Event 1 – Max Distance Keg Carry
Competitors are to start at the competitor start line. On the judges call, the competitor must move forward approximately a metre, pick up the keg from behind the event start line, and then carry it for the maximum amount of distance they can carry it along the 25m track with any carrying position they prefer (bear hug, diagonal carry, etc). Competitors must go around the finish line markers at each end (ie. no just touching the line and walking back). This is to ensure no disputes about whether you touched the line or not. If the keg touches the ground once the competitor has moved over the start line, your attempt will be concluded at the rearmost point where the keg touched the ground. The competitor may move the keg back into the lap position to reset their grip, however if they are deemed to be spending too long (approximately more than 10 seconds) in this position they will be asked to get back to a standing position and continue moving. No substance aside from chalk may be applied anywhere on the body. One soft belt and one hard belt, layered but not stacked up the torso may be worn, as well as knee/elbow sleeves, and ‘warm’ pants – no equipment apart from this shall be worn. The event will be won by carrying the keg the greatest distance.

Weights
Novice Women – 40kg
<62.5 Women/Adaptive Standing Women – 50kg
<72.5/Masters Women – 60kg
<82.5 Women – 70kg
<Open Women – 80kg

Novice Men – 80kg
<80 Men/Adaptive Standing Men – 90kg
<90 Men/Masters Men – 100kg
<105 Men – 110kg
Open Men – 120kg

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Event 2 – Viking Press

Starting with their hands on the Viking Press but with it resting on the drop rail, at the judges start call the competitors have 60 seconds to press the implement as many times as they can. Once it has been pressed, the Viking Press must be held overhead at full lockout until the competitor receives a down call. Once the competitor has successfully received a down call, the competitor must lower the implement to their shoulders before receiving a ‘press’ call to begin the process again. The implement may be lowered to the drop rail, but they will not receive another start call until it is back lowered to the shoulders. For a successful lockout, the competitor must be standing with their feet in a line, knees locked and elbows straight and not ‘double dip’/push jerk the Viking Press – knees must be locked as the implement is locked. No substance aside from chalk may be applied anywhere on the body. One soft belt and one hard belt, layered but not stacked up the torso may be worn, as well as knee/elbow sleeves/wraps, and ‘warm’ pants – no equipment apart from this shall be worn.

Weights – Rough Implement Weight 25kg
Novice Women – +10kg
<62.5 Women/Adaptive Standing Women – +15kg
<72.5/Masters Women – +20kg
<82.5 Women – +25kg
<Open Women – +30kg

Novice Men – +65kg
<80 Men/Adaptive Standing Men – +75kg
<90 Men/Masters Men – +85kg
<105 Men – +95kg
Open Men – +110kg

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Event 3 – Saxon Bar Deadlift
On the judges start call, the competitor has to attempt to pick the Saxon Bar up, successfully lock it out, and place the bar down. The bar cannot be lapped or hitched, and must be fully locked out. After the bar has been successfully locked out, the lifter must wait for the judges down call before starting to lower the bar. Missed down calls will result in missed lifts. The bar doesn’t have to be ‘undeadlifted’, but the athlete must remain in full control of the bar for the entirety of the lowering. The bar must be lifted with the palm in contact with one face of the bar, and fingers/thumb on opposing sides (ie. ‘pinch’ grip). No substance aside from chalk may be applied anywhere on the body. One soft belt and one hard belt, layered but not stacked up the torso may be worn, as well as knee/elbow sleeves, and ‘warm’ pants – no equipment apart from this shall be worn. A genuine attempt is called when the competitor has broken the bar off the ground.

Wessels Rules apply to this event – the bar will start at minimum weights for men/women, and the bar weight will jump up 2.5kg for women and 5kg for men. Competitors can jump in whenever they want, however they can only have 3 attempts which do not need to be consecutive. Competitors are responsible for paying attention to what weight is loaded on the bar, and if they accidentally miss out on a round the bar weight will not go down for any reason.

Weights
All Women – 25kg
All Men – 50kg

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Event 4 – Block Press
Standing behind a start line, on the judges start call the competitors have 60 seconds to press a series of 3 blocks in consecutive order, being required to start at the lightest and move up to the heaviest. The block can be cleaned by any method to the chest, but it must be pressed with both hands on the same side of the block (ie. both hands on the bottom). Once it has been pressed, the block must be held overhead at full lockout until the competitor receives a down call. Once the competitor has successfully received a down call, the competitor must assist the block in the lowering to the ground – it cannot be dropped or thrown, but it isn’t required to be brought back to the chest before lowering. A split time of each successful block press will be taken, and the fastest time for the heaviest block will be how the competitor will place in that event. For a successful lockout, the competitor must be standing with their feet in a line, knees locked and elbows straight, and demonstrate control of the block. If the competitor is unsuccessful with the press or fails to lower it under control, the competitor will have to repeat that size block until they can move up to the next in the series. No substance aside from chalk may be applied anywhere on the body. One soft belt and one hard belt, layered but not stacked up the torso may be worn, as well as knee/elbow sleeves, and ‘warm’ pants – no equipment apart from this shall be worn.

Weights
Novice Women – 35/37.5/42.5
<62.5 Women/Adaptive Standing Women – 37.5/40/45kg
<72.5/Masters Women – 40/45/50kg
<82.5 Women – 45/47.5/52.5kg
<Open Women – 50/55/60kg

Novice Men – 62.5/72.5/82.5kg
<80 Men/Adaptive Standing Men – 72.5/82.5/92.5kg
<90 Men/Masters Men – 82.5/92.5/102.5kg
<105 Men – 92.5/102.5/112.5kg
Open Men – 102.5/112.5/122.5kg

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Event 5 – Natural Stone Series
Starting behind a starting line to one side of the implements, competitors have 60s to move to the loading area and load the heaviest stone they can within the time limit to the top of a 44 gallon drum; approximately 0.9m. There is unlimited attempts possible, and competitors can move/up down in stone weights as they see fit. The time split for the stone will be taken when the competitor successfully loads a stone and their hands come off; for a competitor to successfully load a stone, they must place it on top of the barrel, and it must stay there of it’s own volition – if it falls off, the attempt will not be counted. The event will be won by whoever loads the heaviest stone, and if there is a tie in weight it will be won off who loaded it first. No substance aside from chalk may be applied anywhere on the body. One soft belt and one hard belt, layered but not stacked up the torso may be worn, as well as knee/elbow sleeves, and ‘warm’ pants – no equipment apart from this shall be worn

Weights
12 total stones, weighing roughly from 50-200kg for all competitors.