California’s Strongest Man 2019

California’s Strongest Man Contest will be held in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, March 23, 2019

We are now entering the 17th year of California’s Strongest Man and our 10th year at Huntington Beach. In 2012, the Travel Channel’s Sand Masters came out to commemorate California’s Strongest Man by building a giant sand sculpture dedicated to the sport of strongman.


The Freak Factory (A Strongman Documentary from California’s Strongest Man in 2004)

East Coast/West Coast Announces the 17th Anniversary of California’s Strongest Man
–(PRESS RELEASE)- East Coast West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning announced that Local ASC Pro Strongman, Scott Brengel will be promoting California’s Strongest Man in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:30am PST. The contest will be held in the beach parking lot on Huntington Street off of Pacific Coast Highway right next to the sand (across the street from the Huntington Beach Hilton). This show will be facilitated by East Coast West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning and The Freak Factory, the pioneers of the sport of strongman on the West Coast. Professional Strongmen Scott Brengel, Cameron Gardner, Beau Gertz, Erik Peterson, Sean Demarinis, Casey Garrison, Martins Licis, Ashley Crawford and Liefia Ingalls will all be on staff to continue the tradition and quality that is expected at this competition.
The events include:
1) Overhead Press Medley (Log/Axle/Circus Dumbbell/Keg) Amateurs (Men’s LW/MW 280/270/170/225, HW 310/300/205/255; Women’s LW 140/130/75/110, MW/HW 160/150/95/135; Pro 330/320/225/285) 60 secs
*Men’s Keg will be double-under grip; Women’s Keg will be staggered-grip
2) Farmers Walk Medley(Tanks/2 inch Handles) – Amateurs (Men’s LW/MW 295/275, HW 315/295; Women’s LW 170/150, MW/HW 195/175; Pro 345/315) 60 secs
3) Keg Toss – (15.5 ft) (LW/MW 25-30-35-40-45, HW 35-40-45-50-55; Women’s LW 12-15-18-19-20, MW/HW 15-18-20-22-24, Pro 40-45-50-55-60) 60 secs
4) Trump Deadlift (choose your weight) – in 60 secs – Amateurs (LW/MW 550-600-650, HW 600-650-700; Women’s LW 275-315-365, MW/HW 365-405-445; Pro 650-700-750)
5) Atlas Stone Series (Men – LW/MW 240-300-325-350-370 / HW 300-325-350-370-400) – 48 inches, 60 secs; (Women LW 145-165-185-200-240, MW/HW 165-185-200-240-300); (Pro 325-350-370-400-420) – 48 inches 60 secs


  1. California’s Strongest Man Entry Form 2019 
  2. Extra Information Form 2019
For more information, contact: Scott Brengel at 714-423-3173 or e-mail scott@eastweststrength.com
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Contest After-Party- Blackbull Chophouse in Huntington Beach @ 8pm: Both Lightweight & Heavyweight Men’s & Women’s winners receive a FREE Steak Dinner after the contest. Ride the Mechanical Bull.

2019 Competitor List (THE COMPETITOR’S LIST IS OPEN) 

  • Casey Garrison – 6’4″ 290 lbs, Los Alamitos, CA; ECWC / HOP; Baseball; Best Event: Truck Pull 
  • Jacob Finerty – 6’5″ 320 lbs, Fontana, CA; B.I.G., ECWC & The Training Hall; Football and wrestling grizzlies; Best Event: 
  • Artur Walus – 5’11” 285 lbs, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada; Engineer; Football; Archery, Gunslinger, Gaming, Butter Chicken; Best Event: Pressing
  • Maxime Boudreault – 6’4″ 325 lbs, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Nathan Goultry – 6’2″ 320 lbs, Calimesa, CA; The Gym Barbell Club; Football, Track & Field, Highland Games; Best Event:


