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Viking Performance Summer Raid Strongman (NAS Level I)

August 16, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The first ever strongman contest at Viking Performance Training is coming up on 8/16!

Viking Performance Training




Summer Raid

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

(available at contest)

Promoter: Paul Mouser & Jay Handley

Date/Time: Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Location: Viking Performance Training, 139 Greenbag Rd, Morgantown, WV 26501.

Weigh-ins- Begin at 8am. Athletes MUST be present by 10am regardless.

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

 Action begins at 12:00pm.

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 & 176-200, MW 201-231, & 232-265, HW 266+

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

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

Consolidation of some classes is very, very likely.

Awards- Viking themed awards for 1st – 3rd

Must have NAS membership card present. Memberships available at show.

Entries must be post marked by NO LATER THAN FRIDAY AUGUST 1ST

Late entries may not be

Hotel: TBA. Please contact Paul Mouser if you will need a hotel.

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

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

Jay Handley: email theicedwarrior@hotmail.com, phone (304) 216-7496


(Events subject to change)

Carry the Sacrifice and Honor the Dead… Lift –

A yoke must be carried 30ft across a line. The entire implement must cross the line. Once the yoke portion has been successfully completed, the competitor may then begin pulling axle deadlifts for reps. Most reps wins. If the yoke is not completed, distance will be credited. If no reps are completed on the deadlift, then the time in which the competitor completed the yoke will be credited. In the case of a tie, a fight to the death will occur. 30sec will be allotted for the yoke portion, and 60sec for the deadlift portion. Must wait for “down” signal on deadlifts to receive credit for a rep.

Shoes required, and please cover your shins so we’re not wasting time cleaning the bar.

Bench Like a Viking –

1 rep max, Wessels Rule, last man standing, unlimited attempts. Weight will go up ~25lbs each round for men, and ~15lbs for women. Log must be pulled from the ground standing, then the lifter must negotiate him/herself onto the bench, and lay down on it. The log must be positioned (unassisted) on the torso in a fashion where the bottom of the log is not below the navel and the top is not beyond the chin. Once the lifter and the log are motionless, and the log is in contact with the lifter’s torso, the judge will give a “press” command. The log must be pressed to arms’ length. Upon completion, the judge will say “good lift” and the spotters will take the log. Don’t hit yourself in the face with it or I’ll laugh at you. 30sec per attempt.

No bench shirts… though it would be really interesting to see someone try this in a triple ply Inzer shirt. Someone please make a video (at your own risk).

Norseman’s Raid-

75sec will be allotted to carry 2 kegs ~30ft and load them onto a platform set to 48in. After successfully loading the kegs, the competitor must push a loaded prowler ~30ft across the line, and then drag a loaded sled 30ft across the line. All implements must cross the line completely. If you puke, try not to slip and fall back in it.

The Dragon Eggs of the Midgard Serpent –

75sec will be allotted. A series of atlas stones of increasing weight must be lifted and carried ~20ft and then placed over a 48in bar. Remember, these are fragile dragon eggs and are not to be dropped before reaching the bar. Dropping a stone ends your run, so be careful. Fastest time wins.

No tacky. No “stick um”. No shirts with friction patches on the chest. Lift it like a Viking or don’t lift it at all. Tape for skin protection is fine, as is grit, determination, guts, and strength.

Raise your Fist in Victory –

This is a single arm overhead medley. You will have 75sec to lift 3 implements in order from the ground to overhead. The press portion must be performed with one arm. Each implement must be lifted successfully with each hand before moving on. Fastest time wins. If you do not finish you will be credited with the implements that you did complete. The implements will be a kettlebell, a giant dumbbell, and a full size barbell. Athlete must wait for a down signal to receive credit for a lift. Here’s to victory!

[table border=”3″ caption=”” width=”600″ colwidth=”70|70|65|90|85|95″ colalign=”left|center|center|center|center|center”] Division,Yoke & Dead,Max Log Bench (starting wt/increments),Medley (keg weights only. Prowler & drag TBD),Atlas Stones,SA Overhead Medley (KB | Giant DB | Barbell)
LWW,325/200,75/15,100/100,95 115 115,40 50 55
MWW,350/225,90/15,100/100,95 115 115 135,50 65 65
HWW,400/250,105/15,100/160,95 115 135 175,60 75 75
SMF,450/300,175/25,160/160,115 135 175 200,70 85 85
LW & MW Nov – LW & MW Master,500/350,200/25,160/200,135 175 200 220,80 100 100
LW open HW Nov and HW Master,550/400,225/25,200/200,175 200 220 240,90 115 115
MW open,650/450,250/25,200/250,200 220 240 275,100 135 135
HW open,750/500,250/25,250/250,220 240 275 290,100 145 145

General Gear Rules-

Lots and lots of “NO’s”: no tacky, no stick um spray, no stacking belts, no knee wraps, no squat suits, no deadlift suits, no bench shirts, no rocket packs, no forklifts, no hydraulic powered robot suits like Ripley had in “Aliens”, no shirts that have rubberish patches on the chest, no complaining, whining, or moaning. If I missed anything ask but remember the “no complaining” rule if I say no.

Stuff that IS allowed: sleeves for the elbows and knees BUT if they have straps or buckling devices those devices must not be tightened. One belt is allowed beyond the one used to keep your pants up. Wrist wraps are fine. Chalk is fine, and baby powder on the thighs for deads is fine. Tape or leather gauntlets on the forearms is fine.

Usual Mouser Stuff

  • This is a drug free contest. If you are juiced, feel free to come cheer on your buddies, but please don’t bother to sign up.
  • 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 deadlift hold with a trap bar.
  • Sportsmanship is expected and required. This is the greatest sport in the world, let’s keep it that way. Unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated and may result keelhauling or the Blood Eagle.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Complete application and pay below: 

Viking Summer Raid

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 Summer Raid 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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August 16, 2014
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mouser Strength Dynamics
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Viking Performance Training
141 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, 26501 United States
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