In addition to taking first in the One Foot High Kick at the NYO tournament this weekend, Avery also took first in the Eskimo stick pull.
The idea here is that you use your arms and legs to pul the stick out of the opponents hands. Having spotters on the sides supporting you is supposed to prevent much twisting or pulling the stick to the side out of someone's hands.
Avery was proud of his "battle wounds" to prove that he was the fiercest competitor in the stick pull event. He insisted that I take this picture of his calluses from the stick pull event.