  • Tom Yannuzzi – 5’9″ 230 lbs, Costa Mesa, CA (formerly Belleville, NJ) – ECWC Strongman; 2017 World’s Strongest Man Competitor, New Jersey’s Strongest Man LW Champion, football, wrestler and shot thrower; Best Events: Overhead Press Specialist, Tire Flip; NAS LW Max Axle Record Holder.
  • Joe Wells – 6’1″ 230 lbs, Lake Forest, CA – ECWC Strongman; U.S. Marine & Physical Therapy Student; Best Events: Harassing Everyone Else that is Training
  • Nate Garcia – 5’10” 231 lbs, Santa Ana, CA – ECWC Strongman; U.S. ECWC Intern and Student; Football, Wrestling; Best Events: Chunky Dunkin 
  • Joel Snodgrass – 5’8″ 208 lbs, Chico, CA; Team Big Sac; mustaching and beer ponging; Northern Nevada’s Strongest Man 2013, Santa Cruz Strongest Man 200 lb Champion; Bass Player; Best Events: Yoke
  • Jacob Ward – 5’10 231 lbs, Chico, CA; Team Big Sac; Soccer player; Best Event: Yoke
  • Ryan Ratkowski – 6’0″ 235 lbs; Costa Mesa, CA; Project Manager; Eating Craft Ice Cream and Avocado Toast; Swimmer; Musician, Traveling Outdoorsman, Millennial Rock Music; Best Event: Car Deadlift
  • Andrew Mock- 6’3″ 231 lbs, Redlands, CA; Empire Barbell; Family & Preventive Medicine Resident; 2018 Best of the West, Georgia’s Strongest Man; Wreck-it-Ralph and Ribeye Enthusiast; Best Event: Carrying & Loading
  • Mike Gonzalez- 5’8″ 218 lbs, Upland, CA; One-Man Wolf Pack Training Systems ; Professional Meme Maker; Wrestling, Football, Track & Field; Ghost Adventurer, Cinnabon Enthusiast; Best Event: Deadlift
  • Thomas Miller- 5’8″ 235 lbs, Modesto, CA; Relentless Fitness; Personal Trainer; Cross Country Runner; Archery, Sound of Music; Best Event: Overhead Press and Squats
  • Joe Scott – 6’0″ 230 lbs, Yucaipa, CA; Gym Barbell;  Pipe Inspector; Basketball; Best Event: Keg Toss                    
  • Micah Rupp – 5’8″ 225 Lbs, El Cajon, CA; Iron Mongers; Military; Santa Cruz Strongman Champion; Single Dad, Ice Cream Lover, Therapy Dog Hospital Volunteer; Best Event: Axle C&P
  • Antoine Marchand – 5’10” 240 lbs, Quebec, Canada; Sante Xtrem; Tire Wholesale Store Owner; 2016 Canada’s Strongest Man u231; Avid Reader, Listening to Music, Indiana Jones Enthusiast; Best Event: Yoke
  • Andrew Brown – 5’11 7/8″ 228 3/4 lbs, Hemet, CA; VikingFit Powerlifting & Strongman; Muay Thai Fighter; Sushi Enthusiast; Best Event: Algebra
  • Brandon Campbell – 6’0″ 250 lbs, Fallbrook, CA; Brandon’s Garage; Sheriff Deputy; Arizona’s Strongest Man; Football; Dadding, Watching Arnold Movies; Best Event: Overhead 
  • Joshua Fackler – 5’11” 248 lbs, Whittier, CA; Guerrilla Fam Barbell Club; Wrestling; Watching The Corleone’s and eating pizza; Best Event: Yoke
  • Joe Buckley – 5’11” 235 lbs; Mentone, CA; Planet Fitness; Goat Knobber; Sheap tossing; Best Event: Goat Mashing
  • Otoota Lolesio – 6’1″ 200 lbs; San Jacinto, CA; Planet Fitness; River Dancing; Best Event: The Cha Cha
  • Eric Castro – 5’6″ 198 lbs; San Diego, CA; Casteel Strong, Deadweight Strength; USMC, Basketball, Cross-country, Powerlifting; Best Event: Deadlift and Medley’s
  • Craig Miszewski – 6’0″ 231; Sacramento, CA;
  • Jonathan Heighes – 6’1″ 200 lbs; , CA; Powerlab & The Gym Barbell; Reading; Best Event: Deadlift & Axle Press
  • Teodoros Vlahos – 6’1″ 231 lbs; Costa Mesa, CA; 24 hr Fitness; Track & Field, Basketball; YouTube, Cheeseburger and East Coast Pizza Enthusiast Best Event: Farmers Walk


  • Chris Burke- 5’10″ 231 lbs. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, by way of Worcester, MA; ECWC Strongman; 2013 California’s Strongest Man; Computer Programmer, Best Event: Beer Pong
  • Nate Bolling – 5’9″ 231 Lbs, Sequim, WA; 105kg Pro Strongman; BMX Biker Best, Child herder, Marky Mark Enthusiast; Event: Stones
  • Ronald Strahan- 6’0″ 262 lbs. Yuba City, CA. Ironborn Strength & Team Big Sac; Airman; PFM National Champion; Wrestling; Spartan Racer; Best Event: Farmer’s Walk
  • James Richards – 5’10″ 295 lbs. Sacramento, CA. Team Big Sac; Butcher/Lawyer; Football, Baseball, Tennis player; Best Events: Making the Sausage
  • Dylan Bartz – 6’0″ 315 lbs, Huntington Beach, CA; Student; Powerlifting, Football and Wrestling; Best Event: Log Press, Axle Press, Keg Toss
  • Erich Schick – 5’10” 320 lbs, Fresno, CA; Legion Training Camp; Technology Support Specialist; Bowling; Best Event: 7-10 
  • Joe Mass – 6’1″ 345 lbs, Oakhurst, CA; Home Gym-Mountain Muscle; Diesel Technician; Football, Wrestling & Powerlifting; Hiking, Wheeling, Working on trucks, Cat Herding; Best Event: Deadlift
  • Josh Hatfield – 6’3″ 330 lbs, Des Moines, WA; Seattle Strength & Power; Washington’s Strongest Man 4x Champ; Operator; Football, Baseball, Badminton; Hunting; Best Event: Stones
  • William Ramirez – 6’0″ 315 lbs, Pico Rivera, CA; MetroFlex; Water Polo, Swimming; Security and Crossword Puzzles; Best Event: Keg Anything
  • Gabriel Pena – 6’2″ 290 lbs, Edinburg, TX; Gym Owner & Coach; Alpha Fit Strongman; Ronnie Coleman Classic Champion; Swimmer, Rugby; Mountaineering, Sci-Fi Movies, Eating Burgers; Best Event: Deadlift & Stones
  • Bronson Tiwanak – 6’2″ 330 lbs; Aiea, Hawaii
  • Jim Hammond – 6’1″ 290 lbs; Live Oak, CA; Ironborn Strength; Electrical & Solar Contractor; Football, Camping, Dadding & Eating Cheeseburgers; Best Event: Yoke (Withdrew)
  • Morgan Spenser Hill – 6’9.52″ 390 lbs; Simi Valley, CA; The Training Hall; Caltech Hammer Thrower; Best Event: Keg Butting
  • Chris Davies – 6’1″ 330 lbs; White Rock, British Columbia; Jungle Gym Gorillas; British Columbia’s Strongest Man x5; Rugby, Skateboarding, Snow Boarding; Guns, Transformers, Sci-Fi and video game enthusiast; Best Event: Deadlift
  • Kevin Wickline – 6’4″ 289 lbs; Herndon, VA;
  • Albert Khoury – 6’4″ 260 lbs, San Diego, CA
  • Sean Carden – 



  • Sherri Fontes – 5’2″, 130 lbs, Newport Beach, CA – ECWC Strongman; 2017 World’s Strongest Man/Woman Competitor; NPC Figure Competitor; Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing; Best Event: Farmer’s Walk
  • Jarvina Routt – 5’8″, 160 lbs, Buena Park, CA – ECWC Strongman; Highland Games World Champion; Best Event: Farmer’s Walk
  • Jenny Szmurlo – 5’0″, 140 lbs, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – ECWC Strongman; Muscle Beach Powerlifting Champion, Blizzard’s Strongest Troll Champion; Technical Artist; Backpacking, Video Gamer (Overwatch, D.VA main), SCUBA Diver; Best Event: Destroying Mordor
  • B’Yanka Pena – 5’7″, 150 lbs, Edinburg, TX; Alpha Fit Strongman
  • Daphne Zhang – 5’2″, 140 lbs, San Francisco, CA 
  • Megan Jenkins – 4’11’, 120 lbs, Ventura, CA; The Training Hall; 805’s Strongest 2016 Champion; Super Mom, The Little Mermaid Enthusiast; Best Event: Pressing
  • Samantha Dean – 5’5″, 150 lbs, Spring Valley, CA; SoCal Strength; Office Admin; Water Polo, Swimming; Loves to spoil dogs and annoy husband; Best Event: Axle C&P 
  • Jaime Wahl – 5’7″, 140 lbs, Mastic, NY 


  • Liefia Ingalls – 5’7″ 165 lbs; RSM, CA – ECWC Strongman; 2017 Arnold Pro Strongman/Woman Champion, 1st Place at 2018 World’s Strongest Woman; 2018 Strongest Woman in the World Champion;  California’s Strongest Woman x3; Unicorn Enthusiast; Best Event: Pressing events and moving events
  • Susie Aranda – 5’8″ 195 lbs; Tehachapi, CA; Gym Owner & Graphic Designer; Powerlifting Masters USPA Record Holder for Squat & Deadlift; Instagramming and Tacos; Best Event: Deadlift
  • Emilie Morin – 5’10” 220 lbs; Quebec, Canada; Sante Xtrem Gym; Private Media Business Owner; Canada’s 2nd Strongest Woman, Quebec’s Strongest Woman; Powerlifting IPF Record Holder for Squat & Deadlift; Collegiate Rugby; Best Event: Farmer’s Walk, Keg Toss, Deadlift
  • Chelsea Krysta – 5’9″ 197 lbs; Clovis, CA; The Iron Office; Cattle Farmer; Dancer, Soccer, Jiu Jitsu; Best Event: Cow tipping 
  • Josee De Lachevrotiere – 5’5″ 165 lbs, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
  • Liz Rosiles – 5’5″ 165 lbs; San Jacinto, CA; VikingFit Powerlifting, Order Management Admin; Pepperoni Pizza Destroyer; Adventurer, Beach Bum, Reader, CrossFitting, Hakuna Matata; Best Event: Farmer’s Walk & Sandbag Carries
  • Nadia Solis – 5’5″ 165 lbs, Fontana, CA
  • Samantha Belliveau – 5’9″ 209 lbs, Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Molly Egan-Williams – 5’10” 260 lbs; Highland, CA; Empire Barbell; Mental Health Therapist; Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Rugby; Enjoys Cooking, Watching The Office and Mexican Food; Best Event: TBD



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Prior Year’s Event – Media Coverage / Results / Video / Competitor Info and more

Beefcakes flip 900-pound tires, tug U-Haul truck at beach Read the OC Register Article.

Strongmen Compete in Surf City Read the OC Register Article.

IronMind Magazine write-up on California’s Strongest Man 2013 in Huntington Beach, highlighting the results.
The Strongman Diet: 6000 Calories a Day Read the OC Register Article








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