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Wounded Warriors in San Antonio competed in the 2012 Shamrock American Hero Power Classic Sunday at Freeman Coliseum. Seventeen strong men and one woman hustled and grunted their way through rigorous powerlifting, squats, bench presses and deadlifts. Four also competed in an "adapted" Military Strongman event that featured a weighted farmers walk, 450-pound tire flip, a duffel bag shuffle where competitors tossed a duffel bag filled with 175 pounds of sand over a 50-inch bar for as many times as they could manage, and an axle deadlift outfitted with two Toyota Tundra Truck tires weighing 250 pounds. The event is the brainstorm of two-time World's Strongest Woman champion, Jill Mills, and Spero Tshontikidis, director of Educational Services at the Wounded Warriors Project in San Antonio.