An Introduction to the CrossFit Games (click on title for more info.)
What are the CrossFit Games?
The CrossFit Games are the ultimate test of fitness. It’s a grueling two-day competition in which the world’s fittest athletes compete in a variety of workouts. What are the workouts? Each year they change, and the details of them are not announced until a couple days before the event. This means that all year long, the athletes are training for a competition whose format is almost completely a mystery.
In 2009, the format is still a complete mystery.
The competition will take place from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12, 2009. There will be three different competitions happening that weekend: Individual Men, Individual Women, and the team Affiliate Cup.
The individual competitions are limited to 75 athletes each. The top five finishers from 2008 are automatically entered. Everyone else has to qualify through their Regional Competition. The number of slots allotted to each region is determined by the number of affiliates in that region. Both individual men and women competitions will be held Saturday and Sunday (July 11-12).
The team Affiliate Cup will be held on Friday, July 10th and Sunday July 12th. It will be exculusively team workouts, and open to all teams who register in time (no qualifying required). Affiliate team registration opens on June 1st until June 12th, unless it sells out before then. Teams will be made up of four to six athletes, with four competing at one time.
CrossFit Games 2009 Regional Qualifiers
This year, the top 5 men and women from the 2008 CrossFit Games are already qualified for the 2009 Games. For the rest of the world, in order to participate in the 2009 CrossFit Games, you must earn a spot by competing in your respective Regional Qualifier. Each region, based on the number of affiliates in that area, are allotted a specific number of spots in the 2009 Games for men and women. For example, in the NorCal Regionals, the top 5 men and the top 5 women will be going to Games (this is the region that Hawaii has been placed with). So far, in the past 2 weekends, the Australian, European, SoCal, and Great Basin have had their qualifications. This weekend, the Dirty South and the Mid Atlantic regions will host their Qualifiers! For more information on the Regional Qualifiers, including workouts and winners from the completed regions, click on the CrossFit Games 2009 picture (above).
“SoCal Regional Qualifiers Workout #2”
3 rounds, for time of:
450 M Run
30 OHS (95/65#s)