I weight in at 150lbs. I’m wondering if I’d even be able to compete for fun in the lightweight division.
I found this http://www.criticalbench.com/Paul_Neuhaus.htm but it says the “lightweight” is >231 lbs.
As a martial artist I’m use to lightweight division being around 150-170lbs.
Does strongman exist at the 150lb range and if so what type of weight tires, logs, stones, and other events do they do?[/quote]
The LW division (Under 231.5 lbs) does have subcategories:
LW Open / 231.5 lbs Class
<200 lbs Class
<175 lbs Class
Generally you will see these weight divisions at most larger (regional) contests, and sometimes at smaller events although they tend to consolidate to make things easier.
There are national championships for all weight classes including 175, 200, and 231.
In terms of being able to handle the weights, depending on your strength levels it is still possible to train with strongman implements and perhaps even compete at 150 lbs - I have seen a few guys out there at that size previously.
If you are just looking for a sport to give you a chance to push yourself and to try something new for training then it would be a great idea. If you are looking for a sport where you will be dominant then you may want to look to something with a different weight class breakdown (such as powerlifting).
Strongman is a lot of fun even if you are not competing.