Upcoming Contest and Event Calendar

NAGS Contests and Events
JUNE 2019

North American Grip Sport Championship
June 8, 2019
Promoter: Jedd Johnsons
Elmira NY

Twin Cities Strongest Hands
June 29, 2019
Promoter: llen Heineck / Joel Dircks
Metroflex Gym, Fridley MN

JULY 2019

Gripaholics Unanimous
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Promoter: Rachel & Jason Wood
Strong Bodies Performance Center, Lakewood, CO



Armhighland Gripstrongwrestling Power Games
Saturday, Sept 21 at 10 AM EDT
Used Gym Store
245 Orbit Road, Statesville, North Carolina 28677


7th Annual International King Kong Grip Challenge
"The Biggest Grip Sport Contest on the Planet"
Main Contest Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
King Kong Locations and Promoters

North America:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Eric Roussin
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - Rob McMurren
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Jason Steeves
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - Brad Provick
Detroit, Michigan, USA - Andrew Pantke
Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - Allen Heineck and Joel Dircks
Nashville, Tennessee, USA - Gil Goodman
Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - Jedd Johnson
Newbury Park, California, USA - Riccardo Magni and Odd Haugen
Millersville, Missouri, USA - John McCarter
Tallahassee, Florida, USA - Nigel Blackburn
Colorado, USA - Rachel Crass Wood and Jason Wood
Maui, Hawaii, USA - John Oka
Fort Worth, Texas, USA - Adam Glass
Bethesda, Ohio, USA - Mike Saffell

London, England - Jerome Bloom
Norway - Thomas Larsen
Iisalmi, Finland - Jouni Mähönen
Vantaa, Finland - Harri Tolonen
Austria - Patsy and Sirko Petermann
St. Petersburg, Russia - Alexander Andreev
Germany - Christoph Koch
Ukraine - Ivan Pupchenko
Italy - Aldo Alberico

Dubai, UAE - Bader Alawadhi

Melbourne, Australia - Andrew Lea

Contests to be run early:
October 19 - Detroit, MI - Andrew Pantke
October 20 - Waterloo, ON - Rob McMurren
October 22 - Bethesda, OH - Mike Saffell
October 23 - Dubai - Bader Alawadhi

Special Announcements for King Kong 2019

  1. There will be a Youth Division in this year’s King Kong contest. This division is optional: it will be offered at the individual contest promoter’s discretion. Results will be tallied separately, and there will be small medals for the top three international finishers in each of the following divisions:

    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

  2. This year there will be a special golden gorilla sculpture for the overall top female (same as male prize)