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Who gets invites to WZA 2023?

By WZA Miami

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

Individual Elite

CrossFit Games

  • CrossFit Games 2022: All Individual Elite Athletes 
  • Individual CrossFit Games Top 3: 2016-2022

Additional Events

  • Individual Top 3 at WZA 2022: Top 3 Men & Women
  • Individual Winners at WZA & GG in the last five years: 1st Place Men & Women
  • Individual Elite Male & Female winners at Madrid CF Challenge 2022
  • Individual Elite Male & Female winners at FITLAND 2022
  • Individual Elite Male & Female winners at Black Challenge 2022
  • Individual Elite Male & Female winners at The Greatness Fit Fest 2022
  • Individual Elite Male & Female winners at the Argentina Throwdown 2022

Age Group

  • 1st place 2022 Wodapalooza and/or 2022 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 2022 – Top 10 Teams
    1. May put together one (1) male and one (1) female team of 3 consisting of both CrossFit Games teams
  • Any individual Elite Invited athlete may put together an Elite Team of 3, as long as a minimum of two (2) of the three (3) athletes are part of the invite criteria

U.S. ARMY Focuses on Teens Experience at WZA

By Online Challenge, WZA Miami

U.S. ARMY Provides Complimentary Entry  for 2023 TYR Wodapalooza Online Challenge and Qualifier

The TYR Wodapalooza (“WZA”) and U.S. ARMY are joining efforts to help promote healthy lifestyle habits for teenagers across the U.S.  

From today through Monday, September 19th upon registration close, all teenagers registering for the 2023 TYR Wodapalooza Online Challenge and Qualifier U.S. Army Teen Divisions, will have the entry fee waived. All teens who have previously registered will receive additional information on the refund of the entry fee.  

The TYR Wodapalooza Online Challenge and Qualifier is the first step for athlete’s road to Miami. The U.S. Army Teen Divisions allow the youth of the sport the chance to compete on the same stage as some of the biggest names in the sport.  

Looking to compete in Miami in the teen division? Click below to sign up!

CLICK TO REGISTER

TYR WZA Miami Schedule Update

By WZA Miami

WZA Miami is getting another upgrade!

In an effort to enhance the athlete and spectator experience, we’ve simplified the Elite schedule. For the first time in years, we’re changing how the Elite compete in Miami. On Thursday & Friday, we’ll host the Elite Individual competition, and then separately, on Saturday & Sunday, we’ll watch the Elite Teams of 3 take the stage.

BONUS! This will allow elite athletes to participate as individuals and on a Team of 3.

Note: All other divisions will still compete across the weekend starting Friday, 1/13 through Sunday, 1/15. More specific athlete schedules to come soon!

THURSDAY

JAN 12, 2023

ELITE INDY

FRIDAY

JAN 13, 2023

ELITE INDY

SATURDAY

JAN 14, 2023

ELITE TEAMS

SUNDAY

JAN 15, 2023

ELITE TEAMS

The WZA Programming Collective is back!

By WZA Miami

We’re on a mission to create the biggest and best celebration ever and we’re starting with the programming. The WZA Programming Collective is BACK!

The “programming collective” was a term initially coined in 2018, which brought together the brilliant and influential programming minds of our community together to collaborate to build the Online Challenge & Qualifier tests.

We’ve brought it back by gathering five functional fitness programming arms together, CompTrain, WheelWOD, PRVN Fitness, HWPO Training, and Underdogs Athletics, to program this year’s TYR WZA Online Challenge & Qualifier.

We’ve stayed true to our mission by being inclusive of all athletic backgrounds and abilities to ensure every member of our growing community is represented throughout the WZAOC. Our team of experts has collaborated to create a complete, fun, and fair test for all athletes on the Road to Miami.

Are you up for the challenge?

The WZAOC kicks off on September 15th with the Individual Challenge and continues on October 13th with the Teams of 3 Challenge. Don’t miss out!

JOIN THE CELEBRATION

Other Ways To Qualify for WZA 2023

By WZA Miami

The TYR WZAOC is coming! Take a look at the alternate avenues to qualify for the TYR WZA Miami 2023.

FITLAND FITNESS FESTIVAL

Aug 12-15, 2022

Individual Elite Male & Female winners at FITLAND Fitness Festival earn a spot to WZA Miami 2023

Black Challenge MX

Aug 26-28, 2022

Individual Elite Male & Female winners at Black Challenge earn a spot to WZA Miami 2023

MADRID CHAMPIONSHIP

sept 9-11, 2022

Individual Elite Male & Female winners at Madrid CF Challenge earn a spot to WZA Miami 2023

THE GREATNESS FIT FEST

Sept 23-25, 2022

Individual Elite Male & Female winners at The Greatness Fit Fest earn a spot to WZA Miami 2023

ARGENTINA THROWDOWN

Dec 9-11, 2022

Individual Elite Male & Female winners at The Argentina Throwdown earn a spot to WZA Miami 2023

TYR Becomes Title Sponsor of the Wodapalooza Fitness Festival

By Featured, News, WZA Miami

First Ever Wodapalooza Title Sponsorship Through 2025

Miami, FL, July 7th, 2022 – Today, leading performance brand, TYR Sport, was announced as the first ever Title Sponsor of the internationally renowned Wodapalooza Fitness Festival (“WZA”). The four-day CrossFit-inspired festival and competition takes place annually in January in Miami, Florida. Seeking to bolster the CrossFit community and sport, TYR will seek to infuse its own brand and life into the decade-old event, all in an effort to add value to the CrossFit community and its athletes.

