3rd Annual Victor Martinez Fitness Challenge and Fun Run for Autism

  The Colosseum Gym proudly hosted the 3rd Annual Victor Martinez Fitness Challenge and Fun Run for Autism on Saturday, June 15th in Columbia, MD.  The event consisted of 6 total events with an optional run. Events included a bench press (men: 185lbs / 225 lbs; women: 115lbs / 135lbs), squat (men: 225lbs / 275 lbs; women: 135lbs / 165lbs), deadlift (men: 225lbs / 275 lbs; women: 155lbs / 185lbs), pull-up (unassisted body weight), tire flip, and sled drag (men: 225lbs; women: 135lbs). Scoring was based on 50% of the participants’ total number of repetitions achieved throughout all events and 50% of the total number of dollars raised for the charity by pledges (100% of the fees, donations and raffle money went to Autism Speaks). In addition to the great athletes who participated in the event and the highly supportive spectators, celebrity guests included IFBB Pros Jon Delarosa, Swann Cardot and Aaron Clark.  The Colosseum Strongman team also delighted spectators with incredible feats of strength.  The event raised over $4,000!  Additionally, donations continue to come in through the FitForAutism.com website which will remain active.  If you’d like to donate and show your support, please go to www.fitforautism.com (100% of all donations will go to Autism Speaks). Grand Prize Winner Jon Metro is the Fit For Autism grand prize overall winner.  Jon scored a total of 144 reps and received over $700 in pledges.  Currently, Jon is a resident of Ocean City, Maryland and works for the Worcester County Developmental Center.  Prior to this, he was a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army where he served 7 years and 2 tours in Iraq. Jon developed a passion for fitness during his military service that...