Mas Wrestling

Mas-wrestling (Russian: Мас-рестлинг) is the international name used for the Yakut ethnosport derived from the traditional stick pulling game mas tard’yhyy (мас тардыhыы). Reminiscent of the Eskimo Stick Pull featured at the World Eskimo Indian Olympics, as well as the Highland test of strength The Swingle Tree (played with a shepherd’s crook), participants taking part in mas-wrestling competitions sit in front of each other, prop their feet against the board that divides the competition area and tug on a wooden stick (mas), making sure to keep it parallel to the propping board. Mas-wrestling demands great muscular strength from the hands, legs, back, and abdominals. Read more here >

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Since it's formation in July 2000, the Irish Strength Association have gone from strength to strength, boasting over 140 members, many of whom have competed in the highest levels of Strongest Man,Arm-wrestling and Highland games competitions. Mission: To be the strongest on the planet!

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David wrestles his way to the title
The Irish Strength Association would like to congratulate David Loughman of Co.Dublin for winning the Scottish Wrestling and MAS wrestling Irish Championships at Bangor town hall on 25th June 2016. These events were a part of the Irish Expo, consisting of strongman, highland games and wrestling championships.  However, we had a strong line up of
Brian McShane completes the impossible
                  The ISA would like to acknowledge the achievement of Brian McShane of Co. Dungannon.  On the 25th June Brian was attempting to be the third man in Irish History to bend the famous red nail of Ironmind.  The Ironmind Red Nail sets the standard for excellence  in short steel bending.  It
David Loughman wins his first Highland Games
The Irish strength Association would like to congratulate David Loughman on winning his first ever Highland Games in his career.  David has been competing in Highland Games through the ISA for a number of years now and he has improved his performance through his technique and mind set.  David has a number of tricky opponents
Dean Kennedy wins 95KG UK Strongest Man 2016
The Irish Strength Association would massively like to congratulate Dean Kennedy on becoming the new 95KG UK Strongest Man.  Dean has been competing in the ISA for a number of years now and has came through the ranks progressively.  Dean has been looking up to the other competitors in his area for technique and motivation
The Irish Strength Association would like to congratulate Ivan Gannon on winning his first 110KG class UK title.  Ivan Gannon all year has been competing at the senior heavyweight class and has proved by placing 4th in the Ireland Strongest Man 2016, that he has the arsenal to win any battle.  After winning the110KG Ireland

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