April 3, 2021
Houston Tournament of Champions
The Woodlands, TX
EVENT QUESTIONS WILL ONLY BE ANSWERED IF POSTED ON THIS EVENT PAGE
The Big Tex Gym Strongman Series and NPLC are proud to present: The USS Houston Tournament of Champions! Come on out on 4/3/21 to the beautiful convention center at the Woodlands Waterway in Houston,TX 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: Mike Lusby & Katie Lusby
Contact: Katie Lusby (firstname.lastname@example.org EVENT QUESTIONS WILL ONLY BE ANSWERED IF POSTED ON THIS EVENT PAGE)
Date & Time: 4/3/21 10:00 am
Entry Deadline: Entries will be taken until the day before the contest but you must enter by 3/30/21 to be guaranteed a contest T shirt.
Rules Meeting: 830am (ALL ATHLETES MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE TO COMPETE)
Weigh-in: MORNING WEIGH INS ONLY 8-10am
LOCATION: Legacy Barbell
26803 Hanna rd suite 808 Oak ridge North, TX 77385
9min from convention center
NIGHT WEIGH INS 5-7pm at the CONTEST VENUE!
Saturday 4/3/21 from 700am-800am at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Location: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380
Hotel: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
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.
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.) Max Circus DB (National Record)
2.) USS NATIONAL RECORD Max Barbell deadlift
3.) Frame Carry
4.) Sandbag Toss Over Bar
5.) TACKYLESS Stone Over Bar
EVENT 1- Max Circus DB
*Athlete can start with hands ON implement
*60 second time limit from judge's "go" command to complete a successful rep
*Wrist wraps, elbow/knee sleeves, chalk, grip shirts, belt with buckle or lever ALLOWED.
*Straps, suits, tacky/tacky towels, elbow/knee wraps NOT ALLOWED.
* Wessels rule. Three attempts. Miss an attempt and you're out
*Stiff Bar/Power Bar
*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.
*strict press, push press, push jerk, power jerk, split jerk ALLOWED.
*Non Pressing hand must be OFF the DB before you initiate hip/leg drive or it will be NO REP
Division/Class/DB starting weight (10# jumps for men, 5# jumps for women)
EVENT 2- USS NATIONAL RECORD Max Barbell deadlift
*3 attempts. Wessels rule in effect...miss an attempt and you're out.
*60 second time limit from judge's signal. Take as many attempts as you like within the 60 second period.
*Wrist wraps, elbow/knee sleeves, chalk, belt, suits, straps, hitching ALLOWED.
* Tacky/tacky towels, elbow/knee wraps 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. Bar CANNOT be dropped from the top. If bar is dropped from the top, even after the down call, it will be a NO REP.
*"Auction style" so athlete does not take each weight. Athlete jumps in when the weight is what they want for that attempt. See Wessels rule above.
Weight starts at 315# for ALL MEN with 20# jumps*. *Jumps can be as low as 5# IF GOING FOR A NATIONAL RECORD. It is up to the athlete to know the records and call their attempt BEFORE the lift.
Weight starts at 185# for ALL WOMEN with 20# jumps*. *Jumps can be as low as 5# IF GOING FOR A NATIONAL RECORD. It is up to the athlete to know the records and call their attempt BEFORE the lift.
EVENT 3- Frame Carry
*Athlete has 60 seconds to pick, carry a frame 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 frame.
*Belt, chalk, knee/elbow sleeves, wrist wraps allowed
*Suits, tacky/tacky towel, knee/elbow wraps, straps NOT ALLOWED
*Frame 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- Sandbag Toss Over Bar
*Athlete will have 60 seconds from the judge's "go" command to toss one bag back and forth over a bar for as many reps as possible in the minute
*Belt, wrist wraps, elbow/knee sleeves, chalk ALLOWED.
*Suits, elbow/knee wraps, straps, tacky/tacky towel NOT ALLOWED.
*Heights are 10-12' for ALL women's classes and 12-14' for ALL Men's classes.
EVENT 5- TACKYLESS Stone Over Bar For Reps
*Athletes will have 60 seconds to complete as many reps over the bar as possible.
*Athletes will start with wrists on the cross bar. When given the "go" command athletes will load the stone as many time as possible
*The highest number of reps wins.
*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
Events and Weights
|Division||Max Circus Dumbbell||Barbell Deadlift||Frame Carry||Sandbag Toss||Stone Over Bar|
|Novice W HW (165+)||50||185||300||25||130|
|Novice W LW (165-)||50||185||250||20||95|
|Open W LW (132-)||50||185||300||25||130|
|Open W MW (165-)||50||185||330||25||160|
|Open W HW (198-)||50||185||350||30||175|
|Open W SHW (+)||50||185||350||30||175|
|Masters Women (Single Class)||50||185||300||25||130|
|Novice M HW (220+)||80||315||415||30||225|
|Novice M LW (220-)||80||315||385||30||200|
|Open M LW (181-)||80||315||415||35||225|
|Open M MW (198-)||80||315||475||35||250|
|Open M MW (220-)||80||315||475||35||250|
|Open M HW (242-)||140||315||525||40||280|
|Open M HW (275-)||140||315||525||40||280|
|Open M SHW (+)||140||315||525||40||280|
|Masters M LW (220-)||80||315||415||35||225|
|Masters M HW (+)||80||315||475||35||250|
Registration Closes Apr 02, 2021
67 spots remain.