The King of the Rock returned to Alcatraz Island for its fourth year and once again, it did not disappoint. With the early elimination of two-time defending champ Hugh “Baby Shaq” Jones, contestants knew there would a changing of the guard this year at Red Bull’s one-on-one tournament in San Francisco. In honor of his nickname, 6-7, 235-pound Tarron Williams “beasted” through the competition with little problems. Despite cramping and a nasty spill in the semifinals against Santwon Latunde, “The Beast” managed to pull it together and defeat Sergio De La Fuente of Spain in the finals.
images and words by Lyle Mouton