Registration Policy for 2016

In previous years, the TBSMC has had a strict deadline that was unforgiving. If you didn’t get your entry in on time, I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help you.

Last yea, and again this year, I’ve implemented a new policy. Instead of mild threats of losing the ability to compete, I’m using the wallet as a motivator. The early registration deadline is Sept, 18th. Until then, the entry fee is $80. On Sept 19 at 12:01AM, the price will increase to¬†$100. That price will be good until Wednesday Oct 12. After that, until the day before the show, the price will be $120 and a shirt/competitor bag is not guaranteed

Finally, if you feel you would like to wait until the day of the event to enter, NO PROBLEM. That will be $125 (cash) and, once again, you aren’t guaranteed a competitor’s bag, with approximately $60-80 worth of SWAG and product from our sponsors.

So, it’s up to you to decide how much you’d like to pay to compete in the nationally renown Tampa Bay Strongman Classic.

The entry form will be live this week, but if you wish to reserve your spot, you can enter via PayPal now and fill out your entry form when it’s released.

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