2018 Armlifting USA ‘Thick Bar’ Championship

2018 Odd Haugen Strength Classic

996 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park, California

August 18-19, 2018

 

2018 Armlifting USA™ ‘Thick Bar’ Championship

Open to all men and women in multiple weight classes, plus masters’ divisions for men and women.

Men: Lightweights 70kg/154lb; 80kg/176lb; Middleweights 90kg/198lb; 100kg/220lb; Heavyweights 110kg/242lb; 125kg/275lb; and 125kg/275lb plus

Women:  Lightweight 60kg/132lb; Middleweight 80kg/176lb and Heavyweight 80kg/176lb plus

 AWARDS: 1st – 3rd overall in each division plus best lifter awards in individual disciplines.

 Format of Competition:

Scoring:

Ties will be broken by bodyweight (less weight scores higher).  Overall Scoring: Percentage based scoring will be used.  For example, if 100 kg wins the Rolling Thunder, that athlete will receive 100 points.  If the second-place athlete lifts 90kg, they will receive 90 points.  The winner is the athlete with the most points at the end of the contest.  Should two athletes tie, the athlete with the lower body weight at the time of weigh in will place higher.

 ENTRY FEES:         Entry Fee: Early ONLY $30.00 (by 6/18/2018); $45 (by 7/18/2018); and late entry $60 payable with entry form at: http://www.oddehaugen.com/2018-odd-haugen-strength-classic-newbury-park-registration-form/

Strongman competitors compete FREE in Armlifting and need not be Armlifting USA members.

(Armlifting USA Membership ONLY $20 per year) http://www.oddehaugen.com/armlifting-usa-membership-form/

HOTEL INFORMATION:  your special group rate book by 8/3/2018 at Courtyard by Marriott Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park for 124.00 USD – 139.00 USD per night

Book your group rate for Strength Classic

Saturday August 18, 2018

5:00PM                – Weigh-in and check in for Armlifting USA ‘Thick Bar’ Championship

         

Sunday August 19, 2018

8:00AM                -Late weigh-in and check in for Armlifting USA ‘Thick Bar’ Championship

9:00AM                – Rules Meeting:  Athletes and officials

9:30AM                – Straddle Deadlift IronMind® Rolling Thunder®/Country Crush Raptor

The athletes will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder® and the Country Crush Raptor (3” in Rising Bar Format, each athlete having maximum 4 attempts.  Time starts when the implement is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift, and may attempt the lift multiple times within the 60 second time limit.  No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athlete can use either hand and must grip the center of each  handle.  Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed. Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the implements back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with implements.  Highest combined weight lifted wins.

10:15AM            IronMind Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift

The athletes will each attempt to deadlift the IronMind Apollon’s Axle™ loaded with standard plates, in Rising Bar Format, each athlete having maximum 4 attempts.  Time starts when the implement is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift, and may attempt the lift multiple times within the 60 second time limit. 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.

http://www.ironmind.com/certification/apollons-axle/rules-and-world-records/

12:00PM              Country Crush 3” Deadlift

The athletes will each attempt to deadlift with two hand the Country Crush 3” Handle, in Rising Bar Format, each athlete having maximum 4 attempts. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athlete must grip the center of the handle.  Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed.   Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the implement back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with implement

1:45PM                 Country Crush 2” Deadlift

The athletes will each attempt to deadlift with two hand the Country Crush 2” Handle, in Rising Bar Format, each athlete having maximum 4 attempts. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athlete must grip the center of the handle.  Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed.   Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the implement back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with implement

3:00PM                Napalm Nightmare Deadlift

The athletes will each attempt to deadlift with two hand the Napalm Nightmare (2″) Handle, in Rising Bar Format, each athlete having maximum 4 attempts. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athlete must grip the center of the handle.  Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed.   Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the implement back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with implement

4:30PM                –Award Ceremony

                                          

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

 

 

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