The 2014 Entry Form and PayPal Payment is Accepted this Year

After over a years wait and a metric sh*t ton of anticipation, the 2014 Tampa Bay Strongman Classic is officially scheduled for Oct 18th.

The entry form is located at the link below.

http://www.nastrongman.com/pdf/2014/tb.pdf

If you would like to pay via PayPal this year, and not check by mail, you can do so by clicking the “Buy here” button at the top right hand corner of this page. YOU MUST MAIL OR EMAIL YOUR SIGNED ENTRY FORM ALONG WITH PAYMENT. Payment does NOT guarantee you a spot on the contest roster without the signed entry form.

Until this site is updated, the weights are listed on the Facebook event page located below. While you’re there, go ahead and click the “attending” button, so we can count you in as a competitor or fan.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1405909369692784

 

Stay tuned for more information about this year’s big show.

Last Minute Information and A Star is Born!

StrongmanFLYERFINALaddedCAMPHere we are… 2 days away from the summers biggest outdoor strength event. It seems like just yesterday I was posting on the Facebook page that there was only 158 training days left. Throughout that time, many people have been putting in hard work for hours on end to ensure that the crowd, athletes and sponsors are blown away by the show being presented.

I have no doubt that you will be entertained.

Wednesday morning, our shows promoter, Donnie Kiernan and the “LT” Rich Nichols went on the 10 News program and talked about the show and its beneficiary. Check it out by clicking HERE

Also, our competitor bags have been filled by the follow companies:

Please be sure to show your support to these fine companies who support Strongman!!

Here is some last minute information, organized by some bullet points

  • The event begins at 3pm, with the corn-hole contest, fit angel show and strongman show commencing in that order.
  • There will be a lot of things for the entire family to do, so bring them on out
  • While there is NOT an entry fee, please donate whatever you can to the Sand Soldiers of America, as that is what this event is all about.
  • We will be there, rain or shine. The athletes are hell bent on putting on a show for you and so am I. The restaurant is ginormous inside, so if a little rain comes, shelter can be had inside, along with a drink or two.
  • Athlete registration is at 1PM (for the Fit Angels) and 3PM (for the Strongmen). All Strongman athletes must be registered before 4:30… NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • The event will be broadcasted live on Full Throttle Vision, so if you are unable to attend or live out of state, you’ll be able to hear and see what the fans are seeing live.

See you at Quaker Steak & Lube at 3PM THIS Saturday!!!

The Calm Before the Storm

calm-before-the-storm-445x300I know, I know… Given the current situation with TS Whateverhernameis, using the word “storm” in the title is probably tempting the gods, but the truth is, this week is EXACTLY THAT.

The week leading up to the competition is calm from the outside looking in. Little, if any training is being done. You’re probably sleeping a little more than usual and your demeanor is a little less upbeat than a normal Tuesday. To the rest of the world, it seems as if you are “in the zone.”

But in your head, its a COMPLETELY different scenario.

Nerves, anxious thoughts, excitement, fear of the unknown, anxiety, focus and chaos, all sharing a little space in between your ears. This is WHY we compete in a sport that offers nothing but formed pieces of metal and torn flesh as compensation for a job well done. These feelings remind us that we are not only alive, but capable of doing much more than society deems as “enough.” You may work at an office, a restaurant, a construction site or a classroom, but it doesn’t matter on Game Day. On Game Day, everyone is equal. Doctors, Lawyers, students and secretaries… all competing together for one prize.

Victory is all that matters on Game Day.

But for now, keep riding that perceived “calmness” right into the storm that will erupt on Saturday!

The Fit Angels of Tampa Bay are BACK!

Yeah, so this page is all about a strongman show, where mostly large, muscular men duke it out for pride, glory and a sweet ass trophy! That’s great and all, but the highlight of last year’s event was not the big sweaty men, the free stuff in vendor row, or even the bad-ass cars and trucks that entered the show. No, it was the Fit Angels!

Last year's winner, Jamie Barnes

Last year’s winner, Jamie Barnes

These fit athletes got on stage and stole the show, with their excellent conditioning and stunning beauty.

So naturally, we are bringing this one-of-a-kind event back, combining strength, fitness and beauty on the main stage at Quaker Steak & lube.

