June 26, 2021
Branch Warren Classic
Live streaming by ADL Live
The Big Tex Gym Strongman Series, NPLC and ADL Live are proud to present: The USS Branch Warren Classic! Come on out on 6/26/21 to test your mettle on some classic Strongman events. There will be vendors/sponsors, music, food, games and fun for both competitors and spectators alike! Check out the details below!
USS MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR ALL COMPETITORS. MEMBERSHIPS CAN BE PURCHASED AT WEIGH INS OR BEFORE THE CONTEST HERE...
***ENTRIES ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE***
Contest Director/Promoters: Jon Eklund / Johnnie O Jackson, Robert Impastato, Esther Chou
Contact: Jon Eklund (firstname.lastname@example.org EVENT QUESTIONS WILL ONLY BE ANSWERED IF POSTED ON EVENT PAGE)
Date & Time: 6/26/21 at 9am
Entry Deadline: Entries will be taken until the day before the contest but you must enter by 5/24/21 to have a T shirt included with entry. Due to our contractual obligations, all athletes that do not sign up before we order shirts must buy a contest T shirt for the show. We will sell them at cost (usually they are only $6-9).
Rules Meeting: 830am (ALL ATHLETES MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE TO COMPETE)
Weigh-in: Friday 6/25/21 from 8am-10am and 5-7pm at the contest venue.
Saturday 6/26/21 from 700am-800am at the contest venue.
Location: NRG Center
1 NRG Park Houston, TX 77054
Awards: $500 for top OPEN male and female athletes. $250 for all OPEN firt place winners & trophies & goody bags for 1-3rd place in all divisions/classes. *MUST have 5 competitors in each class for money to be available
Divisions: **Weight classes/class sub divisions will be combined if there are less than 5 competitors signed up**
Novice Women: LW (<165>Novice Men: LW (<220>Open Women: LW (<132>Open Men: LW(<181>Masters Women
LW Masters Men (<220>
1.) Axle Clean & Press Away
2.) Car Deadlift
3.) Yoke Carry 50ft Down and Back
4.) Truck/Sled Pull
5.) Keg Carry to Load for Reps
EVENT 1- Axle Clean & Press Away
*Athlete can start with hands ON implement
*60 second time limit from judge's "go" command to complete as many reps as possible
*Wrist wraps, elbow/knee sleeves, chalk, grip shirts, belt with buckle or lever ALLOWED.
*Straps, suits, tacky/tacky towels, elbow/knee wraps NOT ALLOWED.
*Clean the axle once and press away. Multiple cleans slowed but not required. (push press, push/power jerk, split jerk, strict press etc)
*Elbows/knees must be extended and feet must be parallel to get the "down" call from judge. Must wait for down call for rep to be counted.
EVENT 2- Car Deadlift
*60 second time limit from judge's signal.
*Wrist wraps, elbow/knee sleeves, chalk, belt, straps, hitching ALLOWED.
* Tacky/tacky towels, elbow/knee wraps, suits NOT ALLOWED.
*Hips/knees must be extended/locked out to get the "down" call from judge. Must wait for down call for rep to be counted and an UP call. NO TOUCH AND GO
EVENT 3- Yoke Carry
*Athlete has 60 seconds to pick, carry a Yoke 50' down, re pick, then carry 50' back to the start line.
*Time will start on judge's "go" command. Athletes may start with hands ON the yoke.
*Belt, chalk, knee/elbow sleeves, wrist wraps allowed
*Suits, tacky/tacky towel, knee/elbow wraps, straps NOT ALLOWED
*Yoke will start behind the start line so only the FRONT END must cross on the way down and the ENTIRE IMPLEMENT must cross to finish
EVENT 4- Arm-Over-Arm Truck Pull
*Athlete will have 60 seconds from the judge's "go" command to pull truck 50ft or as far as possible
*Belt, wrist wraps, elbow/knee sleeves, chalk ALLOWED.
*Suits, elbow/knee wraps, straps, tacky/tacky towel NOT ALLOWED.
EVENT 5- Keg Carry to Load
*Athletes will have 60 seconds to carry keg 50ft and load over bar for as many reps as possible
*Athletes can start with hands on the implement
*The highest number of reps wins.
*The height will be 48” for women and 52” for men.
*Tacky towel, wrist wraps, elbow/knee sleeves, chalk, belt to the back ALLOWED.
*Tacky, suits, straps, elbow/knee wraps NOT ALLOWED.
*Athletes may not use the yoke/bar for leverage (i.e. no standing on yoke or grabbing cross bar to push with chest). They will be give a "no rep" for any reps completed in this fashion.
1 NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
Jon Eklund/ Co-Director: Stephen Moore
Events and Weights
|Division||Axle Clean & Press Away||Trap Deadlift||Yoke Carry||Arm-Over-Arm Pull||Keg Carry and Load|
|Novice Women (Single Class)||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Open W LW (132-)||115||150||330||TBD||130|
|Open W MW (165-)||130||200||365||TBD||150|
|Open W HW (198-)||145||250||400||TBD||175|
|Open W SHW (+)||145||250||400||TBD||175|
|Masters W MW (165-)||110||TBD||315||TBD||130|
|Masters W HW (+)||130||TBD||365||TBD||150|
|Novice Men (Single Class)||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Open M LW (181-)||200||400||525||TBD||230|
|Open M MW (198-)||220||450||575||TBD||250|
|Open M MW (220-)||220||450||575||TBD||250|
|Open M HW (242-)||240||500||650||TBD||280|
|Open M HW (275-)||240||500||650||TBD||280|
|Open M SHW (+)||240||500||650||TBD||280|
|Masters M MW (220-)||185||500||500||TBD||230|
|Masters M HW (+)||220||500||575||TBD||250|
Registration Closes Jun 26, 2021
127 spots remain.