We are closing our tamarack Centre Location
at 11PM JANUARY 25th

We Will be Closed

January 26, 27, 28 and 29th

We will Re-Open at our NEW LOCATION

201 Industrial Rd F. Cranbrook, BC
JANUARY 30th at 5AM

Strongman 2017

Women’s Winners

Left to Right:
3rd place: Amy Boyd from Lethbridge
2nd place: Robyn Koolen from Calgary
1st place: Alanna Gibson from Cranbrook

Men’s Winners

Back row left to right:
4th Place: Josh Cloherty from Calgary
5th Place: Kelly Risdon from Calgary
6th Place: Anthony Speranza from Calgary
Front Row left to right:
2nd place: Colby Henderson from Cranbrook
1st place: Nick McMorrow from Calgary
3rd place: Declan Patton from Calgary

Here is the winner of the TV donated by Aaron’s.
Left to right
Trevor Zak: Fitness Inc.
Brenna Baker: SPCA
Lucky Dog
Cheryl Stringer: Winner
James Blair: Manager of Aaron’s
On the left is Mike Birmingham, owner of Kootenay Cooling and Heating and on the right is Jen Pitney winner of the BBQ Grill.
Right to Left : Cylee Wagner-Gasmo , Adam Mackinnon
Winner of the Golf Stay and Play – donated by Trickle Creek Golf Course and Mountain Spirit.
From Left to Right:
Trevor Zak: Fitness Inc.
Jill Bellm: Trickle Creek Lodge
Lori Bender: Winner
Brenna Baker: SPCA
From left to right is
Brenna Baker: SPCA
Bob Deptuck: Owner of Happy Duck Sprinkler Systems
Jeanette Lowey: Winner
Trevor Zak: Fitness Inc.

History of the Strongman Classic

As with many things, what began as a small idea has grown into a big deal.

Fitness Inc.’s Strongman Classic, held annually during Sam Steele Days every June started in 2004 with a fleeting idea and a lot of heart… then came the help of two strong men.

Grant McReynolds and Cory Gillespie were competitors in other Strongman events across the country and internationally. They responded to the need for official judges for Cranbrook’s event and in doing so, shared their knowledge, allowing Fitness Inc. to host their first annual amateur competition, complete with the ever-popular semi-truck pull.

Today, the Strongman Classic is a cornerstone of Sam Steele Days, with competitors and spectators alike enjoying the day while taking part in an exciting show. The Strongman Classic is also a fundraiser, always in support of Cranbrook’s chapter of the BCSPCA; major sponsors like Aaron’s, Trickle Creek Golf Resort, Mountain Spirit Resort and Happy Duck Sprinkler Systems are huge contributors to the event, donating the raffle prizes. Between the support of these local businesses and the community, Fitness Inc. has been overjoyed to donate more than $20,000 to the BCSPCA in the last seven years.

Fitness Inc. extends gratitude and thanks to all the people involved in the event, from the sponsors to the competitors, from the volunteers to the spectators. Such an endeavour is only possible through the support and hard work of those committed to putting on and improving the Strongman Classic!

Strongman Classic Rules and Regulations

Fitness Inc.’s Strongman Classic is held on the Saturday of Sam Steele Days, always the third weekend in June. Entries are accepted until December 1st of each year with the following rules used to determine participation:

  1. Every year registration starts on October 15th and is open until December 1. Emails are sent out to all of the athletes from the previous year’s show and a post is put on the Fitness Inc. Facebook account that registration has started.
  2. There are sixteen spots available for male athletes. The top five male athletes from the current year’s show are guaranteed a spot for next year’s show. The remaining eleven spots are filled by order of interest.
  3. There are eight spots available for female athletes. The top three female athletes from the current year’s show are guaranteed a spot for next year’s show. The remaining five spots are filled by order of interest.
  4. The Strongman Classic continues to grow in popularity every year. For this reason registration is done with a deposit system.
  5. When the deposit is paid it will register the athlete and reserve their spot in the upcoming Strongman Classic. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. After all available spots are full, athletes will be placed on the reserve list. If an athlete from the reserve list fills an available spot, they will have to pay the deposit to reserve their spot.
  6. The $60.00 deposit can be paid via e-Transfer any time of the day or night or by phoning Fitness Inc. Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and paying with a credit card. The $60 deposit is then put toward the total registration fee. Order of payments are time stamped by either the e-Transfer or by the credit card machine.
  7. The deposit will be non-refundable. The deposit will be refunded ONLY if an athlete becomes injured. A doctor’s note must be provided in order for the money to be refunded.
  8. If an athlete drops out and does not provide a reason, their deposit money will be kept and divided up in the following manner: $20 to an athlete’s prize purse, $20 to the SPCA and $20 to the Strongman Classic.
  9. Fitness Inc. hosts a banquet the night before the Strongman Classic where the rules of competition are established as well as the order of participants for the first event, The Truck Pull. Attendance by all competitors is mandatory.

See Our past Strongman Events:

Strongman 2016

Strongman 2015