The 2018 Odd Haugen Strength Classic
October 27-28, 2018
SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER
SATURDAY: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM • SUNDAY: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday October 28, 2018
IronMind Visegrip Viking Armlifting (Grip) Challenge
Open to all American and International strongmen and grip specialists. We will feature World Record attempts in all of the 3 disciplines/events contested.
AWARDS: 1st Overall (Awards plus IronMind Gift Certificates) in Men’s and Women’s Divisions; and 1st – 3rd Place Award in OVERALL in each weight category.
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
Please NOTE that we will combine weight categories if we do NOT have at least 3 registered athletes in any one weight category by registration deadline of October 6th.
Format of Competition:
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 ins will place higher.
Entry Fee: Early entry $30.00 Visgrip Viking Only by 9/6/2018, $40 by 10/6/2018, payable with entry form at http://www.oddehaugen.com/2018-odd-haugen-strength-classic-san-diego-entry-form/
Combined entry King Kong and Visegrip Viking Armlifting entry: $50.00 Early Registration by 9/16/2018; $60.00 fee by 10/6/2018
Expo Entry fee of $25 per day is WAIVED for registered athletes
ENTRY DEADLINE: Early entry by 9/16/2018; by 10/6/2018
Hotel Information: https://thefitexpo.com/city/san-diego/attendees/hotels/
10:15AM – Armlifting (Grip) Workshop featuring Riccardo Magni and Odd Haugen, the Visegrip Viking Learn how to improve your grip strength – open and FREE to all FitExpo attendees
1:15PM – – IronMind® Rolling Thunder Single Arm Deadlift
The athletes will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder®, starting weight selected by lifter and rising bar (max 4 attempts) till there is ONE MAN STANDING. Time starts when the implement is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift. There is no limit to how many times the lifter may try to complete the lift within timelimit. 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. If the lifter misses, he/she is out! Each athlete picks his or her first and subsequent attempts. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fRaFIGs2IM55ZCuPy5-h7HkAz4GO3hW-/view
2:00PM –– IronMind® Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift
The athletes will each attempt to deadlift the IronMind Apollon’s Axle™ loaded with standard plates, starting weight selected by lifter and rising bar (max 4 attempts) till there is ONE MAN STANDING. Time starts when Axle is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift. There is no limit to how many times the lifter may try to complete the lift within timelimit. 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. If the lifter misses, he/she is out! Each athlete picks his or her first and subsequent attempts. https://drive.google.com/file/d/12ht4fxixoVTop4Pj5iKJy56Ux363Xdr0/view
3:45PM –– IronMind Captains of Crush® Silver Bullet™ Hold
The athlete (reverse order of entry form received) will attempt to crush and then hold a 19mm CoC Silver Bullet™ between the handles of a No. 3 or 2 Captains of Crush (CoC) Gripper (women will use No. 2 or 1) and hold it until it falls out or the athlete’s hand opens. Athlete’s hand must be vertical position (not supinated or pronated), in front of athlete’s body, and clear of athlete’s other hand. A 2.5kg weight (CoC Silver Bullet disc) will be attached to the CoC Silver Bullet and the best time wins. No grip aids other than chalk.
4:30PM –Award Ceremony
Armlifitng Challenge 1st – 3rd Medals each weight category
Disciplines order and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.