10th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest!!!

This contest is a Memorial Contest for my sister Charlotte Giza who died on February 11, 2015 after a 3 1/2 year battle with colon cancer. She was my inspiration and my other half. She was also as strong as she was beautiful. This contest is for her and for ALL the strong women out there.

The contest will take place on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Fivex3 Training, 4015 Foster Avenue, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21224.


Lightweight Novice: 140 and under
Middleweight Novice: 140.1-185
Heavyweight Novice: 185.1 and over
Lightweight Open: 140 and under
Middleweight Open: 140.1 – 185
Heavyweight Open: 185.1 and over
(Masters: Women 40 and up. Must be 40 years young on or before September 12, 2021. Masters will lift the same weights as LW Open. )
(n.b. The meet directors reserve the right to move you from class to class based on their discretion the day of the event. Divisions will be combined if there are not more than 5 in a division.)

2021 Events (Weights are subject to change once determined.)

Event 1: Weight for Distance

Each competitor has 75 seconds to throw a sandbag for distance. Three throws are allowed. 
All Groups: 50lb sandbag

Event 2: Viking Press for Max Reps

The competitor has 60 seconds to press the Viking Press for as many reps as possible. 

Event 3: Yoke Zercher Carry

Each competitor will Zercher carry the yoke 50 feet, put it down, pick it up and carry it back to the start within 60 seconds. (Weights are subject to change.)
LWN: 175lbs
MWN: 215lbs
HWN: 235lbs
LWO/MA: 215lbs
MWO: 235lbs
HWO: 255lbs

Event 4: Frame Deadlift for Max Weight

Each contestant will deadlift as much weight as possible with the frame. Jumps will be in 20 lb increments. No straps allowed. Starting weight for all divisions is 135.

Event 4: The Hoist

Each competitor will have 60 seconds to hoist the implement as far off the floor as possible. This is a hand over hand pull.
Weight for all divisions: Estimated weight is 300lbs. Subject to change.

Registration Information

REGISTRATION FORM: Please download the registration form by clicking here. Every competitor will be required to sign a waiver the day of the event in order to participate in the contest.

REGISTRATION FEE: The registration fee is $55.  THE REGISTRATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS. Once you have completed the registration form, you will be sent a Pay Pal link and will pay using the Pay Pal button. THE REGISTRATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

WEIGH-IN’S: Weigh-in’s will be held on Saturday, September 11 from 10am- 2pm and on Sunday, September 12 from 8-9:00am.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Registration is open until August 31, 2019. However, if you would like a t-shirt, please get your registration in by August 20, 2021. Thank you! 


We will also have a Fundraising Page to help raise money for the organization. We will begin fundraising in July. All proceeds from the Charm City Strongwoman Contest benefit the Ulman Foundation, who create a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.

All profit will benefit the Ulman Foundation for prevention and research. We are raising money specifically for the Ulman House, a home away from home for cancer patients and their families. We will also be doing a Charm City Strongwoman Raffle to help benefit Ulman. 😉

Thank you!!!

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