The Static Monsters

The Static Monsters was put together as a small Strongman Style Push/Pull competition in November 2015 by Strongman Gold Coast and Coco’s Gym. With the Log Lift and the Axle Deadlift being iconic strength sports events and also being well known and practiced among strongman athletes, it was the perfect fit to get people to have a go. The competition was then opened up to allow more people to be able to compete against eachother under the same rules and conditions. Year two we had 9 events across 3 countries. Year 3 was 29 events across 9 countries and 2018 was 39 events from 14 countries.

So far (as of September 2019) there are 51 confirmed events for the weekend of October 26 and 27 2019 across 19 countries.

2017 was the first year of The Static Monsters World Championships. Competitors from around the world that placed in the top ten of their weight class would qualify. On May 20th 2018, competitors from 10 countries in 8 weight classes came to the Gold Coast Arts Centre.

The second running of the World Championships added classes for the Masters Athletes and was run at the Carrara indoor sports stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia on June 15 and 16 2018, with competitors from 12 countries attending. For 2020 the event moves to Ohio, USA and will be the first year that the World Championships offers classes for Adaptive athletes as well.

The Static Monsters is now the biggest strongman event of its kind in the world and will continue to grow. Static Monsters gives new athletes the opportunity to try competing for the first time without the barrier of having to learn too many events as well as offering experienced athletes some goals to compete for and the opportunity to compete against the best athletes in the world all under the same conditions and rules despite being across the planet.

We look forward to seeing this event grow and create opportunities for event organisers and strength sports enthusiasts for years to come.

Chad Croft


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