This is what to anticipate in West Virginia this December.
The annual Official Strongman Games (OSG) current an intriguing alternative for elite and up-and-coming strongmen and strongwomen alike to point out out. This yr’s contest happening on December 1-3, 2023, in Charleston, West Virginia, must be no totally different.
On June 23, 2023, the OSG organizers revealed the schedule and a listing of six occasions for the 2023 OSG over the competition’s Instagram profile. On the time of this writing, the whole roster for the competitors has not been revealed. Whoever does formally slot in earlier than early December ought to put together for a slate of difficult obstacles.
Beneath you’ll discover the whole official schedule and occasion particulars for the 2023 OSG:
Day 1 | Friday, December 1, 2023
The primary day of the competition weekend will open with two occasions centered round upper-body energy and stamina.
Stand or Submit Press Medley
Athletes can have the duty of overhead pressing 4 implements — a barbell with wagon wheels, a circus dumbbell, a curved Yoke, and a block — within the quickest time attainable. They’ll have a 60-second time restrict. On the time of this writing, the exact weights of the implements haven’t been designated. They are going to be totally different for every collaborating weight class.
Stix and Stone Carry
The artistic identify apart, taken from the manufacturing firm offering the aggressive tools, it’s an apt label for an occasion that can ask athletes to carry out two distinct loaded carry variations. First, athletes should carry a timber body for 15.25 meters (50 toes), then carry a set of stones again the identical distance as shortly as attainable. As soon as once more, they are going to have a 60-second time restrict.
Day 2 | Saturday, December 2, 2023
Saturday on the 2023 OSG “pulls” out all of the stops earlier than leaning again on endurance.
Any seasoned strongman or strongwoman competitor ought to most likely be well-prepared for the pains of a Deadlift Ladder. Whereas the burden of every of the 5 barbells has not but been decided, they are going to once more have solely 60 seconds to work their manner by means of the progressively heavier lineup.
GORUCK Survival Problem
On this occasion, opponents will raise a heavy medicine ball and different yet-undisclosed GORUCK implements. They are going to be adorned with backpacks as much as and exceeding 45.4 kilograms (100 kilos) all through. Relying on the burden class, the time restrict for completion will fluctuate from 60 to 90 seconds.
Day 3 | Sunday, December 3, 2023
Solely the highest 10 opponents will advance to the ultimate day of the 2023 OSG. The competition will shut with a well-known chorus for anybody who follows strongman and strongwoman carefully.
For all intents and functions, the Sandbag Toss will likely be difficult however is doubtlessly extra of an appetizer to the principle concluding course. Inside it, the athletes can have an goal of tossing six progressively heavier sandbags over a 4.6-meter (15-foot) bar for the Males and a four-meter (13-foot) bar for the Ladies. As regular, they are going to have 60 seconds to efficiently full as many throws as attainable.
The well-known Atlas Stones — a fixture finisher at numerous strongman and strongwoman competitions — would be the ultimate deciding word on the 2023 OSG. The duty will likely be easy: Lifting six more and more heavier Atlas Stones onto their respective platforms. Each weight class for each the Males and Ladies can have a in a different way weighted group of Stones matched to their anticipated energy. For context, the heaviest stone within the occasion would be the sixth and ultimate stone within the Males’s Open weight division, weighing in at 193 kilograms (425 kilos).
The OSG might not essentially be consistent with contests just like the annual World’s Strongest Man (WSM) when it comes to status. That stated, as exemplified by this occasion listing, it stays a noteworthy notch within the belt for the opponents lucky sufficient to win it.
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