13th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest

This contest is a Memorial Contest for my sister Charlotte Giza who died on February 11, 2015 after 3 1/2 years of living with colon cancer. She was my inspiration and my other half. This contest is for her and for ALL the strong women out there. This contest is also dedicated to our Fivex3 member, Jan Avengine, who died on February 2, 2022 from mouth cancer. She was a volunteer at our contest from 2013 – 2019, a force of nature with a heart of gold. 

The contest will take place on Sunday, June, 9, 2024 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: Must be 40 years old on or before June 9, 2024. Masters will lift the same weights as LW Open and MW Novice.)

(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.)

2024 Events 

(Weights are subject to change once determined.)

Event 1: Tire “Discus” Toss for Distance

Each competitor has three attempts to throw the tire as far as possible. Three attempts will be made.

Event 2: Hercules Hold

The hercules hold requires the strongman to hold up two giant pillars of weight for as long as possible. Each contestant will stand in the middle of the apparatus, take hold of a handle in each arm before the pillars are released – pulling the strongman in opposite directions. The contestant who can hold onto the pillars the longest is declared the winner.







Event 3: Sandbag Press Medley

Each competitor will clean and press the first sandbag for one rep, clean and press the second bag for one rep and clean and press the third sandbag for as many reps as possible. The weight will start on the floor each time for the third sandbag. Weights are subject to change.

cLWN: 50lbs, 60lbs, 70lbs

MWN: 60lbs, 70lbs, 80lbs

HWN: 70lbs, 80lbs, 90lbs

LWO/MA: 70lbs, 80lbs, 90lbs

MWO: 70lbs, 80lbs, 90lbs

HWO: 80lbs, 90lbs, 100lbs

Event 4: Frame “Chariot” Carry

Each competitor will have 60 seconds to carry the “chariot” 50 feet. NO STRAPS ALLOWED. Weight to be determined.

LWN: 245lbs

MWN: 265lbs

HWN: 285lbs

LWO/MA: 265lbs

MWO: 285lbs

HWO: 315lbs

Event 4: Stone to Shoulder

Each competitor has 60 seconds to shoulder the stone to her shoulder as many times as possible. The stone must begin on the ground before each rep.

LWN: 75lbs

MWN: 95lbs

HWN: 115lbs

LWO/MA: 95lbs

MWO: 115lbs

HWO: 135lbs

Registration Information

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


We will also have a Fundraising Page to help raise money for the organization. All proceeds from the Charm City Strongwoman Contest benefit the Ulman Foundation and the Ulman House a home away from home for cancer patients and their families. The Ulman Foundation was founded to support young adults and their loved ones who have been impacted by cancer.

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