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DROPPING IN: WZA MIAMI EDITION

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Looking to hit up a gym while you’re in Miami for Wodapalooza? Look no further! Here are some of our Community Partner’s premier facilities:

DOWNTOWN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

15 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Class Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 6:00- 9 am, 12:00 pm, 4:15- 7:15 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:15 pm
Saturday: 9:00- 11:00 am

Open Gym Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Pricing:
*WZA SPECIAL*
5 Day Pass: $125
3 Day Pass: $65
1 Day Pass: $25

CROSSFIT SOUL

8354 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155

Class Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 6:00 am, 9:0 0am, 4:30- 6:30 pm (Minus Thursday), 7:30 pm (Minus Friday)
Saturday: 10:00am
Sunday: Closed

Drop-In Pricing:
Class: $20

CROSSFIT UNBOUNDED

10395 NW 41st St Suite 101, Miami, FL 33178

Class Schedule:
Monday – Thursday: 6:30 – 9:30 am, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday: 6:30- 9:30 am, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am

Drop-In Pricing:
Class – $20

CROSSFIT WYNWOOD

56 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137

Class Schedule:
Monday – Thursday. – 6:15 -9:30 am, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday: 6:15 – 9:30 am, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am & 10:00 am

Open Gym Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 10:30 am to 4:15 pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Drop-In Pricing:
Class: $25
3 Class Pass: $60

FREAKIN CROSSFIT

200 SW 172nd Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Class Schedule:
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 – 9:35 am, 4:20 pm – 8:15 pm
Saturday Team: 9:00 am, 10:15 am
Sunday: 10:15 am

Drop-In Pricing:
Contact the gym for pricing.

CROSSFIT DOWNTOWN MIAMI

1311 NE 1 Ave, Miami, Fl 33132

Class Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 6:00-10:00 am, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 12 pm
Sunday: Closed

Drop-In Pricing:
1 day – $20, 2 days- $35, 3 days- $50

The WZA Strong Experience

By News, WZA Miami

The WZA Strong Experience:
Friends, Competitors, and Business Partners Dominick Maurici and Rafael Paredes

Last year, Wodapalooza introduced WZA Strong, a brand new competition. It was inspired, petitioned for, and run by a CrossFit legend, Rob Orlando. He has been wanting to do something like this for a long time and was absolutely ecstatic about being able to do so this year in Miami. Rob programmed the events and tested them all himself. We asked him if he would have won the competition and he smiled saying he wouldn’t have won, but maybe top five or ten.

As the competition got underway,a variety of shapes and sizes of athletes came in. There were big guys who looked like they could handle heavy farmer’s walks and stones all day, but when it came to large sets of double unders or an AMRAP of muscle ups, might struggle. Then there were smaller guys, no doubt strong, but you still had to wonder how they would cope with a 250 lb atlas stone or an 800 lb yoke.

We picked out an athlete early on who was recognizable from the CrossFit scene, and he was gracious enough to talk with us between events and tell us a bit of his story.

Dominick Maurici was a 6 times regional athlete in the southeast, he finished as high as 5th in 2012. His last Regional competition was in 2016. He has three kids now and primarily does the one hour class workouts at his gym these days. He also works with Rob Orlando for Crossfit.com, coordinating strongman seminars in the southeastern United States. When he heard about WZA Strong coming to Miami he called up his business partner and friend, Rafael Paredes,and suggested they sign up.

Maurici owns Caution CrossFit in Hialeah,FL just outside of Miami. Paredes, is the owner and head coach at GMA Crossfit in Pembroke Pines, FL. They co-own Caution Strong which is an online programming platform, which offers programming for athletes in CrossFit, Strongman, or a combination of both.

In events 1-3 Dominick looked like the regional athlete we used to know him as. He repped out 54 reps on a Tabata style, increasing weight, deadlift event, including 9 reps at the final bar which weighed 405 lbs. Then he turned around and ripped out 16 muscle ups in a two minute window to put himself in first place overall after the first round of events. Paredes also did great in the morning events, accumulating 53, 9, and 7 reps respectively on that triplet of workouts.

