The 2016 Odd Haugen Strength Classic Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center
August 27-28, 2016
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 Women’s Lightweight Champions will receive direct invite to 2017 Arnold Amateur World Championship. Weight categories are: LWW -140lb; MWW – 180lb; HWW 181lb and above; LWM -175lb; WWM -198lb; MWM -231lb; HWM 232lb and above. We are ALSO searching for “California Strongest Team” (see details below).
Sculptured TROPHIES FOR 1st through 3th place for individual weight class finishers and each team member in 1st though 3rd team will receive trophies, California Strongest Team will special trophy.
Entry Fee: $50.00 for each athlete in Team Competition ONLY; $100 for individual competition including TEAM participation payable with entry form at https://www.oddehaugen.com/2016-odd-haugen-strength-classic-anaheim-registration/
ENTRY DEADLINE: July 31, 2016
Hotel Information: https://thefitexpo.com/TFEAN_hotel.asp
Expo Entry fee of $25 per day is WAIVED for registered athletes
Format of Competition:
The Odd Haugen Southland Strongman Challenge will be contested over 5 Disciplines, two of which are also part of the TEAM competition. Athletes’ order and pairing in the first individual 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.
California Strongest Team: The order in the first TEAM Discipline is determined by reverse order of registered TEAM received. Each TEAM shall consist of four (4) athletes any weight, at least one woman and at least one man (i.e. 1 man 3 women, 2 men 2 women, or 3 men 1 woman). Each team members body weight category determines the weight of implements in each discipline (see below) and each team member must participate in all four team disciplines. Teams may represent their city, their place of work, their gym, a group of friends, or nothing in particular! This is your choice. Each team must have a NAME though…keep it clean.
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 or Teams 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 August 26, 2016
2:00 PM–6:00 PM Weigh-in and check in and NAS Registration Odd Haugen Southland Strongman Challenge, MAS Wrestling and California Team Championship.
Saturday August 27, 2016
9:00 AM – Late weigh-in and check in and NAS Registration
9:30 AM – Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials
10:05 AM – Introductions of Athletes and Teams
10:10 AM – Strongman Carry Relay Medley (Team Competition ONLY)
Teams will compete one at a time: Athlete One will pick-up a weight implement and “duck walk” it for
60 feet; then Athlete Two will then pick-up a “Husafeld” stone and carry back for 60 feet; Athlete
Three will then pick-up pair of Farmers Walk implements and carry for 60 feet; and then Athlete Four
will then lift and carry a yoke on shoulders for 60 feet to finish line. Multiple set down allowed re allowed
on all implements, but no sliding will be allowed! If either Athlete One, Two or Three does not finish their
respective segments, the next athlete can be tagged to finish the segment before starting his/her own
segment. Fastest time to complete or furthest overall distance wins. Each Team has 5 minutes to
complete the course.
11:00 AM: Team Power Relay Medley (Team Competition ONLY)
Teams will compete one at a time: Athlete One will pick-up a Keg and carry it for 60 feet; then Athlete
Two will lift and carry a sand bag “any how” back for 60 feet; Athlete Three will then push a weighted
sled for 60 feet; and then Athlete Four will drag a weighted sled for 60 feet back to the finish line.
Multiple set down allowed, but no rolling or sliding of implement other than the sled. If either Athlete
One, Two or Three does not finish their respective segments, the next athlete can be tagged to finish the
segment before starting their own segment. Fastest time to complete or furthest overall distance wins.
Each Team has 5 minutes to complete the course.
12:00 PM: Beast Metal Log clean and press for reps (Team and Individual Strongman Competition)
Teams will compete one at a time: Each Team member will attempt to clean/continental press/jerk an
LOG from floor to locked arms overhead for as many reps as possible, before tagging next Team
member. Athlete must await referee’s “down” signal before returning LOG to floor under control. Each
Team member has up to 60 seconds, to complete as many lifts as possible. Most total combined lifts for a
1:30 PM – Mike Bartos’ Stone of Steel™ Over Bar for Reps (Team and Individual Strongman Competition)
Teams will compete one at a time: Each Team member will each attempt to lift and load a Stone of
Steel™ over a BAR for as many times as possible, before tagging next Team member. Each Team
member has up to 60 seconds, to complete as many lifts as possible. Most total combined lifts for a
3:00 PM – Combat MAS™ (Individual Strongman Competition and MAS Wrestling Tournament)
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.
5:00 PM – Strongman TEAM Award Ceremony
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Early Weigh-In and Registration Visegrip Viking Armlifting Challenge
Sunday August 28, 2016
9:00 AM – Late weigh-in and check in Visegrip Viking Armlifting Challenge
11:00 AM – Strongman Deadlift for Reps (Individual Strongman Competition ONLY)
The athletes competing in pairs will each attempt to lift a loaded barbell to full lock out for as many times as possible within in a 75 sec time limit. No suits. No bounce allowed. Lifting Straps are allowed. Start and finish lift on referee’s signal.
1:00 PM –Super Yoke/Atlas Stone Carry and Load (Individual Strongman Competition ONLY)
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a yoke on their shoulders for 60 feet, then run back to starting line and pick up an Atlas Stone, and carry the Atlas Stone (anyhow) to finish line and load over the cross bar of the Yoke. The athlete will have 75 seconds time limit to complete course. No rolling or sliding, but multiple set down allowed before crossing starting line. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins.
2:00 PM – Final MAS Wrestling Tournament
3:00 PM – Awards
Disciplines order, weight and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.