2018 All-American Strongman Decathlon Challenge

 

The All-American Strongman Decathlon combines the All-American Strongman Challenge, All-American Armlifting Challenge and the Absolute (Open Class) All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.  OPEN to all American and International Pro Strongman, Armlifting and MAS athletes.  American amateur strongman athletes must have demonstrated their ability to compete on this level and be NAS/Strongman Corporation members. Top amateur or any amateur placing in top 3 overall in the Overall Score (10 disciplines) will qualify for Strongman Corporation Pro Card.  The All-American Strongman is limited to 24 athletes, first come, first served basis, first 10 Pro Strongmen will have their hotel accommodations paid for double occupancy.

Cash awards of $12,000:

All-American Strongman Decathlon $7,000

$3,000 First Place Overall – All-American Strongman

$2,000 Second Place Overall – All-American Strongman

$1,000 Third Place Overall – All American Strongman

$ 600 Fourth Place Overall – All-American Strongman

$ 400 Fifth Place Overall – All American Strongman

All-American MAS Wrestling Championship- $3,500 (top 3 in each weight category)

All-American Armlifting Championship- $1,500

$ 450 First Place World IronMind® Rolling Thunder Championship

$ 200 Second Place World IronMind® Rolling Thunder Championship

$ 100 Third Place World IronMind® Rolling Thunder Championship

$ 450 First Place All-American Apollon’s Axle DOH Deadlift

$ 200 Second Place All-American Apollon’s Axle DOH Deadlift

$ 100 Third Place All-American Apollon’s Axle DOH Deadlift

Entry Fee: $100.00 payable with entry form at http://www.oddehaugen.com/2018-odd-haugen-strength-los-angeles-registration-form/

ENTRY DEADLINE:  December 10, 2017 (24 athletes, first come first served the All-American Strongman, will take additional athletes for MAS and Armlifting only)

Hotel Information: https://www.thefitexpo.com/la.shtml

We will cover hotel for early PRO ATHLETES entries (double occupancy with another athlete), first come first serve basis).

The Challenge will be contested over twelve (12) Disciplines of which only your top 10 results count towards OVERALL standing and the All American Strongman Honor.  Athletes’ order in the all Disciplines where applicable are determined by reverse order of received entry forms and entry fee, and announced at the Athletes’ Rules Meeting prior to the commencement of the contest.  The order in FINAL Discipline shall be the reverse order of OVERALL standing.   Ties in the overall standing shall be broken by finish in previous Discipline.  If discipline is contested in pairs or groups, the “lane” assignments must be uniformly applied “odd” in left lane, “even” in right lane to all the pairs.  No powerlifting suit allowed in any discipline.

Scoring:

Timed Disciplines shall be hand timed, and distances shall be measured by standard measuring tapes or wheel.  The score in a Discipline will equal the placement in the contest, i.e. first place finisher receives one (1) point.  If an Athlete pass on a Discipline or fail to get a measurable result in a Discipline, he will receive max points (for example 25 points if there’s a total of 24 competitors) i.e. fails to get one repetition in a Discipline for maximum repetitions, fails to lift the opening weight in a max lift etc.. Ties for purpose of determining overall score will share points.  Example: Two-way tie for FIRST in a discipline each will receive 1.5 points; and next athlete will receive 3 points (for 3rd).   Overall Champion of the All American Strongman Decathlon Champion is the athlete with the lowest score in ten (10) disciplines combined 

Friday, January 5, 2018

 2PM –6 PM Weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation/NAS Registration All-American Strongman Challenge, Armlifting Challenges and All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

9:00 AM – Late weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation/NAS Registration All-American Strongman Challenge, Armlifting Challenges and All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.

9:30 AM                – Rules Meeting:  Athletes and officials

10:40 AM             – Super Yoke Carry (All-American Strongman)

The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a 415kg/915lb yoke on their shoulders for 120 feet (total) up and back.  Set down only allowed within safety zones.  Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins. The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course.

11:00 AM             – Iron Grip® Dumbbell Medley (All-American Strongman)

The athlete will attempt to clean and press/jerk overhead various dumbbells, if pair of dumbbells,  clean and press/jerk both at the same time and get 5 points, clean single handed (dumbbell must be in hand) and press/jerk overhead get 2points, clean (two-hands) and press/jerk one at a time (either arm) get 1 point per completed lift:

Pair of 120lbs (5points possible), pair of 140lbs (5points), pair of 160lbs (5points), one 180lb Circus Dumbbell (1points), one 220lbs (3 points); and 250lbs Odd E Haugen Challenge Dumbbell (5points). Total of 24 points available. The athlete will have 120 seconds time limit to complete all lifts.  Highest points win.