Watching these two men on the deadlift portion of the event was awe-inspiring, because they both fall into the category of athletes whom you would have thought could crush the muscle ups, but might struggle with the heaviest deadlift bar. Maurici is 5’7” and told us he only weighs 175 lbs these days. Paredes is one inch taller and weighs 5 lbs more. When we asked Dominick about the event mid-way through the day he couldn’t stress enough how great it was to be back on the competition floor, especially here at Wodapalooza, and even more so to be competing alongside his good friend.

As the event went on Dom and Raf continued to do really well even when the weights were heavy. In the double under portion of the event 5 and 6 combo Maurici placed second. In the same combination of events Paredes was incredibly impressive with the atlas stone, which as previously mentioned got as heavy as 250 lbs; he took a 3rd place in that portion of the event.

Heading into the final event, which was an ascending weight yoke carry race, both men were solidly in the top ten, and Maurici had an outside chance to podium. The weights started off light, but eventually got very heavy, building from 260 up to 800 lbs. Both Maurici and Paredes held their own against some much larger men, they finished tied for 6th on that event.

Minutes later the podium was announced and it turned out Maurici had done enough to stand on the podium in 3rd place. Paredes finish 6th overall in the competition. Both men punched well above their weight classes if you ask me.

Maurici said being able to get out there and compete again in this less stressful setting was more than just fun, but also reinvigorating for him. He said he’s going to try and find a way to get more competitions in going forward seeming to have rediscovered his passion for them.

Dominick and Rafael are an example, of which there are countless at Wodapalooza. Thousands of athletes competed in either the Gauntlet, Weightlifting Faceoff, or WZA Strong last year; or in one of the 34 divisions that competed over the subsequent three days of competition. Every athlete has a story, every athlete has a life outside of competition. But the joy, thrill, and the fulfillment that comes with being up there on that stage, that’s the celebration of the hard work we’ve put in, and a validation of that fact that we are all Strong.

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Written By Brian Friend

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Complete Guide to the 2019 WZAOC Team Challenge

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Complete Guide to the 2019 WZAOC Team Challenge

The WZAOC Individual Challenge is over but who wouldn’t want more WZA?! The second act of the WZAOC kicks off with the Team Challenge. Teams of 4 (MMFF) take on 10 workouts that must be completed over a 10 day period. 

The first step is to register! One teammate (the team captain!) registers for the entire team. Registration is open now and closes on December 16th, the same day scores are due.

Workouts are progressively released on our social channels (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) and emailed out to registered athletes starting on December 6th with scores due on December 16th at 8pm ET. Movement standards, video requirements, and scorecards will also be available on our website once they are announced.

This is a great opportunity to come together and test your fitness on a worldwide level with like-minded athletes around the world! Don’t miss out on 10 days of fun with your fit friends as you push your limits and potentially earn a spot on the floor at WZA Miami! 

That being said, we’ve gone ahead and pulled together some of your top questions on the WZAOC Team Challenge!

 

PROBLEM: MY BFF LIVES NOWHERE NEAR ME

NOT a  problem! Teams are NOT required to be in the same location in order to participate and do not have to complete the workouts together. All workouts are designed to be performed independently and at any time. Athletes do not have to be from the same gym, city, state, or even country!  Keep in mind that if you and your squad earn a spot to compete in Miami, all four athletes will compete together across all three days. 

 

WHAT ABOUT THOSE VIDEOS?

If you are interested in stepping on that competition floor at WZA Miami in February, video submission from all team members (including athletes in the Scaled and Beginner divisions!)  is required after the conclusion of the Team Challenge. The WZA Team will request specific videos from specific workouts, but exactly which workouts will not be revealed until after the Challenge ends! We recommend having all your videos locked, loaded, and ready to go prior to the deadline! See a full list of important dates and deadlines here!

 

Once your team has completed a workout, your team captain (the rad person that registered your team) is responsible for submitting the team’s scores. They will have a “(C)” next to their name when you log in to Competition Corner. To submit videos, you have the option of uploading all the videos to a single Dropbox folder and sharing that link with us OR creating a playlist on YouTube with all the videos and sharing that link with us. If you need further assistance, shoot us an email at [email protected]!

 

WE’VE GOT A MIXED CREW, NOW WHAT?

If an athlete on your team has to perform the alternate version of a workout, the entire team must perform the alternate workout. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this! However, you may mix the prescribed and alternate workouts throughout the challenge. For example, if your team does workout #1 Prescribed, workout #2 Alternate, etc. that is okay! 

