2014 CONTESTS • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.

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Lightning Fitness "Battle of the Thunder God's IV" StrongMan

  • Lightning Fitness 259 Sullivan, Ave. South Windsor, CT, 06074 United States

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DETAILS AND SPECIFICS:

PROMOTER
Matt Mills
845-750-0146
LightningFitness@gmail.com
Lightning Fitness

CHECK-IN: 9:00am
RULES MEETING:  9:30am 

EVENTS:

  • Press Medley, Axle, Log, DB for reps
  • Deadlift medley: Bar, axle, trap bar for reps
  • Yoke to Husafell Carry 50feet each
  • Farmers to Keg Carry 50 feet each
  • Stone carry and load: 10ft to 48in, 5ft to 48 in, 0ft to 42 in

BROAD STROKES:

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Cost level: Cheap

Challenge Level: Difficult

Late Entry Fee: none announced as of this posting; be sure to inquire on your own

Last chance to enter: none announced as of this posting; be sure to inquire on your own

Advancement: No advancement

Drug-testing: None

OUR TAKE ON IT

Matt Mills is no small name in StrongMan, especially in the Northeast.  Therefore his contests tend to attract a lot of the community – both because he is a community leader but also because his contests are very difficult.  a win at Lightning is, indeed, bragging grounds.  Therefore, you will get many experienced athletes, and the competition will be intimidating for some.  But the mood is high and with pro-level athletes often showing up, the events often downright fevered.

The set-up can be cramped, and while as much effort as possible is made to keep things safe and organized, it can be cramped, so organize yourself appropriately to anticipate a severe premium of personal space use.  Things tend to run smoothly, as the facility is set up to support events and the staff is experienced.  However, the presumption is often that the high level of experience will keep things moving, which is not always the case; expect the typical occasional delays and momentary unclarity, but no major snafus.

The event has a charitable element, as occasionally strength contests do.  They are raising funds for the Wounded Warrior veteran support charity.