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.

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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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