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  Arnold                                                                                                                    2013
  Strongman
  Classic

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         2013 Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC) Rules & Organizational
                      Information as of January 26, 2013
                     Event Dates: Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2, 2013

  Please Note: The Arnold Strongman Classic will consist of only four (4) events in
     2013 because of other events also scheduled for the Expo stage on Saturday
  afternoon. Please see page six and seven for more information on the Expo Stage
                                      schedule.


                             Friday, Expo Stage-2:00-3:00
       Event One: The Austrian Oak —From the Floor to Arms’ Length Overhead

We will use two logs. The “Small” log will weigh between 374 pounds (170 kg) and 385 pounds (175
kg); The “Large” log will weigh between 441 pounds (200 kg) and 452 pounds.

The logs will be made of wood, metal and rope and the dimensions of the heavier log—The Austrian
Oak—are as follows: length, 9’; diameter between the handles, 12”; distance between the handles,


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                                 Email: terry@starkcenter.org and jan@starkcenter.org
                        Phone (Terry): 512-657-5642; (Jan) 512-694-6237; Home: 512-494-5000
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26”; handle diameter, 1.25”; diameter at each end, 22”. (See the photo above.) The logs are also
balanced so that the handles are equidistant from the exact balance point of the log.

The challenge to the athletes will be to take the log from the platform and lift it to arms’ lift overhead
for as many repetitions as possible. A “down” signal will be given to the lifter by hand as well as by
voice or a whistle. The log is then dropped or lowered to the platform. The lifter does as many
repetitions as possible in 90 seconds using a press, a push-press, a push-jerk, or a split jerk, but the
log must be controlled on every rep and the referee’s whistle should not be blown until the bar is
controlled overhead. This will be monitored very closely. The lifter may use any technique to bring
the log to the chest except to stand it on one end and rock it sideways into position for the overhead
portion of the lift.

We will use two logs—a light log and a heavy log—so that lifters who choose to only lift the lighter
log will have a better chance to lift more reps and demonstrate their level of strength. Because our
time on stage is limited, any lifter who knows he wants to use the heavy log for his max rep must tell
the referees his decision before the event begins. All athletes who choose the heavy log will be
allowed to take one attempt with the lighter log backstage as a warm-up. Just as we have done in
the past with the Manhood Stones, we will begin with the heavy log—The Austrian Oak—and, after
those attempts, the competitors who either failed to lift the heavy log for at least one rep or chose to
only lift the lighter log will take their turn with that log. The order of lifting in the log event will be
determined in the usual way—by drawing lots. Anyone making at least one rep with the heavy log
will be placed ahead of anyone who successfully lifts the light log for multiple reps.

Time Limit: Competitors will have 1.5 minutes (90 seconds) from the time their name is announced
and the whistle has blown (NOT from the time the lifter touches the log) to complete their attempts.
Please be ready to go as soon as the man ahead of you finishes.


                                          Friday, Expo Stage-3:00-4:00:
                                        Event Two: The Manhood Stones

We will use two round stones, and will begin with the heaviest stone (approximately 245 kg or 540
pounds). All men can try to lift the stone over a bar no higher than 125 cm or 49" (same for both
stones) as many times as possible in 60 seconds. If a competitor does not want to try the heavy stone,

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                 Directors: Terry and Jan Todd, 10001 Wild Dunes Drive, Austin Texas, USA 78747.
                               Email: terry@starkcenter.org and jan@starkcenter.org
                      Phone (Terry): 512-657-5642; (Jan) 512-694-6237; Home: 512-494-5000
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he can go to the second stone (approximately 205 kg or 452 pounds) and lift it as many times as
possible in 60 seconds. Both of the stones will be approximately 50 cm or 20.5" in diameter.

 Anyone who can lift the heaviest stone over the bar will not need to lift the smaller stone because one
rep with the heavy stone will beat any number of reps with the second stone. Also, and for the same
reason, anyone who either cannot lift the heaviest stone over the bar (or who decides to wait for the
second stone) should lift the second stone over the bar as many times as possible. Anyone who
cannot put the second stone over the bar will either receive, or split, the points for last place.

Time Limit: 60 Seconds

Best Performance: 525 pounds (238 kg.)—Zydrunas Savickas with three reps (2008)
529 pounds (240 kg.)—Travis Ortmayer, Phil Pfister & Derek Poundstone (all in 2009)


                                          Saturday, Expo Stage-1:30-2:30
                                          Event Three: The Tire Deadlift
The tires on a new Hummer weigh approximately 100 pounds (45 kg) each, and the lightest weight
available to our competitors will be a bit over 600 pounds (270 kg). By adding barbell plates and
additional tires, we can increase the weight of the bar in increments of between ten and twenty
pounds (five and ten kg) so the competitors can take what they want as the weight on the bar goes
up. Each man will have three attempts, and we will use the "round" system, in which the lightest first
attempt will be done first, followed by the next heaviest, and so on. When each man has made one
attempt, the bar will be lowered and the second attempts will be done as the first were done—with
the weight on the bar rising. This procedure will probably be repeated on the third attempt. The bar
is almost 14 feet (4.26 meters) in length, and the handle of the bar is 1 3/8" (35.5 millimeters) in
diameter. It weighs approximately 150 pounds (68 kg). We will stage the event so that the height of
the bar will be between an inch and two inches (50 millimeters) higher off the floor than it is when
plates of 20 kg or 45 pounds are used.

