Viking Summer Raid 3 – Information and Entry Form

VIKING SUMMER RAID 2016- Powerlifting…Strongman…MAS Wrestling…or ALL OF THEM, for one GLORIOUS WEEKEND!

Powerlifting- unsanctioned, Strongman- NAS Level I, MAS Wrestling- NAS or MAS member.

Powerlifting: Saturday, August 20th @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Strongman: Sunday, August 21st @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

MAS Wrestling: Sunday, August 21st @ 4:30pm (takes place during Strongman 4th event).

“He who lives without discipline, dies without honor.” – Icelandic proverb

The first Viking Summer Raid was born just a few weeks after Viking Performance Training opened its doors, and the strongman challenge was engaged.

In the second year a second day was added- Day 1 became a Powerlifting contest, unsanctioned as a test of raw strength against the iron in squat, bench press, and deadlift.  Day 2 the Strongman contest returned, a NAS Level I testing strength in its raw form.

Now for Year 3, the evolution returns to its Viking roots, begun over 1,200 years ago… Day 1 will again see the powerlifting contest shake the very earth. Day 2 the Strongman contest- stones will be lifted, iron thrown overhead… and also an addition from the days of ocean raiding adventure. MAS Wrestling, a sport founded in tests to find the best rowers for a hard voyage on the seas.

Compete in one contest or the other- strive for all-time bests in weight moved, PRs in strongman, or contest placings among your class.

Compete in both contests, two grueling days of maximal effort in barely more than 24 hours’ time… and you challenge yourself, testing resolve, grit, and prove to yourself that you have what it takes not just to finish, but to conquer, and LEAD, the Raids!


Eligibility: Any male or female age 13 years or older.

Promoter- Jay Handley

Date/Time- Powerlifting is August 20th, begins at 9:00am.  Strongman is August 21st, begins at 1:00pm.

Location- Viking Performance Training, 139 Greenbag Rd., Morgantown WV 26501

Hotel- TBA


Weigh-ins- Powerlifting: Friday 5:00-7:00pm, Saturday 7:00-8:00am.  Strongman/MAS: Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Sunday 10:00-11:00am.

Rules/Safety Briefing- Powerlifting: Saturday 8:30am. This meeting is mandatory.  Strongman/MAS: Sunday 12:15am.  Mandatory.

Powerlifting Awards:  Prize for winner in each class/division, Best Lifter (one male, one female).

Strongman Awards:  Viking themed awards for all Open Class Winners.  1st place winners in Open Men’s MW and HW classes, as well as top 3 place winners in Men’s 150 and all Women’s Classes will qualify for NAS Nationals in October.

MAS Awards: MAS trophies for winner in each class.

“Will there be special awards for competitors competing in BOTH days of the Summer Raid?”  Oh… of course.  The Gods desire bravery and strength above all else…

GRAND CHAMPION AWARD: The top performing competitors of those competing both days will receive the Grand Champion Award! Grand Champions are decided through a specialized Wilkes formula designed to account for strongman performances in addition to powerlifting.


Powerlifting Divisions- Teen (13-15), Teen (16-17), Open, Master (40+).  Standard powerlifting weight classes will apply:

Weight Class:


Men – 114   123   132   148   165   181   198   220   242   275   308   308+


Women – 97   105   114   123   132   148   165   181   198   198+


Strongman/MAS Divisions- Teen (15-17), Novice, Open, Master (40+).  Standard strongman weight classes will apply.  Divisions containing less than 5 competitors may be consolidated.


Women’s Open- LW: <140,  MW: 141-180, HW: 181+

Men’s Open- <175, 176-200, 201-231,  232-265, 266+

Novice/Masters Women- <160, 161+

Novice/Masters Men- <200, 201+

Entry- Single Powerlifting/Strongman event is $50 (or $52 online), all events together are $80 (or $82 online). MAS Wrestling only is $30 (or $32 online).

For powerlifting no outside memberships are necessary, this is an UNSANCTIONED MEET.  For Strongman, NAS membership is required and can be found or renewed at or purchased on site from WV State Chairman Paul Mouser (cash or check only!). Strongman competitors are covered for MAS Wrestling with NAS membership; MAS Wrestling only competitors must be members of MAS Wrestling USA, a membership which may be found at

Online signups can be found at

Checks and entry forms to- Viking Performance Training LLC, 139 Greenbag Rd., Morgantown, WV 26501

Contact Info– Jay Handley: email, phone (304) 216-7496.


Event Rules (listed in order of contest)

Powerlifting Raid (unsanctioned)

There will be 3 attempts each lift; attempts may not be lower than the previous attempt.

