The 2017 Odd Haugen Chicago Strongman Challenge

The 2017 Odd Haugen Strength Classic CHICAGO

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago

May 6-7, 2017

The 2017 Odd Haugen Chicago Strongman Challenge is a Strongman Corporation Platinum Plus Level contest OPEN to all member athletes.  The top three athletes* in each Weight Division will qualify for the 2017 National Championship and the winners of each Weight Division will receive direct invite** to 2018 Arnold Amateur World Championship. Weight Divisions are:  Light Weight Women (LWW) -143lb (U65kg); Middle Weight Woman (MWW) – 181lb (U82.5kg); Open Women (OW) 181lb and above; Light Weight Men (LWM) -176lb (U80kg); Middle Weight Men (MWM) -231lb (U105kg); Open Men (OM) 232lb and above.

* There must be a minimum of 15 athletes in a Weight Division for the top 3 athletes to qualify for Nationals; and at least 5 athletes in a Weight Division for the winner to qualify for the Nationals.

**There must be a minimum of 15 athletes in a Weight Division for winner to qualify for Arnolds

SCULPTED TROPHIES FOR 1ST THROUGH 3rd PLACE WEIGHT DIVISION FINISHERS Entry Fee: $100.00 payable with entry form at http://www.oddehaugen.com/2017-odd-haugen-strength-classic-chicago-entry-form/

Expo Entry fee of $25 per day is WAIVED for registered athletes

Hotel Information:  

https://www.thefitexpo.com/TFECH_hotels.shtml

Format of Competition:

Event one – 11″ Axle Deadlift  LW women (LWW-143) MW women (MWW-181) Open women (OW+181) LW men (LWM-176) MW men (MWM-231) Open men (OM+231)
  300lb 350lb 400lb 450lb 550lb 660lb
Event Two – Yoke – 120ft (set down and bring back at 60ft) LW women (LWW-143) MW women (MWW-181) Open women (OW+181) LW men (LWM-176) MW men (MWM-231) Open men (OM+231)
380lb 420lb 500lb 560lb 650lb 800lb
Event Three – Axle Clean and press away for reps. LW women (LWW-143) MW women (MWW-181) Open women (OW+181) LW men (LWM-176) MW men (MWM-231) Open men (OM+231)
  130lb 150lb 180lb 200lb 250lb 300lb
Event Four – Stone of Steel over bar LW women (LWW-143) MW women (MWW-181) Open women (OW+181) LW men (LWM-176) MW men (MWM-231) Open men (OM+231)
17″ Stone 110lb 17″ Stone 110lb 17″ Stone 110lb 17″ Stone 110lb 17″ Stone 110lb
20″ Stone 140lb 20″ Stone 140lb 20″ Stone 140lb
  120lb 145lb 170lb 210lb 260lb 310lb
Event Five – Power Keg carry for max distance LW women (LWW-143) MW women (MWW-181) Open women (OW+181) LW men (LWM-176) MW men (MWM-231) Open men (OM+231)
120lb 150lb 180lb 200lb 250lb 300lb

The Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago  will be contested over 5 Disciplines.  Athletes’ order and pairing in the first Discipline is determined by reverse order of received entry, and announced at the Athletes’ Rules Meeting prior to the commencement of the contest.  The order in the subsequent Disciplines shall be the reverse order of OVERALL standing (not previous Discipline).  Ties in the overall standing shall be broken by finish in previous Discipline.  If a Discipline is contested in pairs or groups, the “lane” assignments must be uniformly applied “odd” in left lane, “even” in right lane to the all pairs.

Scoring:

Timed Disciplines shall be hand timed, and distances shall be measured by standard measuring device.  The score in a Discipline shall be determined by  placement in the event.  If an Athlete pass on a Discipline or fail to get a measurable result in a Discipline, he will receive MAX points (i.e. fails to get one repetition in a Discipline for maximum repetitions, fails to lift the opening weight in a max lift, etc.).  The score for a placement shall remain the same through an entire competition (i.e. if the score for 1st place is 1point 2nd place 2 points etc.. MAX points will remain the same in all Disciplines even if the field of athletes has been reduced by attrition. 

Schedule of Events

Friday May 5, 2017

 12Noon –6 PM Weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation Registration, Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago.

Saturday May 6, 2017

9:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in and NAS Registration Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago

 9:30AM – Rules Meeting:  Athletes and officials

 10:35AM – Introductions of Athletes

10:40AM –

Power Center Deadlift Jack Stands™ Axle Deadlift 

The athletes, competing in pairs will attempt to deadlift an Axle from 11” for as many reps as possible.  Athlete must await referees “down” signal before returning Axle to floor under control.  Each athlete has 60 seconds to complete as many lifts as possible. Straps are allowed. Most completed lifts win.

12:30 PM:  Power Center Super Yoke

The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a yoke on their shoulders for 60 feet up and back. Multiple set down allowed, only before crossing starting line.  The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins.

1:30PM – Power Center Axle Press for reps

The athletes, competing in pairs will attempt to clean/continental press/jerk an AXLE from floor and pressed to locked

arms overhead for as many reps as possible.  Athlete must await referees “down” signal before returning AXLE to

shoulders.  Each athlete has 60 seconds to complete as many lifts as possible. Most completed lifts win.

3:00PM – Power Center Stone of Steel™ Over Bar

The athletes will each attempt to lift and load a Stone of Steel™ over a BAR for as many reps as possible.  Height of BAR is 48” for women; 50” for LWM; 54” for MWM; and 56” for OM.  Tacky is not allowed. Most completed lifts win.

4:00PM – Power Center Power Keg carry for max distance

The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a Power Keg for as far as possible without set down.  Furthest distance wins.

4:45PM – Strength Challenge Award Ceremony

 4:00PM – Early Weigh-In and Registration for Visegrip Viking Challenge and MAS Wrestling Tournament.

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

 

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