Lifting Straps will be allowed, but greasing or oiling the thighs is prohibited. Belts may also be
used—but only one leather belt. The bar can be hitched, stopped, and even lowered so long as it is
brought to the correct finished position at the conclusion of the lift—legs and body must be straight
and the shoulders must be in line with the sides of the body. Please note: the bar cannot be raised
and then dropped and bounced to gain momentum.

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                 Directors: Terry and Jan Todd, 10001 Wild Dunes Drive, Austin Texas, USA 78747.
                               Email: terry@starkcenter.org and jan@starkcenter.org
                      Phone (Terry): 512-657-5642; (Jan) 512-694-6237; Home: 512-494-5000
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Time Limit: Lifters will have 60 seconds from the time their name has been called and the whistle has
blown to begin their pull on the deadlift bar. If they have not begun to lift the bar within the sixty
second time limit they forfeit the attempt. Please be ready on the sidelines when your turn is coming
so you will have time to get to the bar and begin your lift.

After completing an attempt, the competitor will have 60 seconds to tell the expediter what he wants
for his next weight. Failure to do so will result in the lifter being given the next available increase in
weight. The expediter will use a stop-watch. No changes in the weight may be made after the
expediter has recorded the weight, except on the third attempt, in which each lifter is allowed to
make one upward change as long as his name has not been called. The expediters will have loading
charts.

Best Performance: 1117 pounds (507 kg) in 2012 by Zydrunas Savickas


                        Saturday, Veteran’s Auditorium-9:00 P.M.
                Event Four: The Circus Dumbbell—264 Pounds (120 Kilos)

Once again, we will use a large, partly hollow dumbbell made by Richard Sorin, which looks like the
circus weights used by professional strongmen 100 years ago. This year the weight of the bell has
been increased by over eight pounds because we want this event—and all others—to test strength
rather than endurance. The Circus Dumbbell in 2013 will weigh approximately 264 pounds (120 kg).
The handle is three inches thick (much larger than the handle of the “Inch Dumbbell”),
approximately as thick as a normal can of Coke. We use this large, Circus Dumbbell because it looks
much better for the live audience and also for television. It is also more difficult to lift overhead with
one hand than a solid, smaller dumbbell of the same weight would be.

You may use any method you want to lift the Dumbbell to the shoulder, but the easiest way is to use
both hands. If you plan to lift the Dumbbell overhead with your right hand first, you will lift it to
your shoulder with both hands, and then remove your left hand from the Dumbbell. Then, using
only your right hand and arm, you will lift the weight over your head and control it until the
judge says, "Down." At that point you replace the bell on the platform and then try to lift it to your
shoulder and over your head again. You may use any technique to lift the weight from the shoulder
to arm's length—a press, a side press, a push press, a push jerk, a jerk, or even a bent press—as long
as you finish with your feet more or less on line, your body more or less upright, and your lifting arm
fully extended. Then, if you want, you may use your left hand to help you bring the Dumbbell down
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                 Directors: Terry and Jan Todd, 10001 Wild Dunes Drive, Austin Texas, USA 78747.
                               Email: terry@starkcenter.org and jan@starkcenter.org
                      Phone (Terry): 512-657-5642; (Jan) 512-694-6237; Home: 512-494-5000
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to your right shoulder and then on down below your waist. Then—without waiting for a signal from
the judge—you will once again pull the bell to your shoulder with two hands, release the bell with
one hand, and then lift it over your head again. You must lower the bell below your waist on every
repetition. You can place it on the floor between every repetition if you like. If the dumbbell bounces
or falls off the lifting platform it is the responsibility of the lifter to return it to the platform before
making another attempt. Lowering the bell below your waist on every repetition makes the event a
better overall test of strength and easier to judge.

 We will allow the athletes to begin with either hand and then do as many repetitions as they want do
before they switch to the other hand. This means, for example, that if an athlete can do more than
three repetitions with his "starting hand" he can do more than three before switching if he wants to
do more. He can also switch to his other hand after doing only one or two reps. The athlete can also
go back and forth from one hand to the other as many times as he likes, within the 90 second time
limit. We will add the total number of successful reps with the right hand to the number of reps with
the left hand and ranking will be based on the total number of successful reps. As before, the athlete
may also drop the weight to the floor from arm’s length if he prefers.

