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Guide to the 2021 WZAOC Team Challenge

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The WZAOC Individual Challenge is over but get ready for the second act of the WZAOC kicks off with the Team Challenge.

The first step is to register! One teammate (the team captain) registers for the entire team. Registration is open now and closes on November 10th, the same day scores are due.

Workouts are released progressively on our social channels and emailed out to registered athletes starting on November 1st. 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 globe! 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! 

We’ve pulled together some of your top questions on the WZAOC Team Challenge!

UH, OH: MY TEAM 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 three athletes will compete together across all three days.

DO WE HAVE TO SUBMIT VIDEOS?

If you are interested in stepping on the competition floor at WZA Miami in January, video submissions from all team members (including athletes in the Scaled and Beginner divisions!)  are 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!

Once your team has completed a workout, your team captain (the 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 TEAM WITH MIXED SKILLS, 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 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.

CAN WE SUBSTITUTE AN ATHLETE?

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 December 16th, 2021) for a fee. The substituted athlete did not have to complete the Online Challenge. Please note, that only ONE athlete per team of three may be substituted. Once your one substitution has been made, your team is unable to make any further substitutions. The deadline to substitute your one athlete is Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 11:59PM ET. c. All substitutions must be made via email via [email protected] prior to this time.

UH-OH, OUR TRIO JUST BECAME A DUO!

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 (November 1st – 10th) through Competition Corner. Any athlete substituted midway through the Team Challenge must complete ALL the team workouts before the score submission deadline on November 10th. No team substitutions or score submissions may be made after score submission closes.

 

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]. Otherwise, we’ll see you on the leaderboard.

2021 WZAOC FAQS

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TEAM ONLINE CHALLENGE

WORKOUT ONE / “MEET US AT THE BAR”

Can we choose which athlete does which section?
Yes! It’s up to you and your teammates!

WORKOUTS 2, 3, & 4 / “THE TRINITY 2.0”

How do we score the row?
The total time should be for the 2,000-meter row only, not elapsed time on the 20:00 clock!

Do you have to start the row at the 2-minute mark or anytime after 2 minutes?
Nope! The row must start at 2:00!

Can we use tape on the bar or grips for the toes to bar?
Only one or the other, not both!

WORKOUT 5 / “PICK YOUR POISON”

Can you step down out of the box jump overs?
Stepping down is permitted!

Can I go straight into the thrusters from the Devil’s Press?
Yes, once the lockout is achieved!

For the Devil’s Press, do the dumbbells have to be on the inside of the feet or can they be on the outside? 
It can be either!

WORKOUT 6 / “CHUTES AND LADDERS”

Do both heads of the DB have to touch the ground?
Yes!

WORKOUT 7 / “3X3”

How do we have to hold the dumbbells?
The Dumbbells may be held in any manner but must remain in control by the athlete until the rep is credited. The dumbbells may not intentionally make contact with the box or top of the legs to assist in the movement.

Do we count the double under / wall-ball buy-in?
Yes, all reps should be entered, including the buy-in reps!

INDIVIDUAL ONLINE CHALLENGE

WORKOUT ONE / “DEATH BY 2.0”

Can you perform a jerk with my thruster?
Nope! All thrusters must be performed with no redip of the knees.

If I finish my four rounds beneath the 8min mark, can I begin on my next four rounds?
You must rest until the 8min mark before beginning your next four rounds.

Do I have to put the barbell down between my hang snatches & thrusters?
Nope! You can regrip after your last snatch, and go right into thrusters.

WORKOUT TWO / “SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN”

Can someone help add or remove weight to the barbell?
Yes, someone can.

Can I go up or down in weight, or do I have to stay the same?
You can stay the same OR go up and down. Up to you!

If I hit all 5 lifts, and I have time for a 6th clean & jerk, can I make an attempt?
Nope! Once you hit your 5th clean and jerk, the workout is complete.

If I miss a clean & jerk, do I have to do another handstand walk and try again?
Nope! You can make another attempt. Handstand walks are only required after a successful clean & jerk

Is it permitted for someone to do the handstand walk 25 ft forward, cross the line, and do 25 ft backward?
Yes, that is allowed.

Are athletes allowed to mix kilo/pound plates?
No. Plates must be pound OR kilo plates

What if I want to change weight after a miss?
You can go up or down, even after a miss.

WORKOUT THREE / “MEET ME AT THE BAR”

Can I sumo deadlift the bar?
No, sumo deadlifts are not allowed.

For the deadlift, can I drop the weight?
Yup! Dropping the barbell after the completion of the repetition is permitted.

Can I use a rack for the front squats?
Nope, the weight must begin on the ground; no racks allowed.

WORKOUT FOUR / “CATEGORY 4”

How do I hold the dumbbells?
The athlete may hold the dumbbell in any position as long as they do not make contact with the box.

