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2021 International King Kong Grip Challenge

Lizard King

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9th Annual International King Kong Grip Challenge

"The Biggest Grip Sport Contest on the Planet"

Main Contest Date: Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Multi-City Mega Contest



Confirmed Promoters and Venues to date:

Eric Roussin - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nick Carignan - London, Ontario, Canada
Brad Provick - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Misel Jeddore - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Andrew Pantke - Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Adam Glass - North Texas, USA
Steve Millard - Carbondale, Colorado, USA
Mike Saffell - Bethesda, Ohio, USA
John O'Connor - Kendallville, Indiana, USA
Jedd Johnson - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA
Chad Gustin and Ben Edwards - Lecompton, Kansas, USA
Gil Goodman - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA
Joel Dircks - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA
Riccardo Magni and Odd Haugen - Newbury Park, California, USA

Mike Wilfong - Pullman, Washington, USA
Alexander Andreev - St. Petersburg, Russia
Sirko Petermann and Patricia Luxner - Austria
Jesse Pynnönen - Heinola, Finland
Arto Joronen - Luumäki, Finland
Santeri Mikkonen - Kuusamo, Finland
Ivan Pupchenko - Ukraine
Thomas Larsen - Norway
Lorna Paton - London, England
Joseph Hodgson - Sydney, Australia
Glenn Hunter - Melbourne, Australia



Events:

2.25” Crusher (FBBC) – 6” Lift
Grab Ball (FBBC) – 6” Lift
Finnish Ball (Otevoima) – 13” Lift
Little Big Horn (IronMind) – 6” Lift



Divisions:

● Men: 59kg / 66kg / 74kg / 83kg / 93kg / 105kg / 120kg / 120+kg
● Men’s Masters 50+ Years: Open
● Women: 72kg / 84kg / 100kg / 100+kg



Youth Divisions (offered at individual promoters' discretion):

• Boys 7 and under
• Boys 8-10
• Boys 11-13
• Boys 14-15
• Boys 16-17
• Girls 7 and under
• Girls 8-10
• Girls 11-13
• Girls 14-15
• Girls 16-17

Divisions not officially offered in the contest will still be tracked for GSI records purposes (www.gripsport.org).



Awards (open classes):
Custom King Kong gorilla sculptures for the following:
● All class champions
● The overall top lifter in each event
● The Exceptional Lifter (best pound-for-pound performance)
● The overall men's and women's champions ("The King Kong of Grip" and "The Queen Kong of Grip")


Custom gorilla medals for 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each class



Youth awards: Medals for top 3 in each division



Reverse strongman scoring will be used.


NOTE: I will be reaching out to last year’s promoters over the coming weeks and the list of locations will be updated as venues are confirmed. In the meantime, if you are potentially interested in hosting a venue and would like more information, please feel free to reach out to me via private message or by email ([email protected]).

Reposted from: https://www.gripboard.com/index.php?/topic/53760-2021-international-king-kong-grip-challenge/&
 
BackAtIt

BackAtIt

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That looks like a pretty good set-up!...Wouldn't mind attending it...50+ cat is awesome!!!...Again, wouldn't mind going to this one!!!!....


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Lizard King

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@SAD should add a venue in his yard with a sidebar arm wrestling knockout
 
SAD

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Does the guy ship the equipment to the venue ahead of the contest? I have a few places around me that would host a comp in a heartbeat.

I’ve never tried much of the grip world stuff but I do have abnormally large hands and I’m not weak. I’d love to see where I stand.
 
captaincaveman

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I thought it said "Kung Fu Grip".... drats.
 
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