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What is the Tri-Fitness Challenge?

What is the Tri-Fitness Challenge?

What is the TRI-FITNESS CHALLENGE?

By Al Rosen ( Creator of the Tri-Fitness Challenge)

Photos By:  Ed Johnston, Marianne Johnston, Rick Schaff,Thomas Oed

The Original Ultimate Obstacle Course Race

The Original Ultimate Obstacle Course Race

 

See why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson calls Tri-Fitness the ULTIMATE  FITNESS CHALLENGE!  SET GO!

** Over the past 17 years, Tri-Fitness has provided opportunites to their athletes to appear in and grace the cover of magazines such as Natural Muscle, Oxygen Magazine, Ironman Magazine, etc. as well as become WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) stars, appear on television shows such as Guinness World Records Gone Wild, Ninja Warrior, American Gladiator, Fear Factor,  HBO Real Sports, etc.

** Tri-Fitness was created so athletes can compete and challenge themselves on a level playing field.  It is an event where challenging oneself and meeting new friends is more important then a trophy.  We welcome anyone and their family to come join us June 27-28 at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa for the 17th Tri-Fitness World Challenge; Bring your children as we have a Children’s Shutte Run (Free for athletes and spectators children).   Registration includes professional photos taken by professional photographers of each of the events.

 

http://trifitnesschallenge.com

 

Tri-Fitness is a sporting event with a foundation based on the dedication to health, fitness and the competitive spirit.    In 1997, Al Rosen decided to create a sporting event to  empower athletes and have them feel the power of accomplishment.  Rosen (a gym owner for 28 years, physical education teacher and coach, former professional wrestler, fitness trainer) with a background in gymnastics used the gymnastic formula to create the scoring (10 point system).  Rosen states:  “instead of bars, beam, vault and floor the Tri-Fitness has obstacle course, fitness skills, fitness routine and true grit challenge as well as a Grace & Physique event for women (the physique is a by-product of the type of training and nutrition one does preparing for the event).”   In past television interviews,  Rosen has been known to explain how amazing it is to see women looking like Barbie in the Grace & Physique turn into G.I . Jane on the obstacle course.

An athlete can compete in ANY or ALL  of the events listed below.    Awards are presented for age group and overall in each event and in combination of events:  Tri-Fitness (Obstacle Course, Fitness Skills, True Grit); Tri-Fitness Optional (all events in Tri-Fitness plus Grace & Physique); Overall Tri-Fitness (all events in Tri-Fitness plus Grace & Physique and Fitness Routine).

Are you ready to challenge yourself?

 

Obstacle Course wall - fear no obstacles at the World Tri-Fitness Championships

Obstacle Course wall – fear no obstacles at the World Tri-Fitness Championships

 

Tri-Fitness Challenge grid speed

Tri-Fitness Challenge grid speed

 

Obstacle Course Tri-Fitness Monkey Bars

Obstacle Course Tri-Fitness Monkey Bars

 

Obstacle Course Cargo net 15 feet - no problem!

Obstacle Course Cargo net 15 feet – no problem!

 

Obstacle Course 

The obstacle course has never changed thus you will always be able to challenge yourself to a PR (personal record) each time you run the course.   The course is 160 yards and has the following elements:  10 foot wall, 15 foot running grid, incline/decline monkey bars, balance beam, 15 foot cargo net, baton shuttle run, (3) hurdles, steeple chase jump, under bar, and over bar.  Don’t worry if you are struggling, the Tri-Fitness volunteers and coaches are always there to support and spot you!  You will feel the energy as everyone cheers everyone on.    In the past, the executive producer of HBO Real Sports reported it is the only sport she has witnessed where fellowe competitors cheer on other athletes.

 

 

Fitness Skills

The Fitness Skills are made up of 3 elements:  1) Box Jumps; 2) Bench Press; 3) Shuttle Run.

1)     Box Jumps

This is a timed event where the athlete will perform 50 jumps on a 20 inch box (there is a 2 inch cheer floor in front of the box thus making the jump 18 inches.   The athlete will be timed in the jumps or step up (when stepping, the feet must simultaneously hit the top of the box).  Any part of your foot can hit the box (thus it might only be the athletes toes).   Any athlete under 45 years old must jump 20 before stepping or there is a 1 second penalty for each one not jumped.

