The Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC) is a strength competition consisting of three events:
- A three-attempt deadlift
- Pullups for max reps
- Kettlebell snatches for max reps in a 5:00 time period
The winner is determined by combined placement in the three events. For example, if Lifter A finishes third in the deadlift, fifth in pullups, and second in snatches, his score is 10 (3+5+2). The lowest combined score wins. In the event of a deadlift tie, the lighter competitor places higher. In the event of a pullup tie, the heavier competitor places higher. In the event of a snatch tie, the tie stands. In the event of an overall tie (two or more lifters get same combined score), the tie stands.