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A Viking Halloween (NAS Level I)

November 1, 2014

Viking Performance Training

A Viking Halloween (NAS Level I), Morgantown, WV at VPT

Viking Performance Training Presents

The 1st Annual“A Viking Halloween”

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


Promoter- Paul Mouser & Jay Handley

Date/Time- Saturday, Nov. 1st . Action begins at 6pm.

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

Weigh-ins- Begin at 9am. Please contact Jay or Paul prior to coming down to weigh-in, as there may not be someone present at all times to conduct the weigh-in. Weigh-ins will close at 4pm, and athletes MUST be present by 4pm regardless.

Rules/Safety Briefing- 5:00pm. This meeting is mandatory.


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+

Novice & Masters Men’s LW 0-200, MW 201-265, and HW 266 +,

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 17th. $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

Checks and entry forms to- Paul Mouser, 1465 Barry St, Fairmont, WV, 26554.

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

Jay Handley: (304) 216-7496

Events (subject to change)- Chattering Skull Hold (Front Hold), Cadaver Load and Coffin Drag, Hearse Deadlift Hold, Tombstone Carry, Jack-O-Lantern Over Bar.  IN THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN, COSTUMES ARE MANDATORY FOR COMPETITORS!


(Events subject to change and weights are approx.)

DIVISION Front Hold Carry and Drag DL Hold Husafell Stone Over Bar
LWW 15 TBA TBA 100 keg 95, 115, 115
MWW 20 TBA TBA 150 keg 95, 115, 115, 135
HWW 25 TA TBA 175 keg 115, 115, 135, 175
SMF 35 TBA TBA 200 keg 115, 135, 175, 200
LW & MW Nov/Masters 40 TBA TBA 265 Husafell 135, 175, 200, 220
LW Open, HW Nov/Masters 45 TBA TBA 280 Husafell 175, 200, 220, 240
MW Open, 50 TBA TBA 305 Husafell 200, 220, 240, 275
HW Open 55 TBA TBA 305 Husafell 220, 240, 275, 290


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, belt, elbow sleeves. No straps.


Cadaver Load and Coffin Drag (Carry and Drag)

  • Athletes must load a series of “cadavers” into the coffin, then drag the whole deal across the line.
  • The cadavers will be sandbags or something similar, and we do plan to get an actual coffin to load them into.
  • Cadavers must be carried ~30ft before being placed into the coffin and beginning the ~30ft drag.
  • 75 sec time limit. Fastest time wins.
  • We are still working on testing and gathering the implements for this one, thus why I’m not getting super specific here.
  • Equipment allowed: knee and elbow sleeves, a belt, wrist wraps. No knee wraps or cleats.

Hearse Deadlift Hold

  • Athletes must grasp the handles of our car deadlift racks, and standup. Time will begin when the athlete is standing with knees and hips extended. No time limit, longest hold wins.
  • Weight will be adjusted as best as possible for each class. If the racks cannot be adjusted to an appropriate difficulty for any certain class, then a trap bar will be used for that class.
  • Equipment allowed: one belt, sleeves, and straps. No super suits.

Tombstone Carry (Husafell)

  • Athletes must carry the implement over the course as fast as possible. Fastest time wins. 60sec time limit.
  • Dropping the implement ends your run; you will be credited with distance.
  • The course will be 25ft and must be navigated up and back TWICE. Athletes must carry the implement to the far end of the course and return to the starting point, then do it again. This is a total of 100ft.
  • The implement may begin on a platform, or on the ground at the athlete’s discretion. Athletes will have 20sec to get a grip and begin the carry. Once the athlete crosses the starting line, the 60sec time limit will begin.
  • Equipment allowed: belt, sleeves, forearm sleeves, and tape for the skin. Wraps on the arms must be approved by the head judge. No knee wraps or grip aids, including tacky, stick um, Gummy Bears, etc.

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 Stone Shouldering 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.
  • Costumes are MANDATORY for competitors- make sure they do not restrict movement, have any pieces which could tear up equipment, or otherwise provide an unfair advantage- other than increased awesomeness for being the best costume in the competition!
  • 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!

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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    Please enter your date of birth.
  • Your best contact phone
  • *Must have 5 in a class or it will be consolidated with the next class up.
  • Example: 5ft 11in
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  • Bio Sheet

    Bio Sheet (please complete, the audience would like to meet you!)
  • Please list imediate family members.
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November 1, 2014
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