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Appalachian Team Championships 2018

May 26

Our annual team strongman extravaganza is back! This is actual teams of 4-6 athletes working together to use a combination of pure strength, strategy, and willpower in order to walk away with the legendary Mouser Cup trophy! This wildly popular contest may be the most fun of the year and has started to inspire similar shows across the country. So grab a handful of your strongpals and come out to beautiful Palatine Park for an amazing experience making new friends and competing alongside your old ones!


When: Saturday, May 26th  Where: Palatine Park, Fairmont, WV 26554

Promoter: Paul Mouser ([email protected]) in conjunction with the Three Rivers Festival (www.wvthreeriversfestival.org)

Divisions: Teams only, see rules below

Start Time & Weigh-ins – TBA on mouserpower.com

Rules/Safety Meeting – One hour before start time

Events (subject to change): TBA on mouserpower.com

Awards: medals for each member of the top three teams, the winning team receives the Mouser Cup Trophy and each member receives an invite to 2017 Nationals!

Entry Fee:  EARLY BIRD PRICING $52 per person until Feb 1st!  Normal pricing takes effect Feb 1st at $62. Late fee kicks in Friday May 11th – $87… don’t be that guy!

Special Payment Option:  Team Captains may choose pay for their entire team at once and save some money. No refunds will be given however, even if your teammates bail on you. Be careful who you accept verbal commitments from. I am not responsible for helping you collect money from your teammates either. I am also not responsible for helping you find replacements… but I will help if I can.

Team Rates are: $240 until Feb 1st – – – $280 until 5/12 — $320 on 5/12 and beyond – – – this allows you up to 6 teammates which means HUGE savings! If someone drops out, you CAN have someone else fill their spot!!!

OR mail entries to:    Paul Mouser,    1465 Barry St,    Fairmont, WV 26554




  • Each team MUST have at least one female of any weight, one male 0-200, one male 201-231, and one male 231+. Male competitors may “compete up” a class. So for example, if you have trouble finding a “real” 231 pounder, but you have plenty of lightweights, one of your lightweights may serve as a 231 in order to fill the requirement.
  • Teams may represent their state, their gym, their city, their place of work, a group of friends, or nothing in particular. This is your choice. Each team must have a NAME though… a family friendly name
  • Every member must compete in at least one event.
  • Every team must have a captain. This captain is responsible for communications with the officials (to help maintain order amongst the chaos!)


EVENTS (subject to change):



Team captain will assign 2 team members to the 2 Hercules Hold stations (stations 1 and 2) , and 2 members to the 2 Atlas Stone stations (stations 1 and 2)

On the judge’s command, the weights will be released on the Hercules Hold stations and the athletes at the Atlas Stone stations may begin lifting. Stones must be taken to shoulder for reps – total combined reps wins… but here’s the catch… the stone lifters may only continue lifting until the athlete in the corresponding Hercules Hold station drops.

In short, the time limit for Stone lifter 1 to rep out is determined by his/her buddy in Hercules Hold station 1. The time limit for Stone lifter 2 to rep out is determined by his/her buddy in Hercules Hold station 2. Combined reps wins.

The parties assigned to the stone-to-shoulder portion may not be of the same weight class.

This event will test not only the strength of our athletes, but also the strategic capabilities and cohesion of the team (which is why this comp is so fun right???)! A good gripster may be able to make up for a mistake in the stones by holding on long enough to allow extra reps. A great stone lifter may be able to compensate for a grip-slip by busting out many reps quickly before the grip goes. Having a combination of solid grip gurus and stout stone wrestlers is the optimal combination!

