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Sanctioned:

September 3, 2022

United States Strongest

$100

Austin, TX

Big Tex Events is Proud to Present:

United States Strongest 

 

Come on out on 09/03/2022, to compete against other the strongest the country has to offer in an all out battle to prove who can claim the title of "United States Strongest"! 

As always, we will have fun for both competitors and spectators alike: 

  • Vendors
  • Live DJ
  • Food
  • Badass Trophies with Cash Prizes
  • ADL Live Streaming

 

USS MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR ALL COMPETITORS.  MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE VERIFIED AT WEIGH INS.

USS MEMBERSHIPS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: USS Membership | usstrongmaninc (unitedstatesstrongman.com)

 

ENTRIES ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERRABLE

 

Meet Director: Aaron Moeller 

Executives: Robert Impastato & Esther Chou

Contact:  Aaron Moeller 361-489-6947  / amoellercf@gmail.com

Entry Deadline: Entries will be taken until the day before the event.  Early Bird Pricing is available through April 30, 2022.  After April 30, 2022, registration will be $115.

 

---- Venue ----

Austin Convention Center

500 Cesar Chavez St E, Austin, TX 7870

 

---- TIME ----

Athlete Meeting (Mandatory) - 8:30am

Contest Start Time - 9:00 AM

 

---- WEIGH INS ----

1. Friday September 2nd, 2022 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Big Tex Gym

1921 Cedar Bend Dr Ste A130 Austin, TX

 

2. Saturday September 2nd, 2022 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM at Palmer Event Center:

900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

 

---- COMP SHIRT ----

Must enter before August 24, 2022 to guarantee a FREE contest shirt, ALL athletes must wear contest shirt on the day of competition to fulfill our sponsors' contractual obligations. Shirt will be for sale @ $20 on event day for athletes and $25 for spectators.

 

---- SPECTATORS -----

https://purchase.growtix.com/eh/Austin_Fit_Fest

$10 off code for all athlete's supporters: AFFATHLETE10

 

----HOTEL----

www.my-event.hilton.com/auslkes-fit-2bae6846-31ea-490f-9564-71a14b4eabf2/

link for $50-$80 off per night depends on days ^^^^^^

----- AWARDS -----

$500 for top OPEN male and female athletes with Champion Belts for each. 

$200 for all OPEN first place winners 

+Medals & Goody bags for 1-3rd place in all divisions/classes. 

***There must be 5 in each weight class for the cash prize***

 

$500 for 1st place male and female in Pro Class

$300 for 2nd place male and female in Pro Class

$200 for 3rd place male and female in Pro Class


Winner of the Pro Class goes to Pro Internationals as well!

Podium finishers in the Pro Class Qualify for USS Nationals 2023!

***Pro class must have a minimum 6 athletes to receive an invite. 

***Minimum of 5 to receive prize money to the top 3, but no invite.

If there are 4 or less, you can go into your respective weight class in the amateurs for a chance to win prize money there and go to amateur's nationals.

 

---- DIVISIONS/WEIGHT CLASS ----

 

Big Tex Gym is proud to partner with Rogue American Apparel / Invader Coffee to present this year's HERO CLASS!!! The winners of the hero class will walk away with the title TEXAS STRONGEST VETERAN/FIRST RESPONDER! The top male and top female Hero Class champion will walk away with some seriously badass prizes from Rogue American Apparel / Invader Coffee and Big Tex Gym! 

*Divisions/weight classes will be combined if there are fewer than 5 competitors

Weight classes:

Novice Women (combined class)

LW Open Women <132>

MW Open Women <165>

HW Open Women <181>

SHW Open Women >181

Masters Women (combined class)

Hero LW Women <165>

Hero HW Women >165

 

Novice Men (combined class)

LE Open Men <181>

LW Open Men <198>

MW Open Men <220>

HW Open Men <242>

HW Open Men <275>

SHW Open Men >275

Masters Men (combined class)

Hero LW Men <220>

Hero HW Men >220

 

---- EVENTS & RULES ----

1.) Carry, Drag & Load Medley

90 sec

Athletes will start with a hand on the yoke.  On the START commend, he/she will run to the sandbag and carry it 25 feet back to the yoke then run to the sled and drag it 50 feet back to the start line, then for the remainder of the 90 seconds, load the sandbag over the yoke.   44" height for women, 52" height for men.  Total number of reps of sandbag over the bar is your score.  If an athlete does not finish the sled drag, the distance they dragged the sled will be their score. 

Authorized Equipment:  Elbow/Knee sleeves, wrist wraps, gloves, chalk, liquid chalk, soft belt, belt.

Anything NOT on the Authorized Equipment list will not be allowed. 

 

2.) Yoke Zercher Carry

60 sec

Athlete will start with back to the yoke.  On the START command, the athlete will turn and face the yoke, pick it up in a Zercher style and carry the yoke 50 feet to the designated finish line.  Unlimited drops, NO SLIDES.  If the yoke slides more than 1/2 the length of a yoke skid, the athlete will be given one warning, a one second penalty will be assessed for each infraction after the warning.  If the yoke slides across the finish line in this fashion, the athlete will be assessed a FIVE second penalty.  All judges decisions are final. 

