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CHALLENGES2020-01-08T05:39:33+00:00

The Train To Hunt Challenge was born in 2011 and designed to give hunters, not only a reason to train in the early parts of the year, but to give them a testing ground for their training program. It is unlike any event you have ever done, and will help you prepare for the ultimate goal, hunting season.

WHAT IS TRAIN TO HUNT CHALLENGE

Train to Hunt Challenge is a competition where participants compete in a variety of different exercises that blends physical fitness and archery.

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2020 TRAIN TO HUNT EVENTS

New Mexico Indoor Challenge

February 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Arizona Indoor Challenge

February 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuscon, Arizona

April 4 @ 7:00 am - April 5 @ 4:00 pm

Colorado Springs, Colorado

May 16 @ 7:00 am - May 17 @ 4:00 pm

Wausau, WI

May 23 @ 7:00 am - May 24 @ 4:00 pm

Lookout Pass, Idaho

June 6 @ 7:00 am - June 7 @ 4:00 pm

Los Alamos, New Mexico

June 13 @ 7:00 am - June 14 @ 4:00 pm

National Championships

June 27 @ 7:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

TRAIN TO HUNT CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

When you come to a Train To Hunt Challenge event you will soon discover that it is a supportive environment full of great staff and likeminded competitors.  Everyone there, regardless of age, gender, or fitness level are there because they love the outdoors, archery, and want to test themselves.

Equipment rules:

-Must bring your own pack
-Must bring your own pack weight (see division pack weight below)
-No scopes or magnification of any kind
-Binos and rangefinders CAN BE USED on both the challenge/MTN course and the 3D course.
-Must carry arrows in a bow quiver, or pack only.

Saturday

You will be checking in between 6:30am and 8am at which time you will be picking up your competitor packets that contain your competition shirt, 3D score card. Next, you will be attending a mandatory competitor meeting where the event director will be welcoming you, giving you a layout of what the day will look like, as well as the specifics of the Challenge Course and Mountain Course.  There is plenty of time for questions and the directors will make sure that everyone is clear about what to do, when to do it, and how each event will all be scored.

You will be assigned a heat and made aware approximately what time you can expect your heat to start.  In most cases, each competitor will be assigned an assistant/judge to help guide them through the tasks of the Challenge Course, and make sure that competitors are completing the correct number of repetitions of each challenge movement to standard.
The Challenge Course consists of 5-10 competitors per heat and all competitors will be required to complete the following lists of tasks for time.
Challenge Course Details
20 Over The Box Step Ups
Run (200-300 yards)
Shoot 1 arrow (Compound 30yds -Trad 15yds)
10 Ground to Shoulder/Over the Box
Run (200-300 yards)
Shoot 1 arrow (Compound 30yds -Trad 15yds)
10 Burpee/Over the Box
Run (200-300 yards)
Shoot 1 arrow (Compound 30yds -Trad 15yds)
10 Sandbag get ups/Over the Box
Run (200-300 yards)
Shoot 1 arrow (Compound 30yds -Trad 15yds)
Put Pack on and hit the MTN Course (1 mile)
MTN Course Details

1-2 miles long depending on terrain.
Competitors will shoot two animal 3D targets along the way.
Targets will be around 30-40 yards for compounds and 15-20 yards for traditional archers

Scoring the Challenge/MTN Course
Run Time + Shooting Penalties = Adjusted Time
Run Time:
This is how long it takes you from start to finish to get through the Challenge Course and MTN Course.
Shooting Penalties for Challenge/MTN Course:
Heart Shot (10 ring) = No Time Penalty
Lung Shot (8 ring) = +30 seconds
Body Shot (Any foam outside 8 ring)=+1 minute
Miss = 20 burpee penalty (no time penalty)

Adjusted Time:
Official time that will be used to place competitors.

Sunday

Hunters 3D Course Details
20 foam 3D animal targets

Target distance:
Compounds 3-60 yards / 30 yard average
Traditional 3-30 yards / 15 yard average

Scoring The Hunters 3D Course
Traditional 10 ring = 5 pts = no penalty
Traditional 8 ring = 3 pts= 30 second penalty
Foam outside 8 ring = 1pt= 1 minute penalty
Miss = 0 pts = 1:15 penalty
Competitors 3D scores will be converted into time format.

-1 point = :15 second time penalty

Example:  Score: 80  =  Time penalty 5:00
Overall Scoring:
Challenge Course/MTN Course + 3D Time Penalty = Total Time
Competitors will be placed according to their Total Time.

Relays, Team and Individual Competitions

*Competitors must bring their own pack weight.  Packs will be weighed before each heat starts.
*Challenge Course sandbags will be supplied by TTH.
*Box is 20″ for all divisions
Men ages 16-39
Challenge weight: 50lbs
Pack weight: 50lbs
Men ages 40-49
Challenge weight: 50lbs
Pack weight: 40lbs
Men ages 50-59
Challenge weight: 30lbs
Pack weight: 30lbs
Men ages 60+
Challenge weight: 30lbs
Pack weight: 20lbs
Women ages 16-39
Challenge weight: 30lbs
Pack weight: 30lbs
Women ages 40-49
Challenge weight: 30lbs
Pack weight: 20lbs
Women ages 50-59
Challenge weight: 20lbs
Pack weight: 15lbs
Women ages 60+
Challenge weight: 10lbs
Pack weight: 5lbs

