Pro strongman Scott Brengel of the Freak Factory and others are planning to host a local Strongman competition to take place in beautiful Huntington Beach, California on March 7, 2009. Mark your calendar now and make plans to compete or attend. (He really has chosen a great location). You have less than 4 months to sharpen your training, so get busy. Here is what Brengel himself says about the event.
I have secured an awesome venue right on the beach in Huntington Beach. If you saw World’s Strongest Man last year, it’s going to be in that approximate location. Pacific Coast Highway and Huntington Street across from the Hilton and the Hyatt (just a couple of blocks from Main Street and Huntington Pier). If you have been there, you know it’s the perfect spot for a show like this, there is a boardwalk 5 feet from the contest area that people pass by all day long riding their bikes, walking, skateboarding, rollerblading, uni-cycling, so there should be a good amount of fan fair. I hope that everyone can make it out. I’ll send out another update as the event gets closer. So spread the word to anyone that you think might be interested in watching or competing. I would love to here any ideas on promoting the contest from friends. I’m tentatively planning on having 2 to 4 classes competing. In addition to the strongman contest, I may have a bench press your bodyweight for reps contest – $3 entry, winner takes the pot. Same thing for the strict curl – 1/2 bodyweight for reps. And we might do some fun contests for kids as well. So it will be a kid friendly environment. And don’t forget to throw your bikes or rollerblades in the car as well.
Definitely Lightweights – under 231 lbs
Definitely Heavyweights – over 231 lbs.
maybe Teen HW
maybe Teen LW
Tentative events will be:
1) An Overhead Pressing medley with a giant log, an axle press, and a couple of other heavy things
2) A giant tractor tire flip with maybe something else in there to add more fun.
3) a Farmer’s carry
4) A heavy vehicle pull with a harness and rope
5) And everyone’s favorite – the atlas stones or as many of you refer to it as the “giant ball lift”
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