Sequim had a big event this weekend – the Jesse Marunde Memorial Strongman Contest with Strongmen coming from around the world, including:

Karl Gillingham, Magnus Samuelsson (who traveled from Sweden to Sequim), Dave Ostlund, Odd Haugen, Marshall White, Matt Parkes, Phil Pfister (who holds the World’s Strongest Man title), Breck Gault, Grant Higa, and Corey St Clair. This is a list of Who’s Who among the world’s strongest men, and they came to Sequim!

Pictured here is first place winner and local strongman Marshall White with Jesse’s son (and my grandson), Dawson, and Jesse’s wife, Callie Marunde.

It was a great day as friends from all around gathered to remember Jesse and enjoy a good time in an informal strongman contest. Kevin Nee did a great job MC’ing the event with Callie Marunde. It was good for me, too, as Jesse’s father, because I’ve been taking photographs of these guys at contests around the country since Jesse started competing.

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