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California’s Strongest Woman 2017



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April 15, 2017

Last year, over 60 women from all over the country came to Santa Cruz to compete in the inaugural California’s Strongest Woman competition. Over $5,000 in prize money was raised between sponsors and athlete donations and more importantly a very clear message resounded through all strength sports:


Now in its second year, we’re sending out the call to all corners of the country to beckon the strongest women back to Santa Cruz Strength. The support of any strong community comes from its members first and this year we are continuing the tradition of taking $10 from each entry fee and putting it into the prize money pot to be awarded to the top 3 winners of each Open division.


This is a Strongman Corporation Level 1 event and qualifier for Nationals 2017 to be held in Las Vegas.


Novice division is for competitors who have competed in 1 or fewer competitions


Events and weights are below and the entry form is at the bottom of the page.


Weigh Ins are Friday, April 14th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and Saturday 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.


Rules meeting starts at 8:45 and contest starts at 9:00.


Any questions? Email Kalle Beck or Clay Edgin


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Events and Weights

Axle Clean & Press


  • 60 second time limit
  • Each rep starts from the ground
  • Standard strongwoman rules apply about grip aids, equipment, resting on belt, etc.
  • Score is number of reps performed within time limit
  • Ties will split points
  • Will run two at a time

LWW, Masters, Novice: 105lb

MWW: 135lb

HWW: 155lb

Farmers Carry

  • 60 second time limit
  • 50ft, turn, 50ft back
  • One drop allowed
  • No grip aids other than chalk allowed
  • Entire implement must cross the line
  • Will run two at a time

LWW, Masters, Novice: 140 per hand

MWW: 160 per hand

HWW: 180 per hand

Carry & Drag Medley

  • Carry a keg any way you like (no shouldering), then drag a chain backwards to the start line
  • 50ft each way
  • 60 second time limit
  • Score is time, unless they don’t finish then it’s distance
  • Entire chain and keg have to cross line
  • Two hands required on the drag
  • Ties will split points
  • Will run two at a time

LWW, Novice, Masters: 100lb keg / 250lb chain

MWW: 120lb keg / 250lb chain

HWW: 150lb keg / 350lb chain

Belle Of The Bar Deadlift Medley

Pick up four increasingly heavier weights on standard strongman equipment.

  • 60 second time limit
  • Score is split times
  • Straps and suits okay, but cannot strap in before first lift
  • Ties shouldn’t occur unless both competitors got same number of lifts in exact same time.
  • Will run two at a time

LWW, Novice, Masters: 225lb axle, 275 bar, 315lb bar, 350lb Rogue Pig

MWW: 245 / 295 / 335 / 400

HWW: 275 / 365 / 405 / 440

Stone Series

  • 60 second time limit
  • Score is split times
  • Tacky, grip shirts allowed
  • 48” platform


LWW, Masters, Novice: 115, 145, 145, 170, 200

MWW: 145, 145, 170, 200, 215

HWW: 145, 170, 200, 215, 250


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