The Maximum Warrior Challenge Final Event is Live


Click here to see how the show down between t. and Biggs unfolds.

A huge thanks to Maxim and its parent Alpha Media Group, T1G and staff, Blackhawk, FNH, and all the sponsors of the challenge.  It was a blast and Iappreciate having been invited to participate.


Does the “running and gunning” featured in the Maximum Warrior Challenge look like fun?  If so, check out the video below featuring two of CFW’s lady studs putting their athleticism to test at a recent USPSA shooting match in South Port.  Melissa and Jana had neither shot before taking instruction from myself, Ron and the other Alastar staff instructors.  In the last two years we have taught Melissa, Jana and many others how to shoot and move safely and effectively.  Shooting matches are a fun, yet practical way of improving your defensive shooting skills.  If you want to learn to shoot, you have the best resource right here in Wilmington.  Check out our website for courses and watch all our videos on Alastar TDS-C’s YouTube page.




1 Clean + 2 Front Squats + 1 Jerk – 5 sets


Get as far in the ladder as possible in 14 min:
750m row
2 Deadlift (205/135)
2 Burpee over bar
2 Air Squats
4 Deadlift
4 Burpee over bar
4 Air Squats
6 Deadlift
6 Burpee over bar
6 Air Squats… and so on

Wilmington Weightlifting
Power Clean – 70% (of clean) x 5 x 4 – 1 minute rest b/tw sets
[Front Squat x 3 (fast!) + 3 Box Jump (30″/24″)] x 5 – 90 seconds rest b/tw sets
Snatch Shrug Pull from Riser – 100% of Snatch x 3 x 5 – 90 seconds rest b/tw sets

10 thoughts on “Event 10: Army vs. Navy

  1. Sensei says:

    So, a web show that has SF guys training the way SF GUYS SHOULD BE TRAINING?? You think the actual training cells will catch on to this?

    Naahhhh….MCMAP and yearly quals at the shooting range are good enough. HAHA!

    Excellent job Tony. Again, Proud.

  2. Scott S says:

    Nice job, t. I know you would have liked to win but you showed up and performed well. That is what it is all about in life.

  3. Amanda W says:

    That obstacle course looked pretty beastly. Great work, t! Don’t get any ideas from that for training please… 🙂

  4. t. says:

    Aaron… Most folks probably have no idea what you’re talking about. But you’re all over it. It is sad, but “Train as you fight” only really applies to when a Gunny or Plt Sgt wants to make his troopers sleep in the mud, rain, and cold and not to the actual disciplines of a warrior.

    Scott… I don’t think it’s ok to tell yourself that just showing up and doing your best is ok. That’s the mindset that got us kids’ soccer with no scoring or the idea that just completing a Marathon or Ironman is a good thing. That’s a mental surrender and it opens the gates to mediocrity. Losing makes you a loser. For many I know I sound harsh, but you have to WANT to do THE best… not just your best. In combat, losing doesn’t get you second place, it makes you dead. Football players, Crossfitters, and even those tough MMA guys go home to warm bed after a loss. That’s the luxury of sport. It’s not to say you cannot learn from a loss and it a worthwhile experience. The only way not to be a loser after a loss is to review mistakes and weaknesses and develop a plan to better them. Then identify what you did well and bolster that. In the end I lost, not b/c my advanced skill sets are lesser than Jeff’s, but because I simply did not have the cardio vascular endurance her does. To say he won he’s younger and lighter, while truthful, would be an excuse. I know to be physically competitive against guys in SOF at SOF tasks I need to be 20lbs lighter.

    Two things to take away: 1. Don’t go into a competition ill prepared. I knew there would be SEALS and Rangers at this competition. They’re known for their conditioning. I wasn’t willing to drop the weight and lose strength. The compromise cost me.

    2. Fitness is the foundation. You can take the best shooter on the planet, but he’s fat and out of shape, he’s not capable of excelling at the tasked needed for combat.

    Amanda… so where do think I get all my training ideas? ha.

  5. Debb says:

    Ok kid soccer with no scoring, the kids always kept score and will let you know it, because that is how they were made, kids like being competitive. Mine were both 3 years old playing soccer and keeping there own score.
    t. awesome showing no matter what you say, you have made us proud. Your mindset cannot change that.

  6. Meagan says:

    Nice work t….good stuff.

    I had fun working with the morning crew today. Great job to everyone!!!!!

  7. Scott S says:

    I take back what I said about t. – he lost and there is no getting around that fact. Yes, if you don’t win you lose. But being in a competition, with scores being kept, is a good thing even if you occasionally lose. It is way too easy to convince yourself that you are better than you really are without the measurement you get in competition. And hopefully those losses teach you what you need to know to win. So even if t. lost I think it is better than if he had chosen to not show up. He may not like the result, but at least he knows where he stands.

  8. t. says:

    What you guys don’t know is, I had lunch with Scott and he gave me a big hug and then I was able to cry about my loss.

    The most important thing I learned from the Maximum Warrior Challenge is there is at least one SEAL that cares more about soldiering than his hair.

    Seriously, a big congrats to Biggs. The boy’s a stud and is an intense and focused shooter as I’ve met. Good on him.

    Thanks to everyone for watching.

  9. Grace S. says:

    Learned so much this morning- thank you all! So thankful to be in an environment like this- love this challenge 🙂

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