We’re back! – 2020 Schedule Outline
For Planning Purposes ONLY
The FCC’s tentative 2020 schedule launch focuses on Tennessee Training Academies in two months – Murfreesboro/Nashville 7/31-8/1, and Knoxville 8/7-8. Note that all are subject to confirmation – and, all are subject to Covid-19 Course layout and Safe Practices procedures seen here. Stay tuned for confirmation of specific days, dates and times – which we hope to have by this time next week.
Throughout the following three weeks in August, the FCC crew will be winding its way northeast to additional training academies in KY, WV, IN, OH, and more in a tight geographic rotation – before heading out to Combat Challenges in Sandy, UT 9/11-12, Carlsbad, NM 9/26-27, with Nationals to be held in Irving, TX 10/24-25.
Our goal continues to be to hold 15 events this season – all while supporting our incredible competitors and recruiting new relay teams for next year’s 30th Anniversary Tour! And, 30 more to follow!
Finally, please know that this 2020 modified season would not be possible without the incredible support of 3M Scott Safety, Lion and Simulaids. THANKS TO ALL!
2020 Season Relaunch!
With a total commitment to support you fire / rescue men and women heroes in fitness, health and wellness, our generous sponsors are determined to reopen the 2020 schedule – by launching a summer schedule at regional fire training academies in the North Atlantic states so that we can meet all health requirements such as public distancing. This will be followed by a modified fall schedule – including Nationals and World Challenge XXIX. Stay tuned for details, thanks for what you continue to do, and BE SAFE!
For First Responders
FHEHealth – offers a range of First Responder mental health services. If you or anyone you know needs support during these stressful times, please click on the link under the FHE logo to the left, or call the free helpline 866.390.7396 for more information.
Virginia Beach FCC – Presented by STIHL – May 15-16
After consultation with the FCCs terrific host team, the VA Beach FCC must unfortunately be postponed – at least until we relaunch later this summer/fall, and maybe until next year. We’ll keep you informed.
2020 Schedule Update and “30th Anniversary Tour!” A couple of weeks ago, we had a very strong 15-20 event season in the pipeline. Due to the Coronavirus, we’re scrambling to support our incredible hosts in hopes of rescheduling early spring events. Beyond that, and as of today, the 2020 schedule still looks strong. Happily, we are also getting enthusiastic support for the upcoming 2021-23 “30th Anniversary Tour!” – including “Veteran Relays.” Meanwhile, whenever you can, please send thanks to our sponsors and hosts for their support of first responder fitness, health and wellness.
Thanks for what you do! Be safe!
After consulting with the host, we are postponing the Coweta Challenge. Stay tuned for more information as we receive it.
Due to FDIC postponing the event, we will also be postponing the Firefighter Challenge at FDIC until we hear more.
The Oklahoma Pipeline Awareness Liason (OPAL) - our generous presenting sponsor - will offer a free seminar on pipeline ruptures and related topics. All competitors are invited to participate. While you are there, please be sure to thank OPAL for their incredible support of the Firefighter Challenge and public safety.
Would you like to drive for the Challenge?
Established entertainment company seeks hardworking, energetic individual to contract for its 2020 season.
Must have a valid Driver’s License. A CDL is not a necessity, yet a plus.
Must be able to travel extensively within the United States from April through November during all weather conditions. Events are held in outdoor venues; therefore, acknowledgment regarding the vast range of weather one will be exposed to is to be considered.
Must be able to easily lift 50-100 pounds repetitively and be physically active an entire day during competitions, set-ups, and tear downs.
Must be a skillful and aware driver, efficiently transporting a 35-foot Gooseneck trailer to each show location. Driving a maximum of 650 miles per day.
Must be able to pass a drug and background check in order to gain access to military bases.
Must show matured judgement and decision-making abilities to promote creative solutions in a timely manner; while also knowing how to follow directions from others.
Must be able to mediate conflict, while officiating competitions within the company rules and regulations.
Must be able remain alert and spatially aware of yourself, competitors, and media during competitions.
Must be conscientious of the constant surveillance of media presence during competitions, set-ups, teardowns, and possible transportation acknowledgements.
Does this sound like an adventure for you?
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing “Driver Position” to be considered for this amazing opportunity.
Here's our first draft of the 2020 Schedule. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
World Challenge Day 6
After a long week of races, World Challenge XXVIII is now finished. Congratulations to Hobbs and all the other new World Champions.
World Challenge Day 5
Congratulations to all our Champions.
Montgomery Blue won the Department Team event, while S-Gard Team Slovenia won the Hybrid Team Category. Jake Lanier, Katie Ross, Beau Gunter, Russell Krasnesky, Stephen McAleer, Brad Johnston, Cheri Ardoin, Al Ertzner, and Gregor Stanonik are all 2019 World Champions. Tandems start tomorrow at 8 AM, and the run order can be seen here. The relays will begin with a set of runoffs to populate the brackets. The first runoffs can be seen here.
