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Maidens of Might 2021 – Unfinished Business

March 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Viking Performance Training Presents the

Maidens of Might Strongwoman Challenge 2021…


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

** Meet will be capped at 50 competitors! **



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


Promoter- Jay Handley

Date/Time- Saturday, March 27, 2021, 10:00am

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

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

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

Rules/Safety Briefing- 9:00 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 post marked by NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, March 5th.  $20 late charge for last-minute entries begins Sunday, May 21.


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

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

So Wait – what was that about a second Maidens in 2021 too?

Yep! On Saturday, September 11th, we will be hosting “Maidens of Fury”, the new sister event to Maidens of Might! The same amazing, crazy shenanigans of sisterhood 6 months later! 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 Middle Weight, 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!

Want to see that event’s info? Click here to see Maidens of Fury!



Events are (subject to change):

Max Block Over Bar – Growing Yoke – Loading Medley – Log Clean & Press for Reps (Light/Heavy) – Farmer’s Carry Viking Ship Sled Drag


Division Max Mouser Block Over Bar Log Clean & Press (Light/Heavy) Farmer’s Carry Viking Ship Drag Carry & Load Medley Growing Yoke

LW Novice

LW Masters

LW Teen



80/10 (Mini)



110 Bartos / hand + Viking Ship! 95 Atlas +

85 Sandbag +

100 Keg +

TBA Natural Stone




LW Open

MW Nov

MW Masters

MW Teen




80/10 (Mini)





128 I Beam / hand + Viking Ship

115 Atlas +

140 Sandbag +

125 Keg +

TBA Natural Stone





HW Nov

HW Masters

HW Teen









128 I Beam / hand + Viking Ship… heavier

115 Atlas +

140 Sandbag +

150 Keg +

TBA Natural Stone





MW Open







158 I Beam / hand + Viking Ship… heavier 135 Atlas +

165 Sandbag +

150 Keg +

TBA Natural Stone




HW Open






158 I Beam / hand + Viking Ship… heavier 135 Atlas +

165 Sandbag +

150 Keg +

TBA Natural Stone










172 I Beam / hand + Viking Ship, really really heavy 150 Atlas +

180 Sandbag +

175 Keg +

TBA Natural Stone




Farmer’s Carry Viking Ship Forward Drag!

  • 60sec time limit to cover the course
  • Two forms of moving weight at the SAME TIME. Athlete will begin between farmer’s implements with a harness around their shoulders attached to our Viking Ship (possibly Prowler sled for lighter/novice competitors). On the command athlete picks up the farmer’s and starts carrying, dragging the Ship/sled behind! Course will be 40ft long.
  • Oh, did we mention that weather permitting the event will be on a slight incline? So yes, there’s that.
  • 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.

Max Mouser Block Over Bar    *eligible for WV state records*

  • Three attempts to make the biggest lift possible!
  • 30 sec to get the Block over a 44in bar. Block may start vertical or horizontal. 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 Block has been loaded over the bar and time expires as the Block is falling, the lift will still count.
  • Blocks will increase in 10 or 20 pound increments (see chart). Classes using the Mini-Block will switch to the big block once they have maxed out the capacity of the Mini.


Loading Medley

  • A fun assortment seeing how many heavy things we can get you to load onto a 48″ platform in 75 seconds or less!
  • Athletes will have 75 seconds to load 4 objects from the floor to a 48″ platform. Each object will also begin 10 feet away from the platform, so a carry must be performed to the platform!
  • Each object… is DIFFERENT! 😀  In each medley athletes will load 1 concrete Atlas stone, 1 Sandbag, 1 Keg, and 1 Natural Stone. Hoisty hoisty!
  • Athlete will ONLY get points for a successful load of each implement! Split times will be taken at each implement, so in the event of ties without completion, fastest split times will win.
  • 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.


Growing Yoke

  • Athlete will have 60sec to complete as many “laps” as possible with the ever increasing yoke
  • Course will be 25ft
  • Once the front of the implement crosses the line, the athlete will set the yoke down and turn around to head off the other direction with it. However, during the transition, our staff will VERY quickly toss more weight on the yoke! Thus each lap is heavier than the last! ***see chart for weight and how much it goes up each time***
  • Split times will be taken as each lap is finished. Those who complete the same number of laps will be placed based on the faster time to do so.
  • Distance will NOT be measured. You will only get credit for fully completed laps.
  • Unlimited drops but please don’t hurt yourself.
  • Same equipment rules as everything else lol


Log Clean and Press for Reps

  • 60sec time limit
  • From ground to overhead, max reps! Every rep must have elbows locked out, feet in a “square” stance, and wait for the judge’s down command! You may just any technique (except placing the log on your head… seriously) to press the log, such as a split jerk, but if you do feet must come back together to a square stance during lockout before the down command.
  • The log must fully touch the floor/tire it’s on after every rep!
  • Light, medium, and heavy options for each class EXCEPT Wonder Women – they have only two options!
  • 8″ and 10″ logs will be used – heaviest log in each class will be a “real” wooden log!
  • Choose your Log, clean and press for reps. Most reps wins, heavier automatically beats lighter
  • Once you choose your Log, you are stuck with it til death do you part. No switching after you begin.


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.


2020 Competition Shirts

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!

Maidens of Might 2021

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 Strongman Corp/NAS, Dione Wessels, The City of Morgantown, Viking Performance Training, Jerry Handley, Carol Atkins, Commercial Land Development, 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 Maidens of Might 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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March 27, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 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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