The Strongman Classic is back in Cranbrook, British Columbia for its 17th year BIGGER and BETTER than ever!!! Witness amazing feats of strength like the Atlas Stones, Tire Flips and Truck Pulls; with Sportsnet on-site to capture all the action!!! Come join us for this family fun event on June 20th at 11:45 am on 17th avenue north beside Western Financial Place during Sam Steele Days weekend. A HUGE thank you goes out to all the amazing sponsors and the community that make this event so special.
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The Strongman Classic is proudly powered by Fitness Inc. – Destination British Columbia –
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!
In July we start to advertise that athletes interested in next year’s show must email a copy of their competition history to [email protected] by September 30th. 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.
On October 1st, the nine board of directors, which is comprised of the head organizer, past athletes (both title and non-title holders), course administrator, judges, head scorekeeper and an external non-vested interest party, will begin to review the athlete’s competition histories.
A few days prior to the official registration day athletes will receive an email saying yay or nay to if they will receive an official invitation to register.
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. The remaining eleven spots are filled by order of interest.
There are ten spots available for female athletes. The top three female athletes from the previous year’s show are guaranteed a spot for the next year’s show. The remaining seven spots are filled by order of interest.
Official registration for Fitness Inc.’s Strongman Classic then occurs annually at 9 am MST on the third Saturday of October. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Eligible athletes will receive an email at that time stating that the official registration is now open. Everything we do is via email and time stamped. So please pay attention to your emails! In 2019, after the official email invitation was sent, the male division was full in 7 hours and the female division was full in 45 minutes!
As you are aware, the Strongman Classic continues to grow in popularity every year. For this reason, we are now doing a deposit system, which when paid, will register you and reserve your spot in the Strongman Classic. The $60.00 deposit must be paid via e-Transfer. The deposit will be non-refundable. The deposit will be refunded ONLY if an athlete becomes injured. A doctor’s note must be provided for the money to be refunded.
For any overflow of athletes, we have two reserve lists.
The first one, Reserve List A, will be for athletes who submitted their competition history by September 30th. If these athletes e-transfer comes after the available spots are full, on the official entry date of October 19th, they will have their names put on Reserve List A, according to the time they emailed.
The second one, Reserve List B, will be for athletes who express interest in competing in the Strongman Classic after the September 30th deadline. Athletes will be put on this reserve list in order of the email inquiries.
The same entry rules will apply to Reserve List B athletes with their competition history being submitted to the Board of Directors. Athletes will know within a week of submitting their competition history if they are able to be on reserve list B or not.