 

If your team submits some alternate workout scores, you are still eligible for Open Registration, as long as you complete all the workouts in their entirety and submit the required videos. Submission of the requested video(s) at the end of the Challenge is CRUCIAL in maintaining your eligibility. Remember, you are NOT required to perform the workouts in the same video, same gym or even at the same time as your teammates, however, all athletes attempting to compete at WZA Miami (through either qualification or Open Registration) are required to submit videos of their workouts.

 

As a side note: in the event, you’ve already registered for WZA Miami and one of your original teammates cannot compete with you any longer, you are allowed a one-time substitution (prior to January 31st, 2020) for a fee. All you have to do is email [email protected] and they will help you take it from there!

 

UH-OH, OUR QUAD JUST BECAME A TRIO!

In the event that a teammate you originally registered with cannot complete all the WZAOC workouts, there is still a chance to qualify! Team Captains can replace teammates at any point during the WZAOC Team Challenge (Dec. 6-16th) through Competition Corner. Any athlete substituted midway through the Team Challenge must complete ALL the team workouts before the score submission deadline on December 16th. No team substitutions or score submissions may be made after score submission closes. See a full list of important dates and deadlines here!

 

I CHANGED MY MIND, I WANT TO GO TEAM!

If you’ve already snagged one of the coveted spots for WZA Miami as an individual, congrats! Unfortunately, any athlete who accepts an individual invite from the WZAOC cannot participate on any WZAOC or WZA Miami Team at any point during the competition season, unless you plan on giving up your individual spot. If this is the case, please email [email protected].

 

WHY NO MORE TEAM OF THREE?

This year we’ve said farewell to teams of three and all teams are Co-Ed teams of four. We’ve got two main reasons for this shift: 

  • WZA originated with the desire to provide a CrossFit Games-like experience to the average Joe aka, the 99%. Nothing speaks more to this then aligning their team divisions, from the Elite to Scaled with this same format.
  • This format gives more athletes (400+) the opportunity to compete on the bay, under the bright lights at WZA. More chances for more people to experience an inclusive yet challenging weekend competition.

 

AFTER THE CHALLENGE, WHO QUALIFIES?

Here’s the breakdown for qualifying teams! 

  • 1st to 30th – Qualify for Elite Teams
  • 31st to 130th – Qualify for Rx Teams
  • 131st to 230th – Qualify for Intermediate Teams
  • 231st to infinity – Eligible for Scaled or Beginner Teams (Open Registration)

 

Got more questions? Shoot us an email at [email protected]. Otherwise, we’ll see you on the leaderboard.

Wodapalooza Raises Funds for Relief and Recovery Efforts in The Bahamas

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WZA Raises Funds for Relief and Recovery Efforts in The Bahamas

Our hearts are broken by the devastation in the northern Bahamas this week from Hurricane Dorian. Early estimates report that roughly 60% of Grand Bahama Island is flooded and 13,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed.

A short plane or boat ride away, The Bahamas are a frequent place that we go to celebrate fitness, community, and life. Each time we visit, the Bahamian community gives of themselves to help us celebrate and now, more than ever before, this community needs our help.

We, here at Wodapalooza, are committed to helping our community, friends, and neighbors in The Bahamas rebuild their homes, communities, and livelihoods.
 

We have aligned with WZA Community Partners and Gyms to send provisions to The Bahamas and we are asking you to help us by donating. Below are a variety of ways that you can give back to The Bahamas and affected communities:

 

Drop off needed items at your local gym

These are the gyms we know are accepting donations, if you know of others accepting donations, please email us at: [email protected] so we can add them to the list.

  • CrossFit Soul – Miami, FL – (305) 668-2898
  • Peak 360 CrossFit – Miami, FL – (877) 236-6731
  • CrossFit Unbounded – Doral, FL – (786) 393-4948
  • Zoom Fitness – Doral, FL – (305) 306-9886
  • CrossFit Yellow Falcon Miami – (786) 703-2601
  • CrossFit Wynwood – (305) 741-0730
  • Train8Nine – Miami, FL – (305) 912-3963
  • Freakin CrossFit – Pembroke Pines, FL – (954) 442-3356
  • CrossFit Tamiami – Miami, FL – (786) 360-5471
  • CrossFit Downtown Miami – Miami, FL – (305) 915-0358
  • CrossFit Armed – North Miami, FL – (786) 709-5677
  • Caution CrossFit – Hialeah Gardens, FL – (786) 558-4163
  • Training Pit CrossFit – Hollywood, FL – (305) 345-0457

 

Donate Funds through GoFundMe

Team WZA has set up a GoFundMe account for the WZA Community to donate for the families and communities affected by Hurricane Dorain. 100% of all funds raised will go to assist in relief efforts in The Bahamas.

