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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)
1 Jennifer Rosen 38.17 Florida 25-29
2 Marissa Herring 37.2 Florida 35-39
3 Brandy Goddard 37.004 Arkansas 40-44
4 Lovena Tuley 36.13 Kansas 40-44
5 Bernadette Schimnowski 36.84 Florida 45-49
6 Gina Germano Raines 36.73 Florida 35-39
7 Carly Mitchell 35.76 BC, Canada 25-29
8 Mary Parrett 35.5 Florida 55-59
9 Celeste Turner 34.95 Louisiana 45-49
10 Kristen Olychuck 34.55 BC, Canada 25-29
11 Dina Starr 32.69 Nevada 45-49
12 Theresa Winterhalter 32.58 Florida 45-49
13 Liva Rivera 32.24 Florida 35-39
14 Mimi Zumwalt 32.002 Texas 50-54
15 Pet Ike 31.89 Tennessee 35-39
women's dual optionalDual Fitness Optional (G&P, OC, Skills)
1 Jennifer Rosen 28.515 Florida 25-29
2 Bernadette Schimnowski 28.31 Florida 45-49
3 Jaquelyn Kastelnic 28.2 Virginia 30-34
4 Lovena Tuley 28.15 Kansas 40-44
5 Marissa Herring 28.12 Florida 35-39
6 Brandy Goddard 27.98 Arkansas 40-44
7 Gina Germano Raines 27.75 Florida 35-39
8 Carly Mitchell 27.49 BC, Canada 25-29
9 Mary Parrett 26.99 Florida 55-59
10 Stacy Wig 26.83 Maryland 40-44
11 Kristen Olychuck 26.72 BC, Canada 25-29
12 Heather Slocum 26.61 PA 25-29
13 Sharon Rasponi 26.4 Florida 35-39
14 Suzy Perdomo 26.39 Florida 45-49
15 Celeste Turner 26.37 Louisiana 45-49
women's dualDual Fitness (OC & Skills)
1 Jennifer Rosen 19.32 Florida 25-29
2 Brandy Goddard 19.04 Arkansas 40-44
3 Bernadette Schimnowski 18.9 Florida 45-49
4 Lovena  Tuley 18.88 Kansas 40-44
5 Marissa Herring 18.74 Florida 35-39
6 Jaquelyn Kastelnic 18.7 Virginia 30-34
7 Mary Parrett 18.66 Florida 55-59
8 Gina Germano Raines 18.63 Florida 35-39
9 Bonnie Keaton 18.59 Texas 30-34
10 Celeste Turner 18.49 Louisiana 45-49
11 Carly Mitchell 18.44 BC, Canada 25-29
12 Mylin Prieto 18.29 Florida 30-34
13 Sharon Rasponi 18.19 Florida 35-39
14 Heather Slocum 18.12 PA 25-29
15 Suzy Perdomo 18.05 Florida 45-49
Obstacle CourseJennifer Rosen Times
1 Jennifer Rosen 50.06 Florida
2 Bernadette Schimnowski 51.9 Florida
3 Jennifer Kirkpatrick 52.19 Florida
4 Gina Germano Raines 52.63 Florida
5 Brandy Goddard 55.12 Arkansas
6 Bonnie Keaton 55.22 Texas
7 Mylin Prieto 55.75 Florida
8 Jaquelyn Kastelnic 56.1 Virginia
9 Lovena Tuley 56.34 Kansas
10 Mary Parrett 57.88 Florida
11 Carly Mitchell 58.25 BC, Canada
12 Celeste Turner 58.41 Louisiana
13 Suzy Perdomo 58.63 Florida
14 Liva Rivera 58.78 Florida
15 Christina Spikowski 58.84 Florida
15 Marissa Herring 58.84 Florida
17 Sharon Rasponi 59.79 Florida
18 Heather Slocum 60.94 PA
19 Maria Reinert 62.09 Florida
20 Shelly Scamardo Kantor 64 Florida
jaquelyn kastelnic 1Grace & Physique  
1 Jaquelyn Kastelnic 9.5 Virginia
2 Danielle McGlynn 9.44 Tennessee
3 Bernadette Schimnowski 9.41 Florida
3 Marissa Herring 9.38 Florida
4 Lovena Tuley 9.27 Kansas
5 Jennifer Rosen 9.19 Florida
5 Shannon Rosener 9.19 Virginia
6 Gina Germano Raines 9.12 Florida
7 Sarah Jon Porreca 9.08 Florida
8 Carly Mitchell 9.05 BC, Canada
9 Stacy Wig 9.04 Maryland
10 Christy Daly 9 Virginia
11 Brandy Goddard 8.94 Arkansas
12 Candace Thompson 8.9 Maryland
13 Shelly Scamardo Kantor 8.89 Florida
14 Whitney Schneider 8.8 Kansas
15 Erin Hostetter 8.79 PA
16 Sidney Jones 8.78 Florida
17 Kristen Olychuck 8.75 BC, Canada
18 Maria Reinert 8.74 Florida
19 Lindsey Rosen 8.71 Florida
19 Anne Girtz 8.71 BC, Canada
20 Jennifer Roach 8.6 Alberta, Canada
Jennifer Rosen - Tri-Fitness champion & 1st in routineFitness Routine
1 Jennifer Rosen 9.65 Florida
2 Marissa Herring 9.07 Florida
3 Brandy Goddard 9.022 Arkansa
4 Gina Germano Raines 8.97 Florida
5 Lovena Tuley 8.75 Kansas
6 Celeste Turner 8.57 Louisiana
7 Bernadette Schimnowski 8.53 Florida
8 Mary Parrett 8.51 Florida
9 Sarah Jon Porreca 8.5 Florida
10 Carly Mitchell 8.26 BC, Canada
11 Cailey Lord 8.08 Florida
12 Lisa Kohler 7.95 Nevada
13 Kristen Olychuck 7.83 BC, Canada
14 Dina Starr 7.71 Nevada
15 Michelle Galarza 7.7 Florida
IMG_2764Fitness Skills
1 Brandy Goddard 9.901 Arkansas
2 Jennifer Rosen 9.865 Florida
3 Marissa Herring 9.841 Florida
4 Lovena Tuley 9.823 Kansas
5 Dina Starr 9.717 Nevada
6 Kristen Olychuck 9.705 BC, Canada
7 Mary Parrett 9.701 Florida
8 Stacy Wig 9.692 Maryland
9 Jaquelyn Kastelnic 9.628 Virginia
10 Bernadette Schimnowski 9.562 Florida
11 Celeste Turner 9.561 Louisiana
12 Carly Mitchell 9.503 BC, Canada
13 Brenda Mungall 9.499 Alberta, Canada
14 Bonnie Keaton 9.463 Texas
15 Pet Ike 9.459 Tennessee
16 Claire Yasinski 9.454 Alberta, Canada
17 Kimberly Strathy 9.419 Maryland
18 Mimi Zumwalt 9.389 Texas
19 Heather Slocum 9.356 PA
20 Sharon Rasponi 9.346 Florida
tri-fit model overallTri-Fitness Model
1 Sarah Jon Porreca 29.14 Florida
2 Carly Mitchell 25.55 BC, Canada
3 Kristen Olychuck 25.35 BC, Canada
4 Jennifer Roach 23.63 AB, Canada
5 Anne Girtz 23.36 BC, Canada

