Newbury Park, California
July 10-11, 2021
996 LAWRENCE DRIVE
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM • SUNDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The 2021 All-American Strength Challenge is a Strongman Corporation Level 2 contest OPEN to all member athletes. The top two athletes* in each Weight Class will qualify for the 2021 National Championship. Weight Divisions are: Light Weight Women Division (LWW1) -120lb Weight Class and (LWW2) -140lb Weight Class; Middle Weight Woman Division (MWW1) -160 Weight Class and (MWW2) – 180lb Weight Class; Heavy Weight Women Division (HWW1) -200lb Weight Class and (HWW2) 201lb and above Weight Class; Light Weight Men Division (LWM1) -150 Weight Class and (LWM2) -175lb Weight Class; Middle Weight Men Division (MWM1) – 200 Weight Class and (MWM2) -231lb Weight Class; Heavy Weight Men Division (HWM1) -265lb Weight Class, (HWM2) -300lb Weight Class and (HWM3) 301lb and above Weight Class.
*There must be a minimum of 5 athletes in a Weight Class for the top 2 athletes to qualify for Nationals. Weight classes will be combined into Light Weight, Middle Weight and Heavy Weight if there not enough participation in individual Weight Classes.
Entry Fee: Early $80.00 (by 5/16/2021); $100 (by 6/16/2021); and late entry $120 payable with Entry Form
ENTRY DEADLINE: June 16, 2021
to be posted
The Challenge will be contested over six (6) Disciplines of which only your top 5 results count towards OVERALL STANDING. In other words, you may drop one event OR chose to only compete in five events. Athletes’ order in all the Disciplines where applicable are determined by reverse order of received entry forms and entry fee and announced at the Athletes’ Rules Meeting prior to the commencement of the contest. The order in FINAL Discipline shall be the reverse order of OVERALL standing. Ties in the overall standing shall be broken by finish in previous Discipline. If discipline is contested in pairs or groups, the “lane” assignments must be uniformly applied “odd” in left lane, “even” in right lane to all the pairs. No powerlifting suit allowed in any discipline.
Timed Disciplines shall be hand timed, and distances shall be measured by standard measuring tapes or measuring wheel. The score in a Discipline will equal the placement in the contest, i.e. first place finisher receives one (1) point. If an Athlete pass on a Discipline or fail to get a measurable result in a Discipline, he will receive max points (for example 16 points if there’s a total of 15 competitors in a weight division) i.e. fails to get one repetition in a Discipline for maximum repetitions, fails to lift the opening weight in a max lift, pass on a discipline etc. Ties for purpose of determining overall score will share points. Example: Two-way tie for FIRST in a discipline each will receive 1.5 point; and next athlete will receive 3 points (3rd).
Friday July 9. 2021
2PM –6 PM Weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation/MAS Registration
Saturday July 10. 2021
8:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation/MAS Registration.
9:30AM – Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials
10:00AM – Farmers Carry for MAX Distance (All-American Strongman-1) The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a pair of Farmers implements (see weight chart above) for 45 feet; return for 45 feet etc. Set-down and safety zone at start and each turn. No set downs allowed other than in safety zones. Furthest distance within 2-minute time limit wins.
11:00AM – Overhead Medley (All-American Strongman-2a Women Only)The athletes will attempt to clean and press/jerk overhead a Circus Dumbbell; a Mouser Block, a Log (see weight chart above) Press away on Log. Athletes will have 60 seconds time limit to complete as many lifts as possible. Most reps wins.
11:30AM – Log Ladder (All-American Strongman-2b Men Only) The athletes will attempt to clean and press/jerk overhead 4 logs of different size and weight, with press away on last Log. (see weight chart above). Athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete as many lifts as possible. Most reps wins.
1:00PM – Wagon Wheel Deadlift (All-American Strongman-3)
The athletes competing in pairs will attempt to deadlift a bar with Wagon Wheels (bar height 13” for women, 18 “ for men/see weight chart above). Standard wrap around straps allowed, but NO lifting suit or Figure 8 straps allowed! Most completed reps in 60 seconds wins.
2:00PM – Combat MAS™: All-American Championship (Strongman and MAS-4 Prelims)
Athletes in each weight division will compete in double elimination type tournament based on random draw. Each match is best two of three bouts. The overall standing is scored identical to all other disciplines contested. This discipline counts towards overall score as well as the All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.
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 (All American Strongman-5/Armlifting)
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 –Rogue Bags over BAR (All-American Strongman-6)
The athletes will attempt to throw 4 Rogue Bags iwith increasing weight (see weight chart below) over bar (12’ for women 15’ for men). Athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete all 4 bags over bar. Most successful throws in least amount of time wins.
1:00PM – Combat MAS™: All-American MAS Wrestling Championship FINALS (Strongman and MAS)
Final matches in all weight divisions as necessary to determine the winners. The overall standing is scored identical to all other disciplines contested. This discipline counts towards overall Strongman score as well as the All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.
2:30PM –Award Ceremony
Disciplines, their order and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.