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The 2016 Odd Haugen Strength Classic
The Visegrip Viking™ Armlifting Challenge
presented by

Ironmind

Open to all American and International strongmen and grip specialists. We will feature World Record attempts in 3 of 5 disciplines contested.

Awards

1st – 3rd overall (Sculpted Trophies)

Format of Competition

Scoring:
Ties will be broken by bodyweight (less weight scores higher). For purpose of determining overall winner in each division and 2nd and 3rd place awards, 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. If an Athlete pass on a Discipline or fail to get a measurable result in a Discipline, he or she will receive zero (0) 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 12 points in the first Discipline, it will remain 12 points in subsequent Disciplines even if the field of athletes has been reduced by attrition).

Entry Fee: $50.00 payable with entry form at The Visegrip Viking™ Challenge Anaheim
Expo Entry fee of $25 per day is WAIVED for registered athletes
Entry Deadline: July 31, 2016
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Weigh-in and Athletes Registration
 
Sunday, August 28, 2016
9:00 AM Weigh-in and Athletes Registration continued, RULES briefing prior to each discipline.
 
10:05 AM IronMind Rolling Thunder® Last Man Standing

The athletes (reverse order of entry forms received) will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder®, starting weight appropriate for weight class and increasing with each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING. Time starts when the implement is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athlete can use either hand, and must grip the center of the Rolling Thunder handle. Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed. Each athlete must lift the opening weight to be in the competition, but may “pass” on subsequent weights as long as he does so prior to his turn. The current men’s World Record is 150.5kg (331lb) set by Alexey Tyukalov at the A1 Russian open in Moscow on July 27, 2013 and the current Women’s World Record is held by Ludmilla Gaiduchenko (Ukraine) at 77.2kg (170.2 lb.) set September 22, 2012
Rolling Thunder® Revolving Deadlift Handle

 
10:35 AM IronMind Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift

The athletes (reverse order of entry forms received) will each attempt to deadlift the IronMind Apollon’s Axle™ loaded with standard plates, starting weight will be appropriate for weight class and increasing with each attempt till there is ONE MAN (WOMAN) STANDING. Time starts when Axle is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift. 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. Each athlete must lift the opening weight to be in the competition, but may “pass” on subsequent weights as long as he does so prior to his turn. Men’s World Record is 523lb (237.5kg) set by Mike Burke (USA) at Visegrip Viking Challenge January 26, 2014, and the current Women’s World Record is 289lb (131kg) set by Amy Wattles July 13, 2014
Double Overhand Apollon's Axle Deadlift

 
12:05 PM IronMind Captains of Crush® Silver Bullet™

The athlete (reverse order of overall standing) will attempt to crush and then hold a 19mm CoC Silver Bullet™ between the handles of a No. 3 Captains of Crush (CoC) Gripper (women will use No. 2) and hold it until it falls out or the athlete’s hand opens. Athlete’s hand must be vertical position (not supinated or pronated), in front of athlete’s body, and clear of athlete’s other hand. A 2.5kg weight (CoC Silver Bullet disc) will be attached to the CoC Silver Bullet and the best time wins. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. The current Men’s World Record is 54 seconds set by Igor Kupinsky (Russia) July 27, 2013 and the current Women’s World Record is 45.42 seconds set January 26, 2014 Captains of Crush Silver Bullet

 
12:30 PM Odd Object Grip Medley

The athletes (reverse order of overall standing) will attempt to lift and load each object to an 8” platform. The objects must be LIFTED to the platform without the use of the other arm/hand (unless it is an objected intended to be lifted with two hands), but athletes may use legs to push objects onto the platform. The objects: A York 40lb “blob”; a Standard Barbell 45lb plate by the hub; a York 50lb “blob”; 55lb, 60lb, 65lb, 70lb and 75lb Iron Grip blocks, 120lb, 140lb and 160lb Odd Haugen Challenge Dumbbell, a 172lb Thomas Inch Replica Dumbbell, 228lb 2” Vertical lift, 235lb 1” Vertical lift and 2 Hand Pinch (135lb+). The most objects successfully lifted to the platform in the least amount of time wins. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athlete can use either hand, or both when specified. 2 minutes’ time limit.

 
2:35 PM Saxon Bar Deadlift with Apollon’s Wheels

The athletes (reverse order of entry forms received) will each attempt to deadlift the Saxon bar (3” wide rectangular tube) loaded with Apollon’s wheels and standard plates, starting weight will be appropriate for weight class and increasing with each attempt till there is ONE MAN (WOMAN) STANDING. Time starts when bar is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athletes must grip bar with knuckles on both facing away from body (double overhand grip). Otherwise, standard power lifting rules (including Sumo style) apply; resting bar on the thighs or any downward movement will NOT be allowed. Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the bar back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with bar. Each athlete must lift the opening weight to be in the competition, but may “pass” on subsequent weights as long as he does so prior to his turn.

 
3:00 PM Award Presentation

Time schedule is approximate. Disciplines and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.
Contact: odd@oddehaugen.com

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