Can someone reset the rower for me?
Yes, athletes may have someone reset their rower to 0 between rounds. Any contact with the other equipment in this workout is only allowed by the athlete.

WORKOUT FIVE / “BIENVENIDO O NO”

Can someone reset my dumbbells?
Nope! Athletes must reset their own dumbbells if bounced out of the work area / camera view. Having another person restage the dumbbells is not allowed.

Can I clean & jerk the dumbbells after the burpee portion of the devil press?
Only one fluid motion with the dumbbells.

Got a question that isn’t listed?

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2021 WZAOC PRESCRIBED VS MODIFIED

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PRESCRIBED VS MODIFIED

For the 2021 Online Challenge & Qualifier, each division will have two variations of each workout to try based on their ability: Prescribed or Modified. This simply means, if an athlete can’t perform the prescribed version, which tends to have higher loads and skill, they have an option to still be part of the fun!

Athletes seeking to compete in Scaled or Beginner at WZA Miami must grab their spot via Open Registration. As a requirement to be eligible for Open Registration, those athletes still must complete all WZA Online Challenge workouts, whether it be prescribed or the modified version.  This includes submitting all scores and requested videos.

We highly encourage that all athletes participating complete the prescribed version of the workouts in their division, because if an athlete elects to do a workout “Modified” they’ll rank lower on that event than any athlete’s score that does it as “Prescribed.”

Finally, if you’ve completed a workout “modified” check the box that says Modified on CompCorner when submitting your scores to indicate as such. If you decide to do the Prescribed version, which is recommended if the goal is to place higher, you can just leave that box unchecked.

All of our divisions have the ability to qualify for WZA Miami! 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!

WZAOC Video Submission Guidelines

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VIDEO GUIDELINES

Create a YouTube or Vimeo account. Use only these two methods of video submission.

Use any video recording device you want to capture your workout, but you are responsible for the video quality (i.e., if we cannot verify the movements, your video may be rejected).

Before the workout begins:

  • The athlete must identify themselves by their full name and Community (if applicable)
  • Identify which workout they are completing.
  • The athlete must verify that the prescribed weights are being used by showing on 18 the video the weights/bars to be used.
  • Where target or equipment measurements are involved, the athlete must verify the prescribed height/distance by showing the measurement on video.
  • The athlete must be positioned during the workout so that the athlete’s completion of each movement as prescribed by the movement and workout standards may be verified
  • Clocks / Time Required workouts
    • If there is a “judge” or other person in the frame who clearly indicates “Go,” a time clock in the frame is optional
    • If there is no “judge” or other person in the frame, or if the video does not have an audio component that allows the judge reviewing the video to determine when the athlete has been told to “go,” a clock in the frame is mandatory.
  • All video submissions must be one continuous shot, from the introduction of the athlete, verification of weights/measurements through the completion of the workout. Any editing of the video footage will lead to the video being deemed invalid and the athlete’s workout score for that submission will not be accepted.
  • Title your video with the workout number, and your name. Enter the workout and your time/reps in the description.

AFTER THE WORKOUT

  • Once you have successfully uploaded your video, follow the instructions for submitting a video link into our scoring system, as well as enter your score into the scoring system.
  • Video submissions and scores may be Validated, Invalidated, or amended after review from WZA Judging Team.
  • Athletes submitting videos are advised to have someone strictly watching their movement to ensure each repetition meets standards, and that the camera captures the movement clearly. Penalties may be assessed due to an Athlete not meeting the movement standard or due to improper camera angles that do not permit the Judge to determine if the standard is being met.

How it Works: All The Details On Open Registration

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Athletes who don’t qualify during the WZAOC (Online Challenge & Qualifier) have another chance to compete on the floor at WZA Miami through Open Registration.

On a pre-identified date, registration for Scaled & Beginner divisions will open to all eligible athletes who completed the WZOAC in its entirety (completing all workouts, submitting required videos, etc.). Athletes are invited to race against other eligible athletes to sign up and secure their spot to compete at WZA Miami.

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?

  • To become eligible to register for Open Registration, all athletes must complete all WZAOC workouts for their appropriate division (individual and/or team), submit their scores for all workouts and any requested videos (prior to the video submission deadline) in order to be eligible to register for Open Registration.
  • On specific dates (see a full list of important dates and deadlines here!), athletes are invited to race against the rest of the eligible athletes to try and sign up and secure their spot to compete at WZA Miami within the Scaled or Beginner division.
  • In years past, it has sold out within seconds. While we don’t want anyone unhappy with the process, unfortunately not everybody is guaranteed a spot. These spots are first-come, first-serve, and extremely limited. There is a huge demand, and they will literally fly off of the shelves.
  • Only those eligible (that submitted all their scores & the required videos) will receive an email with the link and passcode 48 hours before Open Registration launches.

