TheFitExpo Ft. Lauderdale

Spring, 2019
FT. LAUDERDALE CONVENTION CENTER

SATURDAY: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM • SUNDAY: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The 2017 Odd Haugen Strength Classic Ft. Lauderdale
The Visegrip Viking™ Challenge Ft. Lauderdale
presented by

Ironmind

Open to all American and International strongmen and grip specialists. We will feature World Record attempts in 4 of 5 disciplines contested.

Awards

1st Overall (Awards plus IronMind Gift Certificates) in Men’s and Women’s Divisions; and 1st – 3rd Place Award in each individual discipline in each weight category.

Bodyweight Categories

For Rolling Thunder Deadlift, DOH Axle Deadlift, and Excalibur Lift (NO body weight divisions in CofC Silver Bullet Hold and IronMind Hub Lift.
Men: Lightweight/165lb; Welterweight 90kg/198lb; Middleweight 110kg/242lb; and Heavyweight 110kg/242lb plus
Women: Lightweight 65kg/143lb; Middleweight 85kg/187lb; and Heavyweight 85kg/187lb plus

Format of Competition

Scoring:
Ties will be broken by bodyweight (less weight scores higher). For purpose of determining overall winner and 2nd and 3rd place awards, the score in a Discipline shall be determined by placement overall. If an Athlete pass on a Discipline or fail to get a measurable result in a Discipline, he or she will receive max 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 max points shall remain the same through an entire competition.

Entry Fee: $40.00 for ONE event, $60 for two or more, payable with entry form at The Visegrip Viking™ Challenge Ft. Lauderdale
Expo Entry fee of $25 per day is WAIVED for registered athletes
Entry Deadline: September 30, 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Weigh-in and check in and NAS/Strongman Corporation Registration, Odd Haugen Florida Strongman Challenge, Visegrip Viking Challenge and MAS Wrestling tournament.
 
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 AM Late weigh-in and check in and NAS/Strongman Corporation Registration, Odd Haugen Florida Strongman Challenge, Visegrip Viking Armlifting Challenge and MAS Wrestling tournament.
 
9:30 AM Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials
 
11:30 AM IronMind Rolling Thunder® Last Man Standing

The athletes (reverse order of entry forms received) will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind Rolling Thunder®, starting weight appropriate for weight class and increasing with each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING. Time starts when the implement is loaded, and athletes have 60 seconds to commence the lift. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. 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. The current men’s World Record is 150.5kg (331lb) set by Alexey Tyukalov at the A1 Russian open in Moscow on July 27, 2013 and the current Women’s World Record is held by Ludmilla Gaiduchenko (Ukraine) at 77.2kg (170.2 lb.) set September 22, 2012
Rolling Thunder® Revolving Deadlift Handle

 
2:00 PM IronMind Double Overhand Apollon’s Axle™ Deadlift

The athletes (reverse order of entry forms received) will each attempt to deadlift the IronMind Apollon’s Axle™ loaded with standard plates, starting weight will be appropriate for weight class and increasing with each attempt till there is ONE MAN (WOMAN) 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 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. Men’s World Record is 523lb (237.5kg) set by Mike Burke (USA) at Visegrip Viking Challenge January 26, 2014, and the current Women’s World Record is 289lb (131kg) set by Amy Wattles July 13, 2014
Double Overhand Apollon's Axle Deadlift

 
4:00 PM IronMind Captains of Crush® Silver Bullet™

The athlete (reverse order of overall standing) will attempt to crush and then hold a 19mm CoC Silver Bullet™ between the handles of a No. 3 Captains of Crush (CoC) Gripper (women will use No. 2) and hold it until it falls out or the athlete’s hand opens. Athlete’s hand must be vertical position (not supinated or pronated), in front of athlete’s body, and clear of athlete’s other hand. A 2.5kg weight (CoC Silver Bullet disc) will be attached to the CoC Silver Bullet and the best time wins. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. The current Men’s World Record is 54 seconds set by Igor Kupinsky (Russia) July 27, 2013 and the current Women’s World Record is 45.42 seconds set January 26, 2014 Captains of Crush Silver Bullet

 
Sunday, August 27, 2017
9:30 AM Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials
 
12:00 PM IronMind HUB Lift Last Man Standing

The athletes (reverse order of entry forms received) will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the IronMind HUB, starting weight appropriate for weight class and increasing with each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING. The lifter starts the lift with all 5 fingertips of the lifting hand touching the plate at the base of the Hub. It is permissible that the fingers rotate somewhat from this position during the course of the lift, but holding the Hub as if grabbing a doorknob is not allowed. The lifter must stand up straight; once standing straight the lifter waits for a down signal from the referee before returning the weight to the ground. Contact must be maintained by the lifter's hand and the Hub until the weight is resting on the floor. The referee then indicates if the lift was accepted. In contest situations, we give the lifter 1 minute to complete the lift after his/her name is called; during that minute, there is no limit to how many times the lifter may try to complete the lift. 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.
IronMind HUB Lift Last Man Standing

 
3:00 PM Excalibur One Arm Deadlift Last Man Standing

The athletes (reverse order of entry forms received) will each attempt to dead lift with one hand the Excalibur handle attached to loading pin, starting weight appropriate for weight class and increasing with each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING. A thumb less grip is not permitted. The lifter must stand up straight; once standing straight the lifter waits for a down signal from the referee before returning the weight to the ground. Contact must be maintained by the lifter's hand and the Excalibur handle until the weight is resting on the floor. The referee then indicates if the lift was accepted. In contest situations, we give the lifter 1 minute to complete the lift after his/her name is called; during that minute, there is no limit to how many times the lifter may try to complete the lift. 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.

 
4:00 PM Award Presentation

Time schedule is approximate. Disciplines and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.
Contact: odd@oddehaugen.com

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