On Sunday the 18th we went to Mechelen, Belgium to film the 1st edition of the Barbenders Static Cup organised by Barbenders Belgium, which is the official Calisthenics Federation in Belgium. They strive to empower their members to achieve their goals and to represent the Belgian calisthenics community on a global scale. It was an amazing calisthenics competition and you can watch all of the battles in our Barbenders Static Cup 2024 YouTube playlist. In this blog we’ll tell you all you need to know about this very promising calisthenics competition!
- Date: 18th of Februari
- Location: De Loods, Douaneplein, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium
- Powered by: Gornation, Barbenders Coaching, SWA, Divers Sport, Personal Sportpraktijk, Fitzilla, SWO, Gymhunterz, MX Sport, Kratos, Vivo Barefoot
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- Barbenders Website
- Project Team: Ali, Michael Mattelaer,
- Crew: Nico Mertens, Mike, Bohdan Pavlovych, Eneas Van Neste, Mikeas Kinde, Déborah Cracco, Mohamed Jarroudi, Yassine Jarroudi, Lars Baeyens, Jari Lockefeer
- Hosts: Rico “Barmesa Enki” and Mehdi Zeguendi
- Judges: Youssef Moro, Alex Barinski and Iliesse Belasri.
Barbenders Coaching is the partner which will sponsor the cash prizes for the number 1 and 2 for all 3 categories; to be specific 150€ and 50€ for the Advanced Category, 150€ and 50€ for the Female category and 75€ and 25€ for the Intermediate Category.
Gornation will sponsor a Static Bar, Parallettes Pro and Performance Wrist Wraps + Powder Chalk for the number 1, 2 & 3 in the advanced category of this calisthenics competition. Gornation will also sponsor the Parallettes Pro, a Resistance Band Set and Wrist Wraps + Liquid Chalk for the female category of this calisthenics competition. And last but not least, Gornation will sponsor the Parallettes Max, a Rings Set and Light Wrist Wraps + Powdered Chalk for the intermediate category of this calisthenics competition. Who will walk away with the money, these amazing prices and more to come?
48 Calisthenics Athletes
Out of 90+ registrations Barbenders Belgium selected 8 Female Athletes, 22 Advanced Male Athletes and 16 Male Intermediate Athletes from 16 different countries. There were calisthenics athletes competing from France🇫🇷, Belgium🇧🇪, Italy🇮🇹, Spain🇪🇸, Bulgaria🇧🇬, Morocco🇲🇦, Portugal🇵🇹, La Réunion🇷🇪, Brazil🇧🇷, Lithuania🇱🇹, Poland🇵🇱, Tunisia🇹🇳, Romania🇷🇴, Ecuador🇪🇨, Argentina🇦🇷, Algeria🇩🇿 and Croatia🇭🇷. It was a huge international static calisthenics competition!
- Antonella Raciti from Italy🇮🇹 VS Nicole Radeva from Bulgaria🇧🇬
- Marilú Settimelli from Brazil🇧🇷 VS Gloria Moretto from Italy🇮🇹
- Léa Depagneux from France🇫🇷 VS Céline De Corte from Belgium🇧🇪
- Blanca Almoh from Spain🇪🇸 VS Silvia Burgassi from Italy🇮🇹
- Marilú Settimelli from Brazil🇧🇷 VS Blanca Almoh from Spain🇪🇸 + Antonella Raciti from Italy🇮🇹 VS Léa Depagneux from France🇫🇷
Lord of Statics (Intermediate)
- Mohamed El Jarroudi from Belgium🇧🇪 VS Valdas Jurkus from Lithuania🇱🇹
- Anouar el Iraoui from Belgium🇧🇪 VS Yassine El Jarroudi from Belgium🇧🇪
