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Jacob Heppner

Jacob Heppner Takes On WZAOC WOD 5

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Jacob Heppner Takes On WZAOC WOD 5

Jacob Heppner, a 3 times CrossFit Games athlete based out of Cobra Command CrossFit in Basehor, Kansas, takes on WOD 5 of the 2018 Indy WZAOC! Watch his full workout video here to see how he strategized this 15-minute chipper!


2018 WZAOC – Indy WOD 5

30 Back Squats (135, 95lb)
30 Toes to Bar
30 Back Squats
30 Def. HSPU (6, 4in)
30 Back Squats
30/20 Ring Muscle-ups

2019 WZA Miami Prize Purse

2019 WZA Miami Prize Purse

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2019 WZA Miami Prize Purse

Proving yourself at the Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival just got a lot more profitable. In addition to the collection of prizes from their partners, WZA is increasing the cash prize purse for athletes competing in Miami this January by over $100,000.

Not just podium finishers receive cash, but 1st – 10th place for both the Elite Individual & Elite Team of Four division.

2019 WZA Miami Prize Purse

As expected, it pays to be at the top. Winning WZA Miami as an Elite Individual will net $25,000. This is a $5,000 increase over 2018. Second place receives $15,000 (a nearly 50% increase) and third place receives $10,000 (double last year). The remaining fourth through tenth place collectively pays out $35,000.

For our new Elite Teams of Four division, first place receives $25,000, second – $20,000 and third – $16,000. Fourth through tenth place collectively pays out $23,500.

Elite Teams of Three don’t miss out on the action either. 1st – 3rd place will receive some major cash. 

And we didn’t forget about the Masters and Adaptive divisions! With the addition of the 50 – 54 division, and 55+, first place in each Master’s division will receive $1,000. Seated and Standing Adaptive Rx divisions also get a piece of the action, taking home $500 for first place.

WZA Miami begins by qualifying through the WZA Online Challenge and Qualifier. The Individual Challenge is going on now and the Team Challenge begins November 2nd. There’s still time to jump in on all of the action.


WZAOC - Indy WOD 4

What’s Your WOD 4 Strategy?

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WZAOC Indy WOD 4 Strategy with Street Parking

You know if Street Parking is involved, we’re going to see devil presses. For some of us, this is our first time seeing them in a workout. How should you tackle this challenge? Miranda Alcaraz of Street Parking breaks Indy WOD 4 down…

Brooke Wells - WZA Champ

What’s Your Strategy for WOD 2 & 3?

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WZAOC – WOD 2 & 3 Strategy with CompTrain

The 2018 Individual WZAOC is in full force with 3 workouts announced in the first week. Max Schneider from CompTrain gives us his full assessment and breakdown of the best approach for WODs 2 & 3.

Wanna join in on the fun? Registration is open until Monday, October 8th at 8p EST!


WOD 1 Strategy

Individual WOD 1 Strategy with Deka Comp

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Individual WOD 1 Strategy with Deka Comp

At this point, you’ve probably seen the first workout of the 2018 WZAOC Individual Challenge. But do you have a plan on how you’re going to approach it?

Michele Letendre of Deka Comp shares why the WZA Programming Collective decided to use this workout to kick off the 2018 WZAOC and her recommendation to athletes looking to complete this workout!

There’s still time to register! Individual registration is open until Monday, October 8th at 8p EST!


WZA Miami

WZA Update: What’s New with the Sanction?

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What’s New with the Sanction?

WZA Miami Qualification

CrossFit Inc., & WZA jointly announced their sanctioning partnership for the 2019 Wodapalooza & CrossFit Games Season! This is definitely a very exciting time for the entire WZA Community, but you may be wondering, “how does this affect me and my chances for qualifying for WZA and additionally, the CrossFit Games?” Let’s take a look!



But first, what’s new?

  • Individual Qualifying Spots to the Games: One male & one female will earn a spot to the CrossFit Games, crowned to the winner of the WZA Individual Elite Division
  • Co-Ed Elite Team of 4 Division & One Team Spot to the CFG: To be eligible for a spot in this new division at WZA 2019, teams must apply online. Each applicant will be considered based on their athletes’ recent accolades. The top ten applying teams, selected at WZA’s discretion, will earn a spot to compete in Miami this January!
  • Master’s 50-54 & 55+ Division: Unrelated to the CF sanction, in an effort to be even more inclusive, has split the individual Master’s divisions up, and the top 5 in the 55+ divisions will qualify.