11:40 AM             – IronMind Rolling Thunder® World Championship (All-American Strongman/Grip)

The athletes will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder®, starting weight of 85kg (187lb) and increasing with 5kg each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING –The 2018 IronMind Rolling Thunder® World Champion.  Time starts when the implement is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift.  No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athlete can use either hand, and must grip the center of the Rolling Thunder handle.  Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed. Each athlete must lift the opening weight to be in the competition, but may “pass” on subsequent weights as long as he does so prior to his turn.  http://www.ironmind.com/certification/rolling-thunder/rules-and-world-records/.

Rolling Thunder Awards

12:30 PM             – Combat MAS™:  All-American MAS Wrestling Championship

(All-American Strongman/ MAS wrestling – Absolute category/two rounds)

Athletes will compete in double elimination type tournament based on random draw.  Each match is best two of three bouts.    The overall standing is scored identical to all other disciplines contested.  This discipline counts towards overall score as well as the American MAS Wrestling Absolute (Open) Championship.

1:15 PM                – Giant Tire Flip Duel Man on Man(All-American Strongman)

The athletes will each attempt to flip a 1,200lb tire in duel with another athlete.  Athletes will have 10second to commence each flip, and another will athlete will step in as one athlete fails.  Total number of flips will be recorded and determine winner.

2:15 PM –               All-American Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift

(All-American Strongman/ Armlifting – Absolute category)

The athletes will each attempt to deadlift the IronMind Apollon’s Axle™ loaded with standard plates, starting weight will be 170kg/374lb increasing 10kg with each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING.  Time starts when Axle is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift.  No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athletes must grip axle with knuckles on both facing away from body (double overhand grip). Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed.  Otherwise, standard power lifting rules (including Sumo style) apply; resting Axle on the thighs or any downward movement will NOT be allowed.  Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the Axle back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with Axle.  Each athlete must lift the opening weight to be in the competition, but may “pass” on subsequent weights as long as he does so prior to his turn. http://www.ironmind.com/certification/apollons-axle/rules-and-world-records/  This discipline counts towards overall score as well as All-American Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift competition.

Apollon Axle Awards

2:55 PM               – Mike Bartos’ Stone of Steel to Shoulder (All-American Strongman)

The athlete will attempt to lift and shoulder a Stone of Steel (starting weight ~300lb) increasing 25lb with each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING.

3:30 PM                – Hercules Hold (All-American Strongman)

The athlete will attempt to lift two weighted columns by revolving handles for as long as possible.  The time start when weights are released and ends when the athlete can no longer hold the handles.

4:45 PM                – Combat MAS™:  All-American Absolute MAS Wrestling Championship FINALS

(All-American Strongman/ MAS wrestling – Absolute category/FINALS)

  Sunday January 7, 2018

9:30 AM                – Rules Meeting:  Athletes and officials

11:30 AM             – Loading Medley (All-American Strongman)

The athlete will attempt to carry (15 feet) and load two kegs and two sand bags each weighing from ~300 pounds to ~400+ pounds over a bar 56” high. Fastest time to load the most objects within 60 seconds time limit wins.

12:45 PM             – Log Press for reps (All-American Strongman)

The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to clean and press/jerk overhead a giant steel log weighing ~300lb for as many reps as possible within a 60 second time limit.  Log must be brought back to shoulders under control after each repetition., but may put it back to platform and re-clean.  Athlete to finish the most complete overhead reps wins.

1:15 PM                – Viking Fishing Pole Deadlift Last Man Standing (All-American Strongman)

The athlete will attempt to ”deadlift” the Viking Fishing Pole (actual telephone pole attached at the base) by straddling it and raising it to vertical position.  Starting weight in hand will 450lbs., increase by 50lbs till only 3 athletes left, then 25lbs.

3:00 PM                – Farmers Walk to Power Stairs Medley (All-American Strongman)

The athletes, competing in pairs and in reverse order of overall standing will each attempt to lift and carry two       160kg/351lb farmers implements for 60 feet, then pickup and carry a 500lb weight back, and up 3-step Power stairs.  Multiple set downs allowed.  Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins. The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete the course.

4:00 PM                –Award Ceremony

                                            

Disciplines order and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.

 

 

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