Plyometric jumps Tri-Fitness box jumps- 50 as fast as you can!

Plyometric jumps Tri-Fitness box jumps- 50 as fast as you can!

Tri-Fitness Bench Press- 60% body weight (women) 80% men- as many reps as you can!

Tri-Fitness Bench Press- 60% body weight (women) 80% men- as many reps as you can!

 

 2)     Bench Press

Women bench 60% of their bodyweight  and Men bench 80% – rounded to the closest 5 lbs.  The only rules are the bar pad (use a squat pad on the olympic bar) must touch the chest and the arms must extend.   There is no penalty for bounching, arching, feet off the floor, etc.  A rest in the upward position can not exceed past 10 seconds and a rest in the bottom position can not exceed 5 seconds and the hands can not open.

Tri-Fitness Shuttle run- set go!

Tri-Fitness Shuttle run- set go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)     Shuttle Run – This is a timed event where the athlete will do a 10 bean bag, 20 foot shuttle run placing each bean bag in a double riser.  If the athlete misses a bean bag, the bean bag must be picked up or attempted to be picked up the following time.  The foot must cross a 4 foot line near the riser before the bean bag is released.

The 3 Fitness Skills will be put in a formula based on the 10 point system thus creating a Fitness Skills score.

 

Strong Tri-Fitness Athletes challenge themselves on the True Grit event!

Strong Tri-Fitness Athletes challenge themselves on the True Grit event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True Grit Challenge

The True Grit is a 230 yard challenge which tests the athletes speed, strength,  agility and endurance.  It consists of the following elements:  20 yard shuttle run, 5 ½ foot wall, running grid, 3 pushups (chest touching medicine ball), 15 foot bear crawl through a shoot, forward roll, cone weave, tire flip, 5 kettle bell swings (25 lb for women & 35 lbs for men), 10 straddle jacks, 3 squats and 20 yard farmers carry (2 – 35 lb weights for women & 2 – 45 lb weights for men), 10 heavy rope jumps (4 lb rope), 30 inch hurdle, 2 – 24 inch hurdles, under bar, and 40 yard sprint.

 

 

Sexy Fit Bikini Model Athletes at the Tri-Fitness World Championships

Sexy Fit Bikini Model Athletes at the Tri-Fitness World Championships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace & Physique Event (Women)

This is an event where women can display their physique (a by-product of their training and nutrition).   The judges are predominantly women with fitness/modeling backgrounds.

Bikini perfection of muscle,femininity and athletic performance at the World Championships Tri-Fitness Challenge

Bikini perfection of muscle,femininity and athletic performance at the World Championships Tri-Fitness Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The scoring criteria is the following:  1) symmetry; 2) feminine firmness; 3) grace & poise (presentation of physique/model walk); 4) overall appearance.    Each of the categories above will be scored between 1.0 and 2.5 points then added up.

 

The Original Ultimate Obstacle Course Race- Fitness Routine portion

The Original Ultimate Obstacle Course Race- Fitness Routine portion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitness Routine

This event is a choreographed routine (maximum of 2 minutes and athletes’s  own music) where an athlete demonstrates strength holds, flexibility moves, and any combination of dance which is choreographed to their own music.  It is scored with the following criteria:  1) strength; 2) flexibility; 3) choreography; 4) execution; 5) overall enthusiasm/appearance.   Each of the categories above are scored between 1.0 and 2.0 points then added up.

