Fall 2018 TSC Results

Ladies and Gentlemen, the October 2018 TSC results are final!

Thank you to everyone who took part in this day of worldwide strength, spirit, and camaraderie. We also want to thank all the hosts and judges—the event could not happen with you!

The Fall 2018 Tactical Strength Challenge had close to 1000 competitors. There were many personal records set at this event.

The Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC) exemplifies general physical preparation (GPP). A person has to have both strength and endurance to compete in the deadlift, 5-minute snatch, and pull-ups/time hang.

Top Combined Scores in Each Category

Below are the winner’s scores for each division. These scores are reported to us by the judges who are all SFG certified. For full results, please visit the leaderboard HERE.

Women’s Novice

1st: Bora, Mad Max Gym
Snatches 149, FAH 92 sec, Deadlift 255

Women’s Novice 16kg

1st: Brandi Goltz, Amplify Gym
Snatches 133, FAH 61 sec, Deadlift 270

Women’s Open 12kg

1st: Abby Keyes, Barefoot Fitness
Snatches 142, Pull-ups 14, Deadlift 295

Women’s Open 16kg

1st: Jess Taverna, Front Climing Club
Snatches 137, Pull-ups 21, Deadlift 325

Women’s Elite

1st: Jackie Michaels, TNT Westbend
Snatches 140, Pull-ups 13, Deadlift 405

Women’s Masters

1st: Erica McKnight, Catfit
Snatches 153, Pull-ups 9, Deadlift 297

Men’s Novice

1st: Blake McCoy, Amplify
Snatches 138, Pull-ups 21, Deadlift 515

Men’s Open

1st: Alex Tansky, The Lab
Snatches 141, Pull-ups 25, Deadlift 515

Men’s Elite

1st: Adam Demarais
Snatches 121, Pull-ups 16, Deadlift 615

Men’s Masters

1st: Mark Merchant
Snatches 139, Pull-ups 20, Deadlift 470

Congratulations to all of you!

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