INDIVIDUAL and RELAY COMPEITIONS

20 over the box step ups
Loop Run (200-300 yards) No Pack/No Bow
Shoot one arrow at your designated target
10 Box facing burpee / Over the box
Loop Run (200-300 yards) No Pack/No Bow
Shoot one arrow at your designated target
10 Sandbag Log Toss / Over the box
Loop Run (200-300 yards) No Pack/No Bow
Shoot one arrow at your designated target
10 Sand Bag Get Up box overs
Loop Run (200-300 yards) No Pack/No Bow
Shoot one arrow at your designated target
At the conclusion of your fourth shot you will put on back pack loaded with division appropriate weight and complete the Mountain portion of the Challenge Course.  This course will be approximately 1-1.5 miles and will require you to stop and shoot two designated targets.

TEAM COMPEITIONS

40 over the box step ups
Loop Run (200-300 yards) No Pack/No Bow
Shoot one arrow at your designated target
20 Box facing burpee / Over the box
Loop Run (200-300 yards) No Pack/No Bow
Shoot one arrow at your designated target
20 Sandbag Log Toss / Over the box
Loop Run (200-300 yards) No Pack/No Bow
Shoot one arrow at your designated target
20 Sand Bag Get Up box overs
Loop Run (200-300 yards) No Pack/No Bow
Shoot one arrow at your designated target
At the conclusion of your fourth shot you will both put on back packs loaded with division appropriate weight and complete the Mountain portion of the Challenge Course.  This course will be approximately 1-1.5 miles and will require you both to stop and shoot two designated targets.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7-8am – Registration/Check In.  No day of registration
8-9am – Competitor meeting
9-noon – Qualifying rounds
12-3pm – Semi-Finals and Championship Rounds
3-3:30pm  – Awards
We will run ahead of schedule if the opportunity arises.
Archery equipment:  No magnification or crossbows allowed
Target Distances: Compound Bows 20-30 yards…Traditional Bows 10-15 yards.
Box height is 20″
Total Pack Weights: Competitor supplies their own pack and weight
Men ages 16-39 = 30lbs
Men ages 40+ = 25lbs
Women ages 16-39 = 15lbs
Women ages 40+ = 10lbs

Brute Force Sandbag Weights – Train to Hunt will Provide

Men ages 16-39 = 50lbs sandbag

Men ages 40+ and Women ages 16-39 = 30lb sandbag

Women ages 40+ = 20lb sandbag

PHYSCIAL CHALLENGES FOR FIRST TWO QUALIFYING ROUNDS

Shoot one arrow at target
10 Over The Box Step-ups w/pack on
Shoot one arrow at target
10 Burpee / Over The Box w/pack on
Shoot one arrow at target
10 Sandbag Log Tosses / Over The Box w/pack on
Shoot one arrow at target
Finish by touching the box.

PHYSCIAL CHALLENGES FOR THIRD QUALIFYING ROUND

20 Over The Box Step-ups w/pack on
Shoot one arrow at target
10 Pack get ups / Over The Box
Shoot one arrow at target
10 Burpee / Over The Box w/pack on
Shoot one arrow at target
10 Sandbag Log Tosses / Over The Box w/pack on
Shoot one arrow at target
Finish by touching the box.

SCORING THE EVENT

Scoring arrows in all rounds
30 second penalty for lung (8 ring)
60 second penalty for body outside 8 ring)
20 Burpees for a miss
Third Round of Qualifying, Semi-Finals, and Final Round will have a 60 second bonus for hitting a clay pigeon. Missing the Clay pigeon will result in a 60 second time penalty.

SEMI-FINALS

The top 10 competitors in each division will advance to the Semi-Finals.
Format for the Semi-Finals will be as follows.  The specific Physical Challenges will be announced just prior to the Semi-Final Rounds Starting.
15 Reps TBA
Shoot
15 Reps TBA
Shoot
15 Reps TBA
Shoot
15 Reps TBA
Shoot
Finish at the Box

Finals

The top 5 competitors in each division will advance to the Finals.
Format for the Finals will be as follows.  The specific Physical Challenges will be announced just prior to the Final Rounds Starting.
20 Reps TBA
Shoot
20 Reps TBA
Shoot
20 Reps TBA
Shoot
20 Reps TBA
Shoot
Finish at the Box

Top 3 in each division will receive medals.
Top 3 Men’s Overall will receive medals and prizes (TBA)
Top 3 Women’s Overall will receive medals and prizes (TBA)
Top Team will receive medals and Prizes (TBA)
EVERYONE WHO FINISHES WILL QUALIFY FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Top 20 percent of Men/Women/Teams earn the right to compete in the Elite Division at the National Championships on July 13th at Powderhorn Ski Resort in Mesa, Colorado.

GET THE CHALLENGE PREP PROGRAM

This 10-week program is designed to get you ready for a Train To Hunt Challenge event!

Objectives of Program:

Upon completion of this program you will be able to…

  1. Lift and carry more weight
  2. Quickly slow your heart rate, focus and make an effective kill shot Move your bodyweight more efficiently
  3. Efficiently get off the ground while weighted down
  4. Recover more quickly from the demands of work
  5. Complete any Train To Hunt Challenge
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TRAIN TO HUNT CHALLENGE OVERVIEW