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2021 Michigan Steel Bending and Breaking Championship


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Donc101

3RD  Michigan Steel Bending and Breaking Championship

·         Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

·         Bending starts at 10:00 a.m.

·         Venue: Birmingham, MI

·         $40 entry fee

·         Message Don Cummings (@donc101) if you are interested in coming

·         Deadline for registering: March 25, 2021 (We need to know as soon as possible who is coming as we are ordering steel from overseas)

·         Strongman scoring will be used for all events

·         There will be recognition for 1st through 3rd for: Steel Bending and Breaking Champion (all events scoring considered), Unbraced Bending Champion (events 1-3 combined),  Braced Bending Champion (events 4-7 combined) and Medley Winner.

·         Each section (Unbraced, Braced and Medley) will be weighted equally for the overall title.   

Events

Unbraced Steel Bending

1.    Double Overhand Bending:

·         Double pads allowed. Crush pads allowed.

·         2 attempts.

·         Bar bent to 2” to be completed.

·         Partial bends score and beat a full bend of a weaker bar.

·         Must be bent to at least to 90 degrees to score.

·         Hardest bar bent wins.  Faster bend of same bar wins.  

·         Bars available: Iron Grip Cert Calibrated Bars

2.    Reverse Bending:

·            1:00 time limit.

·            1 attempt

·            Single pads.

·            Bar bent to 40 degrees to be completed.

·            Partial bends score and beat a full bend of a weaker bar.

·            Hardest bar bent wins.  Faster bend of same bar wins.  

·            Bars available: Unknown

3.    Double Underhand Bending:

·         1 minute time limit.

·         1 attempt.

·         Double Pads.

·         Bar bent to 40 degrees to be completed.

·         Partial bends score and beat a full bend of a weaker bar.

·         Hardest bar bent wins.  Faster bend of same bar wins.  

·         Bars available:  Blue Nail, DHWOG 166kg Grade 5 Bolt, DHWOG 190kg Grade 8 Bolt, DHWOG 225kg 6” x 8mm CRS.

Braced Steel Bending

1.    Long Bar Bending

·         5:00 time limit.

·         Single DHWOG wraps.

·         Towel for knee/leg.

·          A completed bend is when the bar has been bent into a "u" shape and the legs are parallel to each other.

·         1 attempt.

·         Thicker bar beats shorter, bend of shorter bar at same diameter beats longer bar, faster bend of same diameter and length wins.  

·         A partial bend beats a completed bend of an easier bar.  If multiple partial bends on the same bar, the bar bent the furthest wins.   Must be at least a 20 degree kink to score. 

·         Steel: A36 Hot Rolled Round.

·         Bars available: Unknown

2.    Mid Length Bar Bending

·      3:00 time limit.

·      Single DHWOG wraps.

·      Towel for knee/leg.

·       A completed bend is when the bar has been bent into a "u" shape and the legs are parallel to each other.

·      1 attempt.

·      Thicker bar beats shorter, bend of shorter bar at same diameter beats longer bar, faster bend of same diameter and length wins.  

·      A partial bend beats a completed bend of an easier bar.  If multiple partial bends on the same bar, the bar bent the furthest wins. Must be at least a 20 degree kink to score. 

·      Steel: A36 Hot Rolled Round.

·      Bars available: Unknown

3.    Short Bar Bending

·         3:00 time limit.

·         Single DHWOG wraps.

·         Towel for knee/leg.

·          A completed bend is when the bar has been bent into a "u" shape and the legs are parallel to each other.

·         1 attempt.

·         Thicker bar beats shorter, bend of shorter bar at same diameter beats longer bar, faster bend of same diameter and length wins.  

·         A partial bend beats a completed bend of an easier bar.  If multiple partial bends on the same bar, the bar bent the furthest wins. Must be at least a 20 degree kink to score. 

Steel Bending and Snapping Medley

This event will be worth more points for the overall title as it really is 6 events wrapped into 1.  You pick which bend/ snap from each category that you want to do.  You have 25 minutes to complete all bends/ snaps.  The most points wins.  If there are ties, fastest time with the same number of points wins.

The medley will include:

·         Horseshoe Bend: Single Leather pads

·         Braced Bend of a Short Bar: Double Pads

·         Unbraced Bend of a Bar: In One Single IMP: bar rolled down the middle

·         Braced Bend/ Scroll of a ½” Bar: 5 points for a double fish scroll, 4 points for a double loop scroll, 2 points for a fish scroll and 1 point for a regular bend

·         Short Braced Steel Snap: DHWOG single pads: 5 points for a Red Nail, 3 points for a DHWOG Grade 5 Bolt, 1 point for a Blue Nail

·         Unbraced Steel Snapping: One DHWOG pad: 1 point for each snap

 

 

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I wanted to get a date on the calendar far out from the event date. I am not sure of the exact events. However, it will be similar to the last 2 years, testing all around bending ability with a medley at the end.

 

It is going to be a great time! Let me know if you are interested. 

 

Don

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I'm going to plan to be there for this one. At this point, glad I checked this because I was planning some other travel in May. 

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Donc101

We are going to be using Iron Grip Russian rated bars for DO. Here is a chart to show the difficulty compared to US bars.

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Steel Bending and Snapping Medley

This event will be worth more points for the overall title as it really is 6 events wrapped into 1.  You pick which bend/ snap from each category that you want to do.  You have 25 minutes to complete all bends/ snaps.  The most points wins.  If there are ties, fastest time with the same number of points wins.

The medley will include:

·         Horseshoe Bend: Single Leather pads

·         Braced Bend of a Short Bar: Double Pads

·         Unbraced Bend of a Bar: In One Single IMP: bar rolled down the middle

·         Braced Bend/ Scroll of a ½” Bar: 5 points for a double fish scroll, 4 points for a double loop scroll, 2 points for a fish scroll and 1 point for a regular bend

·         Short Braced Steel Snap: DHWOG single pads: 5 points for a Red Nail, 3 points for a DHWOG Grade 5 Bolt, 1 point for a Blue Nail

·         Unbraced Steel Snapping: One DHWOG pad: 1 point for each snap

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For Double Underhand, the steel used will be: Blue Nail, DHWOG 166kg Grade 5 Bolt, DHWOG 190kg Grade 8 Bolt, DHWOG 225kg 6” x 8mm CRS.

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