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Viking Summer Raid Weekend 2018

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm





USA Powerlifting…… MAS Wrestling… the Viking Highlander … OR…


USA Powerlifting Summer Raid: Saturday, July 7th @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Viking Highlander (Strongman Corp/NAS): Sunday, July 8th @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

MAS Wrestling: Sunday, July 8th @ 4:30pm (takes place during Strongman).

“He who lives without discipline, dies without honor.” – Icelandic proverb

The first Viking Summer Raid was born just a few weeks after Viking Performance Training opened its doors, and the strongman challenge was engaged.

In the second year a second day was added- Day 1 became a Powerlifting contest, unsanctioned as a test of raw strength against the iron in squat, bench press, and deadlift.  Day 2 the Strongman contest returned, a Strongman Corp Level I testing strength in its raw form.

Now for Year 5, we continue the evolution of this now legendary competition:

Day 1’s powerlifting will be sanctioned by the largest federation in the country, USA Powerlifting!

Day 2 will once again become The Viking Highlander. With Highland Games and Highlander style events fading away in Appalachia as the old guard struggles to keep them alive, we have decided to pick up the torch and carry it to new heights with a Norse twist. So be ready to don your kilt, fly the banner of your clan, and hurl stones in honor of the ancient Celts!

Compete in one contest or the other- strive for all-time bests in weight moved, PRs in atlas stones, contest placings among your class, or try the ancient throwing events for the 1st time.

Compete in both contests, two grueling days of maximal effort in barely more than 24 hours’ time… and you challenge yourself, testing resolve, grit, and prove to yourself that you have what it takes not just to finish, but to conquer, and LEAD, the Raids!


Eligibility: Any male or female 13 yrs or older. Kids’ events may be available pending demand

Promoter- Jay Handley & Paul Mouser

Date/Time- Powerlifting is July 7th, begins at 10:00am.  Strongman is July 8th, begins at 12:00pm.

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

Hotel- TBA

For powerlifting, USA Powerlifting membership is required and available at www.usapowerlifting.com

For the Viking Highlander, Strongman Corp membership is required and can be found or renewed at http://www.strongmancorporation.com or purchased on site from WV State Chairman Paul Mouser (cash or check only!).

Highlander competitors are covered for MAS Wrestling with Strongman Corp (NAS) membership; MAS Wrestling only competitors must be members of MAS Wrestling USA, a membership which may be found at http://maswrestlingusa.com/membership-form.

Online Entry:   www.vikingperformancetraining.com

*mailed entries with checks to: Paul Mouser, 1465 Barry St, Fairmont, WV 26554

Contact Info– Jay Handley: email jhandley@vikingperformancetraining.com, phone (304) 216-7496, and Paul Mouser: kozbeesemail@yahoo.com, (304) 614-5291

Gear Check, Rack Heights, Memberships, Waivers: 7am Saturday morning

Weigh-ins- Powerlifting: 8am Saturday morning

Rules/Safety Briefing- Powerlifting: Saturday 9:00am. This meeting is mandatory.  Strongman/MAS: Sunday 11:00am.  Mandatory.

Powerlifting Awards:  Prize for winner in each class/division, Best Lifter (one male, one female).

Viking Highlander Awards:  Viking themed awards for all Open Class Winners. Nationals invitations are up for grabs per Strongman Corp Level I contest rules.

Viking Highlander Weigh-ins: 8am-9am Sunday morning (unless they did PL the day prior)

MAS Awards: MAS trophies for winner in each class.

“Will there be special awards for competitors competing in BOTH days of the Summer Raid?”  Oh… of course.  The Gods desire bravery and strength above all else…

GRAND CHAMPION AWARD: The top performing competitors of those competing both days will receive the Grand Champion Award!  Grand Champions are decided through a specialized Wilkes formula designed to account for Highlander performances in addition to powerlifting.

