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2017 Odd Haugen Chicago Strongman Challenge

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When: 05/06/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Donald E. Stevens Convention Center
Category: NAS Plat+

Organizer: Odd Haugen Presents, LLC
Phone: 805 444 5720
Email: odd@oddehaugen.com
Website: Go to the website
Registration: Click here to register


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The 2017 Odd Haugen Chicago Strongman Challenge is a Strongman Corporation Platinum Plus Level contest OPEN to all member athletes. The top three athletes* in each Weight Division will qualify for the 2017 National Championship and the winners of each Weight Division will receive direct invite** to 2018 Arnold Amateur World Championship. Weight Divisions are: Light Weight Women (LWW) -143lb (U65kg); Middle Weight Woman (MWW) – 181lb (U82.5kg); Open Women (OW) 181lb and above; Light Weight Men (LWM) -176lb (U80kg); Middle Weight Men (MWM) -231lb (U105kg); Open Men (OM) 232lb and above.
* There must be a minimum of 15 athletes in a Weight Division for the top 3 athletes to qualify for Nationals; and at least 5 athletes in a Weight Division for the winner to qualify for the Nationals.
**There must be a minimum of 15 athletes in a Weight Division for winner to qualify for Arnolds

AWARDS:
SCULPTED TROPHIES FOR 1ST THROUGH 3rd PLACE WEIGHT CLASS FINISHERS

Entry Fee: $100.00 payable with entry form at http://www.oddehaugen.com/2017-odd-haugen-strength-classic-chicago-entry-form/
Expo Entry fee of $25 per day is WAIVED for registered athletes

Hotel Information: http://www.thefitexpo.com/TFECH_hotel.asp

The Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago 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.

Scoring:
Timed Disciplines shall be hand timed, and distances shall be measured by standard measuring device. The score in a Discipline shall be determined by placement in the event. If an Athlete pass on a Discipline or fail to get a measurable result in a Discipline, he 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 a placement shall remain the same through an entire competition (i.e. if the score for 1st place is 1 point 2nd place 2 points etc.. MAX points will remain the same in all Disciplines even if the field of athletes has been reduced by attrition.

Schedule of Events
Friday May 5, 2017
12Noon –6 PM Weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation Registration, Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago.

Saturday May 6, 2017
9:00AM – Late weigh-in and check in and Strongman Corporation Registration Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge Chicago
9:30AM – Rules Meeting: Athletes and officials
10:35AM – Introductions of Athletes

10:40AM – Power Center Deadlift Jack Stands™ Axle Deadlift
The athletes, competing in pairs will attempt to deadlift an Axle from 11” as many reps as possible. Athlete must await referees “down” signal before returning Axle to floor under control. Each athlete has 60 seconds to complete as many lifts as possible. Straps are allowed. Most completed lifts win.

12:30 PM: – Power Center Super Yoke
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a yoke on their shoulders for 60 feet up and back. Multiple set down allowed, only before crossing starting line. The athlete will have 60 seconds time limit to complete course. Furthest or fastest time to complete course wins.

1:30PM – Power Center Axle Press for reps
The athletes, competing in pairs will attempt to clean/continental press/jerk an AXLE from floor and pressed to locked
arms overhead for as many reps as possible. Athlete must await referees “down” signal before returning AXLE to
shoulders. Each athlete has 60 seconds to complete as many lifts as possible. Most completed lifts win.

3:00PM – Power Center Stone of Steel™ Over Bar
The athletes will each attempt to lift and load a Stone of Steel™ over a BAR for as many reps as possible. Height of BAR is 48” for women; 50” for LWM; 54” for MWM; and 56” for OM. Tacky is not allowed. Most completed lifts win.

4:00PM – Power Center Power Keg carry for max distance
The athletes, competing in pairs will each attempt to lift and carry a Power Keg for as far as possible without set down. Furthest distance wins.

4:45PM – Strength Challenge Award Ceremony

4:00PM – Early Weigh-In and Registration for Visegrip Viking Challenge and MAS Wrestling Tournament.
Disciplines order and rules are subject to refinement and change without notice.

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