Open to all men and women in multiple weight classes, plus masters’ divisions (50+ no weight classes) 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: ​ Lightweights 60kg/132lb; 70kg/154lb; Middleweight 80kg/176lb and Heavyweight 80kg/176lb plus

 AWARDS: 1st – 3rd medal in each weight class plus best lifter awards in in weight division.

BONUS EVENT:  Iron Mind C of C Silver Bullet Hold; 1st – 3rd medal men and women irrespective weight class or division.

Format of Competition:

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: $50.00 (by 12/1/2020); and late entry $60 payable with entry form at: https://www.oddehaugen.com/2020-armlifting-usa-thick-bar-registration/

All participants must be Armlifting USA members.  (Armlifting USA Membership ONLY $20 per year) https://www.oddehaugen.com/armlifting-usa-membership-form/

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VISEGRIP VIKING INVITATIONAL
Start Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
End Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
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Saturday December 19, 2020

2:00PM -4:00PM  – Weigh-in and check in for Armlifting USA ‘Thick Bar’ Championship

Sunday December 20, 2020

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

9:00AM               – Rules Meeting:  Athletes and officials

9:30AM               –IronMind® Rolling Thunder®

The athletes will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder® 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 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. 

Two platforms/implements used:  one with starting weight 15kg and increase increments of 2,5kg; and one with starting weight 70kg and increase increments of 5kg.  You may choose smaller increment in one attempt but that is will be your last attempt!

Armlifting USA Leaderboard https://armliftingusa.com/rolling-thunder

10:45AM            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. 

Two platforms/implements used:  one with starting weight 40kg and increase increments of 5kg; and one with starting weight 150kg and increase increments of 10kg.  You may choose smaller increment in one attempt but that is will be your last attempt!

Armlifting USA Leaderboard https://armliftingusa.com/doh-apollons-axle

12:00PM             Country Crush 2” Deadlift (Women)/ Country Crush 3” Deadlift (Men)

The athletes will each attempt to deadlift with one hand the Country Crush 3” Raptor Handle men; 2” Handle women, 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

Two platforms/implements used:  one with 2” (women) CC starting weight 15kg and increase increments of 2.5kg; and one with 3” (men) Raptor Handle starting weight 45kg and increase increments of 5kg.  You may choose smaller increment in one attempt but that is will be your last attempt!

Armlifting USA Leaderboard https://armliftingusa.com/3%22-raptor

1:15PM               Saxon Bar Deadlift

The athletes will each attempt to deadlift with two hands the Sorinex Saxon Bar, in Rising Bar Format, each athlete having maximum 4 attempts. No grip aids other than chalk allowed.  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

Two platforms/implements used:  one with starting weight 30kg and increase increments of 2.5kg; and one with starting weight 70kg and increase increments of 5kg.  You may choose smaller increment in one attempt but that is will be your last attempt!

Armlifting USA Leaderboard https://armliftingusa.com/3%22-sorinex-saxon-bar

2:00PM               -Bonus event:  IronMind® Captains of Crush® Silver Bullet™ Hold (NOT scored in Overall)

The athlete will attempt to crush and then hold a 19mm CofC Silver Bullet™ between the handles of any Captains of Crush (CofC) Gripper and hold it until it falls out or the athlete’s hand opens.  Athlete will have 60 seconds to choose the CofC gripper.  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 (CofC Silver Bullet disc) will be attached to the CoC Silver Bullet and the best time

Armlifting USA Leaderboard https://armliftingusa.com/silver-bullet

3:00PM               –Award Ceremony

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