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 indicate out. This 12 months’s contest happening on December 1-3, 2023, in Charleston, West Virginia, ought to 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 entire 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.
Under you’ll discover the entire 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 may 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 doable. They may 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 taking part weight class.
Stix and Stone Carry
The inventive identify apart, taken from the manufacturing firm offering the aggressive gear, it’s an apt label for an occasion that may 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 rapidly as doable. As soon as once more, they’ll 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 in all probability 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’ll once more have solely 60 seconds to work their approach by means of the progressively heavier lineup.
GORUCK Survival Problem
On this occasion, rivals will elevate 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 range from 60 to 90 seconds.
Day 3 | Sunday, December 3, 2023
Solely the highest 10 rivals 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 intently.
For all intents and functions, the Sandbag Toss will probably be difficult however is doubtlessly extra of an appetizer to the primary concluding course. Inside it, the athletes may 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 Girls. As typical, they’ll have 60 seconds to efficiently full as many throws as doable.
The well-known Atlas Stones — a fixture finisher at numerous strongman and strongwoman competitions — would be the last deciding word on the 2023 OSG. The duty will probably be simple: Lifting six more and more heavier Atlas Stones onto their respective platforms. Each weight class for each the Males and Girls may have a otherwise weighted group of Stones matched to their anticipated energy. For context, the heaviest stone within the occasion would be the sixth and last stone within the Males’s Open weight division, weighing in at 193 kilograms (425 kilos).
The OSG could not essentially be consistent with contests just like the annual World’s Strongest Man (WSM) by way of status. That stated, as exemplified by this occasion record, it stays a noteworthy notch within the belt for the rivals lucky sufficient to win it.
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