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The 2017 Odd Haugen Strength Classic
Chicago Strongman Challenge

The 2017 Odd Haugen Chicago Strongman Challenge is a Strongman Corporation Platinum Plus Level contest OPEN to all member athletes. The top three athletes* in each Weight Division will qualify for the 2017 National Championship and the winners of each Weight Division will receive direct invite** to 2018 Arnold Amateur World Championship. Weight Divisions are: Light Weight Women (LWW) -143lb (U65kg); Middle Weight Woman (MWW) - 181lb (U82.5kg); Open Women (OW) 181lb and above; Light Weight Men (LWM) -176lb (U80kg); Middle Weight Men (MWM) -231lb (U105kg); Open Men (OM) 232lb and above.

* There must be a minimum of 15 athletes in a Weight Division for the top 3 athletes to qualify for Nationals; and at least 5 athletes in a Weight Division for the winner to qualify for the Nationals.

**There must be a minimum of 15 athletes in a Weight Division for winner to qualify for Arnolds


Awards

Sculpted Trophies for 1ST through 3rd Place Weight Class Finishers

Entry Fee:

$100.00 payable with entry form at Strength Classic Chicago Registration
Expo Entry fee of $25 per day is WAIVED for registered athletes.

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Format of Competition

The Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago will be contested over 5 Disciplines. Athletes’ order and pairing in the first 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.

Disciplines LW women
(LWW-143)
MW women
(MWW-181)
Open women
(OW+181)
LW men
(LWM-176)
MW men
(MWM-231)
Open men
(OM+231)
1) 11" Axle Deadlift300 lb350 lb400 lb450 lb550 lb660 lb
2) Yoke 120ft (set down and bring back at 60ft)380 lb420 lb500 lb560 lb650 lb800 lb
3) Axle clean and press away for reps. 130 lb150 lb180 lb200 lb250 lb300 lb
4) Stone of Steel over bar17" Stone
110 lb
17" Stone
110 lb
17" Stone
110 lb
17" Stone
110 lb
20" Stone
140 lb
20" Stone
140 lb
5) Power Keg carry for max distance120 lb150 lb180 lb200 lb250 lb300 lb

Scoring

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 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 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 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).

Friday, May 5, 2017
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation Registration, Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago
 
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 AM Late weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation Registration Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago
 
9:30 AM Rules Meeting
 
10:35 AM Introduction of Athletes
 
10:40 AM Power Center Deadlift Jack Stands™ Axle Deadlift
The athletes, competing in pairs will attempt to deadlift an Axle from 11” as many reps as possible. Athlete must await referees “down” signal before returning Axle to floor under control. Each athlete has 60 seconds to complete as many lifts as possible. Straps are allowed. Most completed lifts win.
 
12:30 PM Power Center Super Yoke
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a yoke on their shoulders for 60 feet up and back. Multiple set down allowed, only before crossing starting line. The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins.
 
1:30 PM Power Center Axle Press for reps
The athletes, competing in pairs will attempt to clean/continental press/jerk an AXLE from floor and pressed to locked arms overhead for as many reps as possible. Athlete must await referees “down” signal before returning AXLE to shoulders. Each athlete has 60 seconds to complete as many lifts as possible. Most completed lifts win.
 
3:00 PM Power Center Stone of Steel™ Over Bar
The athletes will each attempt to lift and load a Stone of Steel™ over a BAR for as many reps as possible. Height of BAR is 48” for women; 50” for LWM; 54” for MWM; and 56” for OM. Tacky is not allowed. Most completed lifts win.
 
4:00 PM Power Center Power Keg carry for max distance
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a Power Keg for as far as possible without set down. Furthest distance wins.
 
4:45 PM Strength Challenge Award Ceremony
 

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

American Strongman Corporation


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