The 2016 Odd Haugen Strength Classic San Jose

San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California

May 21-22, 2016

The 2016 Odd Haugen Northern California 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 Heavyweight and Lightweight 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 3th place weight class finishers

Entry Fee: $100.00 payable with entry form at

Entry Deadline: April 30, 2016

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

Format of Competition:

The Odd Haugen Northern California Strongman Challenge  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.

Discipline 3 MAS Combat is the USA Open MAS Wrestling Championship and top 3 will receive Championship Trophies in each weight category.


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 and based on the number of Athletes starting in the first Discipline of the contest.  Winner of an event gets 1 point, second place 2 points etc.. If an Athlete pass on a Discipline or fail to get a measurable result in a Discipline, he will receive maximum 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 maximum points  is 16 points in the first Discipline, it will remain 16 points in subsequent Disciplines even if the field of athletes has been reduced by attrition). 

Schedule of Events

Friday May 20, 2016


12Noon –6 PM Weigh-in and check in and NAS Registration Odd Haugen Northern California Strongman Challenge and USA Open MAS Wrestling Championship.


Saturday May 21, 2016

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


9:30AM – Rules Meeting:  Athletes and officials


10:05AM – Introductions of Athletes

10:10AM – Beast Metal Frame Carry

The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to pick-up a weighted FRAME and carry for 60 feet without dropping.  Fastest time or furthest distance wins.

11:30 PM:  Beast Metal Log Press for reps

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

12:30PM   Combat MAS™:  USA Open 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 seeded based on overall standing.  If 5 or less in weight category – Round Robin.  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 in match.

 2:30PM – 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.

3:30PM – Mike Bartos  Stone of Steel™ Over Bar for Reps

The athletes competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and load a Stone of Steel™ over a BAR for as many times as possible within in a 60 sec time limit. Height of BAR is 48” for women; 50” for MLW; 52” for MWW; 54” for MMW; and 56” for MHW.  Tacky is not allowed.  Most completed REPs win.

4:30PM – Final Rounds:  USA Open MAS Wrestling Championship

5:30PM – Strength Challenge and MAS Wrestling Championship Award Ceremony

4:00PM – 6PM – 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.