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World's Strongest Firefighter Contest

The World's Strongest Firefighter Contest will return to the Arnold Sports Festival  in 2024 with a bigger and better format.

The contest, held on the Santa Monica Pier in 2020 and before a sold-out crowd at the 2022 Arnold Sports Festival. 2023 was the first year the event was open, with three weight classes. In 2024, we will open the event up with more weight classes. For men, there will be an open class, U105k and U90k. For women, we will have a under 72 and and over 72 kilo class. The top 10 finishers in the open men's competition and the top two winners of the men's middleweight and women's divisions will advance to the World's Strongest Firefighter finals at the Arnold Expo Stage on Saturday, March 2.

Qualifying competitions will be held Friday, March 1 at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

2024 Events & Weights

* Once exact weights and events are available, they will be sent to your email after you register. Athletes will compete in the order of entries received for the first event. Athletes will win their place after the first event.

The 2024 entry fee is $120.

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For questions please email or send a direct message to @asfstrongestfirefighter on Instagram.

World's Strongest Firefighter Champions

2019: Tim Scott (CAL FIRE, California)
Ben Gallaher (Kern County, Calif.)
2022: Daniel Camacho (Phoenix, Ariz.)
2023: Andrew Burton (Rockwell, Texas)


Friday, Feb 28
Columbus Convention Center Hall C

Saturday, Mar 01
Columbus Convention Center
Arnold Expo Stage

Tickets TBD