Strongest Man National Championships Start Tomorrow in Hot Springs


The America’s Strongest Man United States National Championships start tomorrow at Summit Arena in Hot Springs. This will be the first time the competition has been held in Arkansas.

In the competition men compete in events that see them attempt to press, lift and carry thousands of pounds in various forms. Feats include the Giant Timber Frame Carry, the Car Deadlift and the Atlas Stone competition, among others.

In the Giant Timber Frame Carry, athletes each attempt to lift a 750-pound timber frame and carry it for 100 feet.  In the Car Dead Lift, athletes attempt to lift the rear end of a car with their bare hands for as many repetitions as possible in a 60-second
time limit.

During the Atlas Stones portion, athletes will attempt to lift, carry and load six stones weighing between 285 pounds and 420 pounds onto platforms. Fastest time to load all six stones (or the most stones) wins. 

If you are interested in watching the competition, it’s free to do so. Tomorrow (August 6) gates open at 6pm and the competition begins at 7. The next day (?Saturday August 7) gates open at noon and the competition begins at 1.

The event is being put on by the American Strongman Corporation (ASC) , which is the governing body of pro strongman in the U.S. ASC is based in St. Louis, Mo., and oversees annual strongman events. The U.S. National Championships will be the final qualifier for the America’s Strongest Man competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada in September.