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What do you guys think of this? I keep having this vision of getting catapulted thru the air to land in a heap of my broken bones :). But it does look like fun - for anyone who has done it - is this a "grip" event of more of a whole body strength contest? Body weight looks like it should be really important but maybe I'm wrong?

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They have weight classes to take BW into account

Though I think technique is very important also, clay did the world champions earlier this year and was the biggest guy but still got beat by the more experienced guys.

Clay is also running one next month along with a grip contest

I think they look awesome and a lot of fun and more grip contests should have them

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Looks like deadlift strength will be a big factor. Seems very fun.

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Looks like something I'd love to do if I had time and a healthy back. I was asked to bee a State Chair, but told them no because I am so busy with Grip Sport. I am sure Grip is going to be an advantage.

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Im going to try it next time i go up to Slayters hardware:)

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Alot of back strength and grip strength involved of course. Strong legs and core also a big plus. Weight is a huge factor but not a determinating factor. I'll be doing it at Clay's CA's Strongest Hands and Mas Tourney in Jan. After that I can weigh in more. Just looks like alot of fun.

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Grip and core strength seem to be the biggest factors I think. Mas wrestling is a LOT of fun, and I'm not just saying that because I have a decent grip for it haha

The weight classes are under 90kg, 90.5-110kg, and 110.5+. For women, the weight classes are +- 70kg.

At the second stage of the world championships in St. Petersburg, I weighed in at 140kg and was about in the middle of the pack as far as weight. The heaviest competitor was Glenn Ross at 200kg. A couple guys at 180kg, another half dozen between 150-170kg, and probably a half dozen under 100kg. Since it was an "absolute" championships, there weren't any weight classes and there were times that guys were mismatched by a lot. But the lighter guys with better technique almost always beat the heavier, less experienced guys. I finished 22nd out of 36.

If you haven't already seen them, check out www.maswrestlingusa.com and my site www.norcalmaswrestling.com

Odd Haugen and Robert Oberst are on their way to Dubai for the third and final stage of the championships

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I am in agreement this should be at every grip comp even if it takes place after the actual event.

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