Number of Open Registration SPOTS:

  • Individual Scaled – 30 Spots Per Gender
  • Individual Beginner – 20 Spots Per Gender
  • Adaptive Seated – 6 Spots Per Gender
  • Adaptive Standing – 6 Spots Per Gender
  • Team of 3 Scaled – 50 Spots Per Gender
  • Team of 3 Beginner – 20 Spots Per Gender

OPEN REGISTRATION TIPS & TRICKS:

  • To get ahead of the game, prior to the start of Open Registration, go to www.competitioncorner.net and sign in using your same account information for the WZA Online Challenge & Qualifier. Then click on the registration link. Please note, your Wodapalooza account is the same as your Competition Corner account.
  • As soon as Open Registration opens, select your division and type in the unique case-sensitive passcode provided in your email (this will be sent out to eligible athletes 48 hours before Open Registration begins), and click Proceed.
  • By signing in beforehand the registration form will be pre-populated with most of the information you’ve already provided, saving you time in completing the process.
  • Once you’re on the registration page, it will notify you if you’ve secured one of the limited spots. Proceed through registration and payment, and you’re good to go!

Who Gets Invites to WZA Miami?

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Top athletes will be able to bypass the Wodapalooza Online Challenge & Qualifier to compete at Wodapalooza Miami in January. This is based on past Sanctional and CrossFit Games finishes.

Individual Elite

CrossFit Games

  • CrossFit Games 21 – All Individual Elite Athletes 
  • Individual CrossFit Games Top 3 – 2015-2020
  • CrossFit Games 21 Quarterfinals – Top 30 Men & Women Worldwide

Additional Events

  • Individual Top 3 at WZA, DCC, & Granite Games 21: Top 3 Men & Women
  • Individual Winners at WZA, DCC, or Granite Games the last five years: 1st Place Men & Women
  • Individual Winners at 21 CFG Semi-final

Age Group

  • 1st place 2020 Wodapalooza and/or 2021 CrossFit Games

Please note: 20 spots will be earned via the WZA Indy Online Challenge & Qualifier. If all the above invites have been granted and spots are still available, they will be awarded to the next finishers in line via the WZAOC leaderboard. Additionally, athletes who receive invites are still responsible for their registration cost, lodging, travel, etc.

Elite Team of 3

CrossFit Games

  • CrossFit Games 21 – Top 10 Team | May put together 1 male & 1 female team of 3 consisting of both CrossFit Games teams
  • Any individually Elite Invited athletes may put together an Elite Team of 3, as long as a minimum of two of the three athletes are part of the invite criteria
WZAOC

10 Reasons You Should Do The Online Challenge

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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 2021 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 join when you sign up gives you access to a large pool of athletes. 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 the 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 a series of 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 a check-in, a unique test of fitness. For 10 days, athletes have the opportunity to see where they stack up this year compared to years past 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 to qualify or be eligible to register for Open Registration. Athletes have the opportunity to qualify in one of the 41 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 competition 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, beginners, elite, and everything in between. It’s a party full of like-minded people, there to compete and encourage each other towards greater achievement. The WZAOC is an opportunity to be a part of that highly motivated group.

10. Find your Squad

Teams of 3 are back! We are going back to our roots and celebrating the tight knit teams that make up our community. With the WZAOC for Teams in November, 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.

Which Division is Right for me?

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Wondering which division you should aim for? Take a look as we break it down!

INDIVIDUAL – Elite/Rx

This division is for the best of the best individual athletes. Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications and should be amongst the firebreathers in their gym.

Elite – 1st to 20th (20 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Rx – 21st to 60th (40 total spots, via invite & qualification)

INDIVIDUAL – Intermediate/Scaled/Beginner

This division is for the competitive athlete with only a few holes in their game. Athletes aspiring to qualify for the Intermediate division at WZA Miami are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed, however, if vying for an Open Registration spot in Scaled or Beginner, scaling is OK!

There will be a prescribed version, and an opportunity to do a version that is not prescribed.

Intermediate – 1st to 40th (40 total spots, via qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled or Beginner – 41st to ∞ 

Please note: 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 or possibly second live competition if you plan on competing in the Beginner division.

INDIVIDUAL – Seated Adaptive Rx/Scaled

The Seated division is for all adaptive athletes that perform the majority of their workouts in a seated position. Athletes able to perform exercises standing will not be eligible for the seated division.

Seated athletes will compete in a singular division in the WZA Online Challenge. At the conclusion, the top 6 athletes of each gender will qualify to compete in the Rx division, while those athletes that cannot perform the workouts as prescribed or finish 7th or below will be eligible for the scaled division via Open Registration.

Rx Minimums:
Olympic lifts: (110, 55lb)
Skills: Knee Burpees, WB, floor to box, 15/10ft Rope Climb, Swim unassisted, Most Rx gymnastic movements. Seated athletes will need access to a wheelchair.

