Sports Night Athletes

Harrijasotzaileak (Weightlifters)

Inhar Urruzuno Pagoaga (Ondarroa, Bizkaia)
• 2013 and current champion of Bizkaia
• 2014 (small stone) champion of Euskadi

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Joseba Ostolaza (Zestoa, Gipuzkoa)
• Completed first exhibition at the age of 16 with three different stone sizes against more experienced weightlifters
• Six-time first-place winner and eight time second-place winner of Euskadi (large stone)
• Holds various records for small, medium and large stones

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Jokin Eizmendi Manterola (Zarautz, Gipuzkoa)
• 2014 (large stone) champion of Euskadi
• 2015 set a record for lifting on the same day:
496 lbs rectangular stone
400 lbs cyclinder stone
385 lbs cubic stone
330 lbs ball

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Aizkolaritzak (Woodchoppers)

Aitzol Atutxa Gurtubai “Atutxa II” (Dima, Bizkaia)
• Current wood chopping champion of Bizkaia
• 2014 wood chopping champion of Euskadi (2011-2013)

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Ugaitz Mugerza Mendizabal (Mutriku, Gipuzkoa)
• 2014 Golden Axe doubles champion
• 2014 fifth-place winner of the Golden Axe (singles)
• 2014 second-place winner of Gipuzkoa

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Jon Irazú Ugalde (Zizurkil, Gipuzkoa)
• First year of competition was champion of Euskadi in third division
• Second year of competition was champion of second division
• 2015 fourth-place winner of Campeonato de Absoluto

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Joseba Otaegi (Zizurkil, Gipuzkoa)

• 2012-2013 doubles gold champion
• 2012 Gipuzkoa champion
• Four-time Euskadi first division finalist

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Herri Kirolak (Rural Sports)

Oskar Perez (Barakaldo, Bizkaia)
• Four-time orga jokoa (oxcart carrying) champion of Euskadi; currently holds record
• 2014 second-place winner of gizon probak (rock pulling) in free weight category
• Holds the record for carrying 55-pound txingas (weights): 6.21 miles
• Champion of Bizkaia in lasto altxatzea (bale lifting)

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Iñigo Aurrekoetxea “Gotxa” (Derio, Bizkaia)
• 2014 second-place gizon probak (rock pulling) winner (under 187 pounds); 2012 and 2013 Bizkaia champion
• 2009 and 2011 Bizkaia champion in harri zulaketa (hole drilling)
• 2013 and 2014 Bizkaia champion in lasto altxatzea (bale lifting)
• 2013 and 2014 Bizkaia champion in ingude altxatzea (anvil lifting)

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Sandra Perez (Barakaldo, Bizkaia)
• Second-place Bizkaia champion in txingas (weight carrying)
• Second-place Bizkaia champion in lokotx biltzea (cob gathering)
• Third-place Bizkaia champion in ingude altxatzea (anvil lifting)

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Kerman Perez de Ayala (Gasteiz, Araba)
• Sokatira (tug-of-war) and txingas (weight carrying) champion of Araba
• 2014 second-place winner in txingas (weight carrying)

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Karmele Gisasola Zenikazelaia (Mallabia, Bizkaia)
• 2014 second-place winner of ingude altxatzea (anvil lifting)
• 2014 third-place winner of Euskadi in txingas (weight carrying)
• 2014 Bizkaia champion in ingude altxatzea (anvil lifting)

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Jagoba Uranga (Itziar, Gipuzkoa)
• 2010 second-place Gipuzkoa champion and 2011 second-place Euskadi champion in orga jokoa (oxcart carrying)
• 2011 ninth-place winner in sokatira (tug-of-war) at the U23 World Championship
• 2011 Gipuzkoa champion of zaku lasterketa (sack-carrying race)
• 2006 and 2007 txingas (weight carrying) third-place Euskadi champion

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Ibon Undabarrena (Gernika, Bizkaia)
• 2014 third-place winner of ingude altxatzea (anvil lifting) and lasto altxatzea (bale lifting)

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Santi Zubizarreta (Nabarniz, Bizkaia)
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1993 Bizkaia, Ispaster, and Euskadi champion in gizon probak (rock pulling)
• 1994 Euskadi champion in gizon probak (rock pulling)
• 1995 Gernika champion in txingas (weight carrying)

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Idoia Etxeberria (Orio, Gipuzkoa)
• In 2009, at 16 years old, Idoia completed four lifts of a 264 lb stone in five minutes
• In 2012, she completed four lifts of a 330 lb stone
• Holds the 2015 Euskadi women’s record for lifting a 304 lb cylinder stone

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