The Visegrip Viking World Record Breaker Armlifting Challenge

The Visegrip Viking World Record Breaker Armlifting Challenge
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Open to all American and International strongmen and grip specialists and part of the Odd Haugen Strength Classic Challenge. We will feature World Record attempts in all 3 disciplines contested as well as contesting for Official Absolute World Championship in Rolling Thunder. The 4th discipline for purpose of determining the Overall Visegrip Viking Champion will be the Saxon Bar Wagon Wheel Deadlift. Each event will be contested in weight categories other than CofC Silver Bullet™ Hold: Men’s Lightweight (-100kg/220lb); Heavyweight (+100kg/221lb); Women’s Lightweight
(-70kg/154lb); and Heavyweight (+70kg/155lb).

AWARDS:
Men’s Lightweight Overall Award, and 1st through 3rd Award in each event
Men’s Heavyweight Overall Award, and 1st through 3rd Award in each event
Women’s Lightweight Overall Award, and 1st through 3rd Award in each event
Women’s Heavyweight Overall Award, and 1st through 3rd Award in each event

Armlifting Absolute Championships Rolling Thunder and Apollon’s Axle- $1,500
$ 450 First Place World IronMind® Rolling Thunder Championship
$ 200 Second Place World IronMind® Rolling Thunder Championship
$ 100 Third Place World IronMind® Rolling Thunder Championship
$ 450 First Place All-American Apollon’s Axle DOH Deadlift
$ 200 Second Place All-American Apollon’s Axle DOH Deadlift
$ 100 Third Place All-American Apollon’s Axle DOH Deadlift

Entry Fee: $60.00 payable with entry form at http://www.oddehaugen.com/2018-odd-haugen-strength-los-angeles-registration-form/
ENTRY DEADLINE: December 10, 2017
Hotel Information: https://www.thefitexpo.com/la.shtml
Overall Visegrip Viking Champion in each weight category will be determined by the combined score in the 4 grip disciplines.
Scoring:
The score in a Discipline will equal the placement in the contest, i.e. first place finisher receives one (1) point. If an Athlete passes on a Discipline or fails 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 shall be broken by lesser body weight. If in the unlikely chance there’s still a tie, example: Two-way tie for FIRST in a discipline each will receive 1.5 points, next athlete will receive 3 points; three-way tie for FIRST each will receive 2 points.

Schedule of Events
Friday, January 5, 2018

2PM –6 PM Weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation/NAS Registration All-American Strongman Challenge, Visegrip Viking Armlifting Challenge and All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in Visegrip Viking Armlifting Challenge.

9:30AM - Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials

10:05AM – IronMind® Rolling Thunder Single Arm Deadlift (Armlifting - weight categories /3 rounds)
The athletes will compete in three rounds format in flights of no more than 14 athletes.
Time starts when the implement is loaded and athlete’s name called, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift, there is no limit to how many times the lifter may try to complete the lift. If a lifter fails to complete a lift, the lifter has no further attempts.
No grip aids other than chalk allowed. An athlete can use either hand and must grip the center of the Rolling Thunder handle. Thumb less or locked thumb grip not allowed. If you reach qualifying result in your weight class competition, you may compete in the IronMind Rolling Thunder® Absolute World Championship.

11:40AM – IronMind Rolling Thunder® Absolute World Championship
The athletes will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder®, starting weight of 85kg (187lb) and increasing with 5kg each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING –The 2018 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. An 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. http://www.ironmind.com/certification/rolling-thunder/rules-and-world-records/.
- Rolling Thunder Awards

1:45PM - IronMind® Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift (Armlifting – weight categories)
The athletes will compete in three rounds format in flights of no more than 14 athletes. Time starts when the implement is loaded and athlete’s name called, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift. Having made his attempt at a lift, the lifter or his coach must decide upon the weight required for his subsequent attempt. Three attempts in three rounds. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athletes must grip axle with knuckles on both facing away from the 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. If you reach qualifying result in your weight class competition, you may compete in the All-American Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift Absolute Championship.

2:15PM - All-American Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift Absolute Championship (All-American Strongman/ Armlifting – Absolute category)
The athletes will each attempt to deadlift the IronMind Apollon’s Axle™ loaded with standard plates, starting weight will be 170kg/374lb increasing 10kg with each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING. Time starts when Axle is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athletes must grip axle with knuckles on both facing away from the 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. http://www.ironmind.com/certification/apollons-axle/rules-and-world-records/
- Apollon Axle Awards

Sunday, January 7, 2018
9:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in Visegrip Viking Armlifting Challenge and All-American MAS Wrestling Championship.

9:30AM - Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials

10:15AM - IronMind Captains of Crush® Silver Bullet™ Hold (Armlifting Only- Open weight class)
The athlete will attempt to crush and then hold a 19mm CofC Silver Bullet™ between the handles of a No. 2, No. 2.5, No. 3, No.3.5 or No. 4 for men (and No. 0.5, No.1, No. 1.5 or No. 2 for women) Captains of Crush (CofC) Gripper and hold it until it falls out or the athlete’s hand opens. An athlete will have 60 seconds to choose the CofC gripper. Athlete’s hand must be the vertical position (not supinated or pronated), in front of athlete’s body, and clear of athlete’s other hand. A 2.5kg weight (CofC Silver Bullet disc) will be attached to the CoC Silver Bullet and the best time with the highest number CofC gripper wins. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. http://www.ironmind.com/certification/coc-silver-bullet/rules-and-world-records/ .
- Silver Bullet Hold Awards

12:15PM - Saxon Bar Wagon Wheel Deadlift (Armlifting in weigh categories/3 rounds)
The athletes will each attempt to deadlift the Saxon bar (3” wide rectangular tube) loaded with wagon wheels and standard plates, in three rounds format, and in flights of no more than 14 athletes. Time starts when the implement is loaded and athlete’s name called, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift. Having made his attempt at a lift, the lifter or his coach must decide upon the weight required for his subsequent attempt. Three attempts in three rounds. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athletes must grip the bar with knuckles on both facing away from the body (double overhand grip). Otherwise, standard power lifting rules (including Sumo style) apply; resting bar 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.
- Saxon Bar Deadlift Awards


4:00PM –Award Ceremony
All-American Strongman Awards
All-American MAS Wrestling Awards
Visegrip Viking Challenge Overall Awards


Disciplines order and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.

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