The US Grip Championships
Global Grip Challenge will be August 30th, 2008
Events will be Grippers, Two Hands Pinch, Axle Double Overhand Deadlift, Loading Medley and 6″ Reverse Bending.
This is the Official United States Championship contest, and athletes must qualify in order to participate. Qualification must take place in US Hand Strength sanctioned contests that are announced on the the GripBoard. Qualifying lifts are listed below.
Events at a Glance
MM, Credit Card, and TNS sets will be allowed. More points will be awarded for a wider set. Captains of Crush grippers will be used.
Two Hands Pinch
Normal rules apply. 4 attempts. Rising Bar. Pre-announced weights will be used.
20 items to be loaded of all shapes and sizes.
Full Lockout. 3 attempts. Rising Bar. Pre-announced weights will be used.
6″ lengths Reverse style. 3 attempts. 30 second time limit bent to 40 degrees
Qualification Chance 1: Athletes shall qualify for Nationals if they finish top 3 in a US Hand Strength sanctioned contest announced on the Gripboard between September 2007 and August 2008.
Qualification Chance 2: Athletes can also qualify for Nationals by completing 3 of the following feats during 2007-2008 competition:
- 1″ Vertical Bar – 290
2″ FBBC Vertical Bar – 200
Gripper – IM #3 or equivalent (140#), or 150# choker close
Reverse Bending – Grade 5×6″ bolt
Axle Deadlift – 290
Plate Pinch – 170
Qualification Chance 3: Complete any one of the following Wild Card feats:
- Close #4 Gripper with parallel set or wider (choker included)
Break US Record in Two Hands Pinch
Break US Record in 1-inch Vertical Bar (LGC Standard or FBBC Standard)
EVENTS FOR NATIONALS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please continue to check back often for updates.
Feel free to leave comments here if you have any questions.