Become a ACAFA / CAASA member

In order to compete in a ACAFA/CAASA event, athlete must have a valid membership card for the concurrent year. The athlete must have his/her membership number when registering for any competition on the web site.  The athlete must present his or her membership card at weigh in. (If the athlete has not received his or her membership card, they must have their membership number and proof of purchase on hand.

Organize a competition

If you want to be promoter of a competition or if you want your already existing competition to be sanctioned by CAASA, it is possible. Contact us. We will send you the promoter application form. You will be able to propose dates, places and events*. We can inform you on the available dates as well. You can propose regional competitions which would lead to a provincial qualification.

**Sanction fee is 150$ to be affiliated for an event with CAASA.

Participate in your first competition

Before entering a competition, you must first register for your membership card online.  Then, choose the regional competitions  you would like to participate in. Find the category that fits you best according to your weight, level or age (see categories). To make sure you are up to the challenge, check the weight categories and the corresponding loads on the competition description page. When your choice is made, register online. The registration payment for the competition will be made during the weigh in on the day of the competition unless the promoter of the event decides otherwise.

How to qualify for provincial championships

To qualify for your provincial championship, You must be in the top 8 of your weight category in total cumulation of CAASA points of regional events.
ATTENTION ! : You can no longer automatically qualified for provincial by wining one competition.


  • 1 place= 8 points
  • 2 : 7 points
  • 3 : 6 points
  • 4 : 5 points
  • 5 : 4 points
  • 6 : 3 points
  • 7: 2 points
  • 8: 1 points
  • 9 and plus = 0 point

If an athlete qualifies for provincial championship and cannot compete, the ninth athlete will take his position, etc…

If your province does not have a regional competition, your provincial championship must be open to all athletes. ( you may have a limite amount of athletes)

If you do not have a provincial championship in your province, you may compete in the closest provincial championship.

Qualify for the Canadian championship


Top two athletes from each weight category at Provincial championships will automatically qualify for the National Championship. Please note that if their are not enough athletes in a weight category (less than 3) the athletes in that category will merge with the higher weigh category BUT will still be recognized as an athlete in their proper weight category  (e.g. 2 LWW at provincial championship will murge with MWW but both LWW will automatically qualify for Nationals as well as 2 MWW).

If a province does not have two athletes in a weight category to represent their province the “open position” will be given the the province with the most amount of athletes in the same category.  The provincial director must provide a list of athletes qualified 14 days before the National Championship and they will be distributed to the proper provinces. The provincial championship scoring will be used to select participants who will fill these available places.

How to become a professional strongman in The Strongman Circuit

The winner of the National championship in the heavy weight category and 1st and 2nd winners in the super heavy weight category are eligible to be promoted as professional athletes for The Strongman Circuit.  However, the winning athlete can maintain their amateur status if preferred.  The Strongman Circuit will hold approximately 2 PRO/AM competitions throughout the season, the amateur with the highest points in this competition will automatically be promoted as a professional athlete.  The Strongman Circuit is completely independant of the CAASA.

Amateur weight categories

Women :

  • Less than 64 kilos = light weight
  • 64 kilos to 82 kilos = middle weight
    • 64 kilos to 73 kilos = light heavy weight
      • this category only serves to obtain a regional title because the middle weight and light heavy weight will be placed in competition together with the same weight and compete together in the middle weight category
  • 82 kilos and up = heavy weight

Men :

  • Less than 80 kilos = light weight
  • 80 kilos to 89.9 kilos = middle weight (mix with LHW for Arnold)
  • 90 kilos to 104.9 kilos = light heavy weight
  • 105 kilos to 121.9 = heavy weight (mix with SHW for Arnold)
  • 122 kilos and up = super heavy weight

Masters (men) :

  • Less than 90 kilos = light weight
  • 90 kilos and up = heavy weight

Novice (beginners) :

  • men Less than 90 kilos = light weight
  • men 90 kilos and up = heavy weight
  • women (one category)

Here are the 7th geographic division for the competition year 2016

  • Atlantique
  • Québec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskachewan
  • Alberta
  • BC

Person in charge by region