DONATE HERE!

 

Thank you for helping us give back to the families and communities that have given so much to all of us.

BTS: Chandler Smith Crushes Indy WZAOC – WOD 5/6

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BTS: Chandler Smith Takes on Indy WZAOC – WOD 5/6

Chandler Smith takes on WOD 5/6 of the Indy WZAOC at Bayfront Park in Downtown MIami. See how he approached the workout, how he feels about the Beatles, and his estimated heart rate while completing the WOD.

 

2019 WZAOC – Indy WOD 5/6

With a 15 minute running clock:
21-15-9
Thrusters (95, 65lb)
Calorie Row
Burpess Over the Rower

With Remaining Time, 1RM Clean & Jerk

2019 WZAOC: FAQs

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2019 WZAOC: FAQs

We’re breaking down all your WZA Online Challenge & Qualifier (WZAOC) frequently asked questions in a quick and easy blog post!

 

PRESCRIBED VS ALTERNATE

New this year, we will only offer two versions of each workout, Prescribed and Alternate. In previous years, there were several versions of the workouts posted, but we wanted to simplify the process for those looking to qualify and participate. Each week, athletes may choose to perform the workout

Athletes seeking to compete in Scaled or Beginner at WZA Miami 2020 must complete all WZA Online Challenge workouts, whether it be prescribed or alternate workouts.  This includes submitting all scores and videos. We highly encourage that all athletes participating complete the prescribed version of the workouts whenever possible. However, there will be an alternate version of each workout posted for those who need modifications.  After the closing of WZAOC, any athletes who fall out of qualification will be eligible for open registration.

Now, for those looking to qualify for WZA Miami 2020 in the Elite, Rx, or Intermediate divisions, they must successfully complete all Prescribed versions of the Online Challenge workouts. All athletes will then be ranked based on their finish and a video review.  Qualifying positions are based on the following:

 

Qualify for WZA Miami Elite: 1st to 20thWZAOC

Qualify for WZA Miami Rx: 21st to 60th

Qualify for WZA Miami Intermediate: 61st to 90th

Eligible for Open Registration for WZA Miami Scaled & Beginner: 91st to ∞

 

To be clear, the WZAOC acknowledges one individual division.  At WZA Miami 2020, the individual division will be broken down into Elite, RX, Intermediate, Scaled and Beginner.  

 

ONE INCLUSIVE LEADERBOARD

Our individual division encompasses Elite, Rx, Intermediate, Scaled and Beginners. For the purposes of the WZAOC, everyone will compete and be scored together on one inclusive leaderboard. We also offer our Adaptive and Master’s & Teen divisions, which will be scored separately from the individual divisions.

 

WHAT IS OPEN REGISTRATION AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

It’s simple. You didn’t qualify? But you did all the Online Challenge workouts, and submitted the required videos? Great. On October 2nd, 2019 at 8PM ET, you will log-on and race against the rest of the eligible to try and sign up to secure a spot to compete at WZA Miami 2020! Read more on Open Registration here!

All non-qualifying athletes are eligible for Open Registration in the Scaled or Beginner division, except for Teens 13-15. We can’t reiterate enough, these spots are first-come, first-serve, and extremely limited. There is a huge demand, so make sure you sign up quickly! 

 

SCALED VS BEGINNER DIVISION

Keep in mind that the scaled and beginner divisions at WZA Miami 2020 will be consistent with our standards which can be found below and on our Division Standards page. These two divisions are meant to truly represent the name of each division, Beginner and Scaled.

 

WZAOC

BEGINNER

Athletes seeking to compete in the Beginner division should have no more than a full year of CrossFit experience. As a guide, this would be your first live competition if you plan on competing in the Beginner division. Athletes in this division typically scale most if not all workouts at their affiliate, during The Open or on CrossFit.com. Workouts at our event will reflect these details.

