The 2017 Odd Haugen Strength Classic ANAHEIM
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
August 26-27, 2017
The 2017 Odd Haugen California Strongman Challenge is a Strongman Corporation Platinum Plus Level contest OPEN to all member athletes. The top three athletes* in each Weight Division will qualify for the 2017 National Championship and the winners of each Weight Division will receive direct invite** to 2018 Arnold Amateur World Championship. Weight Divisions are: Light Weight Women (LWW) -143lb (U65kg); Middle Weight Woman (MWW) – 181lb (U82.5kg); Open Women (OW) 181lb and above; Light Weight Men (LWM) -176lb (U80kg); Middle Weight Men (MWM) -231lb (U105kg); Open Men (OM) 232lb and above.
* There must be a minimum of 15 athletes in a Weight Division for the top 3 athletes to qualify for Nationals; and at least 5 athletes in a Weight Division for the winner to qualify for the Nationals.
**There must be a minimum of 15 athletes in a Weight Division for winner to qualify for Arnolds
SCULPTED Trophies for 1st through 3th place weight class finishers
Entry Fee: $100.00 payable with entry form (Deadline August 10) at http://www.oddehaugen.com/2017-odd-haugen-strength-classic-registration-form/
FitExpo Admission fee of $25 per day is WAIVED for registered athletes for both days of Expo
Format of Competition:
The Odd Haugen California Strongman Challenge will be contested over 6 Disciplines. Athletes’ order and pairing in the first Discipline is determined by reverse order of received entry, and announced at the Athletes’ Rules Meeting prior to the commencement of the contest. The order in the subsequent Disciplines shall be the reverse order of OVERALL standing (not previous Discipline). Ties in the overall standing shall be broken by finish in previous Discipline. If a Discipline is contested in pairs or groups, the “lane” assignments must be uniformly applied “odd” in left lane, “even” in right lane to the all pairs.
Discipline 2 MAS Combat is the North American Continental MAS Wrestling Championship and top 3 will receive Championship Trophies in each weight category.
Timed Disciplines shall be hand timed, and distances shall be measured by standard measuring device. The score in a Discipline shall be determined by placement and based on the number of Athletes starting in the first Discipline of the contest. Winner of an event gets 1 point, second place 2 points etc. If an Athlete pass on a Discipline or fail to get a measurable result in a Discipline, he will receive maximum points (i.e. fails to get one repetition in a Discipline for maximum repetitions, fails to lift the opening weight in a max lift, etc.). The score for a placement shall remain the same through an entire competition (i.e. if the maximum points is 16 points in the first Discipline, it will remain 16 points in subsequent Disciplines even if the field of athletes has been reduced by attrition).
Schedule of Events
Friday August 25, 2017
2PM –6 PM Weigh-in and check in and NAS Registration Odd Haugen California Strongman Challenge, Visegrip Viking Challenge and North American Continental MAS Wrestling Championship.
Saturday August 26, 2017
9:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in and NAS Registration Odd Haugen California Strongman Challenge, Visegrip Viking Challenge and North American Continental MAS Wrestling Championship.
9:30AM – Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials
10:30AM – Beast Metal Farmers Carry
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to pick-up a weighted Farmers implements and carry for 60 feet up and back without dropping, set downs allowed, only before crossing starting/turning line. Fastest time or furthest distance wins.
12:30PM Combat MAS™: North American Continental MAS Wrestling Championship
Athletes will compete in double elimination type tournament (exact format to be determined based on number athletes entered in each weight category). Each match is best two of three bouts, athletes seeded based on overall standing. If 5 or less in weight category – Round Robin.
2:30PM – Mike Bartos Stone of Steel™ to Shoulder for Reps
The athletes competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and load a Stone of Steel™ to Shoulder for as many times as possible within in a 60-sec time limit. Tacky is not allowed. Most completed REPs win.
4:00 PM – Norse Hammer Front Hold
The athletes will attempt to lift and hold on straight arms in front of body a weighted Norse Hammer for as long as possible. Longest hold wins.
Sunday August 27, 2017
9:30AM – Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials
10:30AM – Axle Press for reps
The athletes, competing in pairs will attempt to clean/continental one-time an AXLE from floor then press/jerk to locked arms overhead for as many reps as possible. Athlete must await referee’s “down” signal before returning AXLE to shoulders. Each athlete has 60 seconds to complete as many overhead lifts as possible. Most completed lifts win.
1:00PM – Beast Metal Super Yoke
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a yoke on their shoulders for 60 feet up and back. Set downs allowed, only before crossing starting/turning line. The athlete will have 60-second time limit to complete course. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins.
3:00PM – Final Rounds: Combat MAS™ to determine Strongman/Woman Challenge overall winners and North American Continental MAS Wrestling Championship
4:00PM – Award Ceremony.
Disciplines order and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.