The Static Monsters Worldwide 2023 – Chicago, Illinois, USA

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  • 28/10/2023
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm



The Static Monsters is a push/pull strongman competition that was founded in 2015 by Strongman Gold Coast and Coco’s Gym. It has now become a worldwide event consisting of two events: max log press and max 17-inch (42.5 cm) deadlift.

Chicago Barbell Compound will be hosting the contest in the Chicago-area this year. The top ten competitors from each class, internationally, will qualify to compete in the 2024 Static Monsters World Championship.

We have added a third event, a farmers hold, to make this a qualifier for 2024 United States Strongman (USS) Nationals. As such, all athletes are required to have a current 2023 USS membership to compete.


All competitors MUST weigh-in and complete their check-in before 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 28. If you show up after 11 a.m., you will not be allowed to compete. Please be respectful of the promoter and staff and DO NOT show up at the last minute.

There will be weigh-ins on Friday, October 27, but the timing is TBD. They will likely happen sometime between 9 am and noon, and possibly later in the afternoon/evening (4-6 p.m.), but please check back on this page for updates.

There will also be weigh-ins from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 (the morning of the competition).

All weigh-ins will take place at Chicago Barbell Compound.


There will be a mandatory rules meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, for all competitors.

You can read the complete rules here:


Trophies will be awarded for 1st place. Medals will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place.

The top three athletes in the Open weight classes and the 1st place athletes in the Novice divisions will qualify for 2024 USS Nationals in Denver.

The Top 10 athletes of Static Monsters Worldwide scores will qualify for the 2024 Static Monsters World Championship.


There will be a $10 admission fee for all spectators ages 13 and older. Children under 12 will be admitted for free. This entry fee will be CASH ONLY at the door on the day of the competition. There will NOT be any advanced ticket sales.


SpringHill Suites by Marriott (Chicago-O’Hare), 8101 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL, 60631. Phone: 773-867-0000

Holiday Inn-Chicago O’Hare, 5615 North Cumberland Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60631. Phone: 773-693-5800.

Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites, 8500 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60631. Phone: 773-380-9600.


There is a decent sized parking lot at Chicago Barbell Compound, but there is also plenty of street parking and another large parking lot located about 100 feet south of the building where the gym is located that has about 75-80 additional parking spaces.

For more information on this particular Chicago, USA event, please email MIke Lohman: [email protected]