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By Pierre Bibbs

Malta is Now Home to One of the Fittest Men in America


September 7, 2022

Eli Hanson, Yurii Hanson, Kerry Hanson, Ava Hanson, and Etta Hanson at the 2022 NOBULL Crossfit World Games in Madison, Wis.

One of Malta's newest community members, Yurii Hanson recently placed fourth in the 2022 NOBULL Crossfit World Games in Madison, Wis., on August 5.

Hanson and most of his family including his wife, Whitewater native Kerry (Simonson) Hanson, and daughters Ava and Etta, moved to Malta a few weeks ago. His son Eli has been in Malta since last Spring.

"Kerry is from Phillips County, but really it was about our kids; a different life for our kids," Yurii told the PCN. "That was the catalyst behind the change."

The couple has owned, operated and competed with CrossFit Billings since 2008. Hanson...

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