2022 Twin Cities Kettlebell Open


The second annual competition here in the Twin Cities on October 22nd, 2022 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 or 10 minute lengths, along with special events! All lifters will be able to earn rank based on IKO rules & ranking tables.


Early registration is $75 ($85 after October 1st). Registration for in person lifters closes midnight (central time) Sunday, October 16th. 

raffle prizes!!!

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

  • Bearfoot Athletics

    • SIX $100 gift card

  • Pro Kettlebell

    • $300 gift card

    • $200 gift card

    • Set of magnetic chip weights

  • Kettlebell Kings

    • $150 gift card

  • Living Fit

    • Four $50 gift cards

  • Sorenson Strong

    • 1.5# maple Indian clubs w/ event logo

  • CK Maceworks

    • 2 custom plate loadable maces or club

  • Bellevator

    • Two 50% discount codes for custom belts

victors' spoils ($500)

To the victors' go the spoils! We are proud to offer a purse of $500 for the top performers in the competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded based on total coefficient (weight x reps/body weight) so the more events you complete the better your chances! Best New Lifter will be voted on by the judges.


$250 for 1st Place
$100 for 2nd
$50 for 3rd
$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 Saturday  October 22nd, and we will be accepting video submissions from Sunday October 16th  until  11:59 AM central time Friday October 21st (the day BEFORE the in person competition). 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 be creating 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 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 (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) (not IKO)


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 IKO ranking table


Please read and review the rules that the IKO 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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2022 Twin Cities Kettlebell Open Registration

Early Registration! - Register now for $75! 



Sponsored by:

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Thanks for registering!

​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 Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Vadnais Heights

Approximately 10 minutes from the gym & 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 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:

- Surly Brewing

- Fulton Brewery

- Summit Brewery

- Modist Brewing

- Fairstate Brewing

- Bauhaus Brew Labs

- Pyres Brewing

- 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