Aaron Osczevski, formerly of Martensville, competed in the 5th annual Shellshock fundraiser (Shellshock 5), organized by Misfit Powerlifting and Strength owner Caroline Lyonnais in Edmonton, AB. This event helps to raise funds to provide mental health support to military, first responders and front line workers.
In a social media post, Lyonnais explained that, “Shellshock 5 holds one of the biggest Canadian platforms to numerous athlete’s around Canada, but it also created the one weekend where numerous Misfit athlete’s and our gym members get to step on one platform together from two different sports.”
When speaking to the Martensville Messenger, Osczevski stated that this event is a powerlifting meet and strongman record breaker.
Osczevski competed in the CAASA (Canadian Alliance of Amateur Strength Athletes) record breaker event. The event consisted of three implement lifts: Block Press, Axle Deadlift, and Rolling Thunder Grip challenge.
“Each athlete had three attempts at each implement and I pressed a 100kg block, Deadlifted 302kg, which was a personal record, and pulled a 90kg rolling thunder,” said Osczevski.
This was the second show in Osczevski’s strongman career. He had two years of rehabbing a torn quad, and had a late start in the season due to COVID-19.
Support at home definitely isn’t an issue, as Osczevski’s wife Jackie is not only his coach, but also the number one professional strongwoman in Canada. “Jackie has prepped me for strongman via her personal online programming.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, spectators were not permitted in the building during the competition; however, Jackie volunteered to referee the woman’s side of the strongman competition so she could be allowed in the building.
The show was ultimately won by Fort McMurray’s Leif Paulsen in the Heavy Weight division.
Osczevski and his wife Jackie lift out of Rise Strength Lab in Saskatoon.