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Gresham SWAT team defends last year's title at annual Trauma Intervention Program's benefit

Fifteen teams from local police and fire departments, high schools, businesses and CrossFit gyms will see who can move a 33,000-pound fire truck 50 feet the fastest during the Trauma Intervention Program's (TIP) third annual Muscle Hustle at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, in downtown Troutdale. PMG FILE PHOTO: MATT DEBOW - The Corbett Fire Department team pulls a 33,000-pound fire truck during last year's Trauma Intervention Programs Muscle Hustle. The event is returning to downtown Troutdale for the third annual event on Saturday, June 22.

While the Muscle Hustle teams can be comprised of up to 15 members, only 12 are allowed to pull the truck during each round.

The Gresham SWAT team won the competition last year.

One challenger this year will be Parkrose High School varsity football team. Head coach Keanon Lowe will lead the team.

Lowe was a wide receiver for the University of Oregon football team. He made headlines recently after he tackled a Parkrose student who allegedly brought a loaded shotgun to the Parkrose campus at 12003 N.E. Shaver St., in Portland, on Friday, May 17.

The student, 19-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz, was indicted on Friday, May 28, on charges including possession of a loaded firearm in a public building, being in possession of a loaded firearm in a public building and recklessly endangering.PMG FILE PHOTO: MATT DEBOW - Sam Ionesi pulls as anchor during the lasts year Muscle Hustle in the Corbett Fire Department teams first attempt.

The Muscle Hustle is a fundraiser for the Trauma Intervention Program.

TIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional aid, practical support and resources to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy. 

TIP volunteers are called to scenes by emergency responders in the counties of Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark County, Washington.PMG FILE PHOTO: MATT DEBOW - The Bleeding Hearts Kettleball Club team competes in the first round of the 2018 Muscle Hustle firetruck pull.

If you go

What: Third annual Fire Truck Muscle Hustle Pull

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22

Where: Downtown Troutdale along the Historic Columbia River Highway

Cost: Free to watch

More info: www.tipnw.org.


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