2013 Tri-Fitness World Challenge – Results

2013 Tri-Fitness World Challenge – Results

tri-fitness overall

TRI-FITNESS OVERALL – (G&P, OC, Skills, Routine)
1Jennifer Rosen38.17Florida25-29
2Marissa Herring37.2Florida35-39
3Brandy Goddard37.004Arkansas40-44
4Lovena Tuley36.13Kansas40-44
5Bernadette Schimnowski36.84Florida45-49
6Gina Germano Raines36.73Florida35-39
7Carly Mitchell35.76BC, Canada25-29
8Mary Parrett35.5Florida55-59
9Celeste Turner34.95Louisiana45-49
10Kristen Olychuck34.55BC, Canada25-29
11Dina Starr32.69Nevada45-49
12Theresa Winterhalter32.58Florida45-49
13Liva Rivera32.24Florida35-39
14Mimi Zumwalt32.002Texas50-54
15Pet Ike31.89Tennessee35-39
women's dual optionalDual Fitness Optional (G&P, OC, Skills)
1Jennifer Rosen28.515Florida25-29
2Bernadette Schimnowski28.31Florida45-49
3Jaquelyn Kastelnic28.2Virginia30-34
4Lovena Tuley28.15Kansas40-44
5Marissa Herring28.12Florida35-39
6Brandy Goddard27.98Arkansas40-44
7Gina Germano Raines27.75Florida35-39
8Carly Mitchell27.49BC, Canada25-29
9Mary Parrett26.99Florida55-59
10Stacy Wig26.83Maryland40-44
11Kristen Olychuck26.72BC, Canada25-29
12Heather Slocum26.61PA25-29
13Sharon Rasponi26.4Florida35-39
14Suzy Perdomo26.39Florida45-49
15Celeste Turner26.37Louisiana45-49
women's dualDual Fitness (OC & Skills)
1Jennifer Rosen19.32Florida25-29
2Brandy Goddard19.04Arkansas40-44
3Bernadette Schimnowski18.9Florida45-49
4Lovena  Tuley18.88Kansas40-44
5Marissa Herring18.74Florida35-39
6Jaquelyn Kastelnic18.7Virginia30-34
7Mary Parrett18.66Florida55-59
8Gina Germano Raines18.63Florida35-39
9Bonnie Keaton18.59Texas30-34
10Celeste Turner18.49Louisiana45-49
11Carly Mitchell18.44BC, Canada25-29
12Mylin Prieto18.29Florida30-34
13Sharon Rasponi18.19Florida35-39
14Heather Slocum18.12PA25-29
15Suzy Perdomo18.05Florida45-49
Obstacle CourseJennifer RosenTimes
1Jennifer Rosen50.06Florida
2Bernadette Schimnowski51.9Florida
3Jennifer Kirkpatrick52.19Florida
4Gina Germano Raines52.63Florida
5Brandy Goddard55.12Arkansas
6Bonnie Keaton55.22Texas
7Mylin Prieto55.75Florida
8Jaquelyn Kastelnic56.1Virginia
9Lovena Tuley56.34Kansas
10Mary Parrett57.88Florida
11Carly Mitchell58.25BC, Canada
12Celeste Turner58.41Louisiana
13Suzy Perdomo58.63Florida
14Liva Rivera58.78Florida
15Christina Spikowski58.84Florida
15Marissa Herring58.84Florida
17Sharon Rasponi59.79Florida
18Heather Slocum60.94PA
19Maria Reinert62.09Florida
20Shelly Scamardo Kantor64Florida
jaquelyn kastelnic 1Grace & Physique 
1Jaquelyn Kastelnic9.5Virginia
2Danielle McGlynn9.44Tennessee
3Bernadette Schimnowski9.41Florida
3Marissa Herring9.38Florida
4Lovena Tuley9.27Kansas
5Jennifer Rosen9.19Florida
5Shannon Rosener9.19Virginia
6Gina Germano Raines9.12Florida
7Sarah Jon Porreca9.08Florida
8Carly Mitchell9.05BC, Canada
9Stacy Wig9.04Maryland
10Christy Daly9Virginia
11Brandy Goddard8.94Arkansas
12Candace Thompson8.9Maryland
13Shelly Scamardo Kantor8.89Florida
14Whitney Schneider8.8Kansas
15Erin Hostetter8.79PA
16Sidney Jones8.78Florida
17Kristen Olychuck8.75BC, Canada
18Maria Reinert8.74Florida
19Lindsey Rosen8.71Florida
19Anne Girtz8.71BC, Canada
20Jennifer Roach8.6Alberta, Canada
Jennifer Rosen - Tri-Fitness champion & 1st in routineFitness Routine
1Jennifer Rosen9.65Florida
2Marissa Herring9.07Florida
3Brandy Goddard9.022Arkansa
4Gina Germano Raines8.97Florida
5Lovena Tuley8.75Kansas
6Celeste Turner8.57Louisiana
7Bernadette Schimnowski8.53Florida
8Mary Parrett8.51Florida
9Sarah Jon Porreca8.5Florida
10Carly Mitchell8.26BC, Canada
11Cailey Lord8.08Florida
12Lisa Kohler7.95Nevada
13Kristen Olychuck7.83BC, Canada
14Dina Starr7.71Nevada
15Michelle Galarza7.7Florida
IMG_2764Fitness Skills
1Brandy Goddard9.901Arkansas
2Jennifer Rosen9.865Florida
3Marissa Herring9.841Florida
4Lovena Tuley9.823Kansas
5Dina Starr9.717Nevada
6Kristen Olychuck9.705BC, Canada
7Mary Parrett9.701Florida
8Stacy Wig9.692Maryland
9Jaquelyn Kastelnic9.628Virginia
10Bernadette Schimnowski9.562Florida
11Celeste Turner9.561Louisiana
12Carly Mitchell9.503BC, Canada
13Brenda Mungall9.499Alberta, Canada
14Bonnie Keaton9.463Texas
15Pet Ike9.459Tennessee
16Claire Yasinski9.454Alberta, Canada
17Kimberly Strathy9.419Maryland
18Mimi Zumwalt9.389Texas
19Heather Slocum9.356PA
20Sharon Rasponi9.346Florida
tri-fit model overallTri-Fitness Model
1Sarah Jon Porreca29.14Florida
2Carly Mitchell25.55BC, Canada
3Kristen Olychuck25.35BC, Canada
4Jennifer Roach23.63AB, Canada
5Anne Girtz23.36BC, Canada

