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Guthrie firefighter defends title; finishes second in Dallas

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Guthrie firefighter Drew Hymer competes at the Fire-Rescue International Firefighter Throwdown in Dallas.

Guthrie firefighter Drew Hymer competes at the Fire-Rescue International Firefighter Throwdown in Dallas.

Guthrie firefighter Drew Hymer had a target on his back as he entered the Firefighter Throwdown in Dallas after winning the competition in San Diego earlier this year.

Hymer put himself in position to claim back-to-back titles, but fell six points (15-21) from the top position to finish second overall.

Hymer was one of 100 athletes chosen from several applicants.

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The Firefighter Throwdown combines firefighters with the Sport of Fitness in a challenging athletic competition that requires overall strength, endurance and a tough spirit.

Hymer, who has been doing CrossFit events since 2007, and the contestants competed in thruster ladder, snatch/front squat and box jumps to name a few.

The two-day event was held inside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

 

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