2020 Lift Me I’m Irish

Spider Strength Gym presents the 2020 Life Me I’m Irish Strongman and Strongwoman Competition!

The competition will be held in the Holshouser Building at the NC State Fairgrounds.

Additional information and discussion can be found on the Facebook Event Page.

Date

March 14th, 2020
Doors open at 8am. Rules meeting starts at 9am. Competition starts at 9:30am.
Updated schedule will be posted about a week out from the show.

Location

Holshouser Building
NC State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Promoters

James Deffinbaugh and Laura Anderson of Spider Strength Gym
Contact us at SpiderStrengthGym@gmail.com

Weigh-Ins

Friday, March 13th 9am – Noon & 3pm – 7pm at Spider Strength Gym
Saturday, March 14th 8am-9am at the venue.

Entry Fee

$80. Entry fee is refundable – just let us know if you can’t make it by February 14th and we’ll refund the entry fee.
Strongman Corp membership also required. New members $75, renewal $40 annually. Sign up or renew here.

Registration Deadline
Register by March 1st to get a shirt.
Registrations not accepted after March 7th.

Divisions Offered

Women’s Novice Under 160
Women’s Novice Over 160
Women’s Open Under 140
Women’s Open Under 180
Women’s Open Heavyweight
Women’s Masters
Men’s Novice Under 200
Men’s Novice Over 200
Men’s Open Under 175
Men’s Open Under 200
Men’s Open Under 231
Men’s Open Under 265
Men’s Open Heavyweight
Men’s Masters

Nationals Invites

Top two competitors from any open division with at least 5 competitors get an invite to 2020 Strongman Corporation nationals.
Top competitor from any open division with at least 3 competitors get an invite as well.
The top athlete weighing in under 120.4 competing in the Lightweight Women’s class, and top athlete weighing in under 150.4 competing in the Lightweight Men’s class get an invite. Please let us know at weigh-ins if you’re planning to take advantage of this and need to weigh in under 120.4 or 150.4!

Events

Axle/Log Clean and Press

There will be an axle and a log, side-by-side, both loaded to the same weight. The competitor may choose to do reps on either or both implements. The competitor may start with their hands on the implement, but may not lift until the judge gives the “go” command. Knees, hips and elbows must be locked out, and no rep will count unless the judge gives the “down” command. Weights must be controlled – the axle may be dropped, the log must be followed down. Every rep will be cleaned from the floor (or potentially from pads for some lighter classes). Sleeves and belts allowed, we don’t care if the axle touches your belt, and no you can’t use tacky or straps. No, you still can’t rest the log on your head, either.

  • 60 Second Time Limit
  • Equipment Allowed: Sleeves, Wrist Wraps, Belts, Gloves, Chalk, Grip Shirts
  • Equipment Not Allowed: Elbow Wraps, Tacky, Spray Tack, Tack Towel Straps

Last Man Standing 18″ Deadlift

We will use a deadlift bar with calibrated plates, pulled from blocks. We’ll use the lowest opening weight requested on competition day. Ladies’ weights will rise in 20lb increments, men’s weights will rise in 30lb increments. Competitors do not have to take every lift – they may step in or out as desired – but once they’ve failed a 30 second attempt, they’re out. For each weight attempt, competitors have 30 seconds from the judge’s “go” command to strap in, lift, and get a “down” command. Knees and hips must be locked out, and no lift will count until a “down” command is given. Straps and suits allowed. Baby powder is allowed, but please apply it outside. Don’t be the guy who flings it around like fairy dust – nobody likes that guy.

  • 60 Second Time Limit
  • Equipment Allowed: Sleeves, Wraps, Belts, Gloves, Deadlift Suits, Briefs, Baby Powder, Chalk
  • Equipment Not Allowed: Tacky, Spray Tack, Tack Towel

Max Distance Husafell

Athletes will pick a Hi-Temp Husafell from a block and carry it down, touch the line, and return, repeating the process for as long as possible. The lane will be 50’ or longer – we will make it as long as possible, because nobody really likes turning with a Husafell. There is no time limit. Enjoy!

  • Equipment Allowed: Sleeves, Wraps, Belts, Gloves, Chalk, Briefs, Grip Shirts
  • Equipment Not Allowed: Tacky, Spray Tack, Tack Towel

Yoke Carry

Athletes will start under the yoke, but may not pick it up until they get the start command. Athletes will carry the yoke 50’ down, drop it, turn around, repick and carry the yoke 50’ back. Time stops when the front of the implement crosses the line. Unlimited drops allowed.

