Augusta (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- Strongman competitions bring together a special kind of weight lifter. These folks enjoy the camaraderie of being together and trying different fetes of strength.

"These are things that we do in our world with raw strength," said Gina Lomonaco of GEvolution Fitness which put on the Central Maine Strongman 11 Championship.

Competitors formed teams and were tested in individual and team competitions.

Among the event was the Husafel which was the carrying of a coffin shaped box filled with chains to which additional weight could be added. This is rooted in a legendary Husafel Stone in Iceland which weighs 409 pounds. It has been carried around a goat pen in strength competition for more than 200 years.

Other events included the last man standing dead ift, one armed dumbbell press, axle press and and log clean and press.