August 20, 2022

The Ronnie Coleman Classic


Houston, TX

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The Ronnie Coleman Classic is back and ready to take over Houston!

Weigh Ins/Athlete Check In*:

  • EVERYONE MUST check-in on August 19th, including OPEN & NOVICE Classes
  • Location: 1 NRG Park,Houston, TX 77054 (Hall A1)
  • Date: August 19th, 2022
  • Times: 11a.m.-2p.m. & 4p.m.-6:30pm


Rules Meeting:

  • August 20th at 9:30a.m.


Registration Deadline: 

  • Registration price increases August 6th to $150
  • Last day to register is August 19th
  • Contest will cap at 100 Athletes
  • Iron Podium is the only way to Register


Spectator Admission:

  • TBA

Hotel Information:



Max Behind The Neck (BTN) Overhead Press

  • 30 seconds for every attempt
  • Each attempt ends once the implement & weights hit the ground or the 30 seconds is over.
  • The 30 second attempt does not end if the implement & weights fall to the blocks.
  • 3 attempts only.
  • 20lb jumps for men and 10lb jumps for women.
  • Starting weight for men is 225lb and starting weight for women is 135.
  • Competitors do not have to make every attempt.
  • Miss an attempt and you're out.
  • Strict press, push press, or squat/split jerk is allowed.
  • Athletes may start with their hands  on the Barbell but may not be underneath it when times starts.
  • No resting on the head.
  • Athletes ARE allowed to press it off of their chest is mobility is an issue.
  • All Wrist Wraps, Knee Sleeves, Elbow Sleeves, and Soft/Hard Belts are allowed.
  • Olympic Barbell (28mm) will be used.
  • Shoes must be worn for every event.

Max Reps Frame Deadlift

  • 60 seconds to complete as many reps as possible.
  • Pick height for men is 19" & women is 13".
  • Athletes will start with their hands off of the implement and behind the frame before time starts.
  • Athletes must wait for the head judges down command for a rep to count.
  • Knees, hips, and shoulders must be stacked over each other to receive the down command.
  • Tacky, deadlifts suits and briefs are not allowed.
  • Straps are NOT allowed.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times during this event.

Yoke Carry For Max Distance

  • Competitors will start underneath the yoke and begin carrying the implement once giving the "Go" command.
  • Athletes will carry the yoke back and fourth 25ft for max distance.
  • Competitors will be allowed to drop and repick the yoke to change directions once they have completely crossed the 25ft distance marker on each side.
  • Competitors will have 10 seconds at each end to drop, turn around, and re-pick the yoke.
  • Dropping the yoke in between the set distance markers will end competitors run and max distance will be calculated by the front of the implement.
  • To clarify: dropping the implement inside the set 25ft markers will end the competitors run.
  • Competitors are allowed to drop the yoke to reset and change directions once the ENTIRE yoke has crossed the 25ft marker line.
  • Chalk only. No tacky is allowed.
  • Shoes must be worn for every event.

Sandbag Carry, Load & Drag

  • 60 second time limit.
  • Athletes will carry 1 sandbags 50ft and load onto a sled before dragging the sled back.
  • Athletes will start with their hands off of the bag and time stops once the front of the sled reaches the starting line with the bag inside of the sled.
  • Grip shirts are not allowed.
  • No tacky is allowed
  • Shoes must be worn.
NRG Center
1 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77054
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Aug 20, 2022

Start Time
9:00 AM
Meet Director
Derek Owens
Events and Weights
Division Max BTN PressMax Reps Frame DeadliftMax Distance Yoke CarrySandbag, Load, & Drag
Novice WomenMAX250lbs350lbs125lbs
Open W LW (140.4-)MAX250lbs350lbs125lbs
Open W MW (160.4-)MAX285lbs385lbs150lbs
Open W MW (180.4-)MAX305lbs385lbs150lbs
Open W HW (180.5+)MAX325lbs405lbs175lbs
Masters Women 40+MAX285lbs350lbs125lbs
Novice MenMAX400lbs550lbs200lbs
Open M LW (175.4-)MAX425lbs600lbs200lbs
Open M MW (200.4-)MAX475lbs650lbs225lbs
Open M MW (231.4-)MAX525lbs700lbs250lbs
Open M HW (264.5-)MAX550lbs750lbs275lbs
Open M HW (265+)MAX600lbs800lbs300lbs
Masters Men 40+MAX525lbs600lbs225lbs
Masters Men 50+MAX425lbs550lbs200lbs

Regular Price
Registration Closes Aug 06, 2022

Refund Policy
No refunds.
This event is limited to 100 athletes.
74 spots remain.