 

    • Snatch (75/55lb)
    • Clean & Jerk (115/85lb)
    • Single-Unders, Ring Rows, Hanging Knee Raises
    • Proficiency performing any movements with dumbbells (35/20lb)

 

SCALED

Athletes in this division may have performed workouts in the 2019 Open as prescribed, but that is not mandatory. Having performed workout(s) scaled or with modifications is acceptable and programming for this division will reflect that.  

 

    • Snatch (95/65lb)
    • Clean & Jerk (135/95lb)
    • Pull-Ups, Double-Unders, Hanging Knee Raises, Rope Climbs
    • Proficiency performing any movements with dumbbells (40/25lb)

All of our divisions have the ability to qualify for WZA Miami 2020! If you fall out of qualification, then almost all divisions have the opportunity to register through open registration! This gives everyone a chance to compete under the lights in Downtown Miami! Can’t wait to see you on the big stage!

Beginner’s Guide to the WZAOC

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Beginner’s Guide to the WZAOC

by Kristen Chandler Toth
Take the plunge! Sign up and start planning.

New to CrossFit but hungry for a real challenge? Maybe you just finished an intro course at your gym or you’ve been training with CrossFit for several months now – either way you’re curious about pushing to the next level. This year we opened up our competition to athletes who are new to the sport. There’s a brand new division, just for beginners.

Competing for the first time can be scary. But we’re here to help- so you can confidently take on the Wodapalooza Online Qualifier and Challenge (WZAOC). You’ll be able to set your own pace and find appropriate scaling options for your level of fitness. The WZAOC is about challenging yourself and rising to meet (or even exceed!) your expectations.

 

So how does it work?

 

Step 1: Register and Choose your division. 


As is typical in most competitive CrossFit competitions, athletes are split into different divisions depending on their current skill and ability level. Each division has associated movement standards that athletes can use as a guide to choose the division that is right for him/her. This helps ensure that when competition time rolls around, athletes are competing against athletes at a similar ability level.

With 37 different divisions, Wodapalooza has something for everyone. From the Elite division ( the most competitive athletes in our sport) to the Beginner division (athletes who have less than one year experience with CrossFit). To further break down the competition into specific fields, we have Age Group (Masters & Teenagers) and Adaptive (Rx/Scaled Standing & Rx/Scaled Seated), divisions.

Let’s take a closer look at how to read the division standards for the Beginner division… Athletes in this division are expected to be able to Snatch, at least, 75lb (for men) and 55lb (for women), Clean & Jerk (115/85lb) and be prepared to perform single-unders, ring rows, hanging knee raises and any movements with a 35/20lb dumbbell.

You can get a full breakdown of all movement standards on our Division Standards page. And remember the weights for those movements should be considered working weights, meaning you can do multiple repetitions if they come up in a workout.

 

Step 2: Mark your calendar and make a plan to hit the qualifier workouts.

With the WZAOC there are two ways to compete – as an Individual or on a Team of 4 (MM/FF). The Individual Challenge begins: August 21st and the Team of 4 Challenge begins: December 6th


For Individual Athletes:
Each Wednesday for 3 weeks (August 21st, August 28th & September 2nd), WZA will release a workout (or two!) through a video announcement on our social media channels (make sure to follow our
Insta, Facebook & Twitter!) and email blast to registered athletes around 8p ET.

In an effort to make this a true test, the workout(s) stay a secret until they’re announced! Which means you won’t know what challenge lies in store for you until the workouts are released each week. Because you only get the workouts a few days before the scores are due, no athletes will have the advantage of practicing or perfecting the workout too much before it’s time to test it. We guarantee you’ll look forward to the workout release with anticipation and nerves each week, which no doubt adds to the fun. Athletes have all weekend to complete the workout(s) and submit scores by the following Monday (August 26th, September 2nd & September 9th).

 


For Team of 4 (MM/FF) Athletes
: you’ll face 10 workouts that must be completed over a 10 day period. Workouts are released on our social channels (Insta, Facebook & Twitter) and emailed out to registered atheltes beginning December 6th with scores due on December 16th (visit our Schedule page to get all the info on due dates and deadlines!) It’s important to note that athletes do not have to complete the workouts together.

 

Step 3: Read (and reread) the scorecard for each workout so you know what exactly qualifies as a good repetition.

