Who is Denis Vasilev?


Denis has been one of the most pivotal people in Kettlebell Sport history. His records and championships aside, Denis has travelled all over the world for the past several years helping to establish new clubs and develop the sport on the professional and club levels. We are so fortunate to have him with the OKC and training in Berkeley and Pinole! 
 

    ~~~~~~~~~  Denis Vasilev's Biography  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         
7-time World Champion and
World Record Holder (2 *32kg. 10" Long Cycle : 101 reps   2015)
Sports title:  MSIC  (Master of Sports International Class)

              --------  Sporting achievements  ---------
- The winner of international tournament "Cup of Champions" LC            2*40kg. 5'        2007
- The winner of international tournament "Cup of Champions" LC            2*32kg. 5'        2008
- Champion of Russia           LC       2*32kg            2009,  2010,  2011,  2012,  2013,  2014,  2015 by RGSF
- European Champion          LC       2*32kg            2008,  2009,  2011,  2012,  2013,  2014,  2015 by IUKL

- World Champion                LC       2*32kg            2008,  2010,  2011,  2013,  2014,  2015 by IUKL
- World Champion                LC       2*32kg            2016 by WAKSC

- Russia Record holder         LC       2*32kg            89 reps                        by RGSF
- Europe Record holder        LC       2*32kg            90 reps                        by IUKL
- World record holder           LC       2*32kg            91 reps                        by IUKL
- World record holder           LC       2*40kg            57 reps                        by KETACADEMY
(only the person in the World who did 10min long set in Long Cycle with two 40kg kettlebells)
- World record holder           LC       2*32kg            101 reps                      by KETACADEMY
- World record holder           LC       2*24kg            152 reps                      by KETACADEMY
- Member of National Team Russia (professionals, 2*32kg) by RGSF        LC       2008 – 2016
- Professional athlete from 2016 till present
- World Grand Prix : Champion                LC          2*32kg                 2015,  2016      by WAKSC
- World Grand Prix : Champion       Biathlon         2*32kg                 2015,  2016      by WAKSC
California Open : Champion                                                               2013,  2014,  2015,  2016
- Northern California Open Championship : Champion                   2013,  2014,  2015,  2016
- Saint-Petersburg White Nights World Grand Prix : Champion       2012,  2013,  2014,  2015,  2016
- Japan Open Championship : Champion                                            2013,  2014,  2015
- Puerto Rico Open Championship : Champion                                 2016
- Kaliningrad Amber Kettlebell Championship : Champion             2015, 2016
- Indonesia Open Championship : Champion                                    2015
- Shanghai Open Championship : Champion                                     2016
- Niagara Kettlebell Sport Open Championship : Champion            2015, 2016
- Vancouver Open Championship : Champion                                    2015
- Mexico Open Championship : Champion                                         2016
- Norway World Grand Prix Championship : Champion                   2016
- Kettlebell Olsztyn Open Championship(Poland) : Champion        2014, 2016
- Croatia Zagreb Open Championship : Champion                            2015
- Texas Open Championship : Champion                                             2016
- Kecskemet_Hungary Open Championship : Champion                  2016
***** 
 Coach: Sergei Rachinskii (Honored Coach of Russia, Honored Master of Sports)

 

            --------  Sports career ---------

- 1991-2000    training for Martial Arts Federation Kaliningrad (Hand to hand combat), Candidate of Master of Sports (brown belt).
- 1998-2005    Member of the team Kaliningrad (Kettlebell Sport), Master of Sports.
- 2000-2005    Member of the team Kaliningrad (Arm-wrestling), Candidate in Master of Sports.
- 2005-2007    Self-training (Powerlifting).
- 2007-2008    Member of the team Saint-Petersburg (Kettlebell Sport), Master of Sports International Class.
- 2008 - 2016  Member of National Team Russia (Kettlebell Sport, professionals, 2*32kg), Master of Sports International Class.
- 2016              PRO Athlete of EUROFITNESS CLUB, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- 2017 – to present    PRO Athlete of ORANGE KETTLEBELL CLUB, Berkley, CA,USA
 

            --------  Education  ---------

- 2007-2010    North-West Institute of Management, St.Petersburg (specialization – the Department of State and Municipal Administration)
- 2010-2015    Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, St. Petersburg” (specialization – Kettlebell Sport)

 

         --------  Kettlebell sport coach/business career --------

-2009 – 2012      IKSFA (International kettlebell sport and fitness academy)                : Coach
-2012 -to present: KETACADEMY/(International Teaching Kettlebell Sport Academy) : Master Coach, Vice President
-2014 –to present      WAKSC (World Association of Kettlebell Sport Clubs)               :Vice President
-2014 – to present     BELLEVATOR (Professional equipment for kettlebell sport)      : Founder, Owner
-2017 – to present     ORANGE KETTLEBELL CLUB (Berckley,CA)                        : Master Coach

 

Train as hard as you can and you will love to compete. Never quit and you will respect yourself.
Good luck !
— Denis Vasilev

Denis's event flyers from all over the world :-)