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Maidens of Fury 2021 – Crown the Queen!

September 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Viking Performance Training Presents the

Maidens of Fury Strongwoman Challenge 2021…


(The second of TWO Maidens contests in 2021! Read on for information on the Maidens overall crown!)

                                                              **”Nonrefundable due to limited spots”**

** Registration is closed! **

For the first time, Viking Performance Training is hosting TWO “Maidens” events in one year! With the growing success of the competition as one of our most popular, and after a year of many events being cancelled or having low turnouts in 2020… we thought 2021 was the perfect year to introduce Contest #2 – fall’s “Maidens of Fury!”!!



(Strongman Corp membership REQUIRED of all competitors, available at show)


Promoter- Jay Handley

Date/Time- Saturday, September 11, 2021, 12:00pm

Location- Viking Performance Training, 141 Greenbag Rd, Morgantown, WV 26501

Weigh-ins/Check-ins-    Session One: Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm, Session Two: Saturday 8:00am-9:30am

*Everyone MUST attend one of these sessions even HW athletes.*

Rules/Safety Briefing- 11:00 am. This meeting is mandatory.

Divisions- Open,   Novice,   Masters,  StrongMom,  Teen    divisions will be offered for each class, plus one open weight WONDER WOMAN division!

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

Consolidation of some classes is likely. I will do my best not to consolidate! Winner in all open classes will qualify for Nationals! Top 3 in Masters!

Awards- Custom trophies for 1st , custom medals for 2nd & 3rd

Entry-  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $67 first ten only. Normal entry is $77. Must have Strongman Corp membership card present or YOU CAN PURCHASE MEMBERSHIPS AT THE SHOW with cash, check, or Paypal. Mailed entries must be postmarked by NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, August 20th.  $20 late charge begins August 21st.

Spectator fee – $10 kids under 16 free

Hotel- Free market yall – lots to pick from in Morgantown.

Contact Info– Jay Handley: (304)216-7496, theicedwarrior@hotmail.com

Is this a stand-alone event, or a an addition to March’s “Maidens of Might”?

The answer to both… is Yep! Maidens of Fury is its own stand-alone contest, adding a woman’s-only day in the fall to the successful spring date of Maidens of Might. Same camaraderie, same focus on a great show with great events, so ladies novice and experienced alike can compete alongside one another! However, for the ladies who love it all so much they want to compete in both shows… competitors can sign up for both events together to receive a discount, AND… total points will be calculated from both events at Maidens of Fury to crown a “Grand Maiden Valkyrie Queen” for Open Light Weight, Open Middleweight, and Open Heavy Weight! The “Grand Maiden Valkyrie Queen” will receive a special award AND… that’s not all… free entries to both of the next year’s Maidens events!



Events are (subject to change):

Tire Axle Deadlift Max Reps – Truck Pull to Seated Arm Over Arm Viking Ship Pull – Max Circus DB – Carry Medley – Max Stone Over Bar



LW Novice

LW Masters

LW Teen



133 Fat Bar/

206 Tire Axle


40 Adjustable DB/ +10

(Replaced by Cylinder Circus DB at appropriate weight, ~70lb)



MB 120

Farmers 110

Yoke 275

Max, up to 3 attempts (no tacky):

95 / 115 / 135 / 150 / 175 / 195 / 220 / 240


LW Open

MW Nov

MW Masters

MW Teen




163 Fat Bar/

236 Tire Axle

40 Adjustable DB/ +10

(Replaced by Cylinder Circus DB at appropriate weight, ~70lb)




MB 150

Farmers 130

Yoke 325

Max, up to 3 attempts (no tacky):

95 / 115 / 135 / 150 / 175 / 195 / 220 / 240


HW Nov

HW Masters

HW Teen


183 Fat Bar/

256 Tire Axle

Cylinder Circus DB (70-75lb) / +10  



MB 170

Farmers 140

Yoke 365

Max, up to 3 attempts (no tacky):

95 / 115 / 135 / 150 / 175 / 195 / 220 / 240


MW Open



203 Fat Bar/

296 Tire Axle


Cylinder Circus DB (70-75lb) / +10




MB 200

Farmers 170

Yoke 405


Max, up to 3 attempts (no tacky):

95 / 115 / 135 / 150 / 175 / 195 / 220 / 240


HW Open


223 Fat Bar/

336 Tire Axle


Cylinder Circus DB (70-75lb) / +10




MB 200

Farmers 170

Yoke 405


Max, up to 3 attempts (no tacky):

95 / 115 / 135 / 150 / 175 / 195 / 220 / 240




Truck Pull to Seated Arm Over Arm Viking Ship Pull!

