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2015 NAS National Championships


#1

Anyone eles headed to Iowa to compete next week?


#2

I have a goal to qualify within the next two years. But not yet.


#3

Well, I finished up at 18th in the National Championships. Not too bad. I am going to work really hard and hopefully get in the top 3 next year!


#4

An awesome showing Alpha. You going to do a write-up? You've got a lot to teach.


#5

Awesome job. I second that I would love to read a write-up on your experience.

What happened with the log? Was it time or did he call resting on the head?

Did you think there was a point to the push/pull medley? It seems like the pull part was a meaningless time filler.


#6

For any of you who are interested, here is a link to my Nationals Event Write up: neversate.com/wrath/2015/10/5/2015-nas-strongman-national-championships-event-write-up-and-thoughts i hope you guys like reading my thoughts about how it went. i am going to write a separate article about all of the things i learned during the competition. I'll be sure to post a link to it here when it is done.

Silyak: I explained what was going on with the over head press i my write up above. It was all in good fun. And I have no idea about the push/pull medley. Every single person i talked to thought it was a dumb event...But if they run it, I guess you have to do it...

And thanks for the support fellas, it means a lot!


#7

How many years of training did it take you to qualify?


#8

I qualified after my first contest. I already had 18+ years of lifting under my belt so the transition to strongman was a pretty easy one


#9

I've been doing strongman for about 18 months now


#10

Nice job Alpha. Does the winner from here get invited to Arnolds Amateur 2016 in ohio? Anyone got full results of the open mens (SHW?)


#11

Full results here:
strongmancorporation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/10.1.2015_NAS_NATS_Final.xlsx

Also lists who qualifies for the Arnold.


#12

Does anyone have any idea what the events are for Arnolds amateur 2016?


#13

Nice job all around.

Personal opinion, those were pretty dumb events for a national meet. That obviously is no reflection on your performance though.

I'll be at the USS Nationals in June. It should be awesome.


#14

That was my opinion on some of the events, too. But since I didn't go, I figured I might not have the best perspective. It's not so much that the events were all bad as it seems there were significant gaps in the programming while having a fair number of events that were testing some of the same things. Also, looking at yoke times, I question the ability of manual stopwatch operation to accurately rank 30+ guys when in some cases .2 seconds can jump you half a dozen places or more.

I'm hoping to qualify for USS nationals, too. If I do well, I might see you there.