Tactical Strength Challenge

Saturday, October 26, 2019


Start time & event duration will vary by host facility and number of participants.



 


The Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC) is a semiannual strength competition consisting of three events: (1) a three-attempt powerlifting deadlift, (2) pull-ups/flexed-arm hang for max reps/time, and (3) kettlebell snatches for max reps in a 5:00 time period.

These three events test a unique trade-off between various abilities with the deadlift favoring larger participants, pull-ups/flexed-arm hang favoring smaller participants, and kettlebell snatches testing all participants equally. See the TSC Rules for more details on these movements and judging standards.

You must complete the event on October 26, 2019 at one of our pre-approved TSC host facility locations. If you would like to add a location of your own, please register as a host. (Host registration closes on Monday, August 5, 2019.)

For active duty military, we are allowing a video submission option. Only active duty military will have the option to complete these events and submit YouTube videos. If you are active duty and you know in advance that you will be submitting videos, please register at the "Active Duty Military" location. More information will be emailed to you prior to the event regarding participation and video submission.

Event Details By Division

  • Women's Novice - A max deadlift, flexed arm hang, and snatches with a 12kg kettlebell
  • Women's Novice (16kg KB) - A max deadlift, flexed arm hang, and snatches with a 16kg kettlebell
  • Women's Classic - A max deadlift, bodyweight pull-ups, and snatches with a 16kg kettlebell
  • Women's Classic (12kg KB) - A max deadlift, bodyweight pull-ups, and snatches with a 12kg kettlebell
  • Women's Competition - A max deadlift, bodyweight pull-ups, and snatches with a kettlebell - weight dependent on bodyweight. Must report! (See chart below)
  • Women's Masters (ages 50 and older) - A max deadlift, bodyweight pull-ups, and snatches with a 12kg kettlebell

  • Men's Novice - A max deadlift, bodyweight pull-ups, and snatches with a 20kg kettlebell
  • Men's Classic - A max deadlift, bodyweight pull-ups, and snatches with a 24kg kettlebell
  • Men's Competition - A max deadlift, bodyweight pull-ups, and snatches with a kettlebell - weight dependent on bodyweight. Must report! (See chart below)
  • Men's Masters (ages 50 and older) - A max deadlift, bodyweight pull-ups, and snatches with a 20kg kettlebell


Snatch weight chart for Men's and Women's Competition Divisions

Women:

  • < 132 lbs / 60 kg: snatch 16 kg
  • >= 132 lbs / 60 kg: snatch 20 kg

Men:

  • < 143 lbs / 65 kg: snatch 24 kg
  • 143 - 187 lbs / 65 - 85 kg: snatch 28 kg
  • >= 187 lbs / 85 kg: snatch 32 kg


Cost

The cost to participate in any division other than the Competition division is $30 (USD). The cost to participate in the men's or women's Competition division is $50 (early registration—prior to September 23, 2019) or $65 (regular registration—on or after September 23, 2019).

All participants who register prior to September 23, 2019 will receive a free event shirt on the day of the event.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 place finishers in the men's and women's Competition divisions. Prizes are sponsored by PerformBetter, Vibram, and StrongFirst.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be granted.

Exceptional circumstances will be reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis by StrongFirst, Inc.

Registrants may transfer their registration to another person for no fee by emailing us—using the link at the top of the screen—the relevant information.


The rules are simple, the training is hard, but the opportunity to say you faced the Tactical Strength Challenge and overcame makes it all worthwhile. Visit our website for more details...

Leaderboards will be available and winners will be announced after all scores have been tallied.

(Check out our event shirts this year!)

Events

  • Kettlebell Snatches
  • Pullups
  • Deadlift

Divisions

  • Women's Novice
  • Women's Novice (16kg KB)
  • Women's Classic
  • Women's Classic (12kg KB)
  • Women's Competition
  • Women's Masters
  • Men's Novice
  • Men's Classic
  • Men's Competition
  • Men's Masters

Athletes

    Come to the live event to learn who you are competing against!