The Odd Haugen’s Strength Challenge is OPEN to all qualified NAS member athletes. The top three athletes in each weight class will qualify for the 2012 NAS National Championship and the Open Champion will get a direct invite (entry fee waived) to the 2013 All American Strongman Challenge including travel reimbursements (flight or mileage) and hotel accommodations for two nights.
TROPHIES AND GIFT PACKAGES (TBD) FOR 1ST THROUGH 5TH PLACE FINISHERS IN EACH WEIGHT CLASS.
Format of Competition:
The Odd Haugen’s Strength Challenge 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.
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 July 14th, 2012
09:00 AM: Weigh in and Registration
All lightweight must be available for weigh-in at 9:00AM, Open weigh-in is optional, but MUST register.
10:30 AM: Athletes’ Rules Meeting
11:00 AM: Presentation of Athletes
11:05 PM: Farmers Walk
The athletes competing pairs will each attempt to lift and carry Giant Farmers Walk implements (135kg/~300lb each for Open; 120Kg/265lb for Lightweights) for as long a distance as possible. No set downs or additional pick-up allowed. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Longest distance wins. The athletes will have 30 seconds time limit to pick up but otherwise no time limit.
12:15 PM: Axle Clean and Press (Jerk)
The athletes competing in pairs and in reverse order of overall standing will attempt to clean and press/jerk a plate loaded axle (2 inch diameter; ~285lb for Open; ~240lb for Lightweights) overhead for as many repetitions as possible. Athletes must await Referee’s down signal before lowering axle under some control. Referee may disallow an otherwise good lift if the implement is thrown or otherwise abused. The athletes will have 60 seconds time limit to complete as many lifts as possible. Athletes will be allowed to complete a lift if it is commenced (i.e. off the ground) within the time limit.
01:15 PM: Giant Wheel Dead Lift
The athlete in reverse order of overall standing will attempt to dead lift Axle (1.5 inch diameter axle; ~17 inches off the ground) and Wheels (~705lb for Open; ~550lb for Lightweights). The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete as many lifts as possible. Athletes will be allowed to complete a lift if is commenced (i.e. off the ground) within the time limit. Athletes must await Referee’s down signal before lowering axle under some control. Dropping the weights will result in “no lift”. Straps allowed, but lifting suits NOT allowed.
3:30 PM: Super Yoke
The athletes competing in pairs and in reverse order of overall standing will each attempt to lift and carry a Yoke (~800lb for Open; ~660lb for Lightweights) 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.
4:30 PM: Stones of Strength (to Shoulder)
The athletes competing in pairs and in reverse order of overall standing will attempt to lift an Atlas stone to the shoulder (~310lb for Open; ~265lb for Lightweights). Lift/shoulder the stone the most times within 60 seconds time limit wins. Athletes must await Referee’s “down” signal before lowering stone under some control (drop onto mat). Athletes will be allowed to complete a lift if it is commenced (i.e. off the ground) within the time limit.
5:15 PM: Award Ceremony
Disciplines and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.