You know what happened at the LA FitExpo, so get ready for the next chapter as strongman, grip strength and Mas wrestling are all on the card again when the MET-Rx Odd Haugen Strength Classic heads to Northern California FitExpo this summer.
Strongman, grip strength and Mas wrestling are on the card when the Odd Haugen Strength Classic comes to Northern California this summer. IronMind® | Image courtesy of Odd Haugen.
For strongman, Haugen’s got a new twist: he has events divided into five categories ("buckets"):
• Static Lift
Within each of these categories, he has five events, so,
for example, the Overhead bucket has these events:
• 308-lb. Log Lift, reps
• 308-lb. Viking Press, reps
• 308-lb. Axle, reps
• 181-lb. Giant Dumbbell, reps
• Overhead Medley
Each competitor choses one event per bucket when he enters and each of these selections becomes a ballot and goes into a hat. On the day of the contest, one ballot will drawn for each bucket—determining the event for that category.
This contest is on Saturday, June 29, 2013 and the winner of this contest gets his ASC pro card, so if you’re ready to run with the big dogs in strongman, here’s how you can prove it.
Got a grip? Then the IronMind Record Breaker, on Sunday June 30, 2013, is for you. Here are the five events and you can enter any or all of them:
Double Overhand Deadlift on IronMind Apollon’s Axle
IronMind Rolling Thunder
Captains of Crush Silver Bullet Hold
IronMind Little Big Horn Anvil Lift
You know what Mike Burke did at Odd Haugen’s last grip contest—are those records about to become history?
Quick: What’s Mas wrestling? You know, the sport from Northern Russia where two athletes sit facing each other, with their feet braced against a board; they hold a stick and each tries to pull the other out of position. Competitors and fans alike loved it at the LA FitExpo and Haugen is holding the US Open Mas Wrestling Championships, also on Sunday, so get ready to plant your feet, lock your hands and pull.
Here's a link to the entry forms.
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