Authorized Equipment:  Elbow/Knee sleeves, wrist wraps, gloves, chalk, liquid chalk, soft belt, belt.

Anything NOT on the Authorized Equipment list will not be allowed. 

 

3.) Max Silver Dollar Deadlift

60 sec/attempt

Wessel's rules.   Three attempts, get in where you fit in, 60 seconds per weight and as many tries as you want to muster per weight in 60 seconds...miss a pull & you're out.  

Athlete will start with hands on bar (strapped in if using straps).  On the START command, athlete will perform one silver dollar deadlift.  Athlete MUST WAIT FOR THE JUDGE'S DOWN COMMAND.  If you jump the down command, your lift will not count and you will only have the remainder of your 60 seconds to attempt to pull it again.  NO SUMO!!! Conventional stance deadlift only.  Must fully lock out, soft lockouts will not be given the down command! 

TWO LANES, LIGHT LANE AND HEAVY LANE!   Light lane starts at  255lbs with 50 lb jumps.  Heavy lane starts at 430 lbs with 90 lb jumps.  

Deadlift suits are allowed.  

Several deadlift suits of varying sizes and styles to fit competitor from LW Women to SHW+ Men will be provided for athletes to use.  First come, first served, no reservations.

Authorized Equipment:  Elbow/Knee sleeves, wrist wraps, gloves, chalk, liquid chalk, soft belt, belt, lifting straps, figure 8's. 

Anything NOT on the Authorized Equipment list will not be allowed. 

 

4.) Sandbag Throw For Distance

90 sec time limit 

Athlete will start with sandbag in hands facing the judge.  On the START command, the athlete will throw the bag behind them with both hands.  No single hand or overhand throwing techniques, no forward throwing techniques, or field sport (highland games, shotput, discus) style throws allowed.  There will be lines marked every five feet up to 80 feet.  Score keepers will mark the bag's official landing point where it comes to a full stop.  

Each athlete gets three throws; longest throw will be the athlete's score.  Only the longest throw will be measured.  

Authorized Equipment:  Elbow/Knee sleeves, wrist wraps, gloves, chalk, soft belt, belt. NO liquid chalk.

Anything NOT on the Authorized Equipment list will not be allowed. 

 

5.) Harness Tug Of War

No time limit

Two athletes will start in truck pull harnesses facing away from one another with a 9 foot tow strap connecting their harnesses in the back.  On the START command, the athletes will attempt to force their opponent across the center line between them and onto their side of the contest area.  Athletes MUST face away from one another the entire time.  No turning or backpedaling allowed, no pulling the tow strap with your hands. 

A win occurs when your opponent 

1.) Falls 

2.) Touches a knee to the ground 

3.) Lies flat on the ground 

4.) Crosses the other competitors start line 

Single elimination.  Bracket style scoring.  Last man/woman standing in each class wins.  

Authorized Equipment:  Elbow/Knee sleeves, wrist wraps, gloves, chalk, liquid chalk, soft belt, belt, climbing shoes. 

Anything NOT on the Authorized Equipment list will not be allowed. 

 

Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
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Sep 03, 2022

Start Time
9:00 AM
Meet Director
Aaron Moeller
amoellercf@gmail.com
361-489-6947

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Events and Weights
Division Carry, Drag & Load MedleyYoke Zercher CarryMax Silver Dollar DeadliftSandbag Throw for DistanceHarness Tug Of War
Novice Women (Single Class)100, 200, 100250MAX251 on 1
Open W LW (132-)100, 200, 100250MAX251 on 1
Open W MW (148-)125, 250, 125300MAX351 on 1
Open W MW (165-)125, 250, 125300MAX351 on 1
Open W HW (181-)150, 300, 150350MAX451 on 1
Open W HW (198-)150, 300, 170350MAX451 on 1
Open W SHW (+)200, 330, 200380MAX551 on 1
Masters Women (Single Class)125, 250, 125300MAX351 on 1
Hero W LW (165-)125, 250, 125300MAX351 on 1
Hero W HW (165+)225, 330, 225350MAX451 on 1
Pro Women225, 350, 225400MAX651 on 1
Novice Men (Single Class)200, 330, 200450MAX351 on 1
Open M LW (181-)225, 330, 225400MAX451 on 1
Open M MW (198-)250, 350, 250450MAX451 on 1
Open M MW (220-)250, 350, 250450MAX551 on 1
Open M HW (242-)275, 400, 275500MAX651 on 1
Open M HW (275-)275, 400, 275500MAX651 on 1
Open M SHW (+)300, 450, 300550MAX751 on 1
Masters Men (Single Class)225, 350, 225450MAX451 on 1
Hero M LW (220-)250, 350, 250450MAX 55 1 on 1
Hero M HW (220+)275, 400, 275500MAX551 on 1
Pro Men350, 500, 350600MAX75 1 on 1

Early Bird Price
$100
Available until Jul 30, 2022

Regular Price
$105
Registration Closes Sep 02, 2022

Refund Policy
No refunds.
This event is limited to 30 athletes.
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