The 2018 Odd Haugen California Strongman Challenge
Newbury Park, California
August 18-19, 2018
The Training Hall by Odd E. Haugen
996 Lawrence drive
The 2018 Odd Haugen California Strongman Challenge is a Strongman Corporation Level 2 0contest OPEN to all member athletes. The top two athletes* in each Weight Division will qualify for the 2018 National Championship. Weight Divisions are: Light Weight Women (LWW1) -120lb and (LWW2) -143lb; Middle Weight Woman (MWW1) -160 and (LWW2) - 180lb; Heavy Weight Women (HWW1) -200lb and (HWW2) 201lb and above; Light Weight Men (LWM1) -150 and (LWM2) -175lb; Middle Weight Men (MWM1) – 200 and (MWM2) -231lb; Heavy Weight Men (HWM1) -265lb, (HWM2) -300lb and (HWM3) 301lb and above.
* There must be a minimum of 5 athletes in a Weight Division for the top 2 athletes to qualify for Nationals. Weight divisions will be combined into Light Weight, Middle Weight and Heavy Weight if there not sufficient participation in a division.
Entry Fee: Early $80.00 (by 6/18/2018); $100 (by 7/18/2018); and late entry $120 payable with entry form at: http://www.oddehaugen.com/2018-odd-haugen-strength-classic-newbury-park-registration-form/
ENTRY DEADLINE: July 18, 2018
Hotel Information: to follow
The Challenge will be contested over eight (8) Disciplines of which only your top 6 results counts towards OVERALLSTANDING. In other words, you may drop two events and chose to only compete in six events. Athletes’ order in the all Disciplines where applicable are determined by reverse order of received entry forms and entry fee and announced at the Athletes’ Rules Meeting prior to the commencement of the contest. The order in FINAL Discipline shall be the reverse order of OVERALL standing. Ties in the overall standing shall be broken by finish in previous Discipline. If discipline is contested in pairs or groups, the “lane” assignments must be uniformly applied “odd” in left lane, “even” in right lane to all the pairs. No powerlifting suit allowed in any discipline.
Timed Disciplines shall be hand timed, and distances shall be measured by standard measuring tapes or wheel. The score in a Discipline will equal the placement in the contest, i.e. first place finisher receives one (1) point. If an Athlete pass on a Discipline or fail to get a measurable result in a Discipline, he will receive max points (for example 13 points if there’s a total of 12 competitors in a weigh division) 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 for purpose of determining overall score will share points. Example: Two-way tie for FIRST in a discipline each will receive 1.5 point; and next athlete will receive 3 points ( 3rd).
MORE DETAILS: http://www.oddehaugen.com/2018-odd-haugen-california-strongman-challenge/
Friday August 17, 2018
2PM –6 PM Weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation/NAS Registration
Saturday August 18, 2018
8:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation/NAS Registration.
9:30AM - Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials
10:00AM – Farmers Carry
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a pair of implements (see weight chart below) for 120 feet (total) up and back. Multiple set down only allowed. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins. The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course.
11:30AM – Overhead Lift Medley with Mouser Block
The athletes will attempt to clean and press/jerk overhead in order, Mouser Block, an Axle, and a Log (see weight chart below). Athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete all lifts including Press Away on Log. Most implements/reps wins.
1:00PM - Combat MAS™: California MAS Wrestling Championship
Athletes in each weight division will compete in double elimination type tournament based on random draw. Each match is best two of three bouts. The overall standing is scored identical to all other disciplines contested. This discipline counts towards overall score as well as the California MAS Wrestling Championship.
3:00PM - Giant Axle Squat
The athlete will attempt to squat axle with giant wheels to parallel with blocks as stops on each side (see weight chart below). Most completed reps in 60 seconds wins.
4:30PM - Combat MAS™: California MAS Wrestling Championship FINALS
Final matches in all weight divisions as necessary to determine the winners. The overall standing is scored identical to all other disciplines contested. This discipline counts towards overall score as well as the California MAS Wrestling Championship.
Sunday August 19, 2018
9:00AM - Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials
10:15AM - Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift
The athletes will each attempt to deadlift the IronMind Apollon’s Axle™ loaded with standard plates, starting weight will be appropriate for weight division and increasing in no less than 5kg increments (each athlete has maximum of 4 attempts) till there is ONE MAN STANDIN in each weight division. Time starts when Axle is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift, multiple attempts allowed within time limit. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athletes must grip axle with knuckles on both facing away from 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/ This discipline counts towards overall score as well as California Armlifting Championship.
11:00AM - Giant Tire Flip Duel Man on Man
The athletes will each attempt to flip a tire in duel with another athlete in same weight division (see tire weight chart below). Athletes will have 10second to complete each flip, and another will athlete will step in as one athlete fails. Total number of flips will be recorded and determine winner.
2:30PM - Yoke Race with Sandbag Carry and Load
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to carry a Yoke 50 feet, then run back to starting line and attempt to pick up and carry a sandbag back and load over Yoke crossbar. The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins.
3:30PM – Mike Bartos’ Stone of Steel to Shoulder
The athlete will attempt to lift and shoulder a Stone of Steel (see weight chart below) for the most complete reps in 60 seconds.
4:30PM –Award Ceremony
Disciplines order and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.