Following the release of each workout, Team WZA will post a scorecard online for athletes to use (or have their judge use!) during their workout. You’ll need to download the scorecard for each workout from our website and then print it out for your judge (or rep counter or cheerleader) to hold. It is vital for all athletes to read (and reread) the scorecard and movement standards to ensure they are completing the workout properly.

For example, knowing what will determine “full-depth” for a good squat rep will help make sure you don’t waste effort. Pro tip for beginners- get your coach involved and have her or him demo and talk through a game plan with you.

 

Step 4: Game day. 

Get excited! The day is finally here! You’ll set up your equipment for your workout and figure out the best vantage point for you to film from (please note: this is required only if you are interested in competing at WZA Miami – you can read more on who needs to submit a video here). 


Next step is to grab your scorecard, hand it to your judge, press ‘record’ on your video and start the clock. (*Note that a judge is
not required but we recommend it to help keep you accountable and moving quickly.)

With the 3, 2, 1 Go-  you’ll take on the first challenge. It’s just a workout in the end, but competition is a catalyst that helps us reach new heights, new personal records, and find our potential. After you’ve finished the workouts for the week, make sure you get on the website early to submit your scores! Although scores aren’t due until Monday we don’t recommend waiting until the last minute. Remember: if you intend to try for a slot in WZA Miami you’ll need to upload your workout video as well- and that takes time!

 

Step 5: Look on the leaderboard.

After the start of the WZAOC, you can find a live leaderboard online where you’ll be able to see how your scores fall against other athletes in your division. The leaderboard is a chance to see your strengths and weaknesses. You’ll see yourself place high on the leaderboard with some workouts and lower on others- this is great feedback to help you find areas to improve. For athletes hoping to earn a spot to compete at WZA Miami, watch your inbox after the the WZAOC is over, for details about Open Registration. If you get one of the coveted Scaled or Beginner slots, pack your gym bag and sunscreen and get stoked for a fun, exhausting weekend of fitness in Miami in February. We’ll be there – ready to guide you into the most fun you’ve ever had working out.

 

REGISTER FOR THE WZAOC TODAY!

International Online Qualifier

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International Online Qualifier

Four Events. One Qualifier.

The International Online Qualifier

 

We’re excited to announce our partnership with the CrossFit Atlas Games, CrossFit Filthy 150 and the SouthFit CrossFit Challenge events, to bring together our four qualifiers to form the single, united, International Online Qualifier!

The International Online Qualifier (beginning August 21st for individuals) combines the WZA Online Challenge & Qualifier (WZAOC,) Atlas Games Qualifier, Filthy 150 Qualifier and the SouthFit CrossFit Challenge Qualifier into a singular, simplified qualifier. With multiple events & qualifiers happening throughout the year, the International Online Qualifier is meant to simplify the schedule and make planning for a season easier for both athletes and coaches alike.

 

What does this mean for those looking to compete?

Workouts, date and time of their release, score submission, and video submission will be completely the same for the WZAOC Elite/Rx/Intermediate division, as the Filthy 150, Atlas Games, SouthFit Challenge qualifiers.

That means athletes can register for multiple events at once, perform the workout once for four events 

Registration for the International Online Qualifier is now open and athletes have the option to register for the WZAOC, Atlas Games Qualifier, Filthy 150 Qualifier, SouthFit CrossFit Challenge or all 4! Registration is $25/event + processing fees for individuals and $80 + processing fees for teams. Athletes are welcome (and encouraged!) to compete in multiple competitions. This option is available at check out during the International Online Qualifier registration!

One unique feature of the International Online Qualifier is the Universal Leaderboard. Through this, athletes will have the ability to not only sort the leaderboard by competition, to see if they’re in a qualified position but also view a combined leaderboard of all three competitions. Think of this as a way to see where you rank against even more athletes from around the world! 

Ultimately, it is the athlete’s responsibility to review specific due dates, deadlines, and movement standards for each event they are registered for. Elite athletes across all competitions will complete the same workouts, with the same movement standards and the same dates/deadlines for all three of these competitions:

For Wodapalooza: Elite/Rx/Intermediate Individuals & Elite Teams

For CrossFit Atlas Games: Elite Individuals

For CrossFit Filthy 150: Elite Individual & Elite Teams

For SouthFit CrossFit Challenge: TBD

 

How many athletes qualify per division?

