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Eric Jenkins – Highland Games & Strongman – Hartsville, SC

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What does your involvement in your sport mean to you?  Why did you fall in love with it?

Involvement in the highland games to me is a matter of self betterment.  While on the field, I am competing not only with some of the most talented athletes in the world I am also competing with myself. That extra inch on a Braemar stone throw shows me in competition that all the practice and tinge in the gym had paid off.  Any PR shows personal growth and improvement!
I fell in love with the highland games because of the camaraderie among the athletes.  No matter what your level of competition, everyone works to help everyone! We cheer for each other, we celebrate one another’s victories; we are a family.

Out of all the product sponsorships out there, why is Primo the one for you?

Primo chalk has helped me significantly.  I only use my Primo Chalk ball in practice and in competition because it helps protect my hands, keeping abrasions and scrapes away. I use my hands on my job and need them to be clean and smooth.

What is a surprising fact about yourself that we wouldn’t expect to hear?

A surprising fact about me would be in my job.  Almost everyone gets a jaw drop, “Say what?” face when I tell then that my passion is working with premature babies. I take care of 23 week and up babies.  I incubate them monitor their vitals, evaluate how they breathe and save their lives.  I am with their families through the high and lows. I smile with them when they go home; I cry with them when they don’t.