- Noah Crescence from La Réunion🇷🇪 VS Adrien Da Costa from Portugal🇵🇹
- Alessian Noje from Croatia / Romania🇭🇷🇷🇴 VS Naith Coubillot from France🇫🇷
- Hamza Bengrade from Belgium🇧🇪 VS Anthony Speziale from France🇫🇷
- Julian Bacescu from Romania🇷🇴 VS Damian Grucha from Poland🇵🇱
- Samuel PF from Portugal🇵🇹 VS Logan Pirtton from Belgium🇧🇪
- Simone Arnaudo from Italy🇮🇹 VS Julien Xemaire from France🇫🇷
Male Intermediate Semi-Finals
- Valdas Jurkus from Lithuania🇱🇹 from team Calisthenics Worldwide VS Anouar el Iraoui from Belgium🇧🇪
- Noah Crescence from La Réunion🇷🇪 VS Naith Coubillot from France🇫🇷
- Hamza Bengrade from Belgium🇧🇪 VS Damian Grucha from Poland🇵🇱
- Logan Pirtton from Belgium🇧🇪 VS Simone Arnaudo from Italy🇮🇹
Male Intermediate Finals
- Noah Crescence from La Réunion🇷🇪 VS Anouar el Iraoui from Belgium🇧🇪 + Damian Grucha from Poland🇵🇱 VS Simone Arnaudo from Italy🇮🇹
King Of Statics (advanced)
- Rémi Laget from France🇫🇷 VS Thomas Ansotte from Belgium🇧🇪
- Romain Nativel from La Réunion🇷🇪 VS Filippo Vergano from Italy🇮🇹
- Yohan Dimitrov from Belgium🇧🇪 / Bulgaria🇧🇬 VS Carlos Hurtado from Spain🇪🇸 / Ecuador🇪🇨
- Elias Foubert from Belgium🇧🇪 VS Matteo Erra from Italy🇮🇹 / France🇫🇷
- Shaad Jimenez from France🇫🇷 VS Quentin Debacquer from Belgium🇧🇪
- Yordan Stanchev from Bulgaria🇧🇬 VS Levesque Rayan from France🇫🇷
- Cristian Tirotta from Bulgaria🇧🇬 VS Romain Hennion from France🇫🇷
- Robert Nicolae from Romania🇷🇴 VS Antonio Gaccione from Italy🇮🇹
- Yvan Delbecque from Belgium🇧🇪 VS Charles Hollebeke from France🇫🇷
- Augustin Yepes from Argentina🇦🇷 VS Vincent Labro from France🇫🇷
- Nicolas Kith Cruz from Spain🇪🇸 VS Marcos Rivera from Spain🇪🇸
Male Advanced Quarter-Finals
- Rémi Laget from France🇫🇷 VS Romain Nativel from La Réunion🇷🇪
- Shaad Jimenez from France🇫🇷 VS Carlos Hurtado from Spain🇪🇸 / Ecuador🇪🇨 VS Matteo Erra from Italy🇮🇹 / France🇫🇷
- Yordan Stanchev from Bulgaria🇧🇬 VS Romain Hennion from France🇫🇷
- Antonio Gaccione from Italy🇮🇹 VS Yvan Delbecque from Belgium🇧🇪
- Vincent Labro from France🇫🇷 VS Marcos Rivera from Spain🇪🇸
Male Advanced Semi-Finals
- Rémi Laget from France🇫🇷 VS Yordan Stanchev from Bulgaria🇧🇬
- Shaad Jimenez from France🇫🇷 VS Antonio Gaccione from Italy🇮🇹
- Carlos Hurtado from Spain🇪🇸 / Ecuador🇪🇨 VS Vincent Labro from France🇫🇷
Male Advanced Finals
Will we see you next year?
It was a spectacle to behold and If you couldn’t make it to the event we would surely recommend to check our YouTube channel for all of the amazing battles. We want to congratulate all of the participating calisthenics athletes and more specifically Shaad, Carlos & Rémi, Noah, Anouar & Damian, Marilú, Blanca and Antonella. These athletes made it into the top 3 of the Male Advanced, Male Intermediate and Female categories!
We hope to see you at any upcoming calisthenics competitions and as Ali from Barbenders put it, “will we see you next year?” We’ve created a list of calisthenics competitions in our “The 19 Best Calisthenics Competitions in 2024” blog. Are we missing any competitions, where should we go next and will we see you there?