Higher & Lower function level athletes will be classified as:
Higher – Unable to use abdominal muscles or below ie. T-7 -C-1 impaired
Lower -Access to all or some abdominal, hip flexors ie T-8 to amputee  

The Higher athletes will receive % deductions on prescribed weights. 

Qualify Rx – 1st to 6th (6 Rx qualifying spots)
Eligible for Scaled – 7th to ∞ (limited scaled open registration spots available)

INDIVIDUAL – Standing Adaptive Rx/Scaled

The Standing division is for all adaptive athletes that perform the majority of their workouts in a standing position. Standing athletes will compete in a singular division in the WZA Online Challenge.

Rx Minimums:
Olympic lifts 135, 85lb
Skills: Burpees, WB, DU, 15/10ft Rope Climb, Swim Unassisted, Most Rx gymnastic movements depending on the impairment 

Single Arm & Single leg athletes will be classified as 1 point of contact on the equipment or floor. These athletes will receive % deductions on prescribed weights. 

Qualify Rx – 1st to 6th (6 Rx qualifying spots)
Eligible for Scaled – 7th to ∞ (limited scaled open registration spots available)

INDIVIDUAL – 35-39

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications. If you miss qualifying in this division, you’ll be eligible to compete in the Individual Scaled division via Open Registration.

Age Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 35 years of age but not older than 39 as of 1/1/2022.

Qualify – 1st to 30th (30 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled or Beginner – 31st to ∞ 

INDIVIDUAL – 40-44

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications. If you miss qualifying in this division, you’ll be eligible to compete in the Individual Scaled division via Open Registration.

Age Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 40 years of age but not older than 44 as of 1/1/2022.

Qualify – 1st to 30th (30 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled or Beginner – 31st to ∞ 

INDIVIDUAL – 45-49

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications. If you miss qualifying in this division, you’ll be eligible to compete in the Individual Scaled division via Open Registration.

Age Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 45 years of age but not older than 49 as of 1/1/2022.
Qualify – 1st to 20th (20 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled or Beginner – 21st to ∞ 

INDIVIDUAL – 50-54

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications. If you miss qualifying in this division, you’ll be eligible to compete in the Individual Scaled division via Open Registration.

Age Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 50 years of age but not older than 54 as of 1/1/2022.

Qualify – 1st to 15th (15 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled or Beginner – 16th to ∞ 

INDIVIDUAL – 55-59

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications. If you miss qualifying in this division, you’ll be eligible to compete in the Individual Scaled division via Open Registration.

Age Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 55 years of age but not older than 59 as of 1/1/2022.

Qualify – 1st to 10th (10 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled or Beginner – 11th to ∞ 

INDIVIDUAL – 60-64

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications. If you miss qualifying in this division, you’ll be eligible to compete in the Individual Scaled division via Open Registration.

Age Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 60 years of age or older as of 1/1/2022.

Qualify – 1st to 5th (5 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled or Beginner – 6th to ∞ 

INDIVIDUAL – 65+

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications. If you miss qualifying in this division, you’ll be eligible to compete in the Individual Scaled division via Open Registration.

Age Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 65 years of age or older as of 1/1/2022.

Qualify – 1st to 5th (5 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled or Beginner – 6th to ∞ 

INDIVIDUAL – 13-15

This individual division is designed for the top Teen athletes. Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications.  

Age Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 13 years of age but not older than 15 as of 1/1/2022.

Qualify – 1st to 10th (10 total spots, via invite & qualification)

INDIVIDUAL – 16-18

This individual division is designed for the top Teen athletes. Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications.  

Age Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 16 years of age but not older than 18 as of 1/1/2022.

Qualify – 1st to 20th (20 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled or Beginner – 20th to ∞ 

TEAMS – Elite/Rx

The “Elite/Rx” Team of 3 division is designed for the best of the best. The teams will be made up of 3 males or 3 females with athletes and should be CrossFit Games caliber or aspiring. Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications.  

*Athletes do NOT have to complete the Online Challenge together.

Qualify Elite Team – 1st to 30th
Qualify Rx Team – 31st to 70th

TEAMS – Intermediate/Scaled/Beginner

This division is for teams with only a few holes in their game. Athletes aspiring to qualify for the Intermediate team division at WZA Miami are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2021 Open as prescribed, however, if vying for an Open Registration spot in Scaled or Beginner, scaling is OK!

There will be a prescribed version, and an opportunity to do a version that is not prescribed.

Intermediate – 1st to 40th (40 total spots, via qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Scaled or Beginner Team – 41st to infinity

Please note: Athletes seeking to compete in the Beginner Team division should have no more than a full year of CrossFit experience. As a guide, this would be your first or possibly second live competition if you plan on competing in this Beginner division.

All of our divisions have the ability to qualify for WZA Miami 2022. 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!

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.

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