Strongman Competition 

After months of training steadily, Hal Recinos, professor of Church and Society, entered the SMU Strongman Competition for the third time and placed second.

He was one of 12 men and women, including faculty and students, who tested the limits of their physical strength while competing at the 11th annual SMU Strongman competition in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports on Nov. 16. Each competitor demonstrated their overall body strength through deadlifts, bench presses, and pull-ups. Judges evaluated participants based on the ratio of weight lifted relative to each competitor’s body weight.

The first time he competed, in 2018, Recinos finished 10th; the second time in 2019 he finished 6th; and this year, he competed again and finished in second place.