Who's The Fittest?!

Event Date

Sat, Sep 6, 2014


Fort Belvoir, VA

About This Activity

This is Fort Belvoir's 1st annual "Who's the Fittest?" powerlifting, strongman, and CrossFit style competition. This fitness event will take place at the Kawamura Human Performance Center and is a two (2) man team event. There will be six (6) categories to include Open (18-44) male, female, and mixed divisions. Master's (45 & up) male, female, and mixed. Participants must compete as a team only.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

(0600 – 0730) Team Check-In & Warm-Up

(0730 – 0800) Competitor’s Meeting

(0800 – 1400) Competitions

(1100 – 1200) Lunch

(Immediately after Competitions) Awards

Team check-in:

From 0600-0730 at Kawamura Human Performance Center. Each team will receive their t-shirts and competition schedule.

Competitor’s Team Meeting:

From 0730-0800. This meeting will cover the rules, regulations and disqualifications for each event.

Competition Events:

1. Dead Lifts

2. Pull Ups

3. Box Jumps

4. Team Tire Flip

5. Team Prowler Push

6. Farmer’s Carry

7. Wall Balls

8. 1000m Team Row



  1. Competitors will face a preset barbell with the bar lying horizontally in front of the lifter’s feet, gripped with an optional grip in both hands and lifted until the lifter is standing erect. Once the attempt has begun no downward movement is allowed until the lifter reaches the erect position with the knees locked. On completion of the lift the knees shall be locked in a straight position with shoulders back.
  2. The Kawamura staff signal shall consist of a downward movement of the arm and the audible command “Down”. The signal will not be given until the bar is held motionless and the lifter is in the apparent finished position.
  3. Lifters will have 15 minutes to attempt as many successful lifts before reaching max lift. Once 15 minutes is expired or an attempt is failed, the last completed lift is recorded in the combined team score.
  4. Combined max weight total will be factored into team’s overall score.

Causes for Disqualification of a Deadlift

  1. Any downward movement of the bar before it reaches the final position.
  2. Failure to stand erect with the shoulders back.
  3. Failure to lock the knees straight at the completion of the lift.
  4. Supporting the bar on the thighs during the performance of the lift. If the bar edges up the thigh but is not supported this is not reason for disqualification.
  5. Stepping backward or forward or moving the feet laterally. Rocking of the feet between ball and heel is permitted. Foot movement after the command “Down” will not be cause for failure.
  6. Lowering the bar before receiving the signal.
  7. Allowing the bar to return to the platform without maintaining control with both hands (i.e., releasing the bar from the palms of the hand).

Pull Ups

  1. Each competitor must complete as many reps as possible of strict pullups in 60 seconds.
  2. Team’s combined rep total will be factored into overall score.  
  3. Competitors can use optional grip on straight bar.
  4. Time will begin when competitor’s hands make contact with the bar. Time stops as soon as competitor’s hands are removed from the bar or 60 seconds has expired.

Causes for “No-Rep” for Pull Up Event

  1. Failure to lock elbows at bottom of rep.
  2. Failure to clear chin over the bar.
  3. Kicking or swinging of the legs.

Wall Balls

  1. Team must complete as many wall ball reps as possible in 2 minutes. Competitor starts in a standing position facing 10’ target, slightly in front of medicine ball #1 positioned on the ground, holding medicine ball #2 with both hands at chin level. Competitor will squat down until their gluteus touches ball #1 and explode up to standing position throwing ball #2 at target in front of them.  
  2. Combined total repetitions will be recorded for overall score.
  3. Females required weight 14lbs VTX Medicine Ball and males required weight 20lbs VTX Medicine Ball.

Causes for “No-Rep” for Wall Ball Event

  1. Ball fails to reach target.
  2. Competitor fails to catch ball.
  3. Failure to make contact with ground ball.
  4. Throwing or catching with single hand.
  5. Failure of body fully extending at top of movement.
  6. Competitor’s feet leave the ground.

Box Jumps

  1. Team must complete as many box jumps as possible in 2 minutes. Time will begin as soon as competitor’s feet leave the floor. Both feet must land fully on the box. Hips must come to full extension with knees locked out at the top of the box. Competitors may step down or jump down off box.
  2. Total repetitions will be recorded for overall score.
  3.  Females required height 20” box and males required height 24” box.

Causes for “No-Rep” for Box Jump Event

  1. Failure to land with both feet fully on the box.
  2. Failure to stand fully extended at the top of the box.

Partner Tire Flip

  1. Teammates will flip a tire 200 yards as fast as possible.
  2. Time will be recorded and factored in to overall score.

Causes for Disqualification for Tire Flip Event

  1. Failure to meet the required distance.
  2. Competitors attempt to roll or carry the tire.

Farmer’s Carry

  1. Teammates must pick up two separate implements, one in each hand, and run or walk 200 yards as fast as possible.
  2. Competitors will be allowed to set implements down when needed.
  3. Team’s time will be recorded and factored in to overall score.
  4. Females required weight is 35 pounds in each hand. Males required weight is 70 pounds in each hand.

Causes for Disqualification for Farmer’s Carry Event

  1. Failure to meet the required distance.
  2. Partner picks up other partners implement.

Partner Prowler Push

  1. Teammates must strategize to push 165# Prowler 200 yards as fast as possible.
  2. Team’s time will be recorded and factored into overall score.
  3. Only one teammate can have contact with the Prowler at a time.

Causes for Disqualification for Prowler Push Event

  1. Failure to meet the required distance
  2. More than one individual makes contact with the Prowler.

1000 Meter Partner Row

  1. Teammates must strategize together to complete 1000 meters on the Concept2 Rowers as fast as possible.
  2. Each competitor must participate in the duration of the row.
  3. Team’s time will be recorded and factored in to overall score.
  4. Damper setting must be set at 5.

Causes for Disqualification for Row Event

  1. Failure to meet the required distance.

Post Competition Events:

An awards ceremony will be held immediately after the competitions. Awards will be given to 1st place teams in each six divisions. Your team must be present to accept awards.


If you would like to volunteer or know someone who would? Contact heather.c.carty.naf@mail.mil or 703.806-4655 for information


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Sponsorship Coordinator: Nicole Paradiso 703-805-4138.

Additional Information

Medical personnel will be available throughout the event. All registrations are non-refundable.  Registration is limited to only 75 teams. Other events on Ft. Belvoir have SOLD OUT, so SIGN-UP EARLY! All registered teams are guaranteed an event t-shirt.  

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