Sports: So ya think you’re tough?

BLYN — Toughman is bringing its act to town, and fighters from the North Olympic Peninsula are still wanted.

The average-man (and perhaps woman) fights — each scheduled for three one-minute rounds — will take place Friday and Saturday at 7 Cedars Casino.

About 10 Peninsula residents, each planning to fight, showed up at 7 Cedars for a promotional event last Thursday night. They were introduced one-by-one and answered brief questions about themselves on the stage above the casino floor.

A few casino patrons in attendance offered lean applause.

Before being introduced, one Port Angeles 27-year-old described his fighting experience.

“I got suspended for it,” said Eddie Benoit, who at 6-foot and 218 pounds will compete in the heavyweight division, for men between 186 and 400 pounds.

Light heavyweights, the only other class, is for 160- to 185-pounders.

If any women sign up — it costs $50 to compete — they will fight in an open division.


The rest of the story appears in the Monday Peninsula Daily News. Click on SUBSCRIBE, above, to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

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