Several of us have been working on developing an updated list of qualifications for our US Nationals / North American Championship based upon the weight classes introduced this year.
Also, we expanded the events that would count for qualification as well as the wild card feats.
Aside from myself, Brent Barbe, Chris Rice, Matt Cannon and Sean Dockery contributed to the list in various ways, and there may have been others that I am not aware of.
Thanks to those who assisted.
I welcome any questions you might have regarding the list.
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Qualification Chance 1:
Total Two Handed Elite in their weight class(three lift total for grippers, axle, 2HP):
120k - 840
120k - 800
105k - 770
93k - 730
83k - 690
74k - 640
66k - 585
59k - 530
Total One Handed Elite in their weight class(three lift total for grippers, 1 Handed axle, 1HP):
Finish in the top 3 out of 5 in their weight class in a NAGS-sanctioned contest. Or, top 6 if there are 10 or more athletes in a given weight class.
Finish in the top position of their weight class (less than 5 competitors) in a
Finish in the top 20 overall for World’s Strongest Hands, King Kong, or other multi-cite mega comp.
Qualification Chance 2:
Athletes can also qualify for Nationals by completing 3 of the following feats during the
2012 – 2013 season in NAGS-sanctioned contests or through video submission.
(Can occur during multiple contests - do not have to all be at the same contest)
1″ Vertical Bar:
59k: 250lbs, 66k: 260lbs, 74k: 270lbs:, 83k: 280lbs, 93k: 290lbs, 105k: 310lbs, 120k: 320lbs, 120+: 330lbs
2″ FBBC Vertical Bar:
59k: 180lbs, 66k: 190lbs, 74k: 200lbs:, 83k: 210lbs, 93k: 220lbs, 105k: 230lbs, 120k: 240lbs, 120+: 250lbs
Close Level 13 Gold on the Vulcan or 150# Gripper Close (parallel or 20-mm Block Set)
Bending (Reverse Style, 40 degrees within 30 seconds, preferable with wraps that will pass through a 1.25" hole)
Grade 5×6″ bolt, Wrist Developer Level 5 Gold
IronMind Axle Deadlift:
59k: 210lbs, 66k: 230lbs, 74k: 250lbs:, 83k: 270lbs, 93k: 290lbs, 105k: 310lbs, 120k: 330lbs, 120+: 350lbs
One Handed IronMind Axle Deadlift:
59k: 94lbs, 66k: 103lbs, 74k: 112lbs:, 83k: 121lbs, 93k: 130lbs, 105k: 139lbs, 120k: 148lbs, 120+: 157lbs
Euro Two Hands Pinch: – 59k: 140lbs, 66k: 170lbs, 74k: 180lbs:, 83k: 190lbs, 93k: 200lbs, 105k: 210lbs, 120k: 220lbs, 120+: 230lbs
Euro One Hand Pinch: – 59k: 63lbs, 66k: 76lbs, 74k: 81lbs:, 83k: 85lbs, 93k: 90lbs, 105k: 94lbs, 120k: 99lbs, 120+: 103lbs
One Hand Deadlift on Olympic / Powerlifting Bar:
59k: 180lbs, 66k: 190lbs, 74k: 200lbs:, 83k: 210lbs, 93k: 220lbs, 105k: 230lbs, 120k: 240lbs, 120+:
59k: 40-lb Hex, 66k: 40-lb Hex, 74k: 45-lb Hex, 83k: 45-lb Hex, 93k: 45-lb Blob, 105k: 45-lb Blob, 120k: 50-lb Blob, 120+: 50-lb Blob
Inverted Hex Dumbbell Deadlift (fingers or thumb not permitted inside print):
59k: 40-lb Hex, 66k: 40-lb Hex, 74k: 45-lb Hex, 83k: 45-lb Hex, 93k: 50-lb Hex, 105k: 50-lb Hex, 120k: 55-lb Hex, 120+: 55-lb Hex
59k: 150lbs, 66k: 160lbs, 74k: 170lbs:, 83k: 180lbs, 93k: 190lbs, 105k: 200lbs, 120k: 210lbs, 120+: 220lbs
Plate Pinching (One Hand)
59k: 2-35's, 66k: 2-35's, 74k: 2-35's, 83k: 2-35's, 93k: 2-35's, 105k: 2-45's, 120k: 2-45's, 120+: 2-45's
59k: 35lbs, 66k: 35lbs, 74k: 45lbs, 83k: 45lbs, 93k: 45lbs, 105k: 45lbs, 120k: 45lbs, 120k+: 45lbs
Front lift with a coin to 18” platform. Handle must be at least 31”.
59k: 6lb, 66k: 6lb, 74k: 6lb, 83k: 8lb, 93k: 8lb, 105k: 8lb, 120k: 8lb, 120+: 10lb
Face lever. Handle must be at least 31” and the lift must be reasonably strict.
59k: 10lbs, 66k: 10lbs, 74k: 12lbs:, 83k: 12lbs, 93k: 12lbs, 105k: 16lbs, 120k: 16lbs, 120+: 16lbs
Qualification Chance 3:
Complete any of the following Certifications during the 2012 – 2013 Grip season
Certify for IronMind Captain of Crush (#3 or #3.5)
Certify for IronMind Red Nail Roster
Certify as Gripboard Mash Monster 1 or higher
Qualification Chance 4:
Complete any one of the following Wild Card feats during the 2012 – 2013 season in NAGS-sanctioned contests.
Close #4 Gripper with parallel set or wider (choker included)
Lift the Inch Replica Dumbbell
Break US Record in Two Hands Pinch for their weight class
Break US Record in 1-inch Vertical Bar (LGC Standard or FBBC Standard) for their weight class
Break US Record in 2-inch Vertical Bar (FBBC Standard) for their weight class
Break US Record in the Axle Deadlift for their weight class
Video submission for lifts will be accepted
The above lifts are a starting point. If you are promoting a competition please contact us so that qualifying standards can be established ahead of time.
Breaking of a US Record must happen in a competition format.
Once you have qualified for and competed in NAGS Championships you will automatically be qualified for the following year.
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*Jedd edited some things: 9/30/12. Had a date wrong and added video submission permitted near the top of the document as well.
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