Athletes will maintain the same flight order by weight class through all lifts and attempts.

The following equipment will be used- Texas Squat Bar for Squat, Texas Power Bar for Bench Press, Texas Deadlift Bar for Deadlifts.  Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift will all compete using iron plates and may be contested in increments as low as 2.5lb (we have 1 1/4 lb plates).

Squat- Lifter will communicate to head judge, after walking the barbell out, they are ready to begin.  Judge will give “squat” command.  Lifter squats to or below parallel and stands back up, without moving the feet.  Judge will call “rack” command after lifter is motionless.

Bench Press- Lifter will approach bench when given the command get ready, then unrack the barbell with or without a spotter.  Once spotter has removed contact and bar is motionless, judge will give “Lift” command and bar will be lowered to chest.  Bar must be motionless on chest before judge gives “Press” command and lifter presses weight up.  Once bar is motionless at arms’ length, judge will give the “Rack” command.

Deadlift- Once judge gives “Lift” command, lifter may approach the bar and deadlift with any foot placement.  Lifter may not hitch and bar may not have downward movement.  At full extension the lifter and bar must become motionless, and then judge will give the “Down” command.  The lifter MUST maintain control of the bar on the way down.


Singlets are NOT required.  Lift in whatever you’re comfortable in, so long as it’s not offensively minded!  Shirts are required for all lifts, shoes are required for all lifts EXCEPT deadlifts (socks only are allowable).  Calf length socks MUST be worn for deadlifts.

Weightlifting belts, wrist wraps, knee sleeves are allowed.  No lifting straps or knee wraps (note this is to minimize gear which may directly increase the force output since it is an unsanctioned contest- raw strength rules this weekend!).


General Rules- Powerlifting

  • Best Lifter awards will be decided using the Wilks Formula.  In the event of a tie, we have swords and axes and will melee for the prize.
  • Sportsmanship is expected and required.  Strength sports are the greatest sports in the world, let’s keep it that way.
  • If you have a question, please ask! I would rather take a minute to clarify something than to see someone have a poor showing due to a misunderstanding.


Event Rules

Strongman Raid (NAS Level I)- listed in order of competition

Ascending Weight Car Deadlift- I know what you’re thinking. A car? Vikings didn’t have cars. Well if THEY DID, or if we had a longship, they would be getting lifted! This event is for max reps in 60 seconds. The fun part- each successful rep weight will be added to the vehicle as quick as possible! This could be weight plates, kegs, sandbags, lost children…possibilities are endless as long as you keep lifting the apparatus! Competitors must wait for a ‘LIFT’ command before lifting the apparatus. Hips and legs must be locked out before a ‘DOWN’ command will be given. Equipment allowed: lifting straps, belt, chalk, knee and elbow sleeves, wrist wraps, an iron will. NOT allowed: tacky, deadlift suits.

Max Weight Axle Clean and Press– Who will be worthy enough to be the last one standing and lifting the mighty axle? Last man and woman standing! You may enter at any weight or skip any weight.  If you miss a lift, you are done with the event.  There will be a minimum opening weight, weights will go up 10 pounds each lift for ladies and teens and 20 pounds each lift for males.  Any weight can be skipped by any athlete, but if an attempt is missed the lifter will be credited with the last successful lift, NOT the last weight passed.  Athlete must completely lock out the implement and WAIT FOR THE DOWN SIGNAL.  Ladies and teens will use a 2-inch fat bar (25lb empty), males a 2 5/16″ giant axle of doom (90lb empty).  You will have a 30 second time limit per attempt.  Continental cleans ARE allowed, as long as the bar does not rest for longer than 3 seconds on the belt.  Equipment allowed: Belt, chalk, knee sleeves, wrist wraps, elbow sleeves, gripshirts.  Equipment NOT allowed: lifting straps, tacky, elbow wraps, slingshots, Go-Go Gadget Arms.

Carry Over Bar Medley- Each competitor will have 4 objects to pick up from the ground, carry varying distances, and load over a bar. Competitors will have 90 seconds to complete the medley; distance will be credited for incomplete medleys. Females and 13-15yo teens will load over 46”, 16-17yo teens and LW’s will load over 50”, MW’s and HW’s will load over 52”.

MAS Wrestling- The original Viking sport! Best described in its simplest form as Seated Tug of War with a stick, a MAS Wrestling tournament will be held among the weight classes. This will be part of a separate MAS Wrestling tournament, increasing the possible number of matches! All matches are 2 out of 3, and tournament style will be double-elimination or round robin, depending on the number of competitors. For a full description of the rules, including links to sample videos, click here .

