From American Strongman:
American Strongman Corporation (ASC) is the sole sanctioning and governing body for the sport of professional strongman in the United States. ASC provides American athletes with opportunities by promoting numerous professional strongman contests across the country yearly. These contests include America’s Strongest Man®, the Olympia Strongman Challenge, the U.S. Nationals and the Pro-Am and Platinum-Plus series. ASC also works directly with individual promoters, international representatives and strongman federations world wide to ensure that American athletes have opportunities abroad as well.
ASC has developed the first ever amateur-to-professional strongman system by working closely with amateur strongman federation North American Strongman, Inc. (NAS). This relationship allows young athletes the time to mature in the amateur ranks while having the opportunity to compete in ASC sanctioned events and earn their professional status. ASC also fosters the growth of strongman in the international community by advising countries and regions as they develop amateur-to-professional systems of their own. ASC hosts the annual Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships which sees international and American amateur strongman competitors compete for the World Champion title and professional strongman status.
Through these efforts ASC remains in the forefront in their dedication to the growth and overall improvement of the sport of strongman in America and worldwide.