The Strongman Competition, hosted by the Cayman Islands Powerlifting Organisation, returns this year after a successful inaugural staging in 2019. Since then, sports and fitness enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the chance to test their strength and endurance once again in this event that was the first of its kind in Cayman. The competition will take place on Saturday, 23 July at the Lion’s Centre from 1pm to 5pm.
Hundreds are expected to come out and watch individuals and teams compete in five events: the Conan walk; deadlift; atlas stone; carry and load medley; and a new event this year, the truck pull. The top 3 teams overall and top 3 individual male and female in each category will receive medals.
“We are so excited to be able to bring the Strongman competition back. The powerlifting community here in Cayman is small but we’re passionate and we’re growing. Some of our members and athletes – particularly the younger ones – have found the sport to be an effective outlet for dealing with personal physical, emotional and mental challenges they are facing, even more so in the last couple of years as we’ve gone through a global pandemic. This competition will be a great boost for their self-confidence and help prepare them for upcoming competitions. Thank you to our great sponsors such as Waystone for giving them this opportunity,” said Cayman Islands Powerlifting President Tony McInerney.
“Waystone is proud to sponsor the Truck Pull Challenge at this year’s Cayman Islands Strongman Competition! We will be in attendance with four entry passes up for grabs for four lucky winners from the Cayman office. We are pleased to support and bring continued awareness to the local charities that will benefit from this event - the Alex Panton Foundation and United Against Bullying. We look forward to seeing the powerlifters in action!” said a marketing representative from Waystone.
For those persons interested in possibly competing, McInerney will host a series of information and demo sessions each week to help familiarise them with the various events in which they can compete. Dates and times will be posted on the Strongman Facebook and Instagram pages @CaymanPowerlifting.
Part of the Strongman programme is the Be Strong! Youth Rally, an event for year 7 to 9 students from both the public and private high schools, which will take place on Thursday, 23 June at the First Baptist Church.
The CI Strongman competition and Be Strong youth rally is being hosted by the Cayman Islands Powerlifting Organisation. Some of the proceeds from the Strongman Competition will go to local charities Cayman Heart Fund, the Alex Panton Foundation and the Anti-Bullying Foundation as well as assist Cayman’s powerlifters with expenses for overseas competitions.
Tickets for the Cayman Islands Strongman Competition this weekend are on sale at Eventpro.ky and are $15 for adults, $5 for teens (13+) and free for kids 12 and under. Doors open at 12:30pm and competition begins at 1pm. Food and drinks will also be on sale.
The CI Strongman competition is presented by Waystone, Ministry of Youth & Sports, Mac Plumbing, Kelly Holding, Hopscotch Productions, Fast Signs, Business Tailored Solutions, Crown Events & Rentals, Car City, Cayman National, Accountability Services and DMS Broadcasting.