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ORU hosts first Strongman Competition

Oral Roberts University will host the first-ever ORU Strongman Competition on April 12. The Aerobics Center has collaborated with Living Well Ministries to create this event.

The competition aims to inspire people and encourage them to take action regarding fitness.

The competition will be held in the Mabee Center parking lot B. Visitors need to park their vehicles in lot C. Weigh-ins begin at 9 a.m. in the Mabee Center south lobby. The event begins at 10 a.m.

The weight categories will be male 210 pounds and over, male 209 pounds and under and a female division.

Some events include carrying five-gallon water jug loads, tire flipping and distance walking with sleds and dumbbells. The finalists will be involved in a bracket-style elimination tug-o-war.

The events and weights involved in the competition are subject to change.

Snacks and drinks will be available for participants during breaks throughout the event.

After the competition, there will be team challenges where police and firefighter compete in tug o’ war and fire truck team pull. It is a team event with invitations extended to all individuals in the Tulsa area. Groups must have four members to compete and at least one of the four members must be female.

The tug o’ war will follow a single elimination bracket to determine the winner.

Strongman participants need to register by March 31 at the Aerobics Center. Cost is $10 for students and $20 for non-students.

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