California’s Strongest Man 2018

California’s Strongest Man Contest will be held in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, March 17, 2018

We are now entering the 16th year of California’s Strongest Man and our 9th 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 16th 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 St. Patrick’s Day – Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 9:30am PST. The contest will be held in the parking lot on Huntington Street off of Pacific Coast Highway right next to the beach (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 and Liefia Ingalls will all be on staff to continue the tradition and quality that is expected at this competition.
This year’s competition will be a Strongman Corp. sanctioned Arnold qualifier event. The winner in each weight class will receive an invite to the 2019 Amateur Arnold Classic Strongman Competition, as long as the weight class has a minimum of 5 men/women competing.
The events include:
1) Axle Clean & Press (Choose weight for reps) Amateurs (LW 240-270-300; HW 270-300-330; W 115-135-155) 60 secs 
2) Farmers Walk Medley(2 inch Handles/Tanks) (100 ft down / 100 ft back), 1 drop allowed each way – Amateurs (LW 240/270, HW 270/300, W 145/185) 60 secs
3) Yoke/Keg Carry & Load – (50 ft Yoke / 50 ft Keg Carry and Load) (LW 700/275, HW 800/300, W 450/175) 60 secs
4) Tire Flip – 10 flips or most flips in 60 secs – Amateurs (LW 850, HW 1200, W 550) 60 secs
5) Atlas Stone Series (Men – 240-275-300-330-360 / 275-300-330-360-380) – 48 inches, 60 secs; Women – Stone over bar (reps) 185 or 240 lbs – 48 inches 60 secs


  1. California’s Strongest Man Entry Form 2018 
  2. Extra Information Form 2018
For more information, contact: Scott Brengel at 714-423-3173 or e-mail scott@eastweststrength.com
Contest Hotel:
Pasea Hotel & Spa – CLICK HERE to register or call 866-478-9702 at the special rate for all CSM competitors and family. Rooms will only be available for a short time, so please book your reservations immediately. 
Check out our sponsors:
 CSM 2013

Contest Hotel: Pasea Hotel & Spa| 21080 Pacific Coast Highway | Huntington Beach, California | 92648 http://meritagecollection.com/paseahotel/ | Tel 844-814-2483.

You can now make reservations by going online:  http://meritagecollection.com/paseahotel/. The discount code rate info will be updated in the next week.

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.

