Intergalactic Throwdown 2017

The Intergalactic Throwdown returns September 30th to CrossFit South! This will be a fundraiser competition open to all CFS members, as well as any athletes in the area. Our hopes with this competition is to start a friendly regular throwdown (perhaps quarterly) with our neighboring gyms. Emphasis is on friendly! We all know of each other, but we don’t really know each other, so let’s change that!

My idea is that the location rotates between the different gyms around Athens, and we each put on a low-stakes competition with the goal of raising money for a charity of our choosing. For the Intergalactic Throwdown, CrossFit South will be raising money for the Athens Humane Society.

To participate in the Intergalactic Throwdown, you’ll either need to donate directly to the animal shelter (you choose how much you want to donate), or purchase a t-shirt from us and we’ll make a donation on your behalf. More details about registration are below!

Since the goal of this and future competitions is to raise money for wonderful causes, we’re trying to make the cost of entry as low as possible. Some gyms charge up to $100 per participant and all you get is a lousy pair of socks or an ill-fitting tshirt! We want to make this a regular, affordable, and awesome experience. There will be tiny trinkets for the winners, but I’ve also secured a big trophy for the “most winning-est” gym. Whichever gym has the greatest turnout and highest finishes at each competition gets to keep the trophy until the next throwdown!

The Workouts

Last time we did the Intergalactic Throwdown , it was an individual competition with 3 scored events testing skill work, absolute strength, muscular endurance and conditioning. This time there will be 3 workouts, but this iteration will be a partner competition! Just like the 2008 CrossFit Games (as seen in Every Second Counts), the winner is the person team with the lowest total time over the course of all the events. Each workout will be capped at 15 minutes, and if a team does not finish a workout, they will receive a 1-second penalty for each incomplete rep. So winning a workout by just a couple seconds will not give you much breathing room!

EXAMPLE
·Team 1 finishes the day with 10:00 in each of the three events for a total time of 30:00
·Team 2 finishes the first wod with 9:30, the second wod with 10:45, and the final wod with 9:55. Their final time is 30:10
·Team 1 wins!

Teams will be all male or all female. There will be an RX and SCALED division.

WOD 1

30 thrusters, 135/95
30 handstand push ups
20 snatches, 165/115
20 toes to bar
10 clean & jerks, 205/145
10 bar muscle ups

-one person works at a time
-split work as needed
-each partner must do at least 1 rep of every movement to complete the workout

WOD 2

8 rounds
20/15 calorie row
10 burpees over the erg

-partners will alternate rounds, resting while the other completes an entire round. 4 rounds total per person

WOD 3

KHAN
400m run
30 box overs, 24″
30 wall balls, 20/14
400m run
21 kb swings, 70/53
12 c2b pull ups
50 double unders
50 sit ups
400m run
15 overhead squats, 95/65

-partners must complete each run together
-split remaining work as needed; you do NOT have to do at least 1 rep of every movement like WOD 1

WOD 1

30 thrusters, 65/45
30 hand release push ups
20 snatches, 95/65
20 toes to bar
10 clean & jerks, 135/95
10 pull ups*

*burpee jumping pull ups will be allowed for those that cannot do a regular pull up

-one person works at a time
-split work as needed
-each partner must do at least 1 rep of every movement to complete the workout

WOD 2

8 rounds
12/9 calorie row
10 burpees over the erg

-partners will alternate rounds, resting while the other completes an entire round. 4 rounds total per person

WOD 3

KHAN
400m run
30 box overs, 20″
30 wall balls, 14/8
400m run
21 kb swings, 50/35
12 pull ups
50 single unders
50 sit ups
400m run
15 overhead squats, 65/45

-partners must complete each run together
-split remaining work as needed; you do NOT have to do at least 1 rep of every movement like WOD 1

Standards videos will be posted later. Goal is to keep things as simple and easy to judge as possible!

Registration

Registration will close September 23rd. Last day to order t-shirts will be September 20th. There will be NO extra shirts.

Please fill out the google docs form below. Only have ONE member for each team fill it out. Make sure you fill it out correctly so you will receive updates such as heat assignments.

After you have your team registered you need to either make a donation to the Athens Humane Society (and bring proof of donation to the competition), bring a cash donation to the competition, or purchase an Intergalactic Throwdown shirt from us and we’ll make the donation for you. If you do not purchase a shirt or have proof of a donation, you will need to make a cash donation when you arrive if you wish to participate in the throwdown.

Minimum donation is $5 per person ($10/team) but you can always give more!

T-shirts will be $25 each, and you can follow THIS LINK to purchase your style and size. You’ll need to create a free account with us, and you can also go ahead and sign our waiver to expedite check-in the day of the competition. See our tshirt proofs below. Click the image for a high-res view.

T-shirt color is listed as “Midnight Heather” and it appears to be a royal purple. T-shirts are 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon. If you came to our last Intergalactic Throwdown, these are the same style. Again, head to our website HERE to purchase a shirt.