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 Year was intense in 2016,” said Martin Drake, AAU Strength Sports Chairman. “Damiyah and Evan had great competition years, standing apart as exceptional athletes, and as great kids. They are both incredible, multi-sport athletes who have made their mark nationally over the past year.”
The full story is detailed on the Amateur Athletic Union website here: http://aaupowerlifting.org/News/ArticleDetail.aspx?Title=2016+Strength+Sports+National+Athletes+of+the+Year&ArticleID=5970