The “Florida Man Games,” inspired by the meme of unusual news stories about men from Florida, is set to take place next year. This quirky athletic competition will feature events such as beer belly wrestling, a mud duel, and an “evading arrest” obstacle course. Event creator, Pete Melfi, originally envisioned it as a short beer run, but the concept grew beyond that, even including law enforcement volunteers for the “evading arrest” course.
- The Florida Man Games is a humorous tribute to the peculiar antics often attributed to men from Florida in news headlines.
- Events at the competition include beer belly wrestling, grappling in a mud-filled tub, and an obstacle course simulating an escape from law enforcement.
- Pete Melfi, the creator, started with a simpler idea, which expanded as more people showed interest, including sheriff volunteers.
- Attendees can enjoy various attractions, including photo sessions with real alligators and a best mullet contest.
- The event will conclude with a boxing match titled “911 Fight Night, Brawl of the Badges” between Florida’s police officers and firefighters.