2nd Annual 805 Strongest MAS Wrestling Tournament

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December 9, 2017


This is the final discipline/event of the 805 Strongest competition, and tournament is open to all.  Weight Divisions:   Light Weight Women (LWW) -140lb; Middle Weight Woman (MWW) – 180lb; Heavyweight Women (HWW) 181lb and above; Light Weight Men (LWM) -175lb (U80kg); ; Middle Weight Men (MWM) -231lb (U105kg); and Heavyweight Men (HWM) 232lb and above. 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 a Double Elimination format.

 AWARDS:  1st – 3rd in each weight category 6 Pack Duffel Bag to winner of each weight category

 ENTRY FEES:  MAS Wrestling ONLY $20.00 (or $35.00 including event T-shirt)

ENTRY FORM:  http://www.oddehaugen.com/805-strongest-2017-registration-form/

Optional MAS Wrestling USA Membership:


ENTRY DEADLINE:  November 15, 2017 (Tournament Seeding will be by random draw)

 Schedule of Events

 Friday December 8, 2017

 2PM – 6 PM Early Weigh-in and check in 805 Strongest and MAS Wrestling Tournament.

Saturday December 9, 2017

8:00 AM  Weigh-in and check in 805 Strongest and MAS Wrestling Tournament.

4:00 PM  Combat MAS;  MAS Wrestling Tournament

Athletes will compete in double elimination type tournament (exact format to be determined based on number

athletes entered in each weight category).  Each match is best two of three bouts, athletes are matched based on

random Lots. Medals and Sponsor gifts to top three in each weight category

5:30PM   Award Ceremony

Schedule subject to refinement and change without notice.

 MAS Wrestling is an ancient sport from Yakutia (far northern region of the Russian in the 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 and the color drawn determine choice of stick position. The stick must be over the board, hands and fingers are not to overlapped.  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.

Best two of three Bouts win the Match, 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.


See it in action https://www.youtube.com/user/MASWrestlingUSA

The rules are explained:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fia8W49hBNI