THE 2012 ALL AMERICAN STRONGMAN CHALLENGE, LOS ANGELES, CA. Presented by GNC.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The All American Strongman Challenge is OPEN to all qualified Strongman athletes. The top six athletes will receive All American Team Honors and the 2012 All American Champion will get a direct invite to the 2012 Arnold's Classic Strongman competition.
1st $4,000 2nd $2,000 3rd $1,500 4th $1,000 5th $850 6th $650
The athletes registered as of Tuesday, January 25, 2012. Thanks to Odd Haugen for the update!
FORMAT OF COMPETITION
The All American Strongman Challenge will be contested over 6 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.
Timed Disciplines shall be hand timed, and distances shall be measured by standard measuring tapes. 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 12 points in the first Discipline, it will remain 12 points in subsequent Disciplines even if the field of athletes has been reduced by attrition). However, if there’s a cut in the number of athletes due to time constraints, the scoring will be weighted.
Schedule of Events and Rules
SATURDAY JANUARY 28, 2012
11 AM: Athletes' Rules Meeting
12 Noon: Presentation of Athletes
12:05 PM: FARMERS WALK
The athletes competing pairs will each attempt to lift and carry Giant Farmers Walk (180kg/~400lb each) implements 66 feet/20m (total) without turn. Multiple set downs and pick-ups allowed. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Longest distance or fastest time to finish wins. The athletes will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course.
12:30 PM: OVERHEAD LIFTING MEDLEY
The athletes in reverse order of overall standing will attempt to (1) lift a 115kg/~250lb aluminum block overhead; (2)Lift a 275lb field stone overhead; 3) clean and press/jerk a 310lb log overhead with two arms; 4)lift a 330lb keg overhead; and (5) clean and press/jerk a 355lb axle with wheels overhead. Implements may be lifted in any order, and splits will be timed at completion of each lift as determined by referee's signal. Referee may disallow an otherwise good lift if the implement is thrown or otherwise abused. Fastest to complete the most lifts win. The athlete will have 120 seconds time limit to complete all lifts.
1:30 PM: DEAD LIFT MEDLEY
The athlete will attempt to dead lift various implements: Giant Fishing Pole~550lb, Giant Tire~800lb, Louis Cyr Barbell~750lb (normal height), Axle and wheels~920lb). Fastest to complete the most lifts wins. The athlete will have 120 seconds time limit to complete all lifts. Lift implements in any order. Splits timed on lock-out of each completed dead lift. Weights must be returned to floor/platform "under control". Dropping the weights will result in "no lift". Straps and lifting suits allowed, but not recommended on account of the Fishing Pole.
2:30 PM: SUPER YOKE
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a 415kg/915lb yoke on their shoulders for 132 feet/40m (total) up and back. Multiple set down allowed. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins. The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course.
3:00 PM: STRONGMAN TUG-O-WAR ARM OVER ARM (FINAL)
8-Man Tournament single "battle" elimination with "bonus" points and seeded according to overall standing in the competition. Each battle is best two of three tug matches, and carry along "bonus" points as follows: Win 2-0 and receive 3 points; win 2-1 and receive 2 points; and lose 1-2 and receive 1 point. "Bonus" points count ONLY towards breaking a tie in the tournament standing, i.e. the two semi-final losers would get 3rd and 4th place based on the cumulative "bonus" points, and if still tie would battle off for 3rd place. A Tug-O-War match has two athletes standing, facing each other holding a 2" rope with a giant rubber band in the center of the rope (equidistance from the athletes and acting as a shock absorber). The athletes cannot wrap the rope around his body or arms, but may sit and pull. Climbing shoes and gloves are recommended, but no spikes allowed. The match start standing on Head Judge's signal and last till an athlete wins or 10 seconds. A match is won if:
o The opponent's safety mark crosses the safety zone;
o The opponent drops the rope or touches the center tire by anything other than his feet/legs;
o The opponent steps out of his battle lane; or
o At time limit, the athlete with advantage in Head Judge's sole judgment is the winner.
Tug offs by quarter final losers for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th if required.
Tug off for 3rd place if required
4:30 PM: STONES OF STRENGTH (TOP 8 ATHLETES)
The athlete will attempt to carry and load 5 stones weighing from 265 pounds to 430 pounds onto pedestals of various heights. Fastest time to load the most stones within 60 seconds time limit wins. 1st stone weighs 265lb/120kg; 2nd stone 310lb/140kg; 3rd stone 352lb/160kg; 4th stone 385lb/175kg; and the 5th stone 430lb/195kg.
5:15 PM: AWARD CEREMONY
PRESENTATION OF THE 2012 ALL AMERICAN STRONGMAN TEAM