Strongman Classic

Strongman Classic was back this year on June 18th @ Sam Steele Days! We want to thank all of our amazing volunteers, sponsors, and of course the athletes for making this show so special. We can't wait for next year!

Final Results 2022!

1) Amy Boyd 53.61
2) Amanda Ferrier 52.59
3) Olivia Hoyem 49.6
4) Michelle Collins 41.12
5) Trish Veltman

1) Neil Fajnor 78.65
2) Tyler Eaglesham 67.13
3) Simon Rutledge 61.61
4) Kyle Bodell 56.66
5) Luca Zelfer

For full results and breakdown per event please email info@fitnessinccranbrook.com

STRONGMAN CLASSIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:

On August 1 we start to advertise on social media that athletes interested in next year’s show must email a copy of their competition history to info@fitnessinccranbrook.com by midnight on the second Saturday in October. It must contain the name/s of the competition/s, the date/s they occurred, where you placed in said competition/s, and the weight category you were in. 

When the competition histories are received the nine Board of Directors, which is comprised of the head organizer, course administrator, judges, past athletes (both title and non-title holders), head scorekeeper and an external non-vested interest party, will begin to review them.  

The Board of Directors will do its best to let the interested athlete know within a week of receiving their competition history if they get a yay or nay vote for being eligible to receive an official registration email at 9 am MST on the third Saturday of October. As a courtesy, a reminder email will go out to all the athletes who received a yay vote one week before the official registration day. 

There are sixteen spots available for male athletes. The top five male athletes from the previous year’s show are guaranteed a spot for the next year’s show, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. The remaining eleven spots are filled by order of interest.

There are fourteen spots available for female athletes. The top five female athletes from the previous year’s show are guaranteed a spot for the next year’s show, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. The remaining nine spots are filled by order of interest.

If any of the top five athletes from the male or female divisions do not meet eligibility requirements for next year’s show, or for any reason they decline competing, their position will be added to the spots that are filled by order of interest. 

For any overflow of athletes, we have two reserve lists.

 Reserve List A: For athletes who submitted their list of previous competitions on time and were eligible to receive an official registration email. These athletes either did not e-Transfer their $60.00 deposit quick enough to register for one of the available positions or expressed interest in still competing after the official registration was completed. Athletes will be placed on Reserve List A in order of interest.  

Reserve List B: For athletes who express interest in competing after the competition history submission deadline. These athletes will be required to submit, in full, a detailed list of their previous competition/s to info@fitnessinccranbrook.com. The same entry rules will apply to Reserve List B athletes with their competition history being submitted to the Board of Directors. If deemed eligible by the Board of Directors, they will be placed on Reserve List B in order of interest. Athletes will know within a week of submitting their competition history if they are able to be on Reserve List B or not.

If a position becomes available on the official competition list, the athletes on Reserve List A will be emailed and offered the position first. They will have to pay the $60.00 deposit before being added to the official competition list. Once Reserve List A is empty, we will move onto Reserve List B. 

2023 Event List – All Events Head-to-Head.

MEN

1) Truck Pull: 100-foot hand over hand with one logging truck. 21,000kg. OR depending on testing back to the 100-foot Harness with two logging trucks – 42,000 KG. 90 second time limit.

2) Power Stairs: 250, 300- & 350-pound implements. 90 second time limit.

3) Fingal’s Fingers & Log Press: 350 & 410-pound Fingal’s Fingers followed by 175-pound Log Press for max reps in the remaining time. 90 second time limit.

4)  Loading Medley: 200 & 250-pound Sandbags followed by 300-pound Duck Walk. Athletes will start at opposite ends of the course, 100-foot lines, and carry the implements to the centre of the course, the 50-foot line. The Sandbags will be picked up from the ground, carried 50-feet and put onto the 45-gallon drums. Then the duck walk will be carried 50-feet and dropped onto a rubber mat. Two-minute time limit.

5) Atlas Stones: 240, 260, 300, 335, 365 & 400. Fastest time wins. 90 seconds.

WOMEN

1) Truck Pull: 100-foot hand over hand with one concrete truck. 16,000kg. OR depending on testing back to the 100-foot Harness. 5000 KG of sand in the concrete truck for a weight of 21,000 KG. 90 second time limit.

2) Conan’s Wheel: 200pounds. No time limit. 

3) Pressing Medley: Shield Press followed by Keg Press: Shield will weigh 75 pounds and will be pressed for three reps followed by 100-pound keg for as many reps in the remaining time left. 90 second time limit.