Stone Weights (no tacky):

LWW – 115

MWW – 130

HWW – 150

200 Men – 200

231 Men – 220

HW Men – 240

Hercules Hold Weights (Deep Waters Hercules Hold as seen at America’s Strongest Viking, the Rural Rumble, and Fallfest 3):

LWW – 70 per hand

MWW – 80 per hand

HWW – 90 per hand

200 Men – 115 per hand

231 Men – 125 per hand

HW Men – 135 per hand

“No Strongman Left Behind Press Medley”
(Partner Carry to Press)

60sec time limit. Most points win.
On the judge’s signal, a female team member will begin carrying teammates to the pressing area, one at a time.
Each time a teammate is dropped off, that member may begin lifting whatever object they choose for reps. Female member then runs back to carry to the next teammate.
Once an athlete has made an attempt at a given object, they may not attempt any other object.
Once all 3 teammates have been carried to the pressing area, the female competitor that performed the carry may then go to a pressing station and begin lifting as well (if indeed her body has not crumbled after carrying her entire team LOL).
The carrying distance is 30ft. 1 point penalty per 3 feet of distance dropped before the finish line.
If the carrier cannot carry a given teammate, she may simply “tag” that teammate and that teammate may then run over to the pressing station himself/herself, but it will cost a ten point penalty. Any male competitor may be assigned to any pressing station EXCEPT station 4 (lighter log). Females may participate in any of the four pressing stations.

Weights and points are as follows:
245 Log – 3 points per rep
220 Axle – 2 points per rep
200 Axle – 1 point per rep
Station 4 is the only one that can change – Log: 105 LWW, 120 MWW, and 135 HWW. All 1 point.


Tug of War

4 teammates, 1 female must participate.

The rope will be 2″ thick and heavy. No tying it around the hands or body. No knotting the rope.

Tournament format, double elimination.

60 seconds.

“Hit By a Truck”

This is essentially a chain drag – to – truck push with huge chains and a massive semi-truck! Your legs will feel like they’ve been Hit By a Truck!

Read carefully! This is very different from years past!

• 90sec. Fastest time wins. Distance credited if not completed.
• Teams will have a HW member stationed at the truck, and 3 other members stationed at the chains as described below
• Upon the start command female member will drag a 350 pound chain down a 40ft course. Upon completion, female will be signaled to go tag her team mate (LW male) who will then drag a 500 pound chain down the same course. Once the LW male has finished the course, he will then tag a MW male team member, who will drag a 700 pound chain down the course.
• Any team member may proceed to the Truck Push portion of the challenge after making a tag. MW male may proceed to the Truck after finishing the chain drag since he has no one to tag.
• Athletes may begin pushing the truck down the 75ft course as soon as the first helps arrives from the chain drag portion, but not before.

“Pillage and Plunder!”

3 athletes will be assigned to loading stations spaced 20ft apart. One athlete will be assigned to the giant wheelbarrow. When the clock starts the athlete at the 1st loading station must load a 240 pound atlas stone into the 1st compartment of the barrow.

Here’s the twist…. once a stone is successfully loaded, the person who loaded it must then hop into the wheelbarrow, sit on the stone and ride in the barrow until the event is completed! This is repeated for each station. The second station features a 200 pound stone, and the final station features a 115 stone.

Female must participate.
75sec time limit
Stones must be loaded solo. Passengers must remain in the Barrow and may only touch another person’s stone to help guide it into the proper compartment.


General Rules/Usual Mouser Stuff

  • In the event of a tie in the final standings, 1st place finishes will decide the winner. If there is still a tie, then 2nd place finishes will be the determinant, and so on. If a tie cannot be broken this way, athletes will compete head to head in a mystery event to determine the winner.
  • Sportsmanship is expected and required. This is the greatest sport in the world, let’s keep it that way.
  • There will be a pre-event prayer. No one is expected to participate, so please do not feel obligated. All we ask is to be respectful of those that do or do not wish to participate.
  • This is a drug free contest. If you are juiced feel free to come cheer on your buddies but please do not bother to sign up.
  • If you have a question, please ask! I would rather take a minute to clarify something than to see someone have a poor showing due to a misunderstanding.



May 26


Paul Mouser


Palatine Park
Everest Dr
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
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304 614 5291