2018 Competitor List (THE COMPETITOR’S LIST IS OPEN) 


  • Chris Burke- 5’10″ 231 lbs. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, by way of Worcester, MA – 2013 California’s Strongest Man; Computer Programmer, Best Event: Beer Pong
  • 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.
  • Ty Roberts – 5’11″ 231 lbs. Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico’s Strongest Man; Medical Sales; Best Events: Stones,Tire, Farmer’s Walk
  • 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 – 5’10 215 lbs, Chico, CA; Team Big Sac; Soccer player; Best Event: Yoke
  • Derek McKracken -5’10” 220 lbs; San Diego, CA; Team Deadweight; Football, Baseball, Snowboarding; Best Event: Circus Dumbbell
  • Matt Makara – 6’1″ 231 lbs; McLean, VA; Director of Research & Science; Colosseum Strongman Columbia; Delaware’s Strongest Man; Photography and Traveling enthusiast;  Best Event: Front Carries & Atlas Stones
  • Mike Congdon – 5’9″ 231 lbs; Bayport,MN; 5th Place at 105kg World’s Strongest Man; Personal Trainer; River City Ironworx; Football, Track & Field – Sprint & Pole Vault, Wrestling, Soccer, Baseball; Woodworking, Legend of Zelda enthusiast; Best Event: Yoke, Front Carries
  • Jesse Nelson – 6’2″ 231 lbs, Widomar, CA; Carpenter; Cat Lady; Best Event: Log Press
  • Frank Corvelli – 5’11” 195 lbs; East Rutherford, NJ; Strength Coach/Personal Trainer; ECWC (NJ); Olympic Weightlifting; Best Event: Overhead
  • Sean Loy- 5’10” 215 Lbs, Pleasant Grove, UT; Patriot Strength; Marketing Specialist; Swolasaurus Strongman Winter Classic Champion; Olympic Lifting & Football; Best Event: Atlas Stones, Yoke, Axle, Carry & Load events
  • Jim Hammond – 6’2″ 225 lbs; Live Oak, CA; Ironborn Strength; Electrical & Solar Contractor; Camping, Dadding & eating Cheeseburgers; Best Event: Truck Pull
  • Ryan Ratkowski – 6’0″ 235 lbs; Costa Mesa, CA; Project Manager; ECWC/SDBB; Swimmer; Musician, Traveling Outdoorsman; Best Event: Car Deadlift
  • Nico Young – 5’10” 200 lbs, Huntington Beach, CA; 911 Dispatcher; Football & Rugby; Restoring/Repairing Classis Cars; Best Event: Yolking
  • Joe Scott – 6’0″ 220 lbs; Yucaipa, CA; The Gym Barbell / Pipe Inspector; Basketball; Best Event:
  • Cameron Hansen – 6’1″ 239 lbs; Riverside, CA; IE Barbell; Shot Putter; Leather Worker; Best Event: Axle Press
  • Joe Buckley – 5’11” 231 lbs; Redlands, CA; Planet Fitness; Goat Knobber; Sheap tossing; Best Event: Goat Mashing
  • Daniel Alterio- 5’9″ 230 lbs; Huntington Beach, CA; Hurricane’s Bar & Grill; Couch Surfer; Best Event: Sand Blogging
  • Jonathan Heighes- 5’10” 194 Lbs, Calimesa, CA; Powerlab Fitness/TheGymBarbell; Crossfit Games Exerciser; Whiskey Drinking, Reading Charles Dickens Novels; Best Event: Whiskey Dickens

Heavyweight (Competitors)

  • Andrew Wickham – 6’1″ 280 lbs; Santa Margarita, CA; Marketing Manager; CSM 2017; SLO Strong Gym; Baseball, Football, Basketball, Lawn Darts, Golden Tee; Jeep rockcrawling; Best Event: Tire Flip and Whiskey a Go Go
  • 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
  • Tyler Shelgren – 6’4″ 300 lbs. Chico, CA. Team Big Sac
  • James Richards – 5’10″ 280 lbs. Chico, CA. Team Big Sac – Butcher; Football, Baseball, Tennis player; Future Lawyer; Best Events: Making the Sausage
  • Clay Elliott – 6’0″ 308 lbs, Albuquerque, NM; ECWC Castaway; Home Depot Receiver; High School Level 78 Unicorn Troll Wizard; Best Event: Yoke, Farmer’s Walk
  • Dylan Bartz – 6’0″ 315 lbs, Huntington Beach, CA; Student; Powerlifting, Football and Wrestling; Solo Cup Warrior; Best Event: Log Press, Axle Press, Keg Toss
  • Fred Larson – 5’11” 260 lbs, Penn Valley, CA; Ironborn Strength & Team Big Sac; IT Specialist; Reading, writing and tug of war with cyclops; Best Event: Beer
  • Kevin Wickline – 6’4″ 278 lbs; Herndon, VA; The Edge; Personal Trainer; Lacrosse Goalie; Best Event: Atlas Stones
  • William Ramirez – 6’0″ 315 lbs, Pico Rivera, CA; MetroFlex; Water Polo, Swimming; Security and Crossword Puzzles; Best Event: Keg Anything
  • Erich Schick – 5’10” 320 lbs, Fresno, CA; 
  • John King – 6’1″ 270 lbs, Calgary, AB; Team – The Strength Edge; 2017 Alberta’s Strongest Man; Mining Engineer; NCAA Downhill Skier; Motorcycle, Klingon & Romulan Enthusiast; Best Event: Deadlift
  • Nathan Goltry – 6’1″ 315 Lbs, Beaumont, CA; Highland Games; Best Event: Sheaf Toss
  • Kyle Gerrans – 6’3″ 245 lbs, Westlake Village, CA; Training Hall; Volleyball; Best Event: Farmer’s Walk
  • Big Tommy Burns – 6’3″ 330 Lbs, Hayward, CA; Personal Trainer, Promoter and Public Speaker; Football, Track & Field; Loves Cake; Best Event: Tire Flip
  • Morgan Spencer Hill – 6’9″ 400 Lbs, San Diego, CA; Training Hall & Deadweight Strength; Caltech Hammer Thrower; Best Event: Keg Butting
  • Jose Baez – 6’1″ 325 Lbs, Chula Vista, CA; Deadweight Crew; Football, Wresting, Track & Field; Likes a nice cold brewski; Best Event: Shot gunning a PBR
  • David Ortega – 6’0″ 365 Lbs, Lodi, CA; Immortals Strength; USPF Bench Squat Deadlift American Record holder teen division; Football; Pizza, Tacos and WIngs enthusiast;  Best Event: Circus Dumbbell and Log Press

