CRYSTAL FALLS—Entries are now being taken for the annual U.P. Strongman Competition, taking place Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Nylund Food Center here.
The event is being presented by Friends of Forest Park Football, and all proceeds of the event will be donated to the Forest Park grid program.
The competition consists of five events: the farmer’s carry. Overhead lift medley, tire flip-sandbag toss, stone over bar-rock lift and a medley event (grip roller, conan wheel and tire chain lift).
Competitors are divided into five divisions: featherweight (up to 175 pounds), lightweight (up to 200), middleweight (up to 230), heavyweight (over 230) and a women’s open division.
There will also be a women’s bench press competition.
To register or pre-try events, contact Jim Butler (875-4266), Bill Santilli (875-6020) or Lee Nylund (8875-4296). Competitors must by 16 or older, and minors need parental consent. The pre-registration fee is $20; it is $25 on the day of the event.
Official weigh-in starts at 8 a.m., and competition begins at noon. The spectator fee is $3. Trophies will be presented to the first, second and third place in each division.