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The 60th AMW Historian office is a wing staff agency with the mission to support the wing commander and the wing by providing historically relevant information to aid in decision making. The Historian promotes esprit de corps, professional military education and awareness of Air Force heritage through writing of special studies and conducting research to answer historical inquiries.

The historian objectively records wing history, and deploys to record contingency operations history, in order to preserve an official record of Air Force mission accomplishment. Histories and source documents are maintained at the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, Ala. Copies of wing histories, along with additional historical documents, are maintained in the wing's historical repository. Preserving today so we look back on it tomorrow.

Additionally, the historian is the wing's focal point for organizational lineage, honors, heraldry, unit emblems and organizational flags.

Topics in our Past: The Mission

Airmen at Travis AFB feat. DGMC part 3: nurse competes at U.S. Strongman Nationals

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, shares her story, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force video by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing a work out top flexes her arms for the camera with a big smile on her face.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, flexes for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

The profile view of a woman with large muscles.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing nurse scrubs preps an operating room table.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, prepares an operating room May 26, 2021, at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out identification badges.)

A small family smiles for the camera.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, center, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait with her children, Neala Navarro, left, and Marcus Navarro June 26, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – “Now that’s a downright sprint right there; that’s amazing!” a master of ceremonies yells into the microphone as Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, carries 165 pounds in each hand at the U.S. Strongman Nationals competition, June 5, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Navarro, a 36-year-old Phoenix native, has been competing in strongman competitions since 2017. The Marine Corps veteran served as a truck driver, deployed for 13 months in 2006 and separated after eight years of service. She then went to school to become a nurse and to get back in shape, she used CrossFit. Around this time, she was tinkering with the idea of commissioning in the Air Force to serve again.

“I was first introduced to strongman in a CrossFit gym,” she said. “I remember seeing people push trucks and flip tires thinking, ‘Oh, I'm not strong enough to do that.’ I went out there and pushed the truck … my legs felt like Bambi legs after, but I did it.”

Since then, Navarro has competed in many strongman competitions, even winning two. She won Arizona Strongest in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic and California Strongest earlier this year. However, her goal was to compete in an international event and to do so, Navarro would need to place in a nationals show — she did on June 5, placing second.

“To actually place at a national show … it's what I've been working for,” she said. “A lot of times when you compete, you look at your mistakes and you look at what you could have done better, but in this one, this was my best — I'm really proud of myself. I'm walking away with my head held high saying, ‘I did good.’”

Navarro credits her children and gym family for keeping her motivation and drive high.

“Family to me is the backbone of my motivation,” she explained. “The blood, sweat and tears that I’ve shed for my sport is to be a role model for my kids … to show them what it means to be dedicated to something.”

Navarro explained that on days where she didn’t want to show up or wanted to slack off, that’s where her gym family played the biggest role.

“My gym family will always be there to give me that extra push to get through my workouts when it’s tough, hold me accountable and remind me of what my goals are,” she said. “This is love and support at its finest.”

Preparing for competition is more than daily workouts. To be competition ready, Navarro needed a strict workout and diet to which she credits her trainer, Alan Thrall of Untamed Strength, and nutritionist, Tyler Bedson of Built by Bedson for helping her prepare. They would give her specific workouts and a diet to follow for weeks, leading up to nationals.

The U.S. Strongman Nationals consists of competitors of the same weight class competing in multiple categories — Navarro competed in the 132-pound weight class.

The competition consisted of five events: a log-axle press medley where competitors had to press a 140-pound log and 150-pound axle over their heads repetitively for 60 seconds; a 345-pound deadlift, repeated as many times for 60 seconds; a timed farmers carry holding 165 pounds in each hand for a total distance of 100 yards; a timed sandbag carry medley where competitors carry a 165-pound keg for 50 yards, sprint back and return with a 150-pound sandbag; a timed atlas stone series where competitors pick up and carry a 150-pound, 175-pound and 205-pound stones over a tall bar.

Navarro is competing in the U.S. Strongman Pro Women’s Worlds V, October 9, 2021, in Williston, North Dakota. To follow her throughout her competitions, you can follow her on Instagram here.

To learn more about U.S. Strongman competitions and events, visit their website here.

[These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the U.S. Air Force of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The U.S. Air Force bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.]

Pamphlets

Airmen at Travis AFB feat. DGMC part 3: nurse competes at U.S. Strongman Nationals

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, shares her story, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force video by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing a work out top flexes her arms for the camera with a big smile on her face.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, flexes for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

The profile view of a woman with large muscles.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing nurse scrubs preps an operating room table.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, prepares an operating room May 26, 2021, at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out identification badges.)

