Two of the biggest competitions in the upcoming year will undoubtedly be the 2024 Arnold Strongman & Strongwoman Classic. Both the men’s and women’s competitions will take place on March 1st and 2nd in Columbus, Ohio. Fortunately, despite still being a few months away, the organizers have already started releasing details about the competition. So, a few weeks ago, they revealed the full lineups for both competitions. But now they have also revealed the exact set of events that the competitors will be undertaking at the contest.
The competitors at the 2024 Arnold Strongman & Strongwoman Classics will both compete over two days, during which they will take part in five events. The first two events will take place on Friday, March 1st, while the remaining three will take place on Saturday, March 2nd.
2024 Arnold Strongman & Strongwoman Classic Events
Note: The only difference between Strongman and Strongwoman will be the first two events of the second day.
Day One — Friday, March 1st
- Elephant Bar Deadlift (Same for both divisions)
- Frame Carry (Same for both divisions)
Day Two — Saturday, March 2nd
- Dinnie Stone Carry (Men) / Jeck Stone Carry (Women)
- Apollon’s Wheels (Men) / Monster Dumbbell (Women)
- Stone Medley (Same for both divisions)
First Event — Elephant Bar Deadlift
The first event of both the 2024 Arnold Strongman & Strongwoman Classics will be the Elephant Bar Deadlift. It has been frequently featured in past editions of these shows and has never lacked amazing moments. It is a variant of the standard deadlift, where a longer barbell is used. This adds a brand new element to the event, making it aesthetically pleasing and allowing for more weights to be moved.
Second Event — Frame Carry
The Frame Carry is another event that has been a part of previous editions of the competition and is making a return. Usually, the athletes had to carry a wooden frame across a certain course that also had an incline. The specific details (weight, length, etc.) about this event for the 2024 Arnold Strongman & Strongwoman Classics have not been revealed yet.
Third Event — Dinnie Stone Carry (Men) / Jeck Stone Carry (Women)
The athletes at the 2024 Arnold Strongman Classic will perform a Dinnie Stone Carry. So, they will pick up and carry a pair of stones, one in each hand. However, the stones will not be equal in weight, as the first one will come out to 188 kilograms (414.5 pounds), while the lighter one will weigh 144.5 kilograms (318.5 pounds). Their goal will be to carry the stones for the max distance possible.
On the other hand, their female counterparts in the 2024 Arnold Strongwoman Classic will have their own event with the Jeck Stones. So far, it is only clear that it will involve a carry.
Event Four — Apollon’s Wheels (Men) / Monster Dumbbell
For the penultimate event of the 2024 Arnold Strongman & Strongwoman Classic, the men and women will once again have separate tasks. However, the events for both divisions will revolve around shoulder strength. The men will be overhead pressing an axle-type barbell in an event called the “Apollon’s Wheels”.
On the other hand, the women will be performing their overhead press with a huge ‘Monster Dumbbell’. Contrary to men, women will be lifting their implement with just one arm.
Event Five — Stone Medley
The final event of the 2024 Arnold Strongman & Strongwoman Classics will be the Stone Medley. Unfortunately, the announcement did not contain details as to what the event exactly would be, but it could resemble the Atlas Stones.
Note: If any new information about the events is revealed, we will update the article accordingly.
2024 Arnold Strongman & Strongwoman Classic Lineups
- Mitchell Hooper
- Hafthor Björnsson
- Martins Licis
- Oleksii Novikov
- Tom Stoltman
- Mateusz Kieliszkowski
- Evan Singleton
- Bobby Thompson
- Maxime Boudreault
- Tom Evans
- Oskar Ziółkowski
- Victoria Long
- Lucy Underdown
- Rebecca Roberts
- Donna Moore
- Andrea Thompson
- Erin Murray
- Hannah Linzay
- Angelica Jardine
- Melissa Peacock
- Olga Liashchuk
- Samantha Belliveau
The 2024 Arnold Strongman & Strongwoman Classics are already set to be very interesting shows, since both the lineups and events have been revealed. Moreover, one of the greatest Strongmen in history, Hafthor Bjornsson, will be taking part and coming straight out of retirement, making the contest one to remember.