Stones of the North (Stone Loading + Stone Press)- A stone contest of grueling proportions only those possessed with the hardiness of the North will complete it!  Competitors begin by loading 3-4 progressively heavier stones to a 48″ platform (13-15yo teens and females will load the 4th stone to a 36” drum).  To finish, competitors must lift a random object (see chart) from ground to overhead, and RECEIVE THE DOWN SIGNAL.  90-second time limit.  Equipment allowed: Belt, knee wraps, chalk, wrist wraps, elbow sleeves, tacky (except some weight classes; see chart), grip shirts.  Equipment not allowed: stepping boxes to load stones, telekinesis.

Car Axle Carry Over Bar Medley: 50ft, 35ft, 20ft, 10ft Stone Load x3-4 + OH Press
Teen 13-15 (Female) TBA 55+10 60lb SB, 90lb SB, 100lb Keg, 95lb Stone No tacky- 95, 95, 110, 115, OH- 60lb Sandbag
Teens 16-17 (Female) TBA 75+10 60lb SB, 90lb SB, 100lb Keg, 120lb SB No tacky- 95, 95, 110, 115, OH- 60lb Sandbag
Women’s Nov/Master <160 TBA 85+10 90lb SB, 100lb Keg, 120lb SB, 115lb Stone No tacky- 95, 110, 115, 115, OH- 60lb Sandbag
Women’s Open <140;

Women’s Nov/Master 161+

TBA 105+10 90lb SB, 100lb Keg, 120lb SB, 150lb Keg Tacky- 145, 160, 175, 185, OH- 100lb Keg
Women’s Open 141-180 TBA 125+10 100lb keg, 120lb SB, 135lb Stone, 150lb Keg Tacky- 150, 175, 200, 225, OH- 100lb Keg
Women’s Open 181+ TBA 145+10 120lb SB, 135lb Stone, 150lb Keg, 160lb SB Tacky- 175, 200, 225, 250, OH- 100lb Keg
Teens 13-15 (Male) TBA 100+20 60lb SB, 90lb SB, 100lb Keg, 95lb Stone No tacky- 95, 110, 115, 115, OH- 60lb Sandbag
Teens 16-17 (Male) TBA 120+20 90lb SB, 100lb Keg, 120lb SB, 150lb Keg Tacky- 175, 185, 200, 225, OH- 100lb Keg
Men’s Open <175

Men’s Nov/Master <200

TBA 160+20 150lb Keg, 160lb SB, 175lb Keg, 185lb SB Tacky- 175, 200, 225, 250, OH- 155lb Block
Men’s Open 176-200

Men’s Nov/Master 201+

TBA 180+20 175lb Keg, 185lb SB, 200lb Keg, 220lb SB Tacky- 175, 200, 225, 250, OH- 155lb Block
Men’s Open 201-231 TBA 200+20 185lb SB, 200lb Keg, 220lb SB, 240lb Keg Tacky- 225, 250, 275, 309, OH- 164lb River Rock
Men’s Open 232-265 TBA 220+20 200lb Keg, 220lb SB, 240lb Keg, 285lb Keg Tacky- 250, 275, 309, 330, OH- 194lb Granite Block
Men’s Open 266+ TBA 240+20 200lb Keg, 220lb SB, 240lb Keg, 285lb Keg Tacky- 250, 275, 309, 330, OH- 194lb Granite Block













Name___________________________________ Age______ DOB __________________ Address__________________________________________________ City____________________ State ____________ Zip:____________ Phone___________________ Email____________________________

Competition and Division (check box which applies):

ÿ      Powerlifting Only ($50)      Weight Class (see earlier in form): _______________

ÿ      Strongman Only ($50)        Division/Weight Class: _________________________

ÿ      MAS Only ($30)                    Division/Weight Class (same as strongman): __________________________

ÿ      Both Days ($80)                   Powerlifting Weight Class: _____________________

Strongman/MAS Class: ________________________


Tee Shirt Size_________________


Signature______________________________________ (Parent or guardian signature required if contestant is under 18 years of age)


RELEASE OF LIABILITY — READ BEFORE SIGNING and return with entry form and fee

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the Viking Summer Raid- held at Viking Performance Training LLC, its related events and activities,

I,                                  , the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:

  1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,


  1. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,


  1. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the judges and/or event coordinator immediately; and,


  1. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE Meet Director/promoter, Viking Performance Training LLC and their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, North American Strongman, Strongman Corporation, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used for the activity (“Releasees”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.







This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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