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!

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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

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.


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

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


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

– 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