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A Viking Halloween! 2015

November 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Summer of Maxes and NAS Nationals may have zombified some of our strongmen and women, but now it is time to rise from the grave and eat some protein packed brains as you get ready for the second installment of our annual Halloween strongman bash! A downright ghoulish event list combined with costumes and candy will make for a terrific and terrifying evening of muscular mayhem! This contest is part of a double header weekend in conjunction with the ghost of our friend Chris Vachio who will be haunting the Nightmares of Strength event in Ohio. Do both contests… if you dare!

Viking Performance Training Presents

The 2nd Annual “A Viking Halloween”

(North American Strongman Inc. membership REQUIRED of all competitors)

(costumes REQUIRED)


Promoter- Paul Mouser & Jay Handley

Date/Time- Sunday, Nov. 1st . Action begins at 5pm.

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

Weigh-ins- Begin at 10am-11am and 3pm-4pm. Athletes MUST be present by 4pm regardless.

Rules/Safety Briefing- 4:00pm. This meeting is mandatory.



Novice & Masters for men & women will be offered for each class. Novice & Masters weights will be one level below the equivalent Open class. Ask me if you have questions please!

Kids’ Division to be held if we have interest!

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 very, very likely. 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- $50. 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 16th. $25 late charge. Includes t-shirt. Late entries are not guaranteed a shirt. Additional shirts will be available for purchase. Online payment coming soon at www.vikingperformancetraining.com


Clarion Hotel Morgan
127 High Street
Morgantown, WV US, 26505-5412
+1 (304) 292-8200

Contact Info– Paul Mouser: email kozbeesemail@yahoo.com, phone (304) 614-5291, OR

Jay Handley: (304) 216-7496


(Events subject to change and weights are approx.)

DIVISION Front Hold Chain Drag Deadlift (light/heavy) Sandbags Stone Over Bar
LWW Nov/Masters/Teen 15 170, 170, 350 185/275 65, 100, 125 95, 95, 115, 115
LWW 15 170, 350, 350 225/315 100, 125, 140 95, 95, 115, 135
MWW 20 350 x 3  275/365 125, 140, 165 115, 115, 135, 150
HWW & Men’s 150 Nov/Masters/Teens 25 350 x 3 315/405 125, 140, 165 115, 135, 150, 175
150 40 350, 350, 500 315/405 140, 165, 180 135, 150, 175, 200
175 45 350, 350, 500 365/455 165, 180, 200 150, 175, 200, 220
200 50 350, 500, 500 405/500 180, 200, 220 175, 200, 220, 240
231 50 500, 500, 700 455/550 200, 220, 240 220, 240, 275, Pumpkin
HW 55 500, 700, 870 500/600 220, 240, 280 220, 240, 275, Pumpkin


Chattering Skull Hold (Front Hold)

  • Weight must be held out in front with both hands and elbows straight (hyperextension NOT required or recommended). The top side of the wrists/forearms must remain in contact with the “contact bar”.
  • The contact bar will be adjusted for the height of each athlete so that the weight is being held with the arms perpendicular to the body. No time limit; longest hold wins.
  • Causes for disqualification include: breaking contact with the contact bar, bending the elbows beyond the starting position, dropping the weight, lateral movement of the weight, failure to maintain the arms at a perpendicular angle to the body, etc.
  • Equipment allowed: wrist wraps, one belt, elbow sleeves. No straps.
  • No knee wraps or grip aids, including tacky, stick um, Gummy Bears, etc.

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.
  • Equipment allowed: sleeves, wrist wraps, one belt. No straps, hooks, knee wraps, sticky crap.

Dawn of the Deadlift

  • Athlete will have 60sec to do as many reps as possible in the deadlift
  • Athlete may choose either the lighter bar or the heavier bar, and may switch from one to the other during the 60seconds.
  • Touch and go reps are fine but if you slam the bar like a moron you may be subject to DQ.
  • Reps on the heavier bar will “trump” any number of reps on the lighter bar. Example: Bob hits 20 reps on the lighter bar, and Jim hits one rep on the heavier bar – Jim beats Bob! If Clark hits 1 heavy bar and 4 on the light bar, then Mark nails 2 on the heavy bar and 0 on the light bar, Mark wins. If the reps are equal on the heavy bar, then the reps on the light bar would serve as a tie breaker.
  • Equipment allowed: usual Mouser rules except… straps ARE legal.

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 ~15ft from the wheelbarrow and must be lifted, carried, 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 10sec 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, shirts with giant rubberish patches on the chest.


General Rules/Usual Mouser Stuff

  • In the event of a tie in the final standings, 1st place finishes will decide the winner. If there is still a tie, then 2nd place finishes will be the determinant, and so on. If a tie cannot be broken this way, athletes will compete head to head in Axle Clean and Press for reps (90sec) as the tie breaker.
  • 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! 2015

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, North American Strongman, Inc., 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 NAS, Inc. 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 NAS, INC., 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 NAS, Inc., 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 NAS INC. and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization hereunder. Therefore I affix my signature below:

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  • *Must have 5 in a class or it will be consolidated with the next class up.
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  • Bio Sheet

    Bio Sheet (please complete, the audience would like to meet you!)
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November 1, 2015
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Mouser Strength Dynamics
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Viking Performance Training
141 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, 26501 United States
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(304) 216-7496
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