picture of 2016 Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships

Completed, Mar 4 - 6, 2016

The Amateur Arnold Strongman Classic is a marquee event for the non-pro Strongman competitors across the world. FloElite.com is broadcasting this event live, March 4-6, 2016

Zach Hadge Is The Heavyweight Amateur Champ

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Zach Hadge Is The Heavyweight Amateur Strongman World Champion

Mar 9, 2016

Zach Hadge won his pro card as a middleweight at the 2015 Arnold Amateur World Championships and returned in 2016 as a competitor in the heavyweight division and won the big show. He's only one of a handful of people who have ever had a pro card in both the Middleweight (231lb) and Heavyweight (Open) divisions. We caught up with him after he won to see how it felt to beat men who outweigh him by over a hundred pounds and what his plans are in the future.

Check out Zach loading the 375lb Stone of Steel. He was one of two heavyweight competitors to load that stone: