The 2017 Odd Haugen Strength Classic
Mid-American MAS Wrestling Championship
All athletes competing in MAS Wrestling must be current members of MAS Wrestling USA. Weight categories are:
MEN’s weight categories are – 60kg, 70 kg, 80kg, 90kg, 105kg, 125kg, and 125kg+;
WOMEN’s weight categories are –55kg, 65kg, 75kg, 85kg and 85kg+.
Weight/age categories with 2 or less athletes merged with next higher weight category; weight categories with 3-5 athletes conducted in Round Robin format; and weight categories with 6 or more athletes conducted in a Double Elimination format to be determined based on number of athletes competing in a weight category.
AWARDS: 1st – 3rd in each weight category (Top performers will get direct invite International Tournaments)
ENTRY FEES: MAS Wrestling ONLY $40
ENTRY FORM: 2017 Mid-American MAS Wrestling Registration Form
ELIGIBILITY: MAS Wrestling USA Membership Form
Strongman competitors compete for FREE but must be MAS USA members. Expo Entry fee of $25 per day is WAIVED for registered athletes.
ENTRY DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
HOTEL: Click HERE
Schedule of Events:
Saturday May 6, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00PM: Check-in and Weigh-in MAS Combat and Armlifting
Sunday May 7, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Check-in and Weigh-in MAS Combat and Armlifting
10:15 AM: Combat MAS™: Mid-American 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 are matched based on random Lots. 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. Overall points for event based on placing in the event. Trophies to top three in each weight category, and the opportunity to compete in International tournaments.
3:OO PM: Final Rounds: Mid-American MAS Wrestling Championship
3:45 PM: Armlifting Challenge and MAS Wrestling Championship Award Ceremony
Schedule subject to refinement and change without notice.
MAS wrestling is an ancient sport from Yakutia (far northern region of the Russian Republic of Sakha). Athletes sit in front of each other, prop their feet against the board that divides the competition arena and pull on a short stick. The athlete that is assigned RED side (based on random draw) chooses the stick hold position (internal or external for the first match), and the one who chooses the external hold, shows his position (left or right) and has no right to change it. In second match the grip is reversed/switched (internal/external), and if third match is necessary, a blind draw of a ball (red or blue) is conducted (drawn by BLUE side) and the color drawn determine choice of stick position. The stick must be over the board and parallel to it, hands and fingers are not to overlap. Match starts on Referee’s signal.
An athlete wins the match if he/his:
- pulls (snatches out) the stick;
- pulls the opponent over with the stick;
- opponent releases a hand (hands);
- opponent moves one or two feet over the board higher than knee level; OR
- opponent gets second caution in single match.
Cautions are given for:
- hooking and resting the stick and/or arms against the board and/or toes;
- twisting the stick over 90 degrees vertically and horizontally;
- re-gripping and twisting the stick before start;
- disobeying the Referee’s orders before start;
- false start; OR
- setting feet, body or head against the lateral device fastening the board;
No Contest is declared if:
- the stick breaks; OR
- athletes fall together and are not able to continue the match.
Best two of three Bouts win the Match. Weight categories with 2 or less athletes merged with next higher weight category; weight categories with 3-5 athletes conducted in Round Robin format; and weight categories with 6 or more athletes conducted in Double Elimination A-B format. Each Match is best two of three Bouts, and carry along 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.
Detailed Combat Rules found at http://maswrestlingusa.com/wp/abridged-mas-usa-combat-rules-athletes
See it in action: YouTube Video
The rules explained: YouTube Video
Disciplines order, weight and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.