Grip Sport Nationals and the Arnold Mighty Mitts

We are very excited to announce that the 2013 North American Grip Sport Championship will be an automatic qualifier for the 2014 Arnold Mighty Mitts competition.

The absolute champion will be announced and earn a guaranteed spot in the 2014 Arnold Mighty Mitts. All athletes scores will be enter into a separate overall category for this award.

The Arnold Mighty Mitts is the brain child of grip legend Richard Sorin. Athletes from across the globe are selected to compete in a variety of grip events on the biggest stage in strength. The 2013 North American Grip Sport Championships will determine that first contestant for 2014.


2013 North American Grip Sport Championships – Medley List

Here is the medley list for the North American Grip Sport Championships June 1, 2013 hosted by Durniat Strength

Medley List: (4 minute time limit)

2 Hand Lifts – 1 point each

Sorinex Saxon Bar @ 175#
Double Slim from floor – (2) 12# hammers joined together
315# deadlift from 11mm climbing rope (we used lifting straps around the bar for this lift last year)
180# Sorinex Pops grip machine
5/16″ grade 2 reverse bend
2-150# plates deadlift from the rims (will be a 100# plate with a 45 added via a loading pin)

1 Hand Lifts – 2 points possible (1 point for each hand)

2-45s – York thin plates
8# sledge to platform – coin on head
12# sledge weaver to rear
Slater MonsterBell – 155#
InchDB – 172#
2.5″ handle @ 160#
York 45 hub
Sorinex 5″ Saturn Globe – 50#
Index finger on small Dinnie ring – 100#
Grip Topz stub – 30#
2″ Vbar – 250#
Sorinex Hub – 40#
Sorinex Anvil Trainer – 150#
42# Blob
Chris Rice Plywood lift – 40#
Chris Rice Thin Pinch – 45#
Chris Rice Key Pinch – 90#
12# sledge to forehead
16# sledge to forehead
Chris Rice Internal rotation
Chris Rice External rotation
Pony Clamp
1-arm DL Standard Bar – 230#
Sorinex Fat Rotating Handle – 200#

A possible 58 total points

2013 North American Grip Sport Championships Entry Form


International Pinch/Pull Grip Contest

Details are set for this international contest of hand and grip strength.

Time/Date 29 September/ starting time will be 10 AM

Minneapolis, MN – Adam Glass (Movement Minneapolis) 10 AM start time
Wooster, OH – Andrew Durniat (Durniat Strength) 10 AM start time
Three Rivers, MI – David Thornton (Don Larkin’s Gym)
Wyalusing, PA – Jedd Johnson (Diesel Crew)
Bay Area, CA – Dan Reinard (Diablo Rock Climbing Gym)
Boston, MA – Mike Sheehan (Movement Boston)
United Kingdom – Mark M-Dy
Kirkkonummi, Finland – Juha Harju
Victoria, Australia – Jarrod Riordan


Two hand pinch on the standard European Pinch Apparatus, 4 attempts, rising bar. All standard rules will be applied. Multiple pinch widths available.

Double Overhand Axle deadlift, 4 attempts, Wait for down command, hands must remain in contact with bar in lowering to the floor.

Griptopz Half Penny lift, 4 attempts. This lift will be done with the key grip only, no other grips are allowed.

Scoring will be done using the NAGSA scoring system.

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.

International weight classes will be used, all contestants will be weighed before the contest.
59k: 130lbs.
66k: 145.5lbs
74k: 163lbs
83k: 183lbs,
93k: 205lbs
105k: 231.5lbs
120k: 264.5lbs
120+: 264.5lbs and above

There are no entry fee’s.