The 2016 Odd Haugen Strength Classic
2016 AAU American MAS Wrestling Championship
All US athletes must be members of AAU and MAS Wrestling USA: MEN’s weight categories are -60kg, 70 kg, 80kg,
90kg, 105kg, 125kg, and 125kg+; WOMEN’s weight categories are -55kg, 65kg, 75kg, and 75kg+. Weight
categories with 2 or less athletes merged with next higher weight category; weight categories with 3-5 athletes
conducted in Round Robin format; and weight categories with 6 or more athletes conducted in Double Elimination
A-B format. https://maswrestlingusa.com/membership-form
AWARDS: 1st – 3rd in each weight category (Top performers will get direct invite to Arnold Classic Absolute World ChampionshipTournament)
ENTRY FEES: $50.00
ELIGIBLITY: Must be a current member of MAS Wrestling USA https://maswrestlingusa.com/membership-form
Must also be a current member of the AAU: AAU membership card $24 Adult for US residents/citizens,
International Adult Athletes must submit application and pay $45, $16 youth per annum (Sept. thru Aug.). AAU cards are available at WWW.AAUSPORTS.ORG Please specify POWERLIFTING as the sport. All cards must be purchased on line prior to the competition, and presented at the weigh-in. As part of the CARD process, all athletes age 20+ will have background check performed. This process may add a week to card approval.
ENTRY DEADLINE: January 21, 2016 (Tournament Seeding will be by random draw)
HOTEL: See website https://www.thefitexpo.com/TFELA_hotel.asp
Schedule of Events:
Saturday January 23, 2016
5:00PM – Early Weigh-In and Registration American MAS Wrestling Championship
Sunday February 8, 2015
9:00AM: Late Weigh-in and Athletes’ Rules Meeting MAS Wrestling
10:40 AM: MAS Wrestling Round One
12:15PM: MAS Wrestling Round Two
1:30 PM: MAS Wrestling Round Three and Finals of Weight Class Competition
3:15 PM: Award Ceremony
Schedule subject to refinement and change without notice.
MAS Wrestling is an ancient sport from Yakutia (far northern region of the Russian Republic of Sakha). Athletes sit in front of each other, prop their feet against the board that divides the competition arena and pull on a short stick. The athlete that is assigned RED side (based on random draw) chooses the stick hold position (internal or external for the first match), and the one who chooses the external hold, shows his position (left or right) and has no right to change it. In second match the grip is reversed/switched (internal/external), and if third match is necessary, a blind draw of a ball (red or blue) is conducted (drawn by BLUE side) and the color drawn determine choice of stick position. The stick must be over the board and parallel to it, hands and fingers are not to overlap. Match starts on Referee’s signal.
An athlete wins the match if he/his:
- pulls (snatches out) the stick;
- pulls the opponent over with the stick;
- opponent releases a hand (hands);
- opponent moves one or two feet over the board higher than knee level; or
- opponent gets second caution in single match.
Cautions are given for:
- hooking and resting the stick and/or arms against the board and/or toes;
- twisting the stick over 90 degrees vertically and horizontally;
- re-gripping and twisting the stick before start;
- disobeying the Referee’s orders before start;
- false start; or
- setting feet, body or head against the lateral device fastening the board;
No Contest is declared if:
- the stick breaks; or
- athletes fall together and are not able to continue the match.
Each Match is best two of three Bouts, and carry along Points as follows: Win 2-0 and receive 3 Points; win 2-1 and receive 2
Points; lose 1-2 and receive 1 Point; and lose 0-2 and receive NO Points.
AAU Waiver and Consent
In order to be able to participate in this or any other AAU event, I hereby consent to be drug tested by urine analysis or whatever other method is chosen by the AAUPC. I agree if I fail or refuse to be tested that I will automatically be disqualified from the event(s) and may be subject to further penalties under the AAU Code. I further consent to the publication of my test results and/or my failure/refusal to test in sole discretion of the AAUPC. I understand that both the collection process and testing procedures will be performed by a third party (not AAUPC or AAU).
I hereby release, discharge and covenant not to sue the AAUPC and/or the AAU, their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of the premises on which any AAU activity takes place (each considered one of the releases) , from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on any account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by any and all of the releases or otherwise, relative to the drug testing, the publication(s0, or any matter related to this event, and further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement, such a claim is made against any of the releases, the undersigned will indemnify, save and hold harmless each of the releases from any litigation expenses, attorneys fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which may occur as a result of such claim.
The parties agree that if any portion of the consent/release shall be deemed invalid and/or unenforceable, the rest of such consent/release shall remain in full effect.
- This event is licensed by the Amateur Athletic Union of the U.S., Inc.
- All participants must have a current AAU membership.
- AAU membership may not be included as part of the entry fee to the event.
- AAU membership must be obtained before the competition begins except where the event operator has a laptop available with an internet connection.
- Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU web site www.aausports.org to obtain their membership