A small family smiles for the camera.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, center, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait with her children, Neala Navarro, left, and Marcus Navarro June 26, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – “Now that’s a downright sprint right there; that’s amazing!” a master of ceremonies yells into the microphone as Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, carries 165 pounds in each hand at the U.S. Strongman Nationals competition, June 5, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Navarro, a 36-year-old Phoenix native, has been competing in strongman competitions since 2017. The Marine Corps veteran served as a truck driver, deployed for 13 months in 2006 and separated after eight years of service. She then went to school to become a nurse and to get back in shape, she used CrossFit. Around this time, she was tinkering with the idea of commissioning in the Air Force to serve again.

“I was first introduced to strongman in a CrossFit gym,” she said. “I remember seeing people push trucks and flip tires thinking, ‘Oh, I'm not strong enough to do that.’ I went out there and pushed the truck … my legs felt like Bambi legs after, but I did it.”

Since then, Navarro has competed in many strongman competitions, even winning two. She won Arizona Strongest in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic and California Strongest earlier this year. However, her goal was to compete in an international event and to do so, Navarro would need to place in a nationals show — she did on June 5, placing second.

“To actually place at a national show … it's what I've been working for,” she said. “A lot of times when you compete, you look at your mistakes and you look at what you could have done better, but in this one, this was my best — I'm really proud of myself. I'm walking away with my head held high saying, ‘I did good.’”

Navarro credits her children and gym family for keeping her motivation and drive high.

“Family to me is the backbone of my motivation,” she explained. “The blood, sweat and tears that I’ve shed for my sport is to be a role model for my kids … to show them what it means to be dedicated to something.”

Navarro explained that on days where she didn’t want to show up or wanted to slack off, that’s where her gym family played the biggest role.

“My gym family will always be there to give me that extra push to get through my workouts when it’s tough, hold me accountable and remind me of what my goals are,” she said. “This is love and support at its finest.”

Preparing for competition is more than daily workouts. To be competition ready, Navarro needed a strict workout and diet to which she credits her trainer, Alan Thrall of Untamed Strength, and nutritionist, Tyler Bedson of Built by Bedson for helping her prepare. They would give her specific workouts and a diet to follow for weeks, leading up to nationals.

The U.S. Strongman Nationals consists of competitors of the same weight class competing in multiple categories — Navarro competed in the 132-pound weight class.

The competition consisted of five events: a log-axle press medley where competitors had to press a 140-pound log and 150-pound axle over their heads repetitively for 60 seconds; a 345-pound deadlift, repeated as many times for 60 seconds; a timed farmers carry holding 165 pounds in each hand for a total distance of 100 yards; a timed sandbag carry medley where competitors carry a 165-pound keg for 50 yards, sprint back and return with a 150-pound sandbag; a timed atlas stone series where competitors pick up and carry a 150-pound, 175-pound and 205-pound stones over a tall bar.

Navarro is competing in the U.S. Strongman Pro Women’s Worlds V, October 9, 2021, in Williston, North Dakota. To follow her throughout her competitions, you can follow her on Instagram here.

To learn more about U.S. Strongman competitions and events, visit their website here.

[These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the U.S. Air Force of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The U.S. Air Force bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.]

Topics in our Past: The People

Airmen at Travis AFB feat. DGMC part 3: nurse competes at U.S. Strongman Nationals

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, shares her story, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force video by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing a work out top flexes her arms for the camera with a big smile on her face.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, flexes for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

The profile view of a woman with large muscles.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing nurse scrubs preps an operating room table.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, prepares an operating room May 26, 2021, at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out identification badges.)

A small family smiles for the camera.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, center, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait with her children, Neala Navarro, left, and Marcus Navarro June 26, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – “Now that’s a downright sprint right there; that’s amazing!” a master of ceremonies yells into the microphone as Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, carries 165 pounds in each hand at the U.S. Strongman Nationals competition, June 5, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Navarro, a 36-year-old Phoenix native, has been competing in strongman competitions since 2017. The Marine Corps veteran served as a truck driver, deployed for 13 months in 2006 and separated after eight years of service. She then went to school to become a nurse and to get back in shape, she used CrossFit. Around this time, she was tinkering with the idea of commissioning in the Air Force to serve again.

“I was first introduced to strongman in a CrossFit gym,” she said. “I remember seeing people push trucks and flip tires thinking, ‘Oh, I'm not strong enough to do that.’ I went out there and pushed the truck … my legs felt like Bambi legs after, but I did it.”

Since then, Navarro has competed in many strongman competitions, even winning two. She won Arizona Strongest in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic and California Strongest earlier this year. However, her goal was to compete in an international event and to do so, Navarro would need to place in a nationals show — she did on June 5, placing second.

