All-American Armlifting Championship

Newbury Park, California

July 11, 2021

996 LAWRENCE DRIVE

Open to all men and women in multiple weight classes, plus masters’ divisions (50+ no weight classes) for men and women.

Men: ​ Lightweights 70kg/154lb; 80kg/176lb; Middleweights 90kg/198lb; 100kg/220lb.

Heavyweights 110kg/242lb; 125kg/275lb; and 125kg/275lb plus

Women: ​ Lightweights 60kg/132lb; 70kg/154lb; Middleweight 80kg/176lb and Heavyweight 80kg/176lbplus

 AWARDS: 1st – 3rd medal in each weight class plus best lifter awards in in weight division.

 

Format of Competition:

Overall Scoring: Percentage based scoring will be used.  For example, if 100 kg wins the Rolling Thunder, that athlete will receive 100 points.  If the second-place athlete lifts 90kg, they will receive 90 points.  The winner is the athlete with the most points at the end of the contest.  Should two athletes tie, the athlete with the lower body weight at the time of weigh in will place higher.

 

ENTRY FEES:        Entry Fee: $50.00 (by 6/16/2021); and late entry $60 payable with Entry Form 

All participants need not be Armlifting USA members.  (Armlifting USA Membership ONLY $20 per year) Armlifting USA Membership Form

Saturday July 10, 2021

4PM –5 PM Weigh-in and check in Armlifting

                          

Sunday July 11, 2021

8:00AM               Late weigh-in and check in Armlifting

9:00AM               Rules Meeting:  Athletes and officials

9:30AM            – Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift (Armlifting and All American Strongman)

The athletes will each attempt to deadlift the IronMind Apollon’s Axle™ loaded with standard plates, starting weight will be appropriate for weight division and increasing in no less than 5kg increments (each athlete has maximum of 4 attempts) till there is ONE MAN STANDING in each weight division.  Time starts when Axle is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence and complete the lift, multiple attempts allowed within time limit.  No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athletes must grip axle with knuckles on both facing away from body (double overhand grip). Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed.  Otherwise, standard power lifting rules (including Sumo style) apply; resting Axle on the thighs or any downward movement will NOT be allowed.  Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the Axle back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with Axle.   This discipline counts towards overall score as well as All-American Armlifting Championship and Armlifting USA Leaderboard

Two platforms/implements used:  one with starting weight 40kg and increase increments of 5kg; and one with starting weight 130kg and increase increments of 10kg.  You may choose smaller increment in one attempt but that will be your last attempt!

Armlifting USA Leaderboard https://armliftingusa.com/doh-apollons-axle

 11:00AM            – Rolling Thunder® One-Arm Deadlift (Armlifting ONLY)

The athletes will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder®.  Each athlete having maximum 4 attempts.  Time starts when the implement is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence and complete the lift, and may attempt the lift multiple times within the 60 second time limit.  No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athlete can use either hand and must grip the center of handle.  Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed. Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the implements back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with implements.  Highest weight lifted wins.

Two platforms/implements used:  one with starting weight 15kg and increase increments of 2,5kg; and one with starting weight 60kg and increase increments of 5kg.  You may choose smaller increment in one attempt but that will be your last attempt!

Armlifting USA Leaderboard https://armliftingusa.com/rolling-thunder

 

12:00PM            – Saxon Bar Deadlift (Armlifting ONLY)

The athletes will each attempt to deadlift with two hands the Sorinex Saxon Bar, in Rising Bar Format, each athlete having maximum 4 attempts. No grip aids other than chalk allowed.  Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed.   Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the implement back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with implement

Two platforms/implements used:  one with starting weight 30kg and increase increments of 2.5kg; and one with starting weight 70kg and increase increments of 5kg.  You may choose smaller increment in one attempt but that is will be your last attempt!

Armlifting USA Leaderboard https://armliftingusa.com/3%22-sorinex-saxon-bar

 

2:30PM               –Award Ceremony

                                          

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