September 30, 2023

8th Annual Star City Strongman @ Star City StrongFest


Roanoke, VA

We're excited to be partnering with Professional Strongman League this year to host a pro show immediately following Star City Strongman. Both shows will be at Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke, in conjunction with our first festival - Star City StrongFest - www.starcitystrongfest.com. The park is open for athletes at 8 a.m. and to the general public at 9 a.m. Admission for spectators and park visitors is FREE.

$65 early bird (10 spots), $75 after early bird spots are filled. Registration closes Sept. 8. Athletes get a T-shirt; no exchanges, so please choose the correct size. Shirts are unisex. Additional festival and athlete shirts are available for purchase on Iron Podium.

Max deadlift
Press medley
Star hold
Carry medley
Stone over bar

Max deadlift
Will be using a CERBERUS deadlift bar from the floor. Women & Teens will open at 185, with 25 lb. jumps. Men will open at 250 with 50 lb. jumps until the bar hits 550, then we'll take 25 lb. jumps. Bar weight will be called auction-style; jump in and out at any point, with three total attempts, but if you miss an attempt within those three, you're done. Athlete will have 30 seconds to complete the lift once they begin. Judge will call down command. Scoring: if two athletes in the same division end their 3rd attempt with a successful lift of the same weight, judge will use lookback to opening attempt or second attempt to break the tie. For example - Bobby Thompson lifts 800, 850, 900 and Evan Singleton lifts 785, 850, 900 - Bobby opened higher and breaks the tie. Athletes MAY strap in before time begins. Belts, wrist wraps, straps, suits, chalk allowed. No hooks, no sticky stuff, no sumo. **Adaptive athletes' deadlift will be adjusted as needed**

Press medley
Athlete has 60 seconds to complete medley. Medley consists of one rep on axle bar, max reps in remaining time with circus dumbbell. All presses will receive down command. Circus dumbbell must touch the mat and be re-cleaned after each press. Athlete may switch arms. Do not intentionally drop/throw any of the implements from the top - this will result in a no lift. Split times will NOT be taken. Belts, sleeves, wraps, chalk allowed. No sticky stuff. **Adaptive athletes' medley will be adjusted as needed**

Star hold
Athlete will start standing on Hercules hold platform and gripping both handles. Time will start when volunteers lower weights on each side of the hold. Athlete will hold handles as long as possible. Wrist/elbow wraps, chalk allowed. No gloves, no sticky stuff, no straps. **Adaptive athletes' hold will be adjusted as needed**

Carry medley
Athletes will start with the yoke fully behind the starting line and carry 40 feet. Athlete may drop when they cross the line with their body and the center of the yoke. Athlete will pick frame and carry back 40 feet. Frame must FULLY cross the line. Unlimited drops allowed on both. Time will be taken or distance will be measured if the event is not completed in 60 sec. Grip shirts, elbow/knee sleeves, wrist wraps, chalk allowed. No straps, no sticky stuff. **Adaptive athletes' medley will be adjusted as needed**

Stone over bar
Athlete will have 60 sec. to lift atlas stone from ground and load over a bar as many times as possible. Bar at 48" for all Women's classes, bar is 52" for all Men's classes (including Teens). Grip shirts, elbow/knee sleeves, wrist wraps, chalk, tacky, tacky towels allowed. TACKY MUST BE APPLIED IN TACKY APPLICATION ZONE AND REMOVED IN TACKY REMOVAL ZONE ONLY - if you're going to use it, please be respectful of our venue. Athletes will be aware of Tacky Application Zone and Tacky Removal Zone and directed to each area before/after their turn. Do NOT use sinks that will be located near the restrooms.

In the event of precipitation, all events will take place under the cover of the Elmwood Stage and will be adjusted for safety as needed. In the event that weather presents a dangerous situation to athletes, event venue may change or event may be postponed or cancelled. All decisions will be communicated to athletes as soon as possible.

Weigh-ins & yoke heights:  Sept. 29, 4-8 p.m. (The Noke Training, 711 Salem Ave., SW, Roanoke) OR Sept. 30, 8-8:30 a.m. (event venue: Elmwood Park, 505 Williamson Rd., SE)
Park opens at 8 a.m.; entry to the park is FREE for spectators - parking on street and in lot or garage across the street from Elmwood (on Williamson)
Rules meeting at 8:30 a.m. (all athletes MUST attend)
Lifting starts at 9 a.m.-ish.

Please do NOT wait until last minute to weigh-in. All athletes MUST purchase a USS Strongman membership card PRIOR to the show. You may purchase your card through Iron Podium. This will be checked prior to event day and athletes without membership will be contacted individually.

Proceeds from this event will go to our presenting nonprofit - Partnership for Community Wellness, www.thepcw.org.

Weight divisions may be combined at organizer's discretion
Top 3 in each Open division (including Masters) will receive an invite to USS Nationals
Winner (1) of Men's Open u198 division will receive an invite to Professional Strongman League 2024 u198 competition
Winner (1) each Novice division will receive an invite to USS Nationals
If you have not competed in USS Open and/or have not won USS Novice, you can compete in Novice

Teen division is open to anyone ages 13-19. Athletes under the age of 18 MUST have parental or guardian consent and MUST be registered by that parent/guardian; parent/guardian will accept liability waiver.

There is one adaptive division open currently; please email me if you are an adaptive athlete who wants to compete, but do not fit that division. 

Elmwood Park
505 Williamson Rd SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
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Sep 30, 2023

Start Time
8:00 AM
Meet Director
Leigh Stover

Sponsored by

Events and Weights
Division Max deadliftPress medley (axle, cdb)Star hold Carry medley (yoke, frame)Stone over bar
Novice W HW (165+)MAX105, 5590350, 300130
Open W SHW (+)MAX150, 90105450, 400200
Masters W MW (165-)MAX115, 6095350, 325130
Masters W HW (+)MAX130, 70100400, 375150
Novice M HW (220+)MAX185, 115135550, 450245
Novice M LW (220-)MAX175, 105125500, 400220
Open M LW (181-)MAX200, 125145550, 450245
Open M MW (198-)MAX215, 135155600, 475270
Open M MW (220-)MAX225, 145160650, 500270
Open M HW (275-)MAX235, 155170700, 550300
Open M SHW (+)MAX245, 165180750, 600300
Masters M MW (220-)MAX215, 135155600, 475270
Masters M HW (+)MAX225, 145160650, 500270
Masters M HW (220+) 50+MAX200, 125145550, 450245
Teen M LW (220-)MAX115, 6595300, 225130
Teen M HW (220+)MAX115, 6595300, 225130
Adaptive M Standing One-ArmedMAX105 (CDB only)TBDTBDTBD
Hero Men (Single Class)MAX205, 130150600, 500245

Regular Price
Registration Closes Sep 30, 2023

Refund Policy
No refunds.
This event is limited to 65 athletes.
34 spots remain.