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Victoria Highland Games-Victoria Strength Challenge
Mon, May 22, 2017, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
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The Victoria Strength Challenge is a five event strongman competition held on the Monday during the Victoria Highland Games weekend. This year the Victoria Strength Challenge is now sanctioned by CAASA (Canadian Alliance of Amateur Strength Athletes) and will be a regional qualifier where athletes can gain points to the BC championships. All competing members should be current CAASA members.
EVENT #1- The Victoria Stone throw, athletes will throw a heavy stone (Men=50lbs, Women=26lbs) for distance. Each athlete will get three throws and best distance counts. Athletes will get 10' run up to the throwing trig.
Events #2- Keg for Height, athletes will attempt to throw a standard beer keg over a bar, athlete will get three attempts at each height and moves on if he successfully clears the bar.
Event #3- Last Man Standing Farmers Walk, athletes will attempt to walk a course of 50' with the farmers walk implements, successfully complete the course without dropping the implements and move to the next round where we add weight to the implements. Rounds continue until only one man remains.
Event #4- Log Press, athletes will attempt to lift the log from the ground to the overhead position, make the lift and move to the next round, winner is the person who lifts the most weight.
Event #5- Strongman Medley, a timed event where athletes will attempt a carry, pull/drag and 2 loads. Athlete who completes the course in the least time wins the event.
Competition will start sharply at 10am, weigh ins will happen the morning of the competition. There will be five men and two women's weight classes (classes will be merged if less then 3 competitors in a class). Lunch will be provided for all athletes competing on the day. Water and energy drinks should also be provided.
REGISTRATION CUT OFF WILL BE APRIL 15/17 IN ORDER TO GIVE US ENOUGH TIME TO ARRANGE TSHIRTS, TROPHIES, ETC. Registrations may be excepted on a case by case scenario after that date but will not be guaranteed a tshirt.