 Time Limit: Competitors will have 1.5 minutes (90 seconds) from the time their name is announced
and the whistle has blown to lift the Bell from the floor to overhead as many repetitions as possible.
Please be ready to go as soon as the man ahead of you finishes.

Best Performances:
15 repetitions with 202 pounds—Derek Poundstone in 2009
11 repetitions with 227 pounds—Derek Poundstone in 2010
7 repetitions with 256 pounds—Mike Jenkins in 2012


                                                 Additional Regulations
Costume: No supportive suits, briefs, or support shirts of any sort are permitted in the Arnold
Strongman Classic. Wrist-wraps may be used on the wrists and knee-wraps may be used on the
knees but not on the elbows. Elbow sleeves are allowed but we prefer that you lift without them.
You will be provided with t-shirts, shorts, and tank-tops from our sponsor and these must be worn
when on-stage. You should bring your own shoes. Please remember that you cannot wear any logos
other than those of our sponsors during the contest.


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                 Directors: Terry and Jan Todd, 10001 Wild Dunes Drive, Austin Texas, USA 78747.
                               Email: terry@starkcenter.org and jan@starkcenter.org
                      Phone (Terry): 512-657-5642; (Jan) 512-694-6237; Home: 512-494-5000
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Scoring: Points in each event are assigned on a 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 scale, unless there is a tie.
In the event of a tie, the two (or more) men involved will split the corresponding points and/or
prize money as described in the following example:

Example: At this year’s contest, one man makes 6 lifts with the Circus Dumbbell, one man makes 5,
one man makes 4, two men make 3, two men make 2, two men make one, and one man makes none.

The man who made 6 wins the event and will receive 10 points. The man in second place, who made
5, gets 9 points. The third place finisher, who made 4 lifts, gets 8 points. The two men who made 3
lifts will get 6.5 points (7 points for 4th place + 6 points for fifth place, divided by two). The next two
men, who finished in a tie for sixth place, will get 4.5 points (splitting the 5 points of 6 th place added
to the 4 points of fifth place, divided by two). The two men who made one good lift will split the
points assigned for eighth (three points) and ninth (two points), and each will receive 2.5 points. The
tenth man, who made none, receives one point—as long as he attempted the lift. If, in the opinion of
the officials, a man fails to make a bona fide attempt to lift the weight he will not receive any
points. No other considerations will be factored into the breaking of ties.

In the case of a tie for first place at the end of the contest: the men who have tied will attempt to
lift a replica of the 172 pound Thomas Inch Dumbbell as high as they can with one hand or, if
possible, to clean the Bell to their shoulder with one hand for as many reps as possible.

Prize Money—The prize money will be no less than what was awarded in 2012, and the breakdown
of the prize-money will be sent to you once we have the final details.

Note: The committee of the 2013 Arnold Strongman Classic reserves the right to make changes in the events
described above, but if any changes are made you will all be informed at the same time. Please direct any
questions or comments directly to Terry Todd at ttjt@centurytel.net.           Details will follow regarding our
meeting times in Columbus. Finally, if you sustain an injury or develop some sort of illness which limits your
ability to compete please let me know before the contest as soon as possible and the committee will probably give
you an automatic invitation to the 2013 ASC. We do not want you to come to this year’s contest with a pre-
existing injury which hurts your performance, and if you do this it will not help your chances for an invitation
the following year.




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                  Directors: Terry and Jan Todd, 10001 Wild Dunes Drive, Austin Texas, USA 78747.
                                Email: terry@starkcenter.org and jan@starkcenter.org
                       Phone (Terry): 512-657-5642; (Jan) 512-694-6237; Home: 512-494-5000
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                                        Mighty Mitts & Highland Games

The events in the Mighty Mitts contest this year will be contested on the Expo stage right after the
Arnold Strongman Classic events have been completed on both Friday and Saturday. Grip legend
Dennis Rogers and his students will once again perform feats of hand and wrist strength either before
or between the Mighty Mitts events. Also, on Saturday afternoon, after the Mighty Mitts contest has
been completed, there will be a 30-45 minute exhibition of Highland Games events. On Sunday
morning at 11:00, this ancient strength/power sport will be showcased as part of the Arnold Sports
Festival for the first time. Called the Arnold Scottish Highland Games and directed by David
Webster, the event will be held at a site next to our hotel.

Good luck, good health, and good training,

Terry and Jan Todd
January 24, 2013




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                 Directors: Terry and Jan Todd, 10001 Wild Dunes Drive, Austin Texas, USA 78747.
                               Email: terry@starkcenter.org and jan@starkcenter.org
                      Phone (Terry): 512-657-5642; (Jan) 512-694-6237; Home: 512-494-5000

				
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