• Our Next Pound For Pound Qualifying Night is March 21st 5PM at Wilton Liquor Store
  • Pound For Pound is a weight lifting competition.

    Our Next qualifying night is March 21st 5PM at Wilton Liquor Store

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  • Pound For Pound is a weight lifting competition.

    Our Next qualifying night is March 21st 5PM at Wilton Liquor Store

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  • Pound For Pound is a weight lifting competition.

    Our Next qualifying night is March 21st 5PM at Wilton Liquor Store

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What It Is
It's a weightlifting competition

Pound for Pound is for anyone who thinks they're strong...whether they lift weights daily or they're just strong. We want to find out who's the strongest man and woman POUND for POUND!

Where It Is
March 21st 5PM at Wilton Liquor Store

Join us for our next qualifying night.

What Does It Cost
It's $10 to compete.

The Pound For Pound Champion wins $250 cash!

Our Qualifying Times
Qualifying Dates and Time
  • Thursday, March 21st 5p-8p Wilton Liquor Store
  • Thursday, March 28th 5p-8p Fozzie's Smoking BBQ
  • Thursday, April 4th 5p-8p Bemidji Eagles Club FINALS

BRING ALL YOUR FRIENDS. POUND FOR POUND COSTS JUST $10!

Qualifying dates are: March 21st, March 28th, and The Finals are April 3rd

Who Should Compete?

Short answer...YOU! The Pound For Pound Challenge is open for men and women 21 Years Old and Older. It's open for ANY ability level.

Pound for Pound is a weightlifting competition performed on a Preacher Bench weightlifting exercise. This event features five qualifying rounds that will provide 10 male contestants and 10 female contestants for the final competition. After six weeks we will truly find our strongest male and female pound for pound.

Contestants will have 2:00 minutes (120 seconds) to complete as many correct preacher curls performed on a provided preacher curl bench. Male contestants will curl 70 lbs and female contestants will curl 35 lbs. The Pound for Pound curling competition formula or Schwartz/Malone Formula that includes a coefficient to help determine the amount of weight moved by each individual including their personal weight.

At each qualifying round, the top two male and top two female contestants will advance to the finals on April 4th. The Finals will host 10 male competitors and 10 female competitors.

The same rules apply for both qualifying and final rounds of competition.


Rules

Seated correctly on the preacher bench, feet are firmly on the floor. Grasp the bar, and ensure that both of your elbows are well supported and that your armpits stable on the top edge of the pad.

Competition time begins with the up motion advancing to the top vertical position. Curl the bar upwards, so that your forearms will be in a vertical position when you complete the curling stage of the exercise.

Return the bar to the starting position, and repeat until 2:00 minutes has stopped or contestant has been flagged three times.

Make sure you don’t rock your body to gain momentum and never bounce the bar on the way down. Contestants can go fully extended but may not rest. Stopping on the bottom extension will result in a flagged rep and will not count.

All contestants will be weigh-in on event scale and contestants will weigh-in with the same clothing or apparel they will compete in. Event scales are final.

A rep can be flagged and three flags will stop the contestant's attempt.

1. The lifting of the seat

2. Feet coming off the floor

3. Not reaching the vertical position on the top end of the curl

4. Not reaching the horizontal position on the bottom end of the curl

5. Bouncing is not allowed(one can have a complete extension)

6. Flagged reps DO NOT COUNT towards a completed number of reps.

5Prelim Days
35lbs Women
70lbs Men
$250Grand Prize

Timetable

Here is the schedule for Pound For Pound 2019

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  • Sunday
  • Monday
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  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Week of February 25th
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  • February 28thBemidji Eagles Club 5P-8P
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  • Week of March 3rd
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  • March 7thFozzie's Smoking BBQ 5P-8P
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  • Week of March 10th
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  • March 14thTavern on South Shore 5P-8P
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  • Week of March 17th
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  • March 21stWilton Liquor Store 5P-8P
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  • Week of March 24th
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  • March 28thTBA 5P-8P
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  • Week of March 31st
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  • April 4th FINALSBemidji Eagles Club 5P-8P
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  • Our Pound for Pound Champions will receive the exclusive 2019 Pound for Pound Champions Jacket plus $250.00 in cash and prizes plus bragging rights until Pound for Pound 2020!

  • 5:00pm – 6:45pm Registration and weigh-in ($10.00 event fee registration) - 6:50 - Pound for Pound Open/explanation of the event. - 7:00 – 1st of four flights will begin. / Flight 1-Five women / 10-minute break / Flight 2-Five men / 15-minute break / Flight 3-Five women 10-minute break / Flight 4-Five men

  • At each qualifying round, the top two male and top two female contestants will advance to the finals on April 4th. The Finals will host 10 male competitors and 10 female competitors. The same rules apply for both qualifying and final rounds of competition.