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A Viking Halloween 2017!

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

***Early Bird Special Ends July 31st***

One week before Nationals, the ghoulish gang at VPT is going to raise the dead for a party of supernatural proportions! It’s time to crack open that coffin and get your bloodsucking booty on over to our haunted Halloween strength bonanza! Challenges will feature such frightening classics as the Drag Me to Hell chain pull, the Bring Out Your Dead cadaver load, and of course the Jack O’ Lantern Over Bar.

So ride your favorite broom, fly with your bat wings, travel through interdimensional portals, or slither your way to Viking Performance Training on Nov. 4th. It doesn’t matter how you get here, just do not miss your chance to join the mummified muscle mania that is A Viking Halloween!

Viking Performance Training Presents

The 4th Annual “A Viking Halloween”

(Strongman Corp. membership and costumes REQUIRED of all competitors)


Promoter- Paul Mouser & Jay Handley

Date/Time- Saturday, Nov. 4th . Action begins at 4pm. That’s right – night time meet!

Location- Viking Performance Training, 139 Greenbag Rd, Morgantown, WV 26501

Weigh-ins- 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm. Athletes MUST be present by 3pm regardless.

Rules/Safety Briefing- 3:00pm. This meeting is mandatory.


Kids’ division will be held if there is interest!

Divisions:   Open,   Novice,   Masters,   StrongMom,    Teen


Weight Classes: Women’s LW 0-120, & 121-140, MW 141-160, & 161-180, HW 181-200, & 201+

Men’s Open SMF 0-150, LW 151-175, MW 176-200 & 201-231,  HW 232-265 & 266-300, SHW 301+


Consolidation of some classes is possible. Men’s Open  divisions must have at least 5 competitors to ensure a qualifying spot for Nationals. I will do my best not to consolidate!

Awards- Viking themed awards for 1st-3rd

Entry-   $52 early bird until July 31st.   $62 normal entry. Must have NAS membership card present or YOU CAN PURCHASE MEMBERSHIPS AT THE SHOW with cash or check. Entries must be post marked by NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, Friday, Oct 20th. $25 late charge. Includes t-shirt. Late entries are not guaranteed a shirt. Additional shirts will be available for purchase.


Spectator fee – $10, kids under 12 free

Contact Info– Paul Mouser: email, phone (304) 614-5291, OR

Jay Handley: (304) 216-7496



(Events subject to change and weights are approx.)

Novice/Masters/Teen/StrongMom classes are one “level” lighter than their Open class equivalents on this chart

DIVISION Axle Press Chain Drag DL – bar, 18in, frame, 13in Loading & Barrow Stone Over Bar
LWW Nov/Masters 90 170, 170, 350 185, 275, 315, 225 TBA 95, 95, 115, 115



110 170, 350, 350 225, 315, 400, 275 TBA 95, 95, 115, 115



130 350 x 3  275, 375, 450, 335 TBA 115, 135, 150, Pumpkin



150 350 x 3 315, 400, 500, 365 TBA 135, 150, 175, Pumpkin
150 170 350, 350, 500 315, 450, 550, 400 TBA 135, 150, 175, Pumpkin
175 190 350, 350, 500 365, 550, 650, 450 TBA 150, 175, Pumpkin, 220
200 210 350, 500, 500 405, 600, 700, 500 TBA 175, Pumpkin, 220, 240
231 230 500, 500, 700 455, 650, 750, 550 TBA 220, 240, 275, Pumpkin
HW 250 500, 700, 870 500, 700, 800, 600 TBA 220, 240, 275, Pumpkin


The Terror Wheels (Axle Clean and Press Away)

  • 60sec to complete as many bloody reps as possible
  • Athlete must wait for a down signal or his/her rep will not count and they may be burned at the stake
  • Axle must return to rack position before beginning each successive rep. For those with shoulder/arm mobility issues, please consult with the referee beforehand.
  • Elbows and knees must be locked; hips extended; feet stationary, non-staggered, and heels within shoulder width to receive a down command. No resting axle on belt.
  • Sleeves, one belt (buckle to side or rear), and wrist wraps legal. Not legal: knee wraps, suits, witch brooms


Drag Me to Hell (Chain Drag Medley)

  • Athletes will have 75sec to drag 3 different sets of giant chains across the course
  • Chains must be dragged in order, and as specified. Example: a 700lb drag is made of two chains that must be dragged together
  • Entire chain must cross the line before the athlete can move onto the next chain. Referee will give a verbal and visual signal when this occurs. Spirits may be summoned for motivation.
  • Equipment allowed: sleeves, wrist wraps, one belt. No straps, hooks, knee wraps, sticky crap.


