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The Events

Rules

Event 1 – Max Log

Athletes will have 3 attempts to post a max weight on the log. Ladies will use the standard 10 inch log until 80kg, where it will be changed to the COVID 10 inch log. Gents will use a standard SorS 12 inch log until 105kg where it will be changed to the COVID 12 log without fixed ends, and fixed ends will be added at 150kg+

Athletes can elect a start weight at or higher than the minimum weight. They can retake the same weight if unsuccessful, or increase on next attempt. The weight cannot be lowered in the event of a fail. Opening weight must be elected no later than 15 mins before event starts. Next attempts must be given to the marshal immediately after previous attempt and cannot be changed. Athletes have 1 minute to do so, if they fail to, they will take the next smallest jump.

Athletes have 60 seconds to complete their attempt, from the call of ‘bar is loaded’. 2 legitimate attempts may be taken within the minute.

The implement will begin on the floor.

The rep must be locked out overhead and the knees and hips straight and head through. The log must be under control, the athlete cannot still be moving for a successful lift.

The implement must be returned IN FRONT of the athlete, and under control (hands on implement until at least waist height) or the rep will be discounted.

Reffing – for max attempts, a lead ref will sit at or near 45 degrees to the lifter. A 2nd ref will sit at 90 degrees on the opposite side. The second ref will indicate a good or bad lift to the head ref before the down call is given by the main ref. The athlete should only be concerned with the call of the main ref, and wait for both a visual and audible down call (a fast hand gesture and DOWN call).

Event 2 – Farmers race– 10m/10m

On athlete ready? Whistle. Athletes will pick and move the I beam farmers implements of set weight 10m down the course, and 10m back. Athletes will receive either a completion time score, or a distance from 1m to 19.9m. Chalk may be used, but no other grip aids. Athletes may have as many drops as required.

60 second time limit.

Athletes will be given one slide warning. A second infraction will incur a 5 second or 5m penalty. A third will incur a 0 score.

Event 3 – Flag raise. 4 flags for time

Athletes will attempt to raise 4 flags of increasing weight in the 60 second time cap.

All 4 flag poles will begin on the floor an the athlete must work from lightest to heaviest.

A split time will be given once the flag pole is locked into the holder at the top. If the time completes before any of the flags are in position, that rep will not count.

The athlete must stand over the flag pole and pull the implement towards themselves, they cannot get under and push it (like a fingal finger).

The athletes hand must start, and stay, on their side of the orange marker tape, 1.2m from the pivot

Gloves and chalk may be used, no other grip aids are allowed.

 

Event 4 – car flip

Athletes will attempt to flip a car twice within a 60 second time cap.

The car will be flipped in one direction once, then back the other way.

A split time will be taken on each successful flip, as well as when the vehicle is on it’s roof, so essentially 4 splits will be taken, including the finishing time.

A rail under the door sill will be provided on each side of the car.

Spotters will place safeties under the car once it has been lifted into the initial extension position. These are for your safety, not for resting on. Athletes safety is there own priority, move the vehicle within your own means and do not rely on spotters to try to save you.

Gloves may be worn.

 

Event 5 – overhead medley

Athlete will attempt to press the 3 implements overhead as quickly as possible. They will receive a completion time, or a split time on their successful lift.

Implements are Log, MDB, Anchor yoke.

Ladies – Standard 10 inch SorS log, DB 40 long 10 inch DB, Anchor Yoke

Men – Standard 12 inch SorS log, DB 12 12 inch DB, Anchor Yoke

Same rules as max log apply for log. Athlete must wait for down call or the rep will need to be repeated.

The DB can be taken to the shoulder with 2 hands, but the non pressing hand must be clearly away from the DB before it can be pressed. The DB must be over the line of the body and under control before the rep is given.

The anchor yoke can be taken straight from the floor (thruster) or set in a rack position and pressed. The yoke must be controlled at the top. The referee will wait to see the athlete has control of the yoke before giving the down call. This doesn’t mean it has to be stationary, but the remaining swing cannot be influencing the athlete.

The athlete will have their heights set at the commencement of day 2. This MUST be at or below the collar bone. If you fail to submit your yoke height, the height will remain the same as the previous athlete.

 

Event 6 – Stone bar DL for reps.

On athlete ready? Whistle. Competitors will have 60 seconds to complete as many deadlifts on the stone bar implement as possible. This event will be scored simply as reps, no splits will be taken.

The athlete must achieve correct deadlift lock out at the top. Knees and hips must be extended  and shoulders in line with the body and the bar must remain gripped in the hands with the thumb & fingers around the bar. If the athlete is seen fingertipping the bar, they will be told to reset their grip.

 

Athletes cannot drop the bar.

Touch and go reps are not allowed, the implement must come to a complete stop at the ground before the next rep is pulled.

Ladies will pull on a Cerberus DL bar, while gents will pull on a Goliath power bar (the additional weight of the stones being so far away from the normal loading position adds additional bend and whip to the bar, the power bar behaves much more like a DL bar at higher weights).

As the different stones are different diameters, we will attempt to set these as close to standard pulling height as possible using combinations of 15mm mats.

Figure 6 straps may be used. Fig 8s and suits are not allowed.

Event 7 – Freight race – 10m/10m zercher carry

On athlete ready? Whistle. Athletes will pick and move the zercher carry implement of set weight 10m down the course, and 10m back. Athletes will receive either a completion time score, or a distance from 1m to 19.9m. Chalk may be used, but no other grip aids. Athletes may have as many drops as required.

60 second time limit.

Athletes will be given one slide warning. A second infraction will incur a 5 second or 5m penalty. A third will incur a 0 score.

The implement must be carried in the crook of the elbows. It may be carried high on the chest, but cannot be carried on the shoulders.

The implement may come in contact with the belt, but the belt cannot be looped and if using a buckle or level belt, it must be at the side or back of the athlete.

Athletes will set there heights BEFORE the show commences, and will be noted by scribes. If in doubt, choose a LOWER pick height to ensure significant ground clearance and avoid slides. If you fail to submit your yoke height, the height will remain the same as the previous athlete.

Event 8 – Atlas Stone series.

Competitors will attempt to complete a 5 stone series as fast as possible. They will have 60 seconds to do so. They will receive a finishing time or a rep with split time attached if they are unsuccessful.

Ladies will load over a 1.2m bar and men will load over a 1.3m bar.

The split time is taken when the stone hits the floor on the other side. If the time completes and the stone is anywhere else but hitting the floor, the rep will not be given.

If the athlete has lapped the stone and the time completes, they won’t be able to continue the lift.

Athletes may not grab the cross bar to assist the completion of a rep.

Tacky may be used. Non-comp shirts or no shirts are allowed.0

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