Whole Hog
Shane Callahan of Chaparral
Shane Callahan of Chaparral
Publisher PrepColorado.com
Posted Jul 18, 2011


Top Colorado high school linemen compete at multiple events across the state.

The 2012 Colorado high school recruiting class is filled with some of the top lineman talent in the United States and many of those players including Paul Thurston and Austin Hendrickson of Arvada West, Shane Callahan of Chaparral and Chris Fox of Ponderosa converged this past Friday at the Hog Olympics at Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado in a competition devoted to the big guys.

Three pools of teams from Arvada West, Columbine, Chaparral, Dakota Ridge Ponderosa, Heritage, Doherty and Douglas County competed in the Bench Press, TNT Relay, Tire Flip, Tire Toss, Tug of War and Truck Push. When all the Hogs finished Arvada West came out on top with Columbine in second and Chaparral in third. With the win, Arvada West put to an end a five year run of victories by Columbine.

In the bench press Arvada West lineman Vitaly Mostalenko won the event topping out at 30 reps at 185 pounds. In the Tire Toss, Chaparral tackle and Auburn commit Shane Callahan won the event for the second year in a row setting a Hog Olympics record with a toss of 40’ 10. The Columbine team set a meet record with a truck push time of 34.27.

Along with the event at Heritage on Friday, there were big man only competitions held this past week at Rangeview and D’Evelyn. At the Rangeview big man games Gateway High School took the title with Grandview in second and Rangeview coming in third.

Events like this held throughout the state can only add to the recognition of players in trenches who often work hard with little or no press. With an impressive list of present and past participants, many of whom have or will go on to be impact players at the BCS level, the Hog Olympics as well as similar events, continue to give the Hogs their due.



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