Dawn of the Deadlift (Deadlift Medley)

  • Athlete will have 60sec to lift each implement once. The final implement (13in Axle) may be lifted for reps. You will not be allowed to strap in prior to starting, you will do so once the time starts.
  • Implements, in order, are: Deadlift Bar at standard height, Giant Wagon Wheels on a stiff bar at 18in, Frame, and Tire Axle at 13in height.
  • You may not drop the implements. Dropping an implement will result in a “no lift” and you will have to lift that implement again before moving on. PLEASE READ THIS AGAIN.
  • Equipment allowed: usual Mouser rules except… straps ARE legal. If your nose bleeds, vampires will aid with clean up.


Bring Out Your Dead (Sandbag and Wheelbarrow)

  • Athlete will have 60sec to load 3 cadavers (sandbags) into the meat wagon (wheelbarrow) and then carry the barrow across the course.
  • Sandbags will be stationed bordering the wheelbarrow and must be lifted and placed into the barrow in the specified order. Each bag will have a designated bay it must be loaded into.
  • The barrow will be lifted and carried only after all the sandbags have been properly placed in it, and the course will be ~40ft
  • One drop is allowed before the finish line, and a 2 sec slide rule penalty applies
  • Fastest time wins. Credit will be given for distance or number of bags loaded for those that do not finish.
  • Abusing the equipment may be grounds for DQ from the event and possible from the contest entirely. These means some attempt must be made to control the wheelbarrow after the finish line is crossed. For the sake of the parking lot and equipment, please do not slam or just let go of the handles.
  • Equipment allowed: usual stuff. No straps.


Jack-O-Lantern Over Bar (Atlas Stones)

  • An increasingly heavy series of “pumpkins” (stones) must be loaded over the bar at 48in.
  • 60sec time limit. Fastest time wins.
  • Equipment allowed: sleeves, belt, tape, leather forearm gauntlets. Not allowed: tacky, stick um, ectoplasm, rubber shirts.


General Rules/Usual Mouser Stuff

  • In the event of a tie in the final standings, a tie breaker event will be held. No countback unless absolutely necessary!
  • Sportsmanship is expected and required. This is the greatest sport in the world, let’s keep it that way.
  • There will be a pre-event prayer. No one is expected to participate, so please do not feel obligated. All we ask is to be respectful of those that do or do not wish to participate.
  • This is a drug free contest. If you are juiced feel free to come cheer on your buddies but please do not bother to sign up.
  • If you have a question, please ask! I would rather take a minute to clarify something than to see someone have a poor showing due to a misunderstanding.

A Viking Halloween! 2017

In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and my assignees, waive, and release all rights and damages I may have against Paul Mouser, Strongman Corp., Dione Wessels, The City of Morgantown, Viking Performance Training, and all sponsors of the event, their representatives and assigns, for any and all injuries incurred by me in conjunction with this competition and in traveling to and from the event. And in further consideration of permission being granted to me to participate in the A Viking Halloween and its related events, I hereby grant Strongman Corp. and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization and all of their agents, successors, licensees, and assigns, the right to photograph or otherwise reproduce (whether by film, tape, still photography or otherwise) my voice, appearance, and name, and to exhibit, distribute, transmit, and/or otherwise exploit any and all media, including without limitation, by means of still photography, motion pictures, radio, television, television motion pictures, video, printing or any other medium now known or hereafter devised, including with respect also to any merchandising, advertising, and/or publicity, and the right to use my name and information about me in any connection with any of the foregoing. The rights granted by me hereunder are granted for the entire universe and shall endure in perpetuity and no further compensation shall be payable to me at anytime in connection therewith. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to obligate Strongman Corp., and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization, to photograph or otherwise reproduce my voice, appearance or name, or to make use of any rights granted herein. I also understand that the aforementioned rights may be reassigned at any time without further consent. I understand that Strongman Corp., and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization are videotaping and photographing the Event in express reliance upon foregoing, and I represent and agree that I am free to grant the rights granted to Strongman Corp. and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization hereunder. Therefore I affix my signature below:
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  • Please enter your date of birth.
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  • Ladies or unisex
  • Ladies select class here. Men see below.
  • Men select class here. Ladies see above.
    Open, Novice, Masters, Teen, StrongMom
  • Bio Sheet

    Bio Sheet (please complete, the audience would like to meet you!)
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November 4
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Paul Mouser and Jerry Handley
304 614 5291


Viking Performance Training
139 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, 26501 United States
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(304) 216-7496