4) Medley: 250 to 300-pound tire flip for 50-feet, weight will be determined by testing, followed by 120-pound Farmer’s Walk for 100 feet. Tire flip starts at the 100-foot mark and is flipped to the 50-foot mark, centre of the course. Then the farmer’s walk is 100 feet, centre to 100-foot marks then back to centre. Two-minute time limit.

5) Atlas Stones: 115, 175, 200 & 240. 90 second time limit.

 

STRONGMAN CLASSIC RULES:

 With the popularity of the Strongman Classic and the sport of Strongman continuing to grow we are thriving to make our entry rules grow along with them.

Please note that the Board of Directors of the Strongman Classis reviews each athlete’s competition resume on a case-by-case basis.  Decisions rendered on eligibility to compete for range from non-issues and no discussion (athlete has no competitive experience) to in-depth review and discussion regarding eligibility because of competition history (active competitive athletes).  The current format of the sport of Strongman in Canada affords individuals greater access to competition than in previous eras of the sport.  With the increase in opportunities to compete and competitions having multiple weight classes and age categories, placing is not always a true reflection of an athlete’s overall experience or ability level.  As such, an athlete’s placing at higher level competitions may mean less and is not always a true reflection of ability level and/or experience.  As a result, the Board of Directors must carefully review each and every applicant to ensure we maintain the integrity of the Strongman Classic, yet still, afford novice strongman opportunities to compete and continue to grow the sport.  We strive to be an inclusive but exclusive competition and want to ensure that the fairness and integrity of our show shine through for everyone. 

Below are the new entry rules. Have a read and as usual, if you have any questions, please let us know. 

Rule #1: Any athlete that is interested in competing in the 2023 Strongman Classic must submit, in full, a detailed list of their previous competition/s to info@fitnessinccranbrook.com  by midnight second Saturday of October 2022. Please state the following: name/s of the competition/s, location/s of each competition/s, the date/s they occurred, the weight class you were in, total number of athletes that were in your weight class, where you placed in said competition/s or that you have no competition history. This will determine your eligibility for the 2022 Strongman Classic. 

The detailed list of every athlete’s previous competitions will be reviewed by the Board of Directors of the Strongman Classic. The Board of Directors is comprised of nine members: the head organizer, course administrator, judges, past athletes (both title and non-title holders), head scorekeeper and an external non-vested interest party.

Athletes will be emailed, up to a week in advance of the official registration, if they have received a yay or nay vote from the Board of Directors. 

Rule #2: We are a BEGINNER/NOVICE show.

If within the last three years an athlete has:

  • Placed first at an amateur regional show 
  • Placed in the top three at a provincial show 
  • Competed in a national or international show

Then they will be ineligible to register for the Strongman Classic.

Rule #3: The winner of the Strongman Classic, in the ladies and men’s divisions, are eligible to compete in all future years. Unless they no longer meet the eligibility requirements listed in this document. 

Rule #4: If any athlete has gone to the professional level, they must be absent from professional competition for five years to be eligible to compete in the Strongman Classic.

Notes of Interest

If after registration the Strongman Classic becomes aware that there has been failure to disclose any/all competitions and placings in said competitions the athlete will not be allowed to register for the Strongman Classic for another five years. Athlete’s will be sent an official email they have been removed from the registration list or reserve list and the reason why they have been removed. If they have made the registration list the deposit will not be refunded. 

Once the registration process starts there will be two reserve lists, A and B.

Reserve List A: For athletes who submitted their list of previous competitions on time and were eligible to receive an official registration. These athletes either did not e-Transfer their $60.00 deposit quick enough to register for one of the available positions or expressed interest in still competing after the official registration is completed. Athletes will be placed on Reserve List A in order of interest.  

Reserve List B: For athletes who express interest in competing after the competition history submission deadline. These athletes will be required to submit, in full, a detailed list of their previous competition/s to info@fitnessinccranbrook.com. The same entry rules will apply to Reserve List B athletes with their competition history being submitted to the Board of Directors. If deemed eligible by the Board of Directors, they will be placed on Reserve List B in order of interest. 

If a position becomes available on the official competition list, the athletes on Reserve List A will be emailed and offered the position first. They will have to pay the $60.00 deposit before being added to the official competition list. Once Reserve List A is empty, we will move on to Reserve List B. 

History of Strongman:

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 in 2005 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.

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 Trickle Creek Golf Resort, Mountain Spirit Resort, St. Eugene, Bridge Interiors, Lawn Barbers and Canyon Raft Company 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 $32,000 to the BCSPCA in the last nine 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 endevour is only possible through the support and hard work of those committed to putting on and improving the Strongman Classic!

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