Is this a NAS-sanctioned event?
No, this is not a NAS sanctioned event. We have competed at both styles of contests in the past and we wanted to make this more of a regional pride competition. While you will not qualify for National competition, the level of the events are certainly demanding and you can be proud of being the champion of this contest, for sure. We also did not want to mess with weight classes. Screw it! Let's throw everyone in there together and watch everyone fight it out until the end! Come and take the cash guys! $200 for first overall and $50 for first in each event.
What is the weight of the sandbag?
The weight is 200 pounds. People are going to be huffing and puffing around. remember, this is a front carry, so make sure you train the event correctly. Nothing can be worse than improper preparation in training. Practicing by shouldering it and then sprinting will get you nowhere on comp day. You must carry it in a bear hug position or zercher style!
Will the axle be Double Overhand (Double Pronated grip?
As much as I love the Double Overhand Axle Deadlift, that is more of a Grip-limiting exercise that should be saved for Grip contests. So the answer is no. You can take a mixed grip on this. We want to see lots of reps, so start training for endurance!
Is it indoors or outdoors?
Definitely indoors! Dave has a great venue lined up for this - an indoor field hockey rink, if I remember correctly, with booths all around the perimiter and a track going around too! So, it's going to be great for all events, especially the truck pull and the sandbag carry.
Will the Axle be normal height or closer to 18 inches?
Great question. Right now, we are planning for it to be normal height. We do not have any equipment that will allow us to contest it at a different height.
Guys, if you have any other questions, feel free to post here or email us. We will be glad to answer your questions. If this is your first contest, please train safely. This is a good contest to start off with because the entry fee is low and there will be plenty of opportunity to win cash right off the bat.
Come and take the title!