  • 60 Second Time Limit
  • Equipment Allowed: Sleeves, Wraps, Belts, Gloves, Chalk, Briefs, Grip Shirts
  • Equipment Not Allowed: Tacky, Spray Tack, Tack Towel

Seated Arm-Over-Arm Pull

Athletes will be seated with feet against a footboard, pulling a weighted sled. They may begin on the judge’s command and have 60 seconds to pull the sled the full distance. Fastest time (or farthest distance) wins. Weights will be decided on show day, depending on surface friction.

  • 60 Second Time Limit
  • Equipment Allowed: Sleeves, Wraps, Belts, Gloves, Chalk
  • Equipment Not Allowed: Tacky, Spray Tack, Tack Towel

Weight Matrix

The Axle/Log Clean and Press has a second weight option. If you don’t get the first weight, you can try the second. Getting any reps on the first option is worth more than any number of reps on the second. This lets us keep it heavy but also make it more accessible to strength athletes of all levels.

 

Axle/Log
C&P

Max 18″
Deadlift

Husafell

Yoke

Arm-Over-Arm

LW Novice Women
(<160.4)

100lbs
(85lbs)

Max

140lbs

250lbs

Heavy

HW Novice Women
(160.5+)

125lbs
(100lbs)

Max

160lbs

300lbs

Heavy

LW Open Women
(<140.4)
 &
Masters Women

125lbs
(100lbs)

Max

200lbs

350lbs

Heavy

MW Open Women
(140.5-180.4)

145lbs
(115lbs)

Max

220lbs

400lbs

Heavy

HW Open Women
(180.5+)

165lbs
(130lbs)

Max

240lbs

450lbs

Heavy

LW Novice Men
(<200.4)

185lbs
(150lbs)

Max

280lbs

500lbs

Heavy

HW Novice Men
(200.5+)

LW Open Men
(<175.4)
205lbs
(165lbs)
Max300lbs 
550lbsHeavy

MW <200 Open Men
(<200.4)
&
Masters Men

225lbs
(180lbs)

Max

340lbs

600lbs

Heavy

MW <231 Open Men
(200.5-231.4)

245lbs
(195lbs)

Max

360lbs

650lbs

Heavy

HW <265 Open Men
(231.5-265.4)

265lbs
(210lbs)

Max

380lbs

700lbs

Heavy

HW 265+ Open Men
(265.5+)

285lbs
(225lbs)

Max

400lbs

750lbs

Heavy

Competitor List 

LW Novice Women <160.4
Katie Gray
Holly Tabor
Hailee Manipole
Nicole Strickland
Jennifer Williams
Samantha Witycyak

HW Novice Women
Megan Mallard
Sabrina Steigelman

LW Open Women <140.4
Jessica Rossway
Erica Jackson
Karen Santamaria
Kira Wrixon
Kirsten Ostby
Natalie Majkrzak
Svetlana Bostelman

MW Open Women <180.4
Katie Hoesch
Jennifer Bates
Amber Khan
Kendra Danzer
Tara DuVal
Bethany Jewah
Kaylynn Prough

HW Open Women
Laurie Middleswarth
Megan Holcomb
Lauren Liles

Masters Women
Kristin McCarthy

Novice Men <200.4
Jake Reece
Taylor Rodely
CJ Rogers
Corey Lane
Timothy Arnold
Cody Close
Joshua Kessinger
Jeffrey Coe

Novice Men 200.5+
David Pink
Michael Roberts
Andrew Jerome
Nicholas Morris
Caleb Shumaker
Lee Spradlin
Kevin Baker
Tarek Ahern
Evan Krening

LW Open Men <175.4
David Mickus
Nate Jones
Greg Schiltz
Chris Herrington
Peter Herguth
Paul Hartigan

MW Open Men <200.4
Ben Thomas
Ben Forrest
Jay Longnecker
Cory Hock
Philip Jewah
Dan Zimmer

MW Open Men <231.4
Will Greene
Isaac Smith
Stephen Bradshaw
Dane Hall
Justin Weaver
Jonathan Higginbotham
Vinny Feraca

HW Open Men <265.4
Christian Morris
Michael De La Pava
Tom Mutaffis
Eddy Cabrera
Zack Young

HW Open Men
Chris Jackson
Kendall Williamson
Jordy McCaffity
Cade Michal

Masters Men
Bryant Steigelman
Patrick Narkinsky
Josh Motta
Tim Macaulay