The 2016 Odd Haugen Strength Classic Challenge
The Challenge combines the All American Strongman Challenge, Visegrip Viking Challenge and the Absolute (Open) American MAS Wrestling Championship. OPEN to all American and International Pro Strongman, Grip and MAS athletes. American amateur strongman athletes must have demonstrated their ability to compete on this level and be NAS members. Top amateur or any amateur placing in top 3 overall in the Overall Score (8 disciplines) will qualify for ASC Pro Card. Limit 24 athletes, first come, first served basis.
The Challenge will be contested over ten (10) Disciplines of which only your top 8 results counts towards OVERALL Odd Haugen Strength Classic Champion and the All American Strongman Honor. Similarly, an Overall Visegrip Viking Champion will be determined by the combined score in the 4 grip/hand/wrist related disciplines.
Schedule of Events and Rules:
Thursday January 21, 2016
5PM Drawing of Wild Card Disciplines (LIVE on Facebook)
Friday January 22, 2016
2:00 – 5:00 PM: Athletes check-in, weigh-in, and draw lot #and credentialing
Saturday January 23, 2016
8:30 AM: Athletes and Official not checking in on Friday can pick up credentials at VIP Desk in Lobby.
9:00 AM: Athletes Check-in and weigh-in continued
9:45 AM: Rules Meeting
10:15 AM: Discipline I. Tire Flip and Frame Carry
Athletes will each lift and carry a Giant Frame (~1000lb) 60 feet, multiple set down allowed and then attempt to flip a 1,100lb tire 60 feet (6 flips) within.in 90 second time limit. Athlete may use lifting straps on the Giant Frame Carry. This discipline counts towards overall score and Overall Prize Money ONLY.
11:30 AM: Discipline II. IronMind Rolling Thunder® World Championship (Grip)
The athletes will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder®, starting weight of 83kg (183lb) and increasing with 5kg each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING –The 2016 IronMind Rolling Thunder® World Champion. http://www.ironmind.com/certification/rolling-thunder/rules-and-world-records/. This discipline counts towards overall score as well as Prize Money this individual discipline.
12:30 NOON: Discipline III. Wild Card Overhead
One of the following disciplines will be randomly drawn on Thursday January 21st: (i) Log Lift for reps with ~140kg/308lb (ii)Block lift medley (105kg, 115kg, 125kg, 135, 145kg) (iii)Log Press (clean once) for reps with 160kg/351lb (iv)Dumbbell Lift for reps 100kg/220lb (v)The IRON GRIP® Odd Haugen Challenge Dumbbell Medley (see description in NOTE below). This discipline counts towards Overall score and Overall Prize Money ONLY.
1:00 PM: Discipline IV. Combat MAS™: Open American MAS Wrestling Absolute Championship
Athletes will compete in double elimination type tournament based on random draw. Each match is best two of three bouts. Points as follows: Win 2-0 and receive 3 Points; win 2-1 and receive 2 Points; lose 1-2 and receive 1 Point; and lose 0-2 and receive NO Points. The overall standing is scored identical to all other disciplines contested. This discipline counts towards overall score as well as Prize Money for American MAS Wrestling Absolute (Open) Championship.
2:30 PM: Discipline V. Super Yoke Race
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. This discipline counts towards Overall score and Overall Prize Money ONLY.
4:00 PM: Discipline VI. IronMind Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift
The athletes (reverse order of entry forms received) 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. http://www.ironmind.com/certification/apollons-axle/rules-and-world-records/ This discipline counts towards This discipline counts towards overall score as well as Prize Money this individual discipline.
5:00PM: Discipline VII. Norse Hammers Crucifix Hold
The athlete will attempt to lift two Norse Hammers each weighing 33lb by the (end of) handles and hold at straight arms in crucifix position for as long as possible. The time start when athlete has hammers in position vertical handles and arms straight, and ends when athlete can no longer hold the position. This discipline counts towards overall score and Overall Prize Money as well as overall score for Visegrip Viking Champion.
5:00PM – Early Weigh-In and Registration American MAS Wrestling Championship (by Weight Categories)
Sunday January 24, 2016
2016 American MAS Wrestling Championship (by Weigh Categories)
All US athletes must be members of MAS Wrestling USA: MEN’s weight categories are -60kg, 70 kg, 80kg, 90kg,
105kg, 125kg, and 125kg+; WOMEN’s weight categories are -55kg, 65kg, 75kg, and 75kg+. Weight categories
with 2 or less athletes merged with next higher weight category; weight categories with 3-5 athletes conducted in
Round Robin format; and weight categories with 6 or more athletes conducted in Double Elimination A-B format.
9:00 AM: Athletes Check-in
9:45 AM: Rules Meeting
10:15 AM: Discipline VIII. IronMind Captains of Crush® Silver Bullet™
The athlete will attempt to crush and then hold a 19mm CoC Silver Bullet™ between the handles of a No. 3 Captains of Crush (CoC) Gripper 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 allowed. The current Men’s World Record is 57.15 seconds set by Kody Burns (USA) set May 2, 2015. http://www.ironmind.com/certification/coc-silver-bullet/rules-and-world-records/ . This discipline counts towards overall score as well as Prize Money this individual discipline.
10:40 AM: MAS Wrestling Round One
11:30 AM: Discipline IX. Wild Card Deadlift
One of the following disciplines will be randomly drawn on Thursday January 21st : (i)Strongman Deadlift Last Man Standing opening weight 300kg/660lb (straps allowed), increase 20kg thereafter (ii)Louis Cyr Barbell for reps increasing weight, starting 300kg increasing 20kg (iii) Viking Fishing Pole Deadlift Last Man Standing stating weight in hand 450lb increase by 50lbs (iv)Axle and Wheels Deadlift for reps with 320kg/705lb (v)Deadlift Medley (TBD). This discipline counts towards Overall score and Overall Prize Money ONLY.
12:15PM: MAS Wrestling Round Two
1:00 PM: Discipline X. Wild Card Loading Medley Stones of Strength
One of the following disciplines will be randomly drawn on Thursday January 21st: (i)Stones of Strength, load 5 stones weighing
from 250 pounds to 430 pounds onto IFSA rings of various heights (ii)Natural Stones, load 5 natural stones to boxes of various
height (iii)Odd Objects, load various objects (log, sand bag, stones, blocks etc.) to boxes of various heights (iv)Sand Bags, carry
and load 4 sand bags progressively heavier, 60 feet, 45 feet , 30 feet and 15 feet (v)Blocks, carry and load 5 aluminum blocks from
230lb to 320lb, 60 feet, 50 feet, 40 feet, 30 feet and 20feet. This discipline counts towards overall score and Overall Prize Money ONLY.
1:30 PM: MAS Wrestling Round Three and Finals by Weight Categories
2:00 PM: Final Rounds: Open American MAS Wrestling Absolute Championship (Discipline IV)
Athletes with two losses eliminated, tournament continued till one man standing. This discipline counts towards overall score as well as Prize Money for American MAS Wrestling Absolute (Open) Championship.
3:15 PM: Award Ceremony
Time Schedule is approximate. Disciplines and rules are subject to change without notice.
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