Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago

June 25-26, 2016

The 2016 Odd Haugen Chicago Strongman Challenge is a NAS Platinum Plus Level contest OPEN to all NAS member athletes.  The top three athletes in each weight class will qualify for the 2016 NAS National Championship and the Men’s Welterweight (-198lb) and Women’s Lightweight (-140lb) Champions will receive direct invite to 2017 Arnold Amateur World Championship. Weight categories are:  LWW -140lb; MWW – 180lb; HWW 181lb and above; LWM -176lb; WWM -198lb; MWM -231lb; HWM 232lb and above.


SCULPTED TROPHIES FOR 1ST THROUGH 3rd PLACE WEIGHT CLASS FINISHERS Entry Fee: $100.00 payable with entry form at

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

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Format of Competition:

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.


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 or due to some athletes competing in MAS only. 

Schedule of Events

Friday June 24, 2016

 12Noon –6 PM Weigh-in and check in and NAS Registration Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago and North American Continental MAS wrestling Championship.

Saturday June 25, 2016

9:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in and NAS Registration Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago and North American Continental MAS wrestling Championship

 9:30AM – Rules Meeting:  Athletes and officials

10:35AM – Introductions of Athletes

10:40AM – Beast Metal Farmers Carry

The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to pick-up a pair of weighted farmers implements and carry for 60 feet up and back with multiple pick-ups allowed.  Fastest time or furthest distance wins.

12:30 PM:  – Beast Metal Log Clean and Press for reps

The athletes, competing in pairs will attempt to clean/continental press/jerk an LOG from floor to locked arms overhead for as many reps as possible.  Athlete must await referees “down” signal before returning LOG to floor under control.  Each athlete has 60 seconds to complete as many lifts as possible. Most completed lifts win.

1:30PM – Combat MAS™:  North American Continental MAS Wrestling Championship

Athletes will compete in double elimination type tournament (exact format to be determined based on number athletes entered in each weight category).  Each match is best two of three bouts, athletes are matched based on random Lots.    Points as follows:  Win 2-0 and receive 3 Points; win 2-1 and receive 2 Points; lose 1-2 and receive Point; and lose 0-2 and receive NO Points.  Overall points for event based on placing in the event. Trophies to top  three in each weight category, and the opportunity to compete in International tournaments.

 3:00PM – Beast Metal 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.

4:00PM – Mike Bartos Stone of Steel™ Over Bar Last MAN Standing

The athletes will each attempt to lift and load a Stone of Steel™ over a BAR with increasing weight till Last Man Standing. Height of BAR is 48” for women; 50” for MLW; 52” for MWW; 54” for MMW; and 56” for MHW.  Tacky is not allowed. Heaviest stone lifted wins.

5:00PM – Final Rounds:  North American Continental MAS Wrestling Championship

5:45PM – Strength Challenge and MAS Wrestling Championship Award Ceremony

4:00 – 6:00 PM – Early Weigh-In and Registration for Visegrip Viking Challenge and Absolute MAS Wrestling Championship.

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