“To actually place at a national show … it's what I've been working for,” she said. “A lot of times when you compete, you look at your mistakes and you look at what you could have done better, but in this one, this was my best — I'm really proud of myself. I'm walking away with my head held high saying, ‘I did good.’”

Navarro credits her children and gym family for keeping her motivation and drive high.

“Family to me is the backbone of my motivation,” she explained. “The blood, sweat and tears that I’ve shed for my sport is to be a role model for my kids … to show them what it means to be dedicated to something.”

Navarro explained that on days where she didn’t want to show up or wanted to slack off, that’s where her gym family played the biggest role.

“My gym family will always be there to give me that extra push to get through my workouts when it’s tough, hold me accountable and remind me of what my goals are,” she said. “This is love and support at its finest.”

Preparing for competition is more than daily workouts. To be competition ready, Navarro needed a strict workout and diet to which she credits her trainer, Alan Thrall of Untamed Strength, and nutritionist, Tyler Bedson of Built by Bedson for helping her prepare. They would give her specific workouts and a diet to follow for weeks, leading up to nationals.

The U.S. Strongman Nationals consists of competitors of the same weight class competing in multiple categories — Navarro competed in the 132-pound weight class.

The competition consisted of five events: a log-axle press medley where competitors had to press a 140-pound log and 150-pound axle over their heads repetitively for 60 seconds; a 345-pound deadlift, repeated as many times for 60 seconds; a timed farmers carry holding 165 pounds in each hand for a total distance of 100 yards; a timed sandbag carry medley where competitors carry a 165-pound keg for 50 yards, sprint back and return with a 150-pound sandbag; a timed atlas stone series where competitors pick up and carry a 150-pound, 175-pound and 205-pound stones over a tall bar.

Navarro is competing in the U.S. Strongman Pro Women’s Worlds V, October 9, 2021, in Williston, North Dakota. To follow her throughout her competitions, you can follow her on Instagram here.

To learn more about U.S. Strongman competitions and events, visit their website here.

[These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the U.S. Air Force of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The U.S. Air Force bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.]

Emblem Significance

Airmen at Travis AFB feat. DGMC part 3: nurse competes at U.S. Strongman Nationals

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, shares her story, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force video by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing a work out top flexes her arms for the camera with a big smile on her face.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, flexes for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

The profile view of a woman with large muscles.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing nurse scrubs preps an operating room table.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, prepares an operating room May 26, 2021, at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out identification badges.)

A small family smiles for the camera.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, center, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait with her children, Neala Navarro, left, and Marcus Navarro June 26, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – “Now that’s a downright sprint right there; that’s amazing!” a master of ceremonies yells into the microphone as Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, carries 165 pounds in each hand at the U.S. Strongman Nationals competition, June 5, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Navarro, a 36-year-old Phoenix native, has been competing in strongman competitions since 2017. The Marine Corps veteran served as a truck driver, deployed for 13 months in 2006 and separated after eight years of service. She then went to school to become a nurse and to get back in shape, she used CrossFit. Around this time, she was tinkering with the idea of commissioning in the Air Force to serve again.

“I was first introduced to strongman in a CrossFit gym,” she said. “I remember seeing people push trucks and flip tires thinking, ‘Oh, I'm not strong enough to do that.’ I went out there and pushed the truck … my legs felt like Bambi legs after, but I did it.”

Since then, Navarro has competed in many strongman competitions, even winning two. She won Arizona Strongest in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic and California Strongest earlier this year. However, her goal was to compete in an international event and to do so, Navarro would need to place in a nationals show — she did on June 5, placing second.

“To actually place at a national show … it's what I've been working for,” she said. “A lot of times when you compete, you look at your mistakes and you look at what you could have done better, but in this one, this was my best — I'm really proud of myself. I'm walking away with my head held high saying, ‘I did good.’”

Navarro credits her children and gym family for keeping her motivation and drive high.

“Family to me is the backbone of my motivation,” she explained. “The blood, sweat and tears that I’ve shed for my sport is to be a role model for my kids … to show them what it means to be dedicated to something.”

Navarro explained that on days where she didn’t want to show up or wanted to slack off, that’s where her gym family played the biggest role.

“My gym family will always be there to give me that extra push to get through my workouts when it’s tough, hold me accountable and remind me of what my goals are,” she said. “This is love and support at its finest.”

Preparing for competition is more than daily workouts. To be competition ready, Navarro needed a strict workout and diet to which she credits her trainer, Alan Thrall of Untamed Strength, and nutritionist, Tyler Bedson of Built by Bedson for helping her prepare. They would give her specific workouts and a diet to follow for weeks, leading up to nationals.

The U.S. Strongman Nationals consists of competitors of the same weight class competing in multiple categories — Navarro competed in the 132-pound weight class.