Women (Competitors)

  • Liefia Ingalls – 5’7″ 165 lbs; Torrance, CA – ECWC Strongman; 2017 Arnold Pro Strongman/Woman Champion, 2nd Place at 2017 World’s Strongest Man/Woman; California’s Strongest Woman x2; Unicorn Enthusiast; Best Event: Pressing events and moving events
  • Ashley Crawford – 5’6″, 160 lbs, Long Beach, CA – ECWC Strongman; 4th Place at 2017 World’s Strongest Man/Woman; Gym Manager, Professional Bowler, Pilot; Best Event: Farmer’s Walk, Deadlift
  • 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
  • Emily Elliot – 5’5″, 140 lbs, Redlands, CA – Inland Empire Barbell; City Planner; 2017 World’s Strongest Man/Woman Competitor; Marching Band; Doggie Rescue and Backpacking; Best Event: Dancing with Wolves
  • Jarvina Routt – 5’8″, 160 lbs, Buena Park, CA – ECWC Strongman; Best Event: Farmer’s Walk
  • Elvira Villasenor – 5’6″ 240 lbs; El Cajon, CA; Deadweight Posse; Preschool Teacher; Best Event: Collecting Germs
  • Kathy Sheets – 5’4″ 230 lbs; San Diego, CA; Deadweight Posse; Teacher; Soccer, Volleyball, Outrigger Canoeing; Best Event: Husafell Stone
  • Edna Ferrer Castaneda – 5’5″ 138 lbs; San Diego, CA; Arnell Squad; Teen Coordinator; WNBF Natural Figure Pro; Dog Herder; Best Event: Husafell Stone
  • Amra Dempsey – 5’8″ 190 lbs; Camarillo, CA
  • Liz Rosiles – 5’5″ 175 lbs; San Jacinto, CA; BodyFit, Order Management Admin; Pepperoni Pizza and Ceviche Destroyer; Adventurer, Beach Bum, Reader, Hakuna Matata; Best Event: Farmer’s Walk & Sandbag Carries
  • Cynthia Mercado Martinez – 4’11” 120 lbs; Westminster, CA; Women’s Boot Camp Specialist
  • Lynay Behringer – 5’3″ 132 lbs; Hemet, CA; VikingFit and BodyFit, Super Granny and Trainer; CrossFit Competitor; Alaska TV Enthusiast, Dark Chocolate and Bacon Consumer, Playing with Grandson; Best Event: Wall Ball



Scroll Down to Check Out

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








Contest Videos

Contact Information:

West: 2930 Grace Lane #A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ph: 714-423-3173

East: 645 Industrial Rd, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Ph: 201-596-4626