The 5th Tampa Bay Strongman Classic is HERE!

5 years ago tomorrow, athletes were weighing in for a new, exciting concept of strongman shows in Florida. No longer were athletes competing in a backyard park or a strip mall parking lot like previous events. No, now athletes had a stage to shine on… literally.

This year, the anticipated Strongman show of the year in Florida is back and nothing has changed.

  • Same great venue with a large competition area and good food/drink for athletes and audience alike.
  • Carefully chosen events that excite both athlete and crowd
  • Huge sponsors adding value to the show
  • Hundreds, even thousands cheering on 50+ men and women, pouring out their heart and souls on the iron and concrete

hashtagEntry and payment will be fully automated this year, so no paper is required. Look for the entry form to be live by July 15th. Check this site, the facebook event or the Florida Strongman Facebook Page for that information.

[IMPORTANT] If you would like to ensure you are first in line (and subsequently, last to lift in your weight.age class) you can send you payment in NOW. This will afford you a spot on the roster AS LONG AS YOUR ENTRY IS RECEIVED WITHIN ONE WEEK OF THE FORM BEING RELEASED. To pay the entry fee, see the paypal link in the top right hand corner of this webpage.

We are approximately 16 weeks away! Start planning your training and more importantly, your vacation time to visit sunny Clearwater Florida in October!

7 Weeks out. (Class information)

Here we, are… about 7 weeks out from the competition. We’re over 1/3 full of competitors, with many promises of entries on there way. Just to be clear on a few topics now:

  • I will not accept late entries. I never have and I cant start now. So many things go on behind the scenes to make sure each competitor enjoys the competition and I cant be guessing how many will show up last minute.
  • If the Masters HWY and LWY do not each get 4 competitors by Oct 1, I will combine them and use the LWY weights for the show. As of today, there is one in each class. I offer these classes as a courtesy to the lighter guys that want compete against other light guys, but if minimal people show interest, I have to do whats best for the show.
  • Team slots are available. This does NOT mean you compete in differently, it just means you get judged for personal points AND team points if you are a qualifying member of the team.

 

Keep the entries coming and continue train smart and hard.

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!

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!