Strongman Nationals Events and thoughts
The events for North American Strongman (NAS) Nationals where released today and my entry is in the mail!
Nationals will take place on November 12th and 13th in Reno, NV at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
It is a two day contest with 3 events Friday starting at 11pm! and 4 events Saturday starting at 1pm. I have never done a two day contest let alone 7 tough hard events so I am a little nervous about that but excited at the same time! If I reading it right and the first day starts at 11pm this is going to be crazy!
The 175lb class is being contested separately with different weights in some of the events. I think this is a great idea by NAS and something I have said would be a good idea for awhile now. Just real happy to see NAS giving a little more attention to the little guys and seems to me they might try to build up the little guy classes in 2011 which I am real excited for
Day 1 events
Event 1. Medley: 600lb yoke 60’ 250’ sandbag 60’ 60 second time limit
My yoke is really coming along, the weight isn’t to heavy at all. Just got to continue to improve on my yoke and get a sandbag and get comfortable with the pick, pretty confident with this event.
Event 2. 150lb 10" Giant DB Clean and Press for reps
Man this event is daunting but I think very crucial for me to take home the national championship. 150 is real heavy for a 175lber hell its 25lb under bodyweight press with 1 arm! My best is 130. I think I have a real shot at getting a rep or two if I train my ass off. If a few 175’ers pull a rep or two it will most likely really seperate them from the pack and that is my plan.
Event 3. Car deadlift for reps (Economy sized car) Side handles
This is a good event for me! Excited this is in nationals and that it seems to be one of the events that isn’t lighter, which suites me.
Day two Start time 1 PM
Event 4 Axle Clean and press each rep 200lbs clean each rep
Happy the weight is fairly light, my axle clean is fairly slow so I really got to work on the clean, my press will be fine, key is fast and effective clean to not waste time and energy
event 5 keg load and sled drag everything 60’ 230/250 kegs 500 sled drag.
Kegs have somehow became a good event for me so excited this is cardio cardio cardio! got to work on my sled drag
Event 6 500lb Giant frame carry 60’
Happy it is a frame compared to farmers as in my experince they seem a little easier to grip for me and they are a bit wider which keeps my hands away from my wide hips and legs, a problem I have with farmers. as it is one solid piece, the “giant” word makes it a little intidmating but glad it is not overly heavy.
Event 7 Atlas Stones 240,300,330,360,390 60 seconds
Basically I got to train stones hard.
Just putting my thoughts down, it really helps. Can you tell I am excited for my first trip to nationals?
Entry form says 100$$'s will be given out for each event win so I plan to win some $ in Reno