athletes and 11 strong men who competed for the two strength titles online.
Athletes were invited to compete in
eight separate events over the two-day competition. They performed, as follows, in this order: Yoke Race, Max Axle Clean and squeezeTire Rollover, Frame Hold, Max DeadliftQest Stone Carry for distance, Aerial dumbbell press for representatives, and Atlas Stone-At the shoulder.
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Here is an overview of the respective final rankings for ASW 2023 and ASM 2023:
Australia’s Strongest Woman 2023 Final Ranking
Nicole Genrich — 62.5 points | A.S.W. Champion 2023
Megan Clark — 51.5 points Nichole Wight — 45.5 points
Rebecca Chessum — 43 dots
Katie Blunden — 39.5 points Ari Mann — 34.5 points
Camille Fogagnolo — 29.5 points
Joe Kimitaunga — 29 dots Elly Smith — 21 dots
Australia’s Strongest Man 2023 Final Rankings
Josh Patacca — 76.5 points | SMA Champion 2023
ryan rullis — 67 dots macauley tinker — 59 points
Jordan Osborne — 57.5 points
Sean Gillen — 51.5 points Aidan Canini — 46.5 points
Hank Theunissen — 46 dots
Dylan Lockard — 36.5 points Jihad El Masri — 35 points
Maximus McCall — 21.5 points
Nathan Wood — Nine dots
Both Genrich and Patacca had relatively strong wins, as both athletes had a margin of victory of at least 9.5 points.
, ASM 2023 was the first major competition in Patacca’s strongman career. Meanwhile, Genrich has already featured in the Strongman Archives 2023 Australia’s Strongest International (ASI) and the 2020 Arnold Amateur Strongwoman World Championships (AASWC). The athlete finished fifth and seventh respectively.
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On Instagram, Genrich reflected on her journey to this ASW title and all the trials and tribulations she had to overcome in her preparation.
“Thinking back to my preparation for this competition,” Genrich began. “I’m in awe of how I juggled motherhood, postpartum, work, training and everything else to get to this point and I couldn’t have done it without the incredible support from My relatives !”
Neither athlete has announced plans for the next stage of their respective careers, but with a contest title as notable as their first taste of victory, some might wonder if their competitive fires have only just begun.
Featured Image: @big_g_strongwoman on Instagram