 

 

men's overallDUAL FITNESS OVERALL
SCOREState
1Willie Thomas19.956Florida
2Richard Rivera19.941Texas
3Bryan Stahl19.435Pennsylvania
4Sean Lichty19.365Pennsylvania
5Sydney Joseph19.323New York
6Pedro Velasquez19.285Pennsylvania
7Robby Holsopple18.624Florida
8Drake Laurie18.256Florida
9Mike Bock17.649Florida
10Portor Yates17.521Texas
willie thomasOBSTACLE COURSE
Time (sec)
1Willie Thomas40.40
2Richard Rivera41.57
3Pedro Velasquez49.62
4Bryan Stahl49.97
5Robby Holsopple50.22
6Sydney Joseph50.72
7Sean Lichty51.22
8Mike Bock52.25
9Drake Laurie56.69
10Portor Yates61.53
 
  men's overall fitness skillsFITNESS SKILLS
 IMG_3104
1Sean Lichty
2Bryan Stahl
3Richard Rivera
4Sydney Joseph
5Willie Thomas
6Pedro Velasquez
7Drake Laurie
8Robby Holsopple
9Portor Yates
10Mike Bock
2012 National Challenge – Results

2012 National Challenge – Results

TRI-FITNESS (Routine, G&P, Obstacle, Skills)

  1. Shana Martin
  2. Mary Parrett
  3. Theresa Winterhalter
  4. Mimi Zumwalt
  5. Pet Ike
  6. Charlene Basinger

 

Dual Fitness Optional (G&P, Obstacle, Skills) 

  1. Shana Martin
  2. Amy Tanaka
  3. Megan Davies
  4. Mary Parrett
  5. Michelle Smoker
  6. Monica Prado
  7. Theresa Winterhalter
  8. Liva Rivera
  9. Anastasia Zahr
  10. Pet Ike
  11. Suzy Perdomo
  12. Shannon Macguire
  13. Diana Woodall
  14. Elianny Holguin
  15. Mimi Zumwalt

 

Dual Fitness (Obstacle & Skills)