It is important to note that each event (Wodapalooza, Atlas Games, Filthy 150 and SouthFit) will continue to function as an independent competition, meaning that qualifying numbers are unique to each event. Visit the links below to get more info on how many athletes qualify per division at each event!

 

Wodapalooza

        • Elite Individual Men/Women – Top 20 
        • RX Individual Men/Women – 21st to 60th
        • Intermediate Individual Men/Women 61st to 90th
        • Adaptive Seated Men/Women – 1st to 6th
        • Adaptive Standing Men/Women -1st to 6th
        • Masters 35-39 Men/Women – 1st to 30th
        • Masters 40-44 Men/Women – 1st to 30th
        • Masters 45-49 Men/Women – 1st to 20th
        • Masters 50-54 Men/Women – 1st to 15th
        • Masters 55+ Men/Women – 1st to 10th
        • Teen 13-15 Men/Women – 1st to 15th
        • Teen 16-18 Men/Women – 1st to 15th
        • Full list of qualifying spots and division standards

 

CrossFit Atlas Games

 

CrossFit Filthy 150

SouthFit CrossFit Challenge

FAQs

Can I compete in multiple qualifiers?

    • Yes, make sure you add whichever online qualifiers you wish to compete in at check out, by checking the correct box.

Will I have to submit multiple videos?

    • Athletes will submit the same WOD on multiple score submission pages

Will workouts change for each specific event?

    • No, all events will feature the same series of standards & workouts.

Does every event accept the same qualifying spots?

What if I want to go for multiple divisions (i.e. WZA’s Masters division, and Filthy 150 Elite division)?

    • Go for it! However, keep in mind that you may have to complete the workout multiple times if the weights vary per division. 

2019-2020 Wodapalooza Season

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2019-2020 Wodapalooza Season

What’s coming up for Wodapalooza this season?

We truly believe in celebrating fitness, community and life in a variety of ways and bringing an elite experience to each and every member of the WZA Community. From athletes to volunteers, spectators and partners, we’ve got something for everyone!

Stay up to date – WZA Athlete Community

In an effort to continue celebrating fitness, community and life (and keep everyone in the loop!) we started the WZA Community Facebook group as a space to celebrate PRs, get information on the upcoming season, important dates and information and so much more! Make sure you’ve joined our Facebook group to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest!

Join the Group!

 

 

WZA Online Challenge & Qualifier
Indy – August 21st
Team – December 6th

The WZA Online Challenge and Qualifier (WZAOC) is a two-part online workout challenge where athletes from all over the world come together to test their fitness. Choose to compete as an individual or on a team!

Each week, during the Individual Challenge of the WZA Online Challenge and Qualifier, WZA will release workout(s) on Wednesdays at 8pm ET. The WZA Community will have until the following Monday at 8pm ET to complete the workouts and submit their score. For those choosing the Team Challenge, WZA will release 10 workouts, with all workouts and scores due the last day of the challenge.

Athletes looking to compete at WZA Miami should visit the How to Compete page for more information.

Registration Opens July 1st!

 

WZA Miami
February 20-23rd, 2020

What began as a grassroots 1-day fitness competition with 145 athletes and 500 spectators in 2012, Wodapalooza (WZA) has since established itself as the world’s premier Functional Fitness Festival. The Wodapalooza descends on Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park for 4-days and brings together 3,000+ of athletes and 45,000+ spectators and fitness fanatics to celebrate fitness, community and life.

Tickets available September 23rd

WZA Transformation Challenge
April 27th, 2020

The Wodapalooza Transformation Challenge (WZATC) is an 8-week self-improvement challenge to improve your fitness & health, with guidance in the form of nutritional, exercise and motivational content and support. In the process, participants will have the opportunity to win prizes ranging from cash to trips, to gear, and more! Those attempting to win will be judged based on their progress over the course of the WZATC, established via the “before” & “after” pictures, and their journey. This year, we’re awarding four total winners: one male and one female Overall Winner, and a male and female “People’s Choice Winner.”

Registration opens early 2020!

