SummerStrong is unlike any other strength event in the world, and that uniqueness has been purposeful since the start in 2008. We were tired of political posturing and chest thumping, sterile meeting rooms with emotionless speakers. We longed for the days of sweat, heart, and passion for the Iron Game - all of the gut feelings that we experienced the first time we laid our hands on iron. We saw a very real need for extraordinary people from different fitness disciplines to share their ideas and techniques, rather than stay within their comfortable, sheltered shell of proficiency.
On a hot summer day in 2008, Richard Sorin was asked what he would want for his 58th birthday. He quickly replied that he would want, more than anything, to have friends of the Iron Game come to Sorinex HQ for a day of lifting and learning, coaching and sharing, eating and drinking. Before we knew it, 38 people from SC, AZ, TX, OH, and many other states came through the door. Twelve hours later, people went home exclaiming that they had an amazing time and simply wanted more - more of that homegrown uniqueness, that authentic enjoyment of this Iron Game. Eight Summer Strongs later, in 2015, over 500 attendants rubbed elbows with some of the most renowned coaches and athletes who volunteered to present and compete.
SummerStrong has always been a labor of love, and an opportunity to give back to the Iron Game. It's about learning and giving back. It's about honoring effort and creating camaraderie. Its about celebrating strength and the strong.
SummerStrong 11 will be held at Sorinex HQ in Lexington, SC, keeping this epic event back to its roots.