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We are incredibly excited to announce that the third annual Twin Cities Kettlebell Open has been selected to host the WKSF North American Championship 2023 - 2025!!!


North America's best will be here in the Twin Cities on Saturday October 14th, 2023 hosted by our friends The Athlete Lab located at:


3225 Country Dr.  
Suite 140,
Little Canada, MN 55117


Event Details


Events will include the standard GS lifts (jerk, snatch, long cycle) in 5, 10, or 30 minute lengths to earn rank based on WKSF rules & ranking tables for these events.

NEW for 2023 is a kids division, FREE of charge for any youth lifter under the age of 14!!! 


Registration for in person lifters closes 23:59 (central time) Tuesday, October 10th. 

raffle prizes!!!

This year we have over $2,500 worth of prizes from our incredible sponsors that we will RAFFLED OFF among every paid registrant for the event whether they compete In Person or via video submission! This year's raffle prizes from our sponsors are:

2023 Sponsors:

victors' spoils

To the victors' go the spoils! We are proud to offer a cash purse for the top performers in the competition, sponsored by Living Fit & Twin Cities Kettlebell Club!


$150 for Top Male Coefficient
$150 for Top Female Coefficient
$150 for Top Total
$50 for Best New Lifter


In Person Lifters

  • Weigh-ins Friday from 5:30-7 pm or Saturday 10am-noon.

  • Rules overview Saturday at 12:00 pm.

  • First flight begins at 1:00pm.

  • Certificates will be handed out to in person lifters and e-mailed to remote participants

  • Prizes will be awarded after all video submission & in person sets have been judged




Due to the ongoing pandemic and uncertainty of being able to compete in person, we will be offering competitors to compete via video submissions. All live lifts will be done on  October 14th, and we will be accepting video submissions beginning Saturday October 7th  until  23:59 central time Friday October 13th (BEFORE the in person competition begins). This will give judges a chance to judge the sets prior to the live lifts so we know the winners once the live results are entered.

For video submissions, we will utilize YouTube and have a private Facebook group which we will invite you to join. Once you have completed your lift we ask that you upload your video to YouTube and then post your video in this group and we will tag your assigned judge. Once judged, they will post your official result as a comment and tag you. If you do not have Facebook, just let me know and you can send your video link via email.

Official Kettlebell Sport Events (30 min, 10 min, & 5 min)
1) Jerk (double bell for men and women)
2) Long Cycle (double bell for men and women)
3) Snatch (single bell)
4) Biathlon - Jerk double bells, Snatch single bell. *(Please note that Biathlon counts as two events)
5) One-Arm Long Cycle (single bell for men and women)

6) 1/2 Marathon Snatch, Half Snatch, Jerk, or Long Cycle

Kettlebell Weights
Kettlebells will be provided, but you can also bring your own to have certified for use when you weigh in.


Men: 12KG*, 16KG, 20KG, 24KG, 28KG, 32KG

Women: 8KG*,12KG, 16KG, 20KG, 24KG, 28KG

*Men can compete with the 12kg and women with the 8kg, in the above events, but no rank will be awarded based on WKSF ranking table


Please read and review the rules that the WKSF follow as those same rules will be implemented for our competition; Click Here for Competition Rules

There is a new shirt for the competition. Click Here to Order directly from our store!

Register using the form below:

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2023 World Kettlebell Sport Federation

OPEN North American championship

Register now for $90! 

Sponsored by:

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​Travel & Lodging:


The Twin Cities are very accessible by car, train, or plane. The Athlete Lab is centrally located ~20 minutes from downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis, just off I-694 and between I-35E and I-35W.


Recommended Hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn, Shoreview

Best Western Plus, Shoreview

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Vadnais Heights

The Athlete lab is approximately 5-10 minutes from these hotels & 20-25 minutes from MSP International Airport.

Staying downtown: The Athlete Lab is about a $20-30 Uber/Lyft ride from either downtown where there are many hotels available. If you prefer public transit there are train lines and buses from the airport that will take you to either downtown.


Explore the Twin Cities:


Parks & Lakes (we have a LOT, this list is NOT exhaustive):

- Vadnais-Sucker Lake Regional Park (5-10 minutes from The Athlete Lab)

- Chain of Lakes (3 connected lakes in Minneapolis!)

- Como Park Zoo (free entry) 
- Minnehaha Falls

- Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Breweries & Distilleries (we have over 80 different micro breweries):

- Surly Brewing

- Fulton Brewery

- Summit Brewery

- Modist Brewing

- Fairstate Brewing

- Bauhaus Brew Labs

- Pyres Brewing

- Sociable Ciderworks

- Burning Brothers Brewery (gluten free!)

- O'Shaughnessy Distilling

- Du Nord Social Spirits

- Tattersall Distilling

Sports & Shopping:

- Mall of America
- US Bank Stadium (home of the Vikings)

- Excel Energy Center (home of the Wild)

- Allianz Field (home of the MN United Football Club)

- Target Field (home of the Twins)


Theater & Museums:
- Minneapolis Institute of Art

- Walker Art Museum

- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 
- Guthrie Theater 

- Mill City Museum 
- Ordway Theater

- American Swedish Institute

- James J Hill House




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