10 Reasons Why the WZAOC is Your Next Big Test

By News, Online Challenge

10 Reasons Why the WZAOC is Your Next Big Test

by Kristen Chandler Toth

We’re CrossFitters. We like to measure and assess, test ourselves and see if we’re better than last time. Competitions are naturally popular in our community- but there are loads of online qualifiers, so why should you sign up for the 2019 WZA Online Challenge and Qualifier (WZAOC)?

We’ve got 10 reasons why the WZAOC should be your next big test:

 

1. The bigger the test sample, the more accurate the result.

The WZAOC is one of the largest online qualifiers and has a deep competitive field. Thousands of athletes from around the globe come together to compete during this challenge. The community you enter when you sign up gives you access to a large pool of athletes where you are certain to discover athletic peers ready to challenge you on the leaderboard, wherever you are in the fitness game.

 

2. Competition ups your game.

If you’ve ever stood under the clock as coach says “10 seconds” and felt the adrenaline surge, you have that athlete mentality. The desire to challenge yourself and push the limits of what is possible. Competition spikes intensity and requires your best. The WZAOC gives you the chance to celebrate competition through weekly workouts.

 

3. Bring the WZA party to your gym

What better way to “pre-game” for WZA Miami than with the WZAOC? The WZA Online Challenge & Qualifier lets you take part in that excitement, festivity and community atmosphere even if you can’t travel to Miami. Join the fun of the challenge and share the struggle and elation of each test with friends from your local box and athletes all over the world.

4. Get your Progress Report & Earn your Spot to WZA Miami

The WZAOC serves as the ultimate test of fitness. For 3 weeks during the individual challenge and 10 days for the team challenge, athletes have the opportunity to see where they stack up this year compared to last year with the ultimate prize of competing at WZA Miami. The WZAOC is the first step to qualifying for WZA Miami. Athletes interested in competing next to Biscayne Bay and under the city lights of downtown Miami must complete the entirety of the WZAOC in qualify or be eligible to register for Open Registration. Athletes have the opportunity to qualify in one of 38 divisions offered during the WZAOC.

 

5. Give purpose and direction to your training

Help hone your mindset and daily training intention with the WZAOC dates marked on the calendar. Let them serve as a goal to work towards in your lifting, gymnastics, or aerobic capacity work. We all get tired of the day to day slog of regular training, narrow your sights and concentrate your efforts with the motivation of the qualifiers around the corner!

 

6. Leaderboarding is your secret favorite pastime

Let’s be honest, updating the leaderboard throughout the weekend and watching your place rise or sink as a result of your score is addicting. The WZAOC leaderboard is an opportunity to scratch that itch. It’s rarely shocking to see where the chips lie, but always fun to watch them fall into place. Whether leaderboarding against your own scores or measuring your progress against others, knowing an effort will be measured is an essential component of CrossFit training. And wow, that leaderboard position can sure motivate us through some difficult workouts.

 

7. To compete!

Our mission at WZA is to celebrate fitness, community and life. What better way to celebrate fitness than through competition. It gives us a chance to earn the glory of the win and to prove to ourselves and others that hard work pays off. Of course, with a field this big, we each have to set our own “winning” goal. Whether it’s the top of the leaderboard, or the top of the rings after your first muscle-up, the WZAOC is a platform for each of us to chase down a personal “win.”

 

8. Identify the holes in your training

The WZAOC is a well-rounded test, programmed to find the fittest. Sign up for the qualifier and attack the workouts. Then measure the effectiveness of your training. By competing this year you’ll be able to identify the holes in your performance and have the chance to make adjustments before the next WZAOC.  

 

9. Join the WZA Family

The WZA Community is one of the most inclusive, welcoming competitive CrossFit communities out there. WZA brings all ability-levels together onto one floor from adaptive, masters, teenagers, scaled, elite and everything in between. It’s a party full of like-minded people, there to compete and ready to encourage each other towards greater achievement. The WZAOC is an opportunity to be a part of that highly motivated group of like-minded people.

 

10. Find your Squad

Teams of 3 are gone this year, but Teams of 4 deliver the same experience of the CrossFit Games team competition to your home gym. With the WZAOC for Teams in December, you have time to assemble your fitness friends and start working out together. By sharing the heavy loads and incredible challenges designed for a team, you’ll quickly find “your squad.” There is nothing quite like the camaraderie of a team pushed to exhaustion, together, over and over. And the WZAOC is the perfect starting place to forge that team.

 

REGISTER HERE!