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The 2017 Odd Haugen Strength Classic
All American Strongman Decathlon

The All American Strongman Decathlon combines the All American Strongman Challenge, Visegrip Viking World Record Challenge and the Absolute (Open) American MAS Wrestling Championship. OPEN to all American and International Pro Strongman, Grip and MAS athletes. American amateur strongman athletes must have demonstrated their ability to compete on this level and be Strongman Corporation members. Top amateur or any amateur placing in top 3 overall in the Overall Score (10 disciplines) will qualify for ASC Pro Card. The All American Strongman is limited to 24 athletes, first come, first served basis.

Cash awards of $12,000 total:

Overall
First Place Overall – Odd Haugen Strength Classic Champion and All American Strongman$3,000
Second Place Overall and All American Strongman$2,000
Third Place Overall and All American Strongman$1,500
American MAS Wrestling Championship
(top 3 will get direct invite to 2017 Absolute World Championship at Arnolds):
First Place – American MAS Wrestling Absolute Champion$1,500
Second Place$900
Third Place$600
Visegrip Viking World Record Challenge
First Place$1000
Second Place$600
Third Place$400

Entry Fee: $100.00 payable with entry form at Strength Classic Registration

Entry Deadline: December 4, 2016 (24 athletes, first come first served the All American Strongman, will take additional athletes for MAS and Visegrip only)

Hotel: Click HERE
We will cover hotel for early PRO ATLETES entries (double occupancy with another athlete, first come first serve basis).

The Challenge will be contested over twelve (12) Disciplines of which only your top10 results counts towards OVERALL standing and the All American Strongman Honor. Athletes’ order in the all 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 the all pairs. No powerlifting suit allowed in any discipline. Similarly, an Overall Visegrip Viking Champion will be determined by the combined score in the 4 grip/hand/wrist related disciplines.

SCORING

Timed Disciplines shall be hand timed, and distances shall be measured by sandard measuring tapes or 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 for example twenty five (25) 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.). Ties for purpose of determining overall score will not share points. Example: Two-way tie for FIRST in a discipline each will receive 1 point; and next athlete will receive 3 points (for 3rd). Overall Champion of the All American Strongman Champion is the athlete with the lowest score in ten (10) best disciplines combined. Overall Visegrip Viking Champion will be determined by the lowest combined score in the 4 grip/hand/wrist related disciplines.

Friday, January 6, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Athletes check-in, weigh-in, and draw lot # and credentialing
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017
8:30 AM Athletes and Official not checking in on Friday can pick up credentials at VIP Desk in Lobby.
 
9:00 AM Athletes check-in, weigh-in, and draw lot #and credentialing
 
9:45 AM Rules Meeting
 
10:30 AM Discipline I. Farmers Carry to Power Stairs Medley
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry two 160kg/351lb farmers implements for 50 feet, then pickup and carry a 500lb weight back , and up 3-step Powerstairs. Multiple set downs allowed. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins. The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course. This discipline counts towards Overall score ONLY.
 
11:30 AM Discipline II. IronMind Rolling Thunder® World Championship (Grip)
The athletes will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder®, starting weight of 83kg (183lb) and increasing with 5kg each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING –The 2017 IronMind Rolling Thunder® World Champion. 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. Rolling Thunder World Records. This discipline counts towards overall score as well as Visegrip Viking Championship.
 
12:00 PM Discipline III. Overhead Block Medley
Athlete will compete by attempting to lift and press overhead series of aluminum blocks weighing105kg, 115kg, 125kg, 135,and 145kg. Athletes that completes the most lifts overhead in shortest time within in 2-minute time limit wins. No tacky allowed. This discipline counts towards Overall score ONLY.
 
1:00 PM Discipline IV. Combat MAS™: Open American MAS Wrestling Absolute Championship
Athletes 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 American MAS Wrestling Absolute (Open) Championship.
 
2:30 PM Discipline V. Super Yoke Race
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a 415kg/915lb yoke on their shoulders for 120 feet (total) up and back. Set down only allowed within safety zones. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins. The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course. This discipline counts towards Overall score ONLY.
 
3:15 PM Discipline VI. 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 STANDING. Time starts when Axle is loaded, and athletes have 30 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 516lb (234kg) set by Mike Burke (USA) at Visegrip Viking Challenge January 20, 2013. Double Overhand Apollon's Axle Deadlift This discipline counts towards overall score as well as Visegrip Viking Championship.
 
4:00 PM Discipline VII. Stones of Steel (MAX) Last Man Standing
The athlete will attempt to lift and shoulder a Stone of Steel (starting weight ~300lb) increasing 25lb with each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING.
 
5:00 PM Discipline VIII. Norse Hammers Crucifix Hold
The athlete will attempt to lift two Norse Hammers each weighing 33lb by the (end of) handles and hold at straight arms in crucifix position for as long as possible. The time start when athlete has hammers in position vertical handles and arms straight, and ends when athlete can no longer hold the position. This discipline counts towards overall score and Overall Prize Money as well as overall score for Visegrip Viking Champion.
 
Sunday, January 8, 2017
9:00 AM Athletes check-in
 
9:45 AM Rules Meeting
 
10:30 AM Discipline IX. Louis Cyr Deadlift
The athlete will attempt to lift the Louis Cyr Barbell for reps with increasing weight, starting 300kg increasing 20kg each rep. Highest rep within 90 second time limit wins. No deadlift/power suit allowed, but lifting straps are allowed. This discipline counts towards Overall score ONLY.
 
11:30 AM Discipline X. 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 World Record is 53.97 seconds set by Mike Burke (USA) at Visegrip Viking Challenge January 20, 2013. Captains of Crush Silver Bullet This discipline counts towards overall score as well as Visegrip Viking Championship.
 
12:00 PM Discipline XI. Overhead Medley
Athlete will attempt to lift a180lb Circus Dumbbell; a 220lb Circus Dumbbell; a 300lb log; a 330lb log; and a 365lb Apollon’s Axle overhead in any order. The most lifts in shortest time within 60 second time limit wins. This discipline counts towards Overall score ONLY.
 
2:00 PM Discipline XII. Stones of Strength
Athlete will attempt to load 5 stones weighing from 250 pounds to 430 pounds onto IFSA rings of various. The most stones loaded in shortest time within 60 second time limit wins. Tacky allowed. This discipline counts towards Overall score ONLY.
 
3:00 PM Final Rounds: Open American MAS Wrestling Absolute Championship (Discipline IV)
Athletes with two losses eliminated, tournament continued till one man standing. This discipline counts towards overall score as well as American MAS Wrestling Absolute (Open) Championship.
 
4:15 PM Award Ceremony
 

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

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