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2016 Updated Qualifications List for NAGS Championship

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On ‎5‎/‎3‎/‎2016 at 9:38 AM, Jedd Johnson said:

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:  http://www.gripboard.com/index.php?/topic/38954-old-qualification-list-for-north-american-championship/)

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

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+: 95lbs

One 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

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: 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 lbs

Qualification 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.

Thanks Jedd for posting this...I now know the standards and qualifications I need to compete.   This was one of the most helpful posts!  

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Jared Goguen

I believe this will qualify me as an 83k for next year.

 

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Jedd Johnson

You're qualified, brotherrrrrrr.  Congrats.

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Jared Goguen
2 hours ago, Jedd Johnson said:

You're qualified, brotherrrrrrr.  Congrats.

Yay! Ill see you next Nationals!

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riccardomagni

Nice job, Jared. I like how you get fired up!!

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Jared Goguen
15 minutes ago, riccardomagni said:

Nice job, Jared. I like how you get fired up!!

Thanks dude!

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Jedd Johnson
On 6/18/2016 at 9:44 AM, riccardomagni said:

Nice job, Jared. I like how you get fired up!!

Yes, good to see the emotion.  That tells me that you've been working your butt off.

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Squeezus

Might I suggest that the FBBC 2.5" Crusher be included as a qualification chance or take the place of the Rolling Thunder since it is contested considerably more.

Also, as it has been contested more than the Euro in North America so far this year, perhaps the "Euro 1HP and 2HP" requirements could be change to "Euro/Flask 1HP and 2HP". I do not think that the weights would necessarily need to be changed, but that is certainly up for debate.

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Eric Roussin

Good suggestions.

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Chez

I like these suggestions also

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Dan Cenidoza

Is this the qualifying requirements for 2017?

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Eric Roussin

Yes

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Jedd Johnson

Martin Braun has qualified for the NAGS championship with his first place finish in the 120kg+ weight class at the Cactus Grip 2017.

 

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