 

 

men's overallDUAL FITNESS OVERALL
SCORE State
1 Willie Thomas 19.956 Florida
2 Richard Rivera 19.941 Texas
3 Bryan Stahl 19.435 Pennsylvania
4 Sean Lichty 19.365 Pennsylvania
5 Sydney Joseph 19.323 New York
6 Pedro Velasquez 19.285 Pennsylvania
7 Robby Holsopple 18.624 Florida
8 Drake Laurie 18.256 Florida
9 Mike Bock 17.649 Florida
10 Portor Yates 17.521 Texas
willie thomasOBSTACLE COURSE
Time (sec)
1 Willie Thomas 40.40
2 Richard Rivera 41.57
3 Pedro Velasquez 49.62
4 Bryan Stahl 49.97
5 Robby Holsopple 50.22
6 Sydney Joseph 50.72
7 Sean Lichty 51.22
8 Mike Bock 52.25
9 Drake Laurie 56.69
10 Portor Yates 61.53
 
    men's overall fitness skillsFITNESS SKILLS
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1 Sean Lichty
2 Bryan Stahl
3 Richard Rivera
4 Sydney Joseph
5 Willie Thomas
6 Pedro Velasquez
7 Drake Laurie
8 Robby Holsopple
9 Portor Yates
10 Mike 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