The Quest for greatness returns to Montreal Road

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The Quest PTS Strongman/Strongwoman competition returns to Montreal Road.

Weightlifters from Cornwall and surrounding areas will compete to determine this year’s strongest and most powerful champions. The action all goes down on August 19th, with Weigh In & Registration starting at 7 am.

The event will be held outside the Quest gym, rain or shine. Rules will be read at 8:30 am and the competition will be underway by 9 am sharp. Admission for spectators is free and open to the public.

”The competitors love the variety we offer each year in terms of events,” says Tom Irvine, Personal Training Specialist at Quest PTS. “We offer great cash rewards that most other competitions do not offer.

The competitors at this year’s event will be tested in four different categories that evaluate each lifter’s explosiveness and strength. This year’s activities include:

• Truck Pull with harness and rope
• Atlas Stone, 3 Tier Medley
• Press, 3 Tier Medley
• KettleBell Throw, for distance

Last year’s event saw over 40 competitors, with lifters coming from Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Similar numbers are expected at this year’s competition, with over 25 competitors registered to date. There are also a few competitors coming from the United States this year. The event focuses on encouraging all athletes competing, even those not from Cornwall.

“The theme is to turn the event into a strong competition but work as a family to encourage one another,” says Mr. Irvine.

The lifters are also separated in terms of their individual weight class. The men will be separated into three different categories: Heavyweight (220 lbs above), middleweight (185-220 lbs), and lightweight (below 185 lbs). The cash prize for the men’s heavyweight champion is $500 while the other two champions in the lower divisions will receive $350.

For the women, there will be two different classes: heavyweight (above 175 lbs), and lightweight (below 175 lbs). The heavyweight champion will leave with a cash prize of $500, while the lightweight will win $350.

This year’s prize money is donated by local sponsors including Dr. Rachel Navaneelan, Minimax Express, Love Love Food Café & Bistro, and Kensington Park Recruitment.