The Viking Highlander


Highlander/MAS Divisions- Open, Masters, Novice, Teen, StrongMom, Adaptive Seated, Adaptive Standing

Weight Classes-

Women: LWW 0-120, 121-140,  MWW 141-160, 161-180, HWW 181-200, 201+

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


Events (subject to change): Weight Over Bar, Stones of the North Series, Conan’s Wheel, Dinnie Stone Hold, Mas Wrestling



Weight Over Bar Mas Wrestling Conan’s Wheel

Lbs/In Hands

Dinnie Hold Stones

Novice LWW

Masters LWW

Teen LWW


28 X 230/165 80/110 85, 95, 115, 135
LWW Open

Novice MWW

Masters MWW

Teen MWW


28 X 230/165 110/130 85, 95, 115, 135

MWW Open

Novice HWW

Masters HWW

Teen HWW



28 X 320/210 130/150 95, 115, 135, 150


HWW Open



28 X 410/210 150/170  115, 135, 150, 175
Novice LW

Masters LW

Teen LW


42 X 410/210 120/170 135, 150, 175, 200

LW Open

Novice MW

Masters MW

Teen MW


42 X 500/300 170/220 150, 175, 200, 220

MW Open

Novice HW

Masters HW

Teen HW


42 X 590/345 220/270 175, 200, 220, 240

HW Open


56 X 680/390 270/320 200, 220, 240, 285


Weight Over Bar

  • Athletes will throw a traditional Highland Games weight with one hand over a bar that rises higher each round. Highest throw wins.
  • Athletes will have 2 tries to get the weight over any given height. If unsuccessful, the athlete is at that point eliminated. Athlete may also be asked to exit the field if the referee feels he/she is stalling.
  • Standing throw only; spinning techniques are not allowed

Stones of the North Series

  • When Bill Kazmaier went to Scotland to lift the Inver Stone, the original challenge was simply to hoist to chest height. Kaz, not satisfied with this, took it up to his massive shoulders, and then pressed it overhead. The Stones of the North honor this feat.
  • Athlete with have 60sec to shoulder or press a series of 4 atlas stones in order. The final atlas stone is lifted for reps
  • Shouldering any stone is worth 1 point. Pressing any stone is worth 3 points! Most points wins.
  • Tacky is not legal.

Mas Wrestling

  • The original Viking sport! Best described in its simplest form as Seated Tug of War with a stick, a MAS Wrestling tournament will be held among the weight classes.  This will be part of a separate MAS Wrestling tournament, increasing the possible number of matches!  All matches are 2 out of 3, and tournament style will be double-elimination or round robin, depending on the number of competitors.  For a full description of the rules, including links to sample videos, click here http://maswrestlingusa.com/mas-wrestling/abridged-mas-wrestling-usa-rules

Dinnie Stone Hold

  • The challenge of the Dinnie Stones has defeated many of the world’s mightiest since the mid-1800’s. The challenge requires two massive stones of differing weight to be lifted simultaneously by ring handles. At the Viking Highlander we shall pay tribute to the Dinnie Stones with a twist that allows us to scale the challenge for all classes.
  • Two Mouser Blocks of offset weight will be hoisted by ring handles and held for time in the style of the Dinnie Stones; that is one in front and one behind.
  • Ladies will use Mini-Blocks, men will use original Mouser Blocks.
  • No grip aids of any kind. Longest hold wins.


Conan’s Wheel

  • Apparatus is to be carried in the front of the body in the crook of the elbows.
  • Furthest distance wins.
  • May not rest apparatus on belt

Viking Summer Raid 2018

Two days of might, muscle, and mayhem 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, Jerry Handley, Strongman Corp., 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/Viking Highlander and its related events, I hereby grant Strongman Corp. 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 Strongman Corp., 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 Strongman Corp., 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 Strongman Corp. and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization hereunder. Therefore I affix my signature below:

  • Mailing address
  • Unisex or Ladies
  • If not yet a member OR if you're doing the Powerlifting portion, that's OK! Just write "N/A" and make sure you get your membership before the meet at : www.usapowerlifting.com
  • Choose your division for Day 2 of the Summer Raid ***for "powerlifting only" just choose Open and move on***
  • Just pick "Raw" if you are not doing the Powerlifting portion
  • Women choose their PL class here. Men choose below. Kilos/pounds
  • Highlander and Mas classes
  • Men select their PL class here. Kg/lbs
  • Highlander and Mas classes
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • For those competing during Day 1's powerlifting ***If you are doing Day 2 only, just choose "full power" and move on***
  • Select Highlander, Powerlifting, Mas, or all them! ***First ten so sign up for BOTH days is only $105!!!*** ***Early bird pricing ends 3/31*** ***Late fee kicks in 6/23 at midnight***
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July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am
July 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm


Paul Mouser and Jerry Handley
304 614 5291
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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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