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Former UTEP football player from El Paso takes 3rd in national strongman competition

Video: Josh Silvas breaks through in strongman Bret Bloomquist, El Paso Times

Josh Silvas' dream was always a bit unusual, though for someone of his quite large frame, it made some sense.

"I've always wanted to lift the world," said the former UTEP football player and Canutillo alum.

After finishing up at UTEP in 2016, Silvas set out to pursue that dream — at least as close as he could get.

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"I started off with powerlifting, I was doing extremely well in that, and my coach got me into strongman," Silvas said.