The Outlaw Open.
The event will take place November 30th – December 2nd in conjunction with the USAW American Open, in Palm Springs California at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The athletes will include Games athletes, non-Games athletes, and anyone else we’d really like to see compete. There will certainly be enough balance between heavy loading and high skill movements to test the super powers of the athletes, and put on a memorable display for the spectators.
There are a few factors that make the Outlaw Open completely unique in the competition circuit.
-Athletes who are qualified to compete in the American Open will be able to participate in both competitions (assuming they are qualified for the Outlaw Open). USAW has been gracious enough to allow for the B Sessions to take place on Friday, in a two platform format. This means that anyone who is competing in both competitions will be able to Total on Friday for the American Open, and then compete in the Outlaw Open on Saturday and Sunday.
-The Outlaw Open will begin with Oly Total. This means that the first data point/scored event for all Outlaw Open competitors will be a Total. There will certainly be a slight advantage for those actually lifting in the American Open, because they will have an extra day to recover. This should inspire all competitors to at least attempt to qualify for the American Open. The Outlaw Open Total will be judged by professional judges, by the exact same standards as the American Open. And, before you even ask, NO—weight classes will not be factored in for the Outlaw Open. Trust us.
-Once all competitors Total, the classic “competitive exercise” portion of the event will begin. We will be looking to test as much as possible, and get as many data points as possible. This means we will likely have multiple scoring points for each workout/test. We need to test as many facets of the athletes as we possibly can, because we want to make sure there is no doubt who the clear cut winner should be. Why?
-There will be a TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR, winner take all, first prize.