Train to Hunt Comes to Powderhorn | Sports Destination Management

Train to Hunt Comes to Powderhorn

Nov 15, 2016
Regional Qualifier and National Competition to be Hosted in 2017

The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission (GGJSC) has added two more events to its 2017 line-up. The commission has partnered with Powderhorn Mountain Resort to bring the Train to Hunt regional qualifier and national competition to the Grand Valley next summer. The regional qualifier will take place on June 24. The national championships occur on July 8–9.

“I’m thrilled to bring the 2017 regional qualifier and national championships to Powderhorn,” said Train to Hunt Founder Kenton Clairmont. “The resort has everything desired for an amazing competition, plus a surrounding community that is passionate about hunting and fitness.”

Train to Hunt is a national organization dedicated to extending wellness and improving the performance of hunters through intense exercise programs. It offers seminars on fitness, nutrition and hunting, and hosts Train to Hunt Challenges across the U.S. each spring and summer.

The unique competition is designed to challenge the fitness of archery hunters across the country. Competitors participated in a variety of functional fitness and bow hunting events that simulate conditions faced in life archery hunting. The competition includes a challenge course, a three dimensional skill shoot and other components changing from year to year. Powderhorn is an ideal venue for the event, offering challenging and diverse terrain, excellent amenities and a long-term home for Train to Hunt.

“We’re very excited to be the host for these great events,” said Sam Williams, general manager of Powderhorn. “We can offer a wide range of course options, from easy to extreme, that will be challenging for even the fittest athletes and it allows us to host competitors from across the country at Powderhorn bringing great exposure to the entire Grand Valley.”

The regional qualifier and national championship are popular events in the CrossFit and hunting communities. Athletes can register to participate in variety of classifications including men’s, women’s, teams and masters-level. The regional qualifiers culminate in the national championship event that draws more than 150 athletes as well as many families and spectators.

“Landing Train to Hunt regionals and national championships is a great accomplishment for our community,” said GGJSC Executive Director Jennifer Stoll. “This event is an example of how we can team up with local partners and national events to create something that is beneficial for all. It’s going to be an exciting summer.”

About the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission: The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission is a collaborative effort between Colorado Mesa University, the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, the City of Fruita and the Town of Palisade to promote sport tourism in the community. The organization’s mission is to represent the Greater Grand Junction Area in attracting new and enhancing existing sporting events that capitalize on our assets, positively impact our economy and community, and deliver the highest level of customer service.

About Powderhorn Mountain Resort: Nestled deep in the heart of the Grand Mesa on the storied Western Slope of Colorado, Powderhorn is a scenic, family-friendly resort featuring 1,600 acres of terrain suited to a variety of abilities and preferences. Powderhorn is known for extending exceptional value to each guest thanks to improvements at the resort and a mountain focused on creating a one-of-a-kind, year-round experience. Western Colorado is known for its wide-open spaces, distinctive topography and friendly local residents. To learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort, visit or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation and using hashtags #skipowderhorn and #powderhornbikepark.

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