July 8, 2023
Virginia's Strongest Man & Woman
Ruther Glen, VA
You must have a Strongman Corporation membership card to compete!!! Buy yours here: https://strongmancorporation.com/contest-licence-1/
Every athlete must weigh-in, regardless of their class. Weigh-ins will be available at The Barn Gym 07/07/23 from 9:00am-12:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm, and the morning of (07/08/23) from 8:00am-8:45am. The rules meeting will be at 9:00 and the competition will start at 9:30.
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*
You are not guaranteed a competition t-shirt if you register after 6/20/23!
Axle Clean & Press for Reps
On the judge's command, you will have 60 seconds to clean the axle from the ground and lock it out overhead as many times as possible. Belt cleans are allowed. All weights over 165lbs will be from a 13" pick height on Rogue 26er wagon wheels. YOU WILL CLEAN EVERY REP, which means the implement will return to the ground after every "down" command from your judge. Strict press, push press, squat jerk, split jerk, are all allowed. You will get a "down" command when your elbows are locked out, your head is through, and your feet are together. No resting the axle on your head. WAIT FOR THE DOWN COMMAND. If you do not wait for the down command or you drop the axle from overhead, we will no-rep you.
Max Height Sandbag Toss
You will have 30 seconds to throw the sandbag over the bar, which will rise by a foot each time. No rotational throws are allowed. You may pick your starting height, but once you are in, you must take every jump. In the event of a tie, the athlete with the higher opener will win. The opening height is 10' for women and 12' for men.
Max Mammoth Bar Deadlift
Each athlete will get 4 attempts. If you miss, you are out. After your fourth attempt, you are out. You will have 30 seconds per attempt to lock out your deadlift. Strap in on your own time. You can try as many times as you need to in this 30 seconds. You will get a "down" command from your judge when they feel you are sufficiently locked out. IF YOU DO NOT WAIT FOR THE DOWN COMMAND, WE WILL NO REP YOU. Hitching and ramping are allowed. Suits, briefs, bowties, straps, belts, sleeves, and wraps are all allowed. We will have 20lb jumps for women, and plate/quarter jumps for men. The weight listed in the matrix is the lightest opener allowed for each class. In the event of a tie, the athlete with the heavier opener wins.
Harnessed Vehicle Pull
You will be strapped into a harness attached to a vehicle and you will pull it a yet-to-be-determined distance (minimum 40'). There will be a lead rope. Fastest time or furthest distance in 60 seconds wins.
Natural Stone to Shoulder (with trump stone)
You will have 60 seconds to complete as many reps as possible. You will get a down command from your judge when the stone is stabilized on your shoulder with one hand, and the other hand is off the stone. The stone must come back to the ground after each rep. There will be two stones on the platform. One rep on the heavier stone is worth more than any number of reps on the lighter stone. If you attempt the trump stone and miss, you may still try the lighter stone. We will be using ONLY natural stones. This means NO TACKY, TACK TOWELS, TACKY SPRAY, OR ANYTHING ELSE STICKY. The stones all have great hand holds. You can wear a grip shirt if you want to.
Tie Breaker: TBD
If there is only one athlete in a weight class, they will be combined with another class or just get a regionals bid. Regionals bids are good for ONE CALENDAR YEAR.
If there are two to five athletes in a weight class:
1st place - National (2023) and Regionals (2023/24) invite
2nd place - Regionals (2023/24) invite
3rd place - Regionals (2023/24) invite
If there are six or more athletes in a weight class:
1st place - Nationals (2023) and Regionals (2023/24) invite
2nd place - Nationals (2023) and Regionals (2023/24) invite
3rd place - Regionals (2023/24) invite
4th place - Regionals (2023/24) invite
Events and Weights
|Division||Axle Clean & Press For Reps||Max Height Sandbag Toss||Max Mammoth Bar Deadlift||Harnessed Vehicle Pull||Stone to Shoulder (with trump stone)|
|Novice W HW (+)||120||20||235||TBD||112/119|
|Novice W LW (160-)||95||20||215||TBD||96/112|
|Open W LW (125-)||120||25||215||TBD||119/134|
|Open W LW (140.4-)||120||25||215||TBD||119/134|
|Open W MW (160.4-)||135||25||235||TBD||134/168|
|Open W MW (180.4-)||135||25||235||TBD||134/168|
|Open W HW (+)||135||25||235||TBD||134/168|
|Masters W HW (+)||135||25||215||TBD||134/168|
|Masters W LW (160-)||120||25||215||TBD||119/134|
|Novice M HW (+)||235||40||415||TBD||168/215|
|Novice M LW (231-)||185||30||375||TBD||134/168|
|Open M LW (175.4-)||185||30||375||TBD||168/215|
|Open M MW (200.4-)||235||40||415||TBD||215/222|
|Open M MW (231.4-)||235||40||415||TBD||215/222|
|Open M HW (264.5-)||280||50||465||School bus||235/275|
|Open M SHW (+)||280||50||465||School bus||235/275|
|Masters M HW (+)||235||40||415||Hearse||215/222|
|Masters M LW (231-)||185||30||375||Hearse||168/215|
Registration Closes Jun 26, 2023
48 spots remain.