If you, or someone you know has the courage to step on stage and show off your hard work, click HERE for more information.

 

Two weeks left to enter!

With the 2nd annual Roman & Roman Tampa Bay Strongman Classic approaching fast, the ranks are filling up just as fast. Check out the Competitors page to see who has already entered and who is still just “talking about it.”

Since I’ve been involved in strength athletics, I’ve seen so many people talk about how much they can lift of how they’d love to compete, but very few actually have the testicular fortitude to throw their hat into the ring and compete for glory. The sport of strongman has very few rewards, besides personal gratification and bragging rights, so its not for the weak of mind or body.

Think you have what it takes? Fill out your entry form, located HERE, and prove it.

Oh by the way, if you succeed in placing first in your class, your physical reward will be this..
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The gladiators used to wear intimidating helmets like this, to strike fear into their opponents. What better way to show you mean business, than donning a gladiator helmet, won in the fiercest of battles!

Help us help local Veterans!

The whole reason Tom Roman of Roman & Roman P.A. and I first thought of this event was to raise money for our returning war veterans.  I returned from Iraq in late November 2011 and wanted to promote a show that people could have fun, both participating and watching, while showing the community that the BIG STRONG GUYS have big hearts as well!

ssa logo and web

With that said, we are looking to YOU, the fans and competitors, to help out this year with hitting our goal of $3,500 raised for this prestigious organization. You can help by donating directly to them, via PayPal. Click on the above photograph for more information about the Sand Soldiers and If you want to donate, please click below. Make sure you let them know you’re donating on behalf of the Tampa Bay Strongman Classic, so they know our community cares about our veterans!

Lodging and Information about the “Team Competition”

I’ve had a few questions about the lodging and logistics of this years show, so I figured I’d answer them publicly.

This year’s hotel is the same as last:

La Quinta Inn & Suites Clearwater South
5000 Lake Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33760
727-299-9800

The rate is $74 per night, but you MUST ask for the Tampa Bay Strongman rate in order to get the discount.

If you have any trouble with the reservation desk, ask for the assistant Manager, Jeff Baker.

This hotel is located ON THE VENUE GROUNDS, so you don’t have to worry about parking the day of (with 3-4,000 people expected, parking will be limited).

I HIGHLY encourage you to reserve two nights and arrive early. It’s July in Florida and the beaches are minutes from the venue grounds. Relax and enjoy the area before you get ready to compete on Saturday evening.

TEAM EVENT

In order to enter a team, you must have a minimum of 4 competitors and a max of 8. The cost is $40 per team and the award is a large trophy for 1st place ONLY!

Judging will consist of the top 4 athletes on a team and the athletes will accumulate points by the following methods:
The athlete will only receive a team point if they place within the top 4 of each event.

4th place will receive 1 point
3rd place will receive 2 points
2nd place will receive 3 points and
1st place will receive 5 points (bonus point for winning event)

Example: If Magnus Von Strongmanorwoman Places 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 2nd in their respective events than he/she will received 5 points for the 1st event, 2 points for the 2nd, 0 for the 3rd and 3 for the 4th, creating a total of 10 points. The top 4 totals for each team will then be added up to see who is the winner! You MUST declare who is on your team by the entry date. There will be no additions after the entry is received.

To enter your team, please fill out the entry form, located Here

Welcome to the Brand New TampaBayStrongmanClassic.com

Finally, your news and information source for all thing strongman in Tampa Bay is here!

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But first, I have to thank our wonderful designer, Miss Daria Corbett . Please contact her if you have any design needs!

This year’s main event is taking place on Saturday, July 13th at 3pm! So far, the list of events are as follows:

- 4 event strongman show, similar to “World’s Strongest Man”, seen on ESPN every year.

- 2nd Annual Miss Fit Angel Physique show ( You DON’T want to miss this!)

- Bike “Show N’ Shine” presented by Full Throttle Magazine

- Singles Cornhole tournament, presented by BagBoards.net

- Live DJ, entertaining your eardrums all night

- Vintage Military Vehicle Display

- A fully sponsored midway with prize giveaways and more!

It’s free to attend most proceeds from the event go to the Sand Soldiers of America, to assist with their mission of helping US military veterans.

For even more information, see the pages on this site or visit our Facebook
page!