The Starting Strength Challenge is a nationwide strength competition that will be simultaneously held at multiple sites throughout the country. Competitors will have three attempts to test their squat, press, and deadlift. Individual and team scores will be tallied against lifters from all locations.

Are you strong enough?



Can I change my openers?

Yes. The openers collected during registration are used for organizing the session. You may choose a different opener on the day of the event and up to two additional times before the first attempt. 

What is a weigh out?

In an effort to discourage weight cutting and more accurately record the lifter's weight at the time of the lift, bodyweight will be recorded after completion of the final dead lift.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There isn't an age limit, but photo ID on the day of the event is required to validate your entry prior to competition.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just bring a photo ID that matches the registration information.

What is the refund policy?

All sales are final. Refunds will not be provided.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Registration should match the name of the participant. Please contact if there are extenuating circumstances that make this impossible.


Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT) 


Gig Harbor Strength & Fitness - 5775 Soundview Dr. Suite 101C, Gig Harbor, WA 98335