Besides the application for Elite Co-Ed Teams of 4, who gets invited?
Here it is, nice and simple per division:

Individual Elite Division –

  • All 2018 Individual Male & Female CrossFit Games Qualifiers
  • 2018 WZA Miami Indy Champs

*Please note, 20 spots will be awarded via the Online Challenge & Qualifier

If all 40 Individual CrossFit Games athletes have been invited and spots are still available, they will be awarded to the next finishers in line via the Online Challenge & Qualifier leaderboard.

Please note that all invited individual athletes have the option to compete as an Individual or Team of 3.

Elite Team of 3 (Same Gender) Division –

  • All 2018 Individual Male & Female CrossFit Games Qualifiers
  • 2018 WZA Miami Team Champs (1st place only)

Please note that 20 spots in this division are up for grabs via the Team Online Challenge & Qualifier

Important Notes on Elite Divisions:

  • All invited individual athletes seeking to compete as a team of 3, can invite any other two athletes of the same gender.
  • 2018 WZA Miami Team Champs earn a spot to defend their title, but all three athletes must be returning.

Master’s Divisions –

  • 1st place in their respective division at the CFG 2018
  • 1st place at WZA Miami 2018 in their respective division

Please note: If an invited master’s athlete is moving up, based on WZA’s age criteria and dates, they will be awarded a spot in their respective new division.


When is the deadline to accept my invite? How do I accept?

All athletes have until Friday, October 26th at 11:59PM to accept their invites. Athletes can accept their invitation by emailing [email protected].


What isn’t changing?

Team of 3 format
As referenced above, WZA will continue to lay host to its traditional divisions featuring teams of three of the same gender (MMM or FFF) including: Elite, Rx, Intermediate & Scaled Teams of 3.


How does it work if you’re not an invited athlete?

Anyone that is not receiving an invite in the elite team division for the reasons above MUST participate in the Team Online Challenge & Qualifier in order to be eligible to earn a spot, starting November 2nd through November 12th.

If looking to qualify for Elite or Rx, register for the Elite/Rx division. The top 20 teams will qualify for Elite, while 21st to 80th qualify for Rx.

If looking to compete in Intermediate or Scaled, register for the Intermediate/Scaled division. If your team finishes in the top 60, you qualify for Intermediate Teams at WZA Miami. If you fall below that, but complete all the workouts and submit the necessary videos, you’re eligible to earn a spot in scaled via Open Registration.


The rest of the competition

Team WZA is keeping WZA Miami the same way that you have come to know and love, with the same divisions, the same three days of competition, and more! While change is inevitable, the goal of WZA is to stay true to its roots of celebrating fitness, community, and life, and they intend to do so in Miami, this January.

WZA + CrossFit Announce Partnership

CrossFit, Inc. Officially Sanctions Global Fitness Festival Wodapalooza

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CrossFit, Inc. Officially Sanctions Global Fitness Festival Wodapalooza

WZA + CrossFit Partnership

Exciting news that will enhance the overall WZA experience was announced via a joint press release between both CrossFit and Wodapalooza:

CrossFit, Inc. today announced that Wodapalooza, a global fitness festival and inclusive competition, is joining the roster as the 7th event to be sanctioned by CrossFit. In 2019, Wodapalooza’s top male and female individual competitors, as well as the top four-person team, will qualify to the Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. The much-anticipated announcement recognizes Wodapalooza’s history as a popular, diverse, and community-driven festival…”

To read the full press release, click here!

Overall, the qualification process for the Wodapalooza Miami CrossFit Festival will remain largely the same. Athletes who wish to compete for a spot will complete the Online Challenge & Qualifier, set to begin on Wednesday. In light of the recent partnership, WZA has added one division to the WZA Miami event: Elite Co-ed Team of 4 (MM/FF). This does not replace the various divisions featuring teams of 3 of the same gender, however, this will further add to the competitive spectacle. Athletes who wish to participate in the new team division will receive more information later this week via WZA’s social channels and website.

Register for the first step to competing, the WZA Online Challenge & Qualifier by clicking here.