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Saturday, July 20, 2024


8:30 a.m. – Onsite Registration
9:30 a.m. – Competition Starts


Lot S7 | Jack Trice Stadium
1732 S 4th St. 
Ames, IA 50011



Charles Steffes-Clayton

Competition Format

Men and women will compete in four of seven possible events which may include: Farmers Walk, Tire Flip, Vehicle Pull, Loading Relay, Arm Over Arm Pull, Ground to Overhead Relay, Car Deadlift, and/or Overhead Press.  Events will be decided on the day of competition.  Event directors have the right to change events day of competition for site conditions and safety of the athletes (i.e. weather conditions, etc.).

Weight Classes for Women (140 lbs & Under, 141 – 165 lbs, and 166 lbs & Over)
Weight Casses for Men (175 lbs & Under, 176-200, 201-231, 232-265, 266-300, 301 & Over)
Master’s Division for athletes 40 & Older (Weight classes will depend upon entries)

To improve competition flow, some divisions and events may run simultaneously or side by side.


Click Here for Strongman Event Information

*NOTE: This is a natural meet (no athletes allowed that have used anabolic steroids or strength inducing hormones).

Age Determining Date

Athletes must be 18 or older on the date of competition.


If you are interested in helping with this event or know someone that may be interested, please contact Kim Abels at the Discover Ames at 800.288.7470 or email her at

Medals sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

Gold, Silver, and Bronze will be awarded in each division.


Athletes receive a cotton t-shirt with their entry fee. For $12, athletes can upgrade to a dri-fit shirt during registration. The deadline to order a dri-fit is June 16. 

Athletes can pick up their shirts at Sukup South End Zone Club at Jack Trice Stadium. Access to Sukup End Zone is from University Boulevard. 

Friday, July 19: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, July 20: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 21: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


140 lbs & Under

141-165 lbs

166+ lbs

Masters | 40 & Over


Lightweight | 175 lbs & Under

Lightweight | 176-200 lbs

Lightweight | 201-231 lbs

Heavyweight | 232-265 lbs

Heavyweight | 266-300 lbs

Heavyweight | 301+ lbs

Masters | 40 & Over

Registration Deadlines

$27 if registered by May 1
$32 if registered between May 2 – June 3
$37 if registered between June 4 – July 8


On-Site Registration

$40 Entry Fee; pre-registration is preferred

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