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  • World’s Strongest Violinist Selected as 2016 Strength Sports Male National Athlete of the Year

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman, of Phoenix, and ten-year-old Internet sensation and AAU Strength Sports star Damiyah Smith, of Commerce, Oklahoma, have been selected as 2016 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Strength Sports National Athletes of the Year.  For Evan, it is his second time receiving Athlete of the Year honors. “The competition for Athlete of the […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Joins Arizona Governor’s Youth Commission

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman has been appointed to Governor Ducey’s Youth Commission (GYC) for 2016-2017. The GYC, comprised of more than 50 high school students representing all 15 counties in Arizona, has been serving the Grand Canyon State since 1989. The group focuses on helping to solve the greatest issues facing teens in Arizona, and the five issues that […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Becomes Youngest Powerlifting Official at 50th AAU Junior Olympic Games

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman became the youngest AAU Junior Olympic Games powerlifting judge ever on July 28th at the 50th Anniversary JO Games. Recent AAU Powerlifting rule changes have allowed for state judges as young as 16, based on personal competency, and national judges as young as 18. Pittman qualified as a state judge […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman Requests Corporate Support for Wounded Veterans on Independence Day

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    (July 4, 2016)  As he closes in on his 100th world powerlifting record, World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman is kicking his “Lift for Heroes” campaign into high gear, expanding his fundraising efforts to corporations across Arizona. Begun last year, Evan’s effort to raise money for combat-wounded vets surpassed its initial goal of $2000, and now the seventeen-year-old Phoenix, Arizona […]

  • Fourth of July Weekend Includes Service, Training

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    (July 4, 2016) World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman continued training over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in preparation for 2016 USA Diving Zones and for powerlifting at the 2016 AAU Junior Olympic Games, and also performed an Independence Day concert of patriotic and popular music for seniors at Phoenix Morningstar Senior Assisted Living Facility […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Selected for Governor’s Youth Commission

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman has been selected as a member of the Arizona Governor’s Youth Commission for 2016-2017.   “This is a real honor to be able to work with a group of highly motivated teens on the key issues facing our state,” Evan said after learning of his selection. Established in 1989, the Governor’s Youth […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Plays for Diamondbacks, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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    June 29th was a big day for the World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman, playing the national anthem for an Arizona Diamondbacks – Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, and then performing for patients at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital as a member of the national non-profit “Musicians on Call.”  Evan started his day by playing the national anthem […]

  • Local Phoenix violinist attends renowned Interlochen Arts Academy

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    INTERLOCHEN, Mich. – Evan Pittman, 17, of Phoenix, AZ, attended Interlochen Arts Academy, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists grades 3 through 12, June 18-24, 2016.   Pittman was among 20 students accepted into the Violin Masters Class from among more than 400 students from around the world who auditioned.  He studied music performance at the camp. […]

  • Evan Attends Arizona Boys State, Wins Americanism Essay Competition

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    Evan Pittman took a break from heavy lifting and diving training to join the attendees at Arizona Boys State this past week on the Northern Arizona University campus.  While participating in the American Legion’s national program on leadership and citizenship, Evan had the chance to run for multiple elected positions and also won the Christopher J. Lapka Memorial Americanism Essay Award. […]