February 25, 2023

The Barn's Strongest


Ruther Glen, VA


You must have a Strongman Corporation membership card to compete!!! Every athlete must weigh-in, regardless of their class. Weigh-ins will be available at The Barn Gym 02/24/23 from 9:00am-12:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm, and the morning of (02/25/23) from 8:00am-8:45am. The rules meeting will be at 9:00 and the competition will start at 9:30.

Equipment not allowed at this show: anything sticky, any kind of oil, elbow wraps

Details on accommodations, food, drink, parking, etc. will be added when they're nailed down. 

*event order, competition and weigh-in schedule, and weight matrix are subject to change*

We will do the calf carry outside, weather permitting. All other events will be indoors. 


Max Log: Last One Standing

On the judge's command, you will have 30 seconds to clean the log from crash pads and lock it out overhead. Strict press, push press, squat jerk, split jerk, are all allowed. Heck, you can viper it if you want to; we don't care as long as your elbows are locked out, your head is through, and your feet are together. No resting the log on your head. WAIT FOR THE DOWN COMMAND. If you do not wait for the down command or you drop the log from overhead, we will no-rep you. Attempts are unlimited, but you're out once you miss. 10lb jumps for women, 20lb jumps for men. Once within about 10% of a record, smaller jumps will be allowed and called auctioneer style. We will allow warm-ups as the weight goes up, but you MUST tell your judge that it's a warm-up or it will be counted as an attempt. In the event of a tie, the athlete with the heavier opener wins.

This is now a Strongman Corporation Amateur record breaker event. Virginia state records and Strongman Corporation national records are yours for the taking! The Amateur Log Press Championships are in conjunction with The Barn's Strongest. Those competing in the entire show are eligible for the Record Breaker and do not need to pay an extra entry fee. The link to sign up for the Record Breaker ONLY is: https://ironpodium.com/browse/event/amateur-log-press-championships

Equipment allowed: grip shirts, belts, sleeves, gloves, wrist wraps

Deadlift for Reps (with trump weight)

We will have both a standard weight on a deadlift bar and a trump weight on a 13" axle. This means that one rep on the axle beats any number of reps on the deadlift bar. There will be a 60 second time limit, and you strap in on your own time. No bouncing or touch-and-go allowed. You will get both a down AND up command for every rep. WAIT FOR THEM. We are allowing suits and briefs, but won't wait around for you to get into them. You'll have 30 seconds to present yourself and be ready to lift once you're called to the platform. Here are some scenarios we will probably run into with this event:

Example 1: Billy gets three reps at standard weight, and decides he thinks he's got the trump weight in him. If he gets any reps at trump weight, he will be credited with those. If he misses trump weight, he will be credited with three reps at standard weight.

Example 2: Sally gets one rep at trump weight, but can't lock out another. She won't do any reps at standard weight because it will not change her score of one rep at trump weight.

Example 3: Jimbo tries the trump weight, but can't lift it. He'll use the remainder of his time to get as many reps as he can at standard weight.

Equipment allowed: suits, briefs, straps, belts, baby powder (applied outside!)

Super Yoke

Yes, we know it's heavy. It's SUPER! At the judge's command, you'll have 30 seconds to carry the yoke 30'. You may start under the yoke. The yoke must be completely off the ground, and no excessive sliding or scooting is allowed. Unlimited drops. Time will stop when the front of the implement crosses the 30' line. The fastest time wins, and if you don't finish, you'll be given a distance. 

Equipment allowed: grip shirts, belts, sleeves, wraps, briefs, suits (if you can somehow move in yours...)

Calf Carry (Conan's Wheel)

This will be for max distance, with a 60 second time limit. At the judge's command, you will lift the "calf" and carry it Zercher style around the wheel for as long as you can. A distance will be taken at the end of your 60 seconds. You can drop the poor little calf on its head as many times as you want. Unlimited repicks. The weights in the weight matrix refer to weight added to the implement.

Equipment allowed: grip shirts, belts, sleeves, wraps, briefs, suits 

Hold for Time: Single Arm Farmer's

On the judge's command, you will pick the handle with one hand and hold it IN FRONT of you (not suitcase style) for as long as possible. Time will start when both ends of the handle are off of the ground, and will stop when any part of the implement touches the ground or you let go. No excessive leaning or resting against the thighs allowed. This will be head to head! NOTHING sticky is allowed. This means tacky, tacky towels, tacky spray, tape, glue, bubble gum, etc. If we catch you cheating, you'll be disqualified and asked to hit the trail. No gloves, either.

Equipment allowed: wrist wraps, belts, sleeves

Tie Breaker: Bag Over Bar

In the event of an overall tie, the tie breaker will be a back-and-forth sandbag over bar. Women 44", men 48." Each athlete has 15 seconds to return the bag over the bar to their competitor. This is rep for rep.

If there is only one athlete in a weight class, they will be combined with another class or just get a regionals bid.

If there are two to five athletes in a weight class:

1st place - National (2023) and Regionals (2023) invite

2nd place - Regionals (2023) invite

3rd place - Regionals (2023) invite

If there are six or more athletes in a weight class:

1st place - Nationals (2023) and Regionals (2023) invite

2nd place - Nationals (2023) and Regionals (2023) invite

3rd place - Regionals (2023) invite

4th place - Regionals (2023) invite

The Barn Gym
7448 Commerce Wy
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
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Feb 25, 2023

Start Time
9:00 AM
Meet Director
Hailee Manipole
Events and Weights
Division Max Log: Last One StandingDeadlift for Reps (with trump weight)Super YokeCalf Carry (Conan's Wheel)Hold for Time: Single Arm Farmer's
Novice W HW (+)70275, 320425280155
Novice W LW (160.4-)70225, 280335230 125
Open W LW (120.4-)110275, 320425280155
Open W LW (140.4-)110275, 320425280155
Open W MW (180.4-)120315, 360515320175
Open W HW (+)140365, 400575360205
Masters W HW (+)120315, 360515320175
Masters W LW (160.4-)110275, 320425280155
Novice M HW (+)135455, 580655410225
Novice M LW (231.4-)135405, 530575360185
Open M LW (175.4-)135455, 580655410225
Open M MW (200.4-)185495, 620735500275
Open M MW (231.4-)185495, 620735500275
Open M HW (264.5-)235545, 660880590315
Open M SHW (+)235545, 660880590315
Masters M HW (+)185495, 620735500275
Masters M LW (231.4-)135455, 580655410225

Early Bird Price
Available until Jan 07, 2023

Regular Price
Registration Closes Feb 11, 2023

Refund Policy
No refunds.
This event is limited to 60 athletes.
16 spots remain.