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Jacob Heppner Does The Impossible

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Jacob Heppner Does The Impossible

He’s back! This week Jacob Heppner, completes WOD 7 of the 2018 WZA Indy Challenge in it’s entirety. They said it couldn’t be done…but he proved us wrong!

 

2018 WZAOC – Indy WOD 7

Every 2 minutes on the 2 minutes complete: 
8 burpee box jump overs
8 power snatches
8 thrusters

Time Cap: 60 minutes

WZA Donates 10% of WZAOC Registrations to Barbells for Boobs

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WZA Donates 10% of WZAOC Registrations to Barbells for Boobs

 

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This statistic is huge, scary, and very real.

Wodapalooza believes in Barbells for Boobs’ mission to mobilize and empower people to take action in breast cancer. That’s why for the rest of October,

WZA is donating 10% of all WZAOC Team registration fees to Barbells for Boobs.

At our core, we celebrate fitness, community, and life. We support our community through our partnership with Barbells for Boobs.

Breast cancer is black and white. You either have it or you don’t. Barbells for Boobs is helping people take action with their breast health. They help people get screened and improve their quality of life post-diagnosis through health and fitness.

Everyone has a RIGHT to know if they are living with breast cancer.

 

REGISTER FOR THE WZA TEAM CHALLENGE & SUPPORT BARBELLS FOR BOOBS TODAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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!

REGISTER HERE!

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!

REGISTER HERE!

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.