  • 75 sec time limit to cover the course
  • Pull a nice big truck or jeep with a classic harness-style rope pull over a 40 foot course, then immediately take the harness off, get into a tire set up for seated arm over arm rope pulls of the Viking Ship! Viking Ship Distance TBA, depending on rope length.
  • Everyone will use the same harness. Please do not pester me about using your own harness. I won’t budge. In 9 years, probably 14 plus contests, and countless training sessions with 110 pound ladies all the way up to 400+lb men, no one has ever “come out” of the harness in mid-pull. The only way to accomplish that would be to literally stop pulling and move backward to create slack while letting your arms hang down to the side and slumping your shoulders. If you do that, you didn’t want to win anyway.
  • Fastest time wins; in case of not finishing, distances will be measured

Stone Over Bar

  • Three attempts to make the biggest lift possible!
  • 30 sec to get the stone over a 44in bar. Athlete starts with hands off.
  • Each athlete may lift or pass on any given weight. Once you miss a weight, you are “out” and will be credited with your highest successful attempt. The athlete is responsible for maintaining his/her position in the rotation; failure to do so may result in disqualification from the event.
  • In the event of a tie, the athlete that took fewer attempts to reach the weight will be credited with the higher placing. If that doesn’t work, we go to higher opener. If that doesn’t work, we got to higher second attempt. If that doesn’t work… well then you just tie and split points!
  • Elbow sleeves & knee sleeves (buckling mechanisms and straps must not be tightened), a single belt, and wrist wraps are legal. Belt buckle to back/side
  • If the Stone has been loaded over the bar and time expires as the Stone is falling, the lift will still count.
  • Stones will increase in 15-25 pound increments (see chart).


Carry Medley

  • Cardio where you have to be strong! 3 Carries for the fastest time in 60 seconds or less! Over a 30 foot course, competitors will begin with a Mouser Block Carry, then place that down and immediately grab Farmer’s Handles for 30-feet back. As soon as the back end of the handles cross the 30 foot line, competitors finish with a 30-foot Yoke Carry!
  • In the case of events which aren’t completed when time expires, Athletes will be credited with distance!
  • Things allowed – sleeves (buckling and fastening mechanisms may not be employed), tape, a single belt, wrist wraps
  • Things not allowed – sticky substances of any kind including but not limited to tacky towels, spray tacky, alien boogers, and whatever these crazy kids are gluing themselves to implements with. No knee wraps, no connector rings ala Stumpy Raines, and no rubberized clothing of any sort.


Max Circus Dumbbell

  • Athlete will have 30 seconds to complete a lift and receive the “Down” command at lockout
  • Elbow must be locked out, feet in a squared stance. Any form of overhead may be used, but meet must come squared again before the “Down” command is to be given. Weight MUST be held overhead, you will NOT get the rep if you just punch it up and instantly bring it back down!
  • Wessels Rule will be observed – 3 max attempts, but if you miss once you’re out. No going down in weight. You may skip weights on the way up.
  • The primary Circus DB will be cylinder style Circus DB. Lightest competitors will begin with a thick handled adjustable DB until the Cylinder weight is reached. Wonder Woman competitors will use the Bartos globe circus DB.
  • Same equipment rules as everything else lol


Tire Axle Deadlift for Reps

  • 60 sec time limit, max reps! Must stand all the way up and receive “Down” command!
  • Light and heavy options for each class EXCEPT Wonder Women!
  • The Light option will be an Apollon’s’ Axle set to ~15″ using Bartos Jacks; the heavy option will be our own Axle Bar with Tires, also to about 15″.
  • Choose your Axle, deadlift reps. Most reps wins, heavier automatically beats lighter
  • Once you choose your Axle, you are stuck with it til death do you part. No switching after you begin.
  • Straps are allowed – you will start 4 feet from the axle, so strapping in will be part of your 60 seconds should you choose to use straps.


General Rules/Usual Viking 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 a tie breaker.
  • Sportsmanship is expected and required. This is the greatest sport in the world, let’s keep it that way.
  • 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. Don’t be surprised if I show up with a duffel bag full of testing kits!
  • 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.

Interested in being #VikingTrained for Maidens, either at the gym or online from your own training space? Registered Maidens competitors will receive a 10% discount for all training leading up to Maidens of Might or Maidens of Fury!


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September 11, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Jerry Handley
(304) 216-7496
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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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