The 2017 Odd Haugen Strength Classic
American MAS Wrestling Championship
All US athletes must be members of MAS Wrestling USA: MEN’s weight categories are -60kg, 70 kg, 80kg, 90kg, 105kg, 125kg, and 125kg+; WOMEN’s weight categories are -55kg, 65kg, 75kg, and 75kg+. 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 format.
AWARDS: 1st – 3rd in each weight category (Top performers will get direct invite International Tournaments)
ENTRY FEES: MAS Wrestling ONLY $50
ENTRY FORM: 2017 American MAS Wrestling Registration Form
ELIGIBILITY: MAS Wrestling USA Membership Form
Must be a current member of MAS Wrestling USA
ENTRY DEADLINE: January 1, 2017
HOTEL: Click HERE
Schedule of Events:
Saturday January 7, 2017
5:00PM – Early Weigh-In and Registration American MAS Wrestling Championship
Sunday January 8, 2017
9:00 AM: Late Weigh-in and Athletes’ Strongman and MAS Wrestling
10:10 AM: MAS Wrestling in weight classes other than Absolute Preliminary Rounds
2:45 PM: MAS Wrestling Finals of Weight Class Competition
4:15 PM: Awards
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.