Jedd Johnson Posted May 3, 2016 Share Posted May 3, 2016 The NAGS committee has updated the qualification criteria for participation at the North American Grip Sport Championship. Since the criteria was first developed in 2012, the results of dozens of grip sport contests have been entered into the Top 100 database, and weaknesses were identified. (The old qualifications list can be found here: The following is a list of the main changes that have been made to the criteria and the reason why they were changed: · The qualification standards for some of the lower weight classes have been lowered. Contest results from the past few years were analyzed and it was concluded that they were too challenging. · Some of the less common qualification lifts have been removed. As they are rarely contested, there isn’t a need to keep them. · A minimum of three competitors must be in a class in order for the winner to qualify. This is to ensure that the qualification is truly earned. Athletes who do not qualify due to low attendance will still be able to qualify via one of the other Qualification Chances. · Additional wording has been added to provide clarification, as some of the text could be interpreted in different ways. The new qualifications take effect immediately. However, any competitor that had already qualified for the 2016 NAGS Championship via the previous criteria remains qualified. Qualification Chance 1: During the current NAGS season, athletes who: • Finish in the top third of their weight class in a NAGS-sanctioned contest. • Finish in the top third of overall standings in a NAGS-sanctioned contest. There must be a minimum of three competitors in a weight class in order for someone to qualify. The number of qualified competitors will be rounded down where required. Example: If there is 1 competitor in a class, no one qualifies; If there are 2 competitors in a class, no one qualifies; If there are 3 competitors in a class, the winner qualifies; If there are 4 competitors in a class, the winner qualifies; If there are 5 competitors in a class, the winner qualifies; If there are 6 competitors in a class, the top 2 qualify; If there are 7 competitors in a class, the top 2 qualify; If there are 8 competitors in a class, the top 2 qualify; If there are 9 competitors in a class, the top 3 qualify; If there are 10 competitors in a class, the top 3 qualify; … In the case of multi-venue contests, qualifications are calculated based on the entire field of competitors (not just the competitors at a given venue). “Season” is defined as the time between NAGS Championships. The 2015-16 season began on June 7th, 2015 and concludes with the 2016 NAGS Championship on June 4th, 2016. Qualification Chance 2: Athletes can also qualify for Nationals by completing any three of the following feats during the current NAGS season, either in NAGS-sanctioned contests or through video submission (with proof of filming date). Gripper Close (parallel or 20-mm Block Set):59k: 115lbs, 66k: 120lbs, 74k: 130lbs, 83k: 140lbs, 93k: 150lbs, 105k: 150lbs, 120k: 155lbs, 120+k: 155lbs Gripper Close (parallel or 20-mm Block Set) Euro Two Hands Pinch:59k: 140lbs, 66k: 155lbs, 74k: 165lbs:, 83k: 180lbs, 93k: 195lbs, 105k: 205lbs, 120k: 215lbs, 120+: 220lbs Flask Two Hands Pinch: 59k: 140lbs, 66k: 155lbs, 74k: 165lbs:, 83k: 180lbs, 93k: 195lbs, 105k: 205lbs, 120k: 215lbs, 120+: 220lbs IronMind Axle Deadlift: 59k: 230lbs, 66k: 250lbs, 74k: 270lbs:, 83k: 300lbs, 93k: 330lbs, 105k: 350lbs, 120k: 370lbs, 120+: 380lbs 2″ FBBC Vertical Bar: 59k: 170lbs, 66k: 190lbs, 74k: 200lbs:, 83k: 210lbs, 93k: 220lbs, 105k: 230lbs, 120k: 240lbs, 120+: 250lbs Euro One Hand Pinch: 59k: 60lbs, 66k: 65lbs, 74k: 70lbs:, 83k: 75lbs, 93k: 80lbs, 105k: 85lbs, 120k: 90lbs, 120+: 95lbsFlask One Hand Pinch:59k: 60lbs, 66k: 65lbs, 74k: 70lbs:, 83k: 75lbs, 93k: 80lbs, 105k: 85lbs, 120k: 90lbs, 120+: 95lbsOne Handed IronMind Axle Deadlift: 59k: 115lbs, 66k: 125lbs, 74k: 135lbs:, 83k: 150lbs, 93k: 165lbs, 105k: 175lbs, 120k: 185lbs, 120+: 190lbs Plate Pinching (One Hand): 59k: 2-25's, 66k: 2-25's, 74k: 2-35's, 83k: 2-35's, 93k: 2-35's, 105k: 2-35's, 120k: 2-45's, 120+: 2-45's Hub lift (plate): 59k: 35lbs, 66k: 35lbs, 74k: 35lbs, 83k: 35lbs, 93k: 45lbs, 105k: 45lbs, 120k: 45lbs, 120k+: 45lbs Rolling Thunder: 59k: 125lbs, 66k: 140lbs, 74k: 150lbs, 83k: 160lbs, 93k: 170lbs, 105k: 180lbs, 120k: 190lbs, 120+: 200lbs 2.5” Crusher: 59k: 115lbs, 66k: 125lbs, 74k: 135lbs, 83k: 150lbs, 93k: 165lbs, 105k: 175lbs, 120k: 180lbs, 120+: 185lbsFront 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: 8lbs, 66k: 10lbs, 74k: 10lbs:, 83k: 12lbs, 93k: 12lbs, 105k: 16lbs, 120k: 16lbs, 120+: 16lbs Block Weights: 59k: 35-lb Hex/Blob, 66k: 37.5lb Hex/Blob, 74k: 40-lb Hex/Blob, 83k: 42.5-lb Hex/Blob, 93k: 45-lb Hex/Blob, 105k: 47.5-lb Hex/Blob, 120k: 50-lb Hex/Blob, 120+: 55-lb Hex/Blob + 5 lbsQualification Chance 3: Complete any of the following Certifications during the current NAGS 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: Athletes who, during the current NAGS season, in NAGS-sanctioned contests: Total Two-Handed Elite in their weight class (three-lift total for max gripper, 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 max gripper, 1-Handed axle, 1HP): 120k+ - 507 120k - 487 105k - 472 93k - 452 83k - 432 74k - 407 66k - 380 59k – 352 The numbers for the three lifts do not need to be done at the same contest. They can be taken from different contests, but must all be done within the current season. As the NAGS Committee will not necessarily be actively this, it is the competitor’s responsibility to alert member of the Committee when elite status is achieved. Notes: Once you have qualified for and competed in the NAGS Championship you will automatically be qualified for the following year. Female competitors do not need to qualify for the NAGS Championship. Qualification criteria may eventually be established if the pool of female competitors significantly increases. 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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