  1. Amy Tanaka
  2. Shana Martin
  3. Megan Davies
  4. Mary Parrett
  5. Monica Prado
  6. Michelle Smoker
  7. Liz Watters
  8. Thersa Winterhalter
  9. Diana Woodall
  10. Liva Rivera
  11. Danielle Walsh
  12. Amanda Rishell
  13. Pet Ike
  14. Elianny Holguin
  15. Anastasia Zahr

 

Men’s Dual Fitness (Obstacle & Skills) 

  1. Richard Rivera
  2. Jonathon Souders
  3. Bryan Stahl
  4. Sean Lichty
  5. Willie Thomas
  6. Sydney Joseph
  7. Wade Waddick
  8. Pedro Velasquez
  9. Peter Verstegen
  10. Jack Hardy

 

Grace & Physique

  1. Shana Martin
  2. Jennifer Telepchak
  3. Anastasia Zahr
  4. Amy Tanaka
  5. Megan Davies
  6. Michelle Smoker
  7. Mary Parrett
  8. Shannon Macguire
  9. Rasheeda Johnson
  10. Natalie Maddox
  11. Liva Rivera
  12. Suzy Perdomo
  13. Mimi Zumwalt
  14. Morgan Lindsay
  15. Regan Windsor

 

Obstacle Course

  1. Amy Tanaka
  2. Megan Davies
  3. Liva Rivera
  4. Danielle Walsh
  5. Mary Parrett
  6. Liz Watters
  7. Shana Martin
  8. Daniela Lopez
  9. Diana Woodall
  10. Monica Prado
  11. Theres Winterhalter
  12. Michelle Smoker
  13. Suzy Perdomo
  14. Amanda Rishell
  15. Michelle Galarza

Men’s Obstacle Course

  1. Willie Thomas
  2. Richard Rivera
  3. Bryan Stahl
  4. Tyrie Creay
  5. Jonathon Souders
  6. Jeff Sullivan
  7. Cody Carroll
  8. Sydney Joseph
  9. Sean Lichty
  10. Wade Waddick
  11. Pedro Velasquez
  12. Peter Verstegen
  13. Fernando Amorim
  14. Jack Hardy

 

Fitness Skills

  1. Amy Tanaka
  2. Shana Martin
  3. Michelle Smoker
  4. Monica Prado
  5. Megan Davies
  6. Theresa Winterhalter
  7. Mary Parrett
  8. Amanda Rishell
  9. Mimi Zumwalt
  10. Pet Ike
  11. Liz Watters
  12. Anastasia Zahr
  13. Diana Woodall
  14. Shannon Macguire
  15. Annette Uriondo

 

Men’s Fitness Skills

  1. Sean Lichty
  2. Jonathon Souders
  3. Richard Rivera
  4. Bryan Stahl
  5. Wade Waddick
  6. Sydney Joseph
  7. Willie Thomas
  8. Pedro Velasquez
  9. Jack Hardy
  10. Peter Verstegen

 

Fitness Routines

  1. Shana Martin
  2. Mary Parrett
  3. Theresa Winterhalter
  4. Mimi Zumwalt
  5. Charlene Basinger
  6. Pet Ike
Women’s Fitness Skills Winners – 2010 Tri-Fitness National Challenge

Women’s Fitness Skills Winners – 2010 Tri-Fitness National Challenge

Women's-Fitness-Skills

Women's Fitness Skills Winners

Fitness Skills

  1. Connie Knott, Florida
  2. Brandy Goddard, Arkansas
  3. Melissa Wuorinen, Florida
  4. Jennifer Varano, Pennsylvania
  5. Shar Courtney, Texas
  6. Sarah Donohue, England
  7. Anne Groff, Pennsylvania
  8. Jennifer Lindstein, BC-Canada
  9. Sarah Franco, Florida
  10. Celeste Turner, Louisiana
  11. Kelly Prince, Florida
  12. Heather Ruelan, Michigan
  13. Nicole Spitzack, Tennessee
  14. Kylie Erhlich, Kansas
  15. Charlene Ferderbar, Pennsylvania