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Viking Death Grip Challenge

September 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

One of the premier grip strength events in the country is coming to Morgantown, WV!


If you have hands of steel and a gorilla grip, come make your bid at State, National, and World records en route to the title of “WV’s Strongest Hands”!


Promoter- Paul Mouser & Jay Handley

Date/Time- Saturday, Sept 3rd.  Action begins at noon.

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

Weigh-ins- Begin at 8am. Weigh-ins will close at 9:00am, and athletes MUST be present by 10:00am regardless. Rules/Safety Briefing- 11:00am. This meeting is mandatory.


Open, Teen, Masters

Weight Classes-

Women – LW 0-120, 121-140  –  MW 141-160, 161-180  –  HW 181-200, 201+

Men – LW 0-150, 151-175  –  MW 176-200, 201-231  –  HW 232-265, 266-300, 301+

Awards- 1st-3rd, type TBA

Entry- $52 at:  www.vikingperformancetraining.comsave a stamp and sign up below!

Spectator door fee is $5.

Entries must be post marked by NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, Friday August 19th. Competitor order will be determined by order of entries received so sign up early. $25 late charge. Includes t-shirt. Late entries are not guaranteed a shirt. Day of entries are $85 and include a stern talking to and pamphlet about decision making. Additional shirts will be available for purchase.

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

Hotel: contact us

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

Jay Handley: (304) 216-7496

The Events Are… (subject to change)


Silver Bullet Hold

Competitors must hold a Captains of Crush gripper closed on the “Silver Bullet” spacer as long as possible. When the Silver Bullet drops, your time stops. Longest time wins. Different strength grippers will be utilized so that competitors of all different ability levels may participate, however the harder gripper will always “trump” the easier ones in points as the contest is concerned, and records are only recognized on the standard difficulty levels set by Ironmind.


Rolling Thunder Lift

Athletes must pick up as much weight as possible with a single hand on the gigantic Rolling Thunder handle.


Apollon’s Axle Deadlift

A double overhand max deadlift on the most famous thick bar in the world.


Blockbuster Pinch Grip Lift

Single handed lift on a big, square handle with weight suspended from it


Revolving Handle Farmers Walk

Spinning handles make this 30ft walk a lot tougher than it sounds. 30ft for max weight; the weight increases each round.


Additional challenges include certifications attempts on:


  1. The Ironmind Crushed to Dust Challenge
  2. Captains of Crush grippers
  3. The Ironmind Red Nail

There will also be a special Thomas Inch Dumbbell Challenge!

  • A single hand deadlift will be worth 1 point
  • A push press, jerk, or bent press will be worth one point (if bent press is used competitor must stand erect before down signal will be given)
  • A strict press (no leg or hip drive) is worth 5 points
  • A one handed “continental” is worth 5 points (dumbbell may rest on various areas of the body but may only be gripped with one had at any given time)
  • A one handed clean is worth 25 points
  • A snatch is worth 500 points and will be a world record


Viking Death Grip Challenge

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, 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 Viking Death Grip Challenge and its related events, I hereby grant Paul Mouser 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 Viking Performance Training, LLC, 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 Viking Performance Training, LLC, 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 Viking Performance Training, LLC and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization hereunder. Therefore I affix my signature below:

  • Contestant's Name
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    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
    Tee Shirt Size
  • Bio Sheet

    Bio Sheet (please complete, the audience would like to meet you!)
  • Please list imediate family members.
  • $52 normal $75 late


September 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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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