Founded by an Olympic Team Captain and a Technical Apparel Designer, TYR’s roots are planted in the proving grounds of athletic performance and technical know-how. Since its inception three decades ago, they’ve become amongst the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands, while they seek to accomplish their mission of making all things possible, through sport. TYR seeks to leave a similar impact within CrossFit, by aligning with the top athletes in the sport, creating products designed for CrossFitters, by CrossFitters, and now, taking a prominent position with the world’s largest and most inclusive functional fitness competition.

“As the title sponsor of Wodapalooza, TYR will be able to take an athlete-first approach to interacting with the CrossFit community.  Bringing our technical products in apparel, footwear, eyewear, and swim to competitors and spectators of the event speaks directly to our goal of enhancing athlete performance with product technology,” said Matt Dilorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport.

This title partnership will be the first of its kind for Wodapalooza, where the event will share another brand within its name. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with a company that not only shares our values, seeks to elevate the overall experience, but is also striving to improve the sport of fitness. This partnership signifies a valuable commitment to our event and to the entire community, and we can’t wait to showcase what this collaboration means for the TYR Wodapalooza Fitness Festival,” said Aaron Anderson, VP of Business Development at Loud And Live. 

Established in 2012, Wodapalooza has seen tremendous and progressive growth since inception. What originated as a small-scale grassroots throwdown 11 years ago, has since evolved into a destination and yearly culmination for fitness fanatics of all types and abilities. In 2022, the event saw record attendance with over 40,000 attendees, including over 2,000 competitors representing 50 countries. This historic partnership between TYR and WZA symbolizes the intention by both brands to elevate the opportunity for athletes to compete and the community to connect. 

In 2023, the TYR Wodapalooza Fitness Festival will once again take place at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami and will feature four days of competition as the focal point of its weekend-long festival. Prior to, interested athletes must take part in the TYR WZA Online Challenge, which sees tens of thousands of prospective athletes compete to earn the right to participate at the Miami Festival. On-site, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the unique passion and energy that the community offers, learn from subject-matter experts with seminars & workshops, watch three stages of unique competitive action, and interact with over 100 participating brands, including a large-scale custom brand activation by TYR. WZA has historically offered one of the biggest prize purses within the sport, and 2023 will be no different with a total purse of over $400,000. 

While nothing beats experiencing this historic event in person, the TYR Wodapalooza Fitness Festival will be streamed globally and free, with more information coming soon. To learn more, head to www.wodapalooza.com.

 

  

About TYR Sport

Named after the Norse god of valor and sacrifice, TYR is a company built on commitment and discipline.  They’ve been pushing the limits of innovation to propel athletes to their absolute best for over 35 years.  Whether it’s personal records or world championships, they have the hard-earned hardware to back it up.

 

About Loud And Live

An Entertainment, Marketing, Media & Live Events Company, Loud And Live performs at the intersection of music, sports, lifestyle and content development. Headquartered in Miami, with presence across the US, Europe and Latin America, Loud And Live is driven by its passion to create engaging experiences for global audiences. In addition to Wodapalooza, Loud And Live also owns and operates the internationally renowned community festival competitions, including the Granite Games, West Coast Classic, and the Madrid Championship.

SAVE THE DATES FOR WZA 2023!

By WZA Miami

We’re keeping the celebration going! Wodapalooza is coming back for year 11 to Miami’s Bayfront Park from January 12-15, 2023.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you again! More details to come.

Missed the WZA weekend or want to watch it all again? We’ve got you covered!

Along with the Elite division broadcast, we had POV cameras all weekend! Relive the entire celebration on our YouTube Channel.

RELIVE WZA MIAMI 2022

2022 Podium Finishers

By WZA Miami

Presenting your 2022 Wodapalooza podium finishers!

Congratulations to all athletes who joined us for our Decade of Celebration!

ELITE MEN
1st: Patrick Vellner
2nd: Alexandre Caron
3rd: Samuel Cournoyer
ELITE WOMEN
1st: Emma Mcquaid
2nd: Bethany Shadburne
3rd: Arielle Loewen
RX MEN
1st: Samuel Paquin
2nd: Enrico Zenoni
3rd: Esteban Ospina
RX WOMEN
1st: Erin Vandendriessche
2nd: Hattie Kanyo
3rd: Antonia Fält-Kottulinsky
ELITE TEAM MEN
1st: The Boys
Travis Mayer, Noah Ohlsen, Chandler Smith
2nd: Thunder From Down Under
Matt Dlugos, James Newbury, Khan Porter
3rd: Team Herculus
Logan Collins, Roy Gamboa, Travis Williams
ELITE TEAM WOMEN
1st: Team Kriger

Ingrid Hodnemyr, Kristin Holte, Lena Richter

2nd: MayFem
Haley Adams, Andrea Nisler, Taylor Williamson
3rd: Team GOWOD
Mia Hesketh, Julie Hougård, Sólveig Sigurðardóttir
RX TEAM MEN
1st: CrossFit HYPE
Ben Manganaro, Evan Nathan, Rob Thomas
2nd: Tribok X Grillen

Yoann Kemlin, Luc Millier, Mat Milone

3rd: THE FRENCH GUYS

Luca Delteil, Adrien Mercier, Kevin Prisse