World Challenge Day 4
Wildcard days are now finished, you can see the current relay seedings and which individuals made the final day here. The Combined results for all 4 days are also available here. And lastly, here is the draft of tomorrow's run order : page one, page two. (Note some changes have already been made since the first list of names was posted during Lion's Den).
World Challenge Day 3
A long day of races saw World Records fall! The Over 50 World Record, the Over 60 Relay World Recod and the Hybrid Team (formerly International Team) World Records were all smashed today. As always the combined results can be seen here. The first group for tomorrow's run order can be seen here.
World Challenge Day 2
One more day in the books, a ton of amazing firefighters competing. The combined results are up. Tomorrow looks to be the most competitors yet, the first page of the run order is posted here.
World Challenge Day 1
The first day of Worlds is over, and the results have been posted. Please take a look, and if you believe you have been incorreclty designated as a Department or Hybrid Relay/Team, let us know so we can clear that up. Tomorrow's draft run order can be seen here.
World Challenge Day 1 Run Order
To get a peak of the first draft of tomorrow's run order click here. As always, this list is subject to change, but it designed to give our competitors a feel for when they'll run. Worlds offically starts at 10 am tomorrow.
U.S. Nationals Day 3
Nationals is in the books, and we saw a large field compete in the Best of the Best, while team FIrecraft won the Open Relay. The MIsfits were champions in the Female Relay. USAFA 40+ and Running for Tommy also took first, with the associated Byes. Next stop, Worlds in Montgomery Alabama!
U.S. Nationals Day 2
Relay seeding and more than 80 tandems made for another well represented day. Receiving byes for their Championships are: MFR Shake N Bake, FireCraft Female Tandem, Just Us Girls, Team Big Uglies, Isoland, Dr Dave and His Nurse Practitioner, and Mich-Cal. We'll see the Best of the Best Competition tomorrow, followed by the Relay Eliminations! You can click to see the Bracket and the Open Seedings.
U.S. Nationals Day 1
A long day of racing saw our National Champions crowned in our Individual Categories, as well as Team. Montgomery Blue took home the Lion trophy in the Team Category. Jake Lanier won Open. Also receiving the byes for their victories were Brittany Hoffman, Matt Hansen, Sean Sullivan,
Russell Krasnesky, Al Ertzner, Mark Van Brunt, and Amy Bouse. More races tomorrow.
North Little Rock Day 2
The final regional of 2019 is now over, just Nationals and Worlds to go! We saw Forney fire make quite an appearance in their first event this year, winning the Open Relay. St. Lucie took the GNC for Relay, while Beau Gunter & Jeff Vater were the fastest Tandem.
North Little Rock Day 1
Our last regional event kicked off with some great races for the final Grand National Championships. We saw Russell Krasnesky break the over 50 World Record, with a 1:31.50. We also saw GNC victories by Briane Riebe, Ana Ruzevic, Daniel Garner, Ken Helgerson
& the ATX Team.
GNC and North Little Rock Event
We're heading in to our last regional event of the year, since this is the case, we've updated the current GNC standings, you can see them here, or just go to the normal results tab. In addition, tomorrow after the event, the North Little Rock CVB is hosting a party at McCain Mall from 7pm to 10 pm (or later depending on the competition schedule).
Sandy Utah Day 1 and 2
There was a great turnout for our first event in the Salt Lake City area in over 10 years. We saw Hobbs win Team, while Brian Riebe was the fastest individual. Matt Coney, Daniel Garner, Ken Helgerson and Russell Krasnesky are all battling it out for the GNC titles, with just one more regional to go. In a reversal on day 2, St. Lucie won the open relay, while Hobbs took the fastest tandem time (Jordan Headley & Rodney Smith).
Grand Island Day 2
It was another great day at the Nebraska state fair. We saw Lonnie's Minions win the Open Relay category, while Tommie Sadler's Girls took the Female Relay.
Grand Island Day 1
We saw a lot of support here for both Lonnie Mitteis, and Tommy Sadler. Lonnie's Minions took the Team Category, and Todd Krukow doubled up on both the 40+ and Open. Perenial Challenge Champions Brittany Hoffman and Al Ertzner also took first places.
This event saw Jason Logsden and 2423 Combat win the Open, Over 40, Team and Relay events. We also saw Walt White continue his streak competing, while winning the over 50 Category. We'll be off next week and then back to work in Grand Island, NE.
Hobbs, NM Day 2
Hobbs dropped a couple 1:08's (some of the best times all year) while winning the relays today, but ATX was able to win the Open Tandem.
We'll see you next week in Elko, Nevada.
Hobbs, NM Day 1
It was a hot day, but we still saw Hobbs repeat last weeks feat, winning Team and Open Category (Rodney Smith) today. Russell Krasnesky and Richard Smith won the over 50 and over 40 events.
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