Extreme Griz competitors took part in several rounds including a log toss to take the title for Extreme Griz at Fernie Alpine Resort last Saturday.

Taking it to the Griz extreme

Eighteen locals were decked out in furry hats, vests and plaid — all for the sake of taking the title in the Extreme Griz Competition.

Eighteen locals stood at the bottom of the Timber Chair on Saturday, Feb. 28, decked out in furry hats, vests and plaid — all for the sake of taking the title in the Extreme Griz Competition.

The competition was split into seven rounds. Competitors were expected to devour a plate of pancakes, make it through a Griz obstacle course, throw an axe at a target, toss a log, tug rope in tug-o-war, take part in a one-legged balance challenge and lastly fiercely fight in a leg wrestling competition.

 

 

 

Due to the sunny weather on Saturday, a crowd quickly gathered around for the competition, which event facilitator Mike Vanderdeen was pleased to see.

“It was great seeing so many people come out and support the event and watch,” said Vanderdeen. “We had really great weather that day and a lot of people spent time watching the competition. I think it was received really well and everyone had a great time.”

The winners Jason Dubray and Hannah Sullivan were crowned with their titles on stage Saturday evening following the “Fire and Ice” Parade.