The competition consisted of five events: a log-axle press medley where competitors had to press a 140-pound log and 150-pound axle over their heads repetitively for 60 seconds; a 345-pound deadlift, repeated as many times for 60 seconds; a timed farmers carry holding 165 pounds in each hand for a total distance of 100 yards; a timed sandbag carry medley where competitors carry a 165-pound keg for 50 yards, sprint back and return with a 150-pound sandbag; a timed atlas stone series where competitors pick up and carry a 150-pound, 175-pound and 205-pound stones over a tall bar.

Navarro is competing in the U.S. Strongman Pro Women’s Worlds V, October 9, 2021, in Williston, North Dakota. To follow her throughout her competitions, you can follow her on Instagram here.

To learn more about U.S. Strongman competitions and events, visit their website here.

[These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the U.S. Air Force of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The U.S. Air Force bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.]

Aircraft flown at Travis

Airmen at Travis AFB feat. DGMC part 3: nurse competes at U.S. Strongman Nationals

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, shares her story, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force video by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing a work out top flexes her arms for the camera with a big smile on her face.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, flexes for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

The profile view of a woman with large muscles.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait June 9, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman wearing nurse scrubs preps an operating room table.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, prepares an operating room May 26, 2021, at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out identification badges.)

A small family smiles for the camera.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Navarro, center, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, sits for a portrait with her children, Neala Navarro, left, and Marcus Navarro June 26, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Navarro recently competed at U.S. Strongman Nationals and placed second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – “Now that’s a downright sprint right there; that’s amazing!” a master of ceremonies yells into the microphone as Capt. Jamie Navarro, 60th Surgical Group Command Squadron charge nurse, carries 165 pounds in each hand at the U.S. Strongman Nationals competition, June 5, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Navarro, a 36-year-old Phoenix native, has been competing in strongman competitions since 2017. The Marine Corps veteran served as a truck driver, deployed for 13 months in 2006 and separated after eight years of service. She then went to school to become a nurse and to get back in shape, she used CrossFit. Around this time, she was tinkering with the idea of commissioning in the Air Force to serve again.

“I was first introduced to strongman in a CrossFit gym,” she said. “I remember seeing people push trucks and flip tires thinking, ‘Oh, I'm not strong enough to do that.’ I went out there and pushed the truck … my legs felt like Bambi legs after, but I did it.”

Since then, Navarro has competed in many strongman competitions, even winning two. She won Arizona Strongest in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic and California Strongest earlier this year. However, her goal was to compete in an international event and to do so, Navarro would need to place in a nationals show — she did on June 5, placing second.

“To actually place at a national show … it's what I've been working for,” she said. “A lot of times when you compete, you look at your mistakes and you look at what you could have done better, but in this one, this was my best — I'm really proud of myself. I'm walking away with my head held high saying, ‘I did good.’”

Navarro credits her children and gym family for keeping her motivation and drive high.

“Family to me is the backbone of my motivation,” she explained. “The blood, sweat and tears that I’ve shed for my sport is to be a role model for my kids … to show them what it means to be dedicated to something.”

Navarro explained that on days where she didn’t want to show up or wanted to slack off, that’s where her gym family played the biggest role.

“My gym family will always be there to give me that extra push to get through my workouts when it’s tough, hold me accountable and remind me of what my goals are,” she said. “This is love and support at its finest.”

Preparing for competition is more than daily workouts. To be competition ready, Navarro needed a strict workout and diet to which she credits her trainer, Alan Thrall of Untamed Strength, and nutritionist, Tyler Bedson of Built by Bedson for helping her prepare. They would give her specific workouts and a diet to follow for weeks, leading up to nationals.

The U.S. Strongman Nationals consists of competitors of the same weight class competing in multiple categories — Navarro competed in the 132-pound weight class.

The competition consisted of five events: a log-axle press medley where competitors had to press a 140-pound log and 150-pound axle over their heads repetitively for 60 seconds; a 345-pound deadlift, repeated as many times for 60 seconds; a timed farmers carry holding 165 pounds in each hand for a total distance of 100 yards; a timed sandbag carry medley where competitors carry a 165-pound keg for 50 yards, sprint back and return with a 150-pound sandbag; a timed atlas stone series where competitors pick up and carry a 150-pound, 175-pound and 205-pound stones over a tall bar.

Navarro is competing in the U.S. Strongman Pro Women’s Worlds V, October 9, 2021, in Williston, North Dakota. To follow her throughout her competitions, you can follow her on Instagram here.

To learn more about U.S. Strongman competitions and events, visit their website here.

[These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the U.S. Air Force of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The U.S. Air Force bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.]

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707-424-3241

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