This weekend will be the first international Pinch/Pull contest, a virtual grip strength contest.
This is a sanctioned three event contest testing the maximum lifting strength of the fingers and thumb. It features a some of the best grip athletes in the world coming together as well as brand new and novice lifters for fun and fellowship.
Time/Date 29 September/ starting times set by individual promoter
Minneapolis, MN – Adam Glass (Movement Minneapolis) 10 AM start time
Wooster, OH – Andrew Durniat (Durniat Strength)
Wyalusing, PA – Jedd Johnson (Jedd’s Gym) 10 AM start
Tucson, AZ – Aaron Corcorran (Aaron’s Gym) 11 AM start
Three Rivers, MI – David Thornton (Don Larkin’s Gym)
Bay Area, CA – Dan Reinard (Diablo Rock Climbing Gym) 12 PM start time
Boston, MA – Mike Sheehan (Movement Boston)
United Kingdom – Mark M-Dy (big Stew’s place) 11 AM start
Kirkkonummi, Finland – Juha Harju
Victoria, Australia – Jarrod Riordan
Moscow, Russia – Ivan Beritashvili Paladin Fight & Fit Center
Two hand pinch on the standard European Pinch Apparatus, 4 attempts, rising bar. All standard rules will be applied. Promoter will determine order for starting width and progression.
Double Overhand Axle deadlift, 4 attempts, rising bar. All standard grip contest rules apply. All promoters will use the Ironmind Axle for the contest.
Griptopz Half Penny lift, 4 attempts, rising bar. This lift will be done with the key grip only, no other grips are allowed.
Scoring will be done using the NAGSA scoring system. We will have two classes, Men’s open and Women’s open.
All promoters are to send me their scores as soon as their contest is wrapped up. I will stack scores and post them here and on World of Grip and Gripboard. Please email to AdamTGlass@yahoo.com
At the conclusion, two score sheets will be posted. One will be the global sheet with all contestants ranked in order, the second will be local venue’s. It is the same format as World’s Strongest Hands.
International weight classes will be used for records purposes, all contestants will be weighed before the contest.
There are no entry fee’s, however individual venues may require a day pass depending on the location and facility. Please contact your local promoter for details.
If you are a promoter and you want to join in, please email me. You must have the following equipment
- Europinch set up w/vertical height standard
- Ironmind Apollon’s axle
- World of Grip Half Penny apparatus
- All weights used measured and certified
- Point calibrated scale for weighing contestants
Last call for promoters will be Thursday no later then noon central standard time.
Best of luck to all who will participate, and a thank you in advance to all the promoters who set up and execute these contests!