Athletes from Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation (PCKDF) led the top finishers in the national athletes selection for the Pinoy Strong 100 on Friday held at the Skyranch in Tagaytay City.
Jobert Penaranda and Ojay Fuentes made it a 1-2 finish for the national paddlers while Mylene Matias of Kurash came in at third and placing fourth was Roger Kenneth Masbate, also from PCKDF.
Sixty aspirants from judo, obstacle sports, taekwondo, muay thai, kurash, wrestling and canoe-kayak-dragonboat completed four tasks that included burpees, dumbbell thrusters, medicine ball throws anr pull-ups.
But only 20 made the cut for the nationwide contest that aims to gather the top 100 that will vie for top honors in the reality TV show next year.
“We want to identify the strongest, and by that, we mean not just power and stamina but also mental toughness,” said MMA star and co-producer Mark Striegl.
The Pinoy Strong 100, which aims to showcase the Filipinos’ power and resilience, is organized by One of Kind Asia in collaboration with Striegl, one of the most renowned Filipino MMA stars.
The selection leg that gathered the national athletes, held in coordination with Philippine Olympic Committee headed by president Abraham Bambol Tolentino, served as the a special leg before the activations in Cebu and finally at BGC in Taguig.
“Pinoy Strong 100 aims to celebrate the rich diversity of the Filipino people, featuring individuals from different backgrounds, colors, ages, and social statuses,” said Tin Majadillas of One of A Kind Asia.
“The participants will be put through grueling challenges, infused with a distinctly Filipino flavor, to test their strength, endurance, and character. Through these challenges, the campaign will demonstrate the unique qualities and unwavering strength that define the Filipino spirit.”
With their collective experience and passion for showcasing exceptional stories, the campaign promises to capture the hearts and inspire the entire nation.
Pinoy Strong 100 is not just about showcasing physical strength.It also aims to highlight the cultural heritage and the best of the Philippines’ islands and destinations.
Through captivating visuals and immersive storytelling, the campaign will take audiences on a journey across the country, showcasing its diverse landscapes, traditions, and the spirit of its people.
“This campaign is a celebration of the Filipino people and their incredible strength. We invite all Filipinos to join us in this inspiring search for the Pinoy Strong 100 and to witness the beauty of our culture and the strength of our people.”
Pinoy Strong 100 will be a transformative and uplifting experience, showcasing the resilience and character of the Filipino people. It will serve as a platform to unite the nation, foster a sense of pride, and inspire individuals to overcome challenges and strive for greatness.”
More details about the Pinoy Strong 100 search, including application processes, key locations, and challenge formats, will be announced soon. Stay tuned for the Pinoy Strong website and follow Pinoy Strong and One of A Kind Asia on social media for updates.
One of A Kind Asia is a renowned sports and tourism production company committed to showcasing exceptional stories of athletes and tourism destinations in the country and producing high-quality content. With a focus on diverse narratives and unique experiences, it captivates audiences through powerful storytelling and immersive visuals.