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JANUARY 26-27, 2019
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The 2018 Odd Haugen Strength Classic
2018 All-American MAS Wrestling Championship

All US athletes must be members of MAS Wrestling USA: MEN’s weight categories are -100kg (-220lb) and Absolute/Open +100kg (+220lb), and WOMEN’s weight categories are -70kg (-154lb), and +70kg (+154lb). 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)

Men’s Absolute Tournament (+100kg/220lb) is part of the All-American Decathlon Challenge
Prize Money (top 3 will get direct invite to the 2018 Arnold International MAS Wrestling Cup):
1st Place $900 plus Medal
2nd Place $400 plus Medal
3rd Place $200 plus Medal

Men’s (-100kg/220lb) Tournament
Prize Money (top 3 will get direct invite to the 2018 Arnold International MAS Wrestling Cup):
1st Place $400 plus Medal
2nd Place $250 plus Medal
3rd Place $150 plus Medal

Women’s Tournament (each weight category)
Prize Money (top 3 will get direct invite to the 2018 Arnold International MAS Wrestling Cup):
1st Place $300 plus Medal
2nd Place $200 plus Medal
3rd Place $100 plus Medal

ENTRY FEES: $50 ($80 non-members)

ENTRY FORM: 2018 American MAS Wrestling Registration Form

ELIGIBILITY: MAS Wrestling USA Membership Form
Must be a current member of MAS Wrestling USA

ENTRY DEADLINE: December 31, 2017 (Tournament Seeding will be by random draw)

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Schedule of Events:

Friday January 5, 2018

2PM –6 PM Weigh-in and check in All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.

Saturday January 6, 2018

9:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.

9:30AM - Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials

12:30PM - Combat MAS™: All-American MAS Wrestling Championship
(All-American Strongman/ MAS wrestling – Absolute category/two rounds)
- MAS wrestling demos and audience participation

4:45PM - Combat MAS™: All-American Absolute MAS Wrestling Championship
(All-American Strongman/ MAS wrestling – Absolute category/FINALS)
- MAS wrestling demos and audience participation

Sunday January 7, 2018

9:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.

9:30AM - Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials

10:45AM - MAS Wrestling Preliminary Rounds (Women and -100kg/220lb Men)

2:00PM - Combat MAS™: MAS Wrestling Tournament Finals (Women and -100kg/220lb Men)

4:00PM –Award Ceremony
All-American Strongman Awards
All-American MAS Wrestling Awards (all categories)
Visegrip Viking Challenge Overall 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.

International MAS Wrestling Federation MAS Wrestling USA MAS Wrestling North Ammeria USA


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