Steve retires after fourth title

The Extreme Griz competition was fiercely battled out on Saturday with four-time winner Steve Ruskay finally coming out on top.

Steve Ruskay took the Extreme Griz crown for the fourth time in five years.

Steve Ruskay took the Extreme Griz crown for the fourth time in five years.

The Extreme Griz competition was fiercely battled out on Saturday with four-time winner Steve Ruskay finally coming out on top.

Steve showed he was the most extreme of all the Griz’ by winning the most points in different competitions, including snowshoeing, beer chugging, line dancing, pancake eating, cocktail mixing and axe throwing.

“I like the traditional Griz events, like the axe throwing, the best,” he said.

Steve, who said he likes to be known as “The People’s Griz,” has now won the competition four out of the last five years and has decided that this will be his last year as Extreme Griz.

He said next year he plans to be a judge instead of competing.

Steve, who is a member of Fernie Alpine Resort ski patrol, took home $300 for first place.