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Welcome to Everhart Strongman: Battle for The Arc! Join us at Everhart Life Sport Recovery for an epic showdown of strength and determination. Watch as competitors push their limits in a series of challenges to claim the title of Strongman. This in-person event promises adrenaline-pumping action and fierce competition.

Don't miss out on witnessing the ultimate test of power and resilience. Get ready to witness feats of strength like never before at Everhart Strongman: Battle for The Arc, where ALL proceeds will benefit The Arc of Centre County, a local nonprofit that provides community programming, employment support, residential community homes and more to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


*There are different age/weight groups

*if you want to participate and do not know how to get started on your training, please call to set up a program to learn the lifts.

*if you want to work with the equipment to prep for the strongman, please call to get information.

* This event is to come together, have a friendly competitive atmosphere, raise some money for a great cause and get to business! With that said all levels of fitness are welcome.

We will also have vendors such as:

Food Trucks

Beer/Wine Trucks

Silent Auctions




SO, Even if you do not want to participate in the lift, feel free to come out and watch the fun and support a great cause!

We will also be having a "Learn to lift" for anyone who wants to come out and join some members of the ARC and get their body moving (No high impact.) It will be a great time to meet these awesome individuals in person.

                                                    Event Schedule:

10:30am -11:30am - Stretching and Learning Fun Exercises (“Learn to Lift” crew)

11:00 - Weigh ins

11:30 Learning the Strongman Lifts by listening to the Rules and Regulations Introduction

11:30am - Walk Through Everhart Life Sport Recovery Gym and potentially learn some lifts (LEARN TO LIFT CREW)

12:00pm - Warms Ups

12:30 STRONGMAN Competition begins.

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Awards and Ceremony


  • Weight Class (according to United States Strongman classes)

    • Male cutoffs

      • Lightweight: up to 180lbs

      • Middleweight: 180-220lbs

      • Heavyweight: 220-275lbs 

      • Super heavyweight: Over 275lbs 

    • Female cutoffs

      • Lightweight: up to 132lbs

      • Middleweight: 132-165lbs

      • Heavyweight: 166-198lbs

      • Super heavyweight: Over 198lbs


Event 1) Wagon wheel axle bar deadlift

Scoring: Highest weight lifted for 1 rep wins

  • Technique: Athlete must begin with feet within the boundary of where their hands are placed on the bar (no sumo stance). Bar can move however it needs to between the ground and lockout (downward movement/hitching is permitted). Rep is complete during full hip and knee lockout--athlete must wait for the judges’ “down” signal to show they have control of the bar.

  • Equipment: Lifting straps, belt, knee sleeves, singlet, knee socks, chalk, and baby powder are permitted, but not required. Shoes are required. Multi-ply deadlift suits and lifting gloves are not permitted. Lifters must be mindful of applying baby powder away from the lifting area to avoid creating slippery walking surfaces. Spotters must wipe down the bar of chalk, baby powder, blood, etc. between every rep.


Event 2) Log Clean & Press

Scoring: Highest reps x weight on presses within 60 seconds wins

  • Technique: Timer starts with log on the ground, lifter cannot touch the log until timer begins. A full press must end with the lifter’s elbows locked out, log above their head.Judges will give the “down” command when the rep is complete. Viper press (smooth motion from ground to press without resting log on chest) is permitted. Lifters are permitted to bend knees and use legs to push press or jerk the weight. Once weight is pressed, lifter can hold the bar at their chest between presses, or rest bar on ground and clean again between presses. Lifters must drop bar on crash pads when returning it to the ground. Lifters should not let go of the bar until it is below their shoulders (no dropping from overhead).

  • Equipment: Wrist wraps, knee sleeves, belt, singlet, elbow sleeves, heeled-lifting shoes and chalk are permitted for this event. Shoes are required. Multi-ply singlets and lifting gloves are not permitted. Female lifters are required to use the 45-lb log, male lifters are required to use 70-lb log.


Event 3) Farmer’s Carry

Scoring: Farthest distance x weight within 60 seconds wins

  • Technique: Timer starts with farmer’s carry on the ground. Lifter may have their hands on the handles but cannot lift the cage until the timer begins. Lifters may run or walk with the cage. They may set the cage on the ground and regrip as many times as they want. Throwing the cage (i.e. swinging arms are releasing so the cage moves forward) is not permitted. All lifters must carry the cage in the same path and direction (loaders will reset the cage at the starting position and brush any chalk off the handles after each attempt).

  • Equipment: Chalk, belt, singlet, and knee sleeves are permitted but not required. Shoes are required. Lifting straps, gloves, baby powder, and multi-ply singlets are not permitted.


Event 4) Tire Flip

Scoring: Highest reps within 60 seconds wins

  • Technique: Timer starts with the tire laying flat and lifter not touching the tire. The lifter may use any technique they wish to flip the tire. Lifters must all flip the tire in the same direction.

  • Equipment: Knee sleeves, heeled-lifting shoes, belt, singlet, wrist wraps, elbow sleeves and chalk are permitted. Multi-ply singlets and lifting gloves are not permitted.


Event 5) Truck Pull


Scoring: Largest distance within 60 seconds wins

  • Technique: Timer starts with the lifter strapped into the truck pull harness. Lifter should have full bodyweight on their feet (not on the harness) until the timer starts. Once the timer starts, lifter can use any technique to pull the truck forward.

  • Equipment: Knee sleeves, heeled-lifting shoes, belt, singlet, wrist wraps, elbow sleeves, lifting gloves and chalk are permitted. Multi-ply singlets are not permitted.

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Who is The Arc?


The Arc of Centre County embodies and protects the human rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and practices person-centered planning which actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.


The Arc envisions a future in which individuals with disabilities are included as active members in their community, a future where quality services and supports respond to their needs and personal choices and a future enabling integration to its fullest extent.



Core Values

People First

The Arc believes that all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value not by their disability.



The Arc believes that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.


The Arc believes that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and to actively participate in all aspects of society.


The Arc believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.


The Arc believes that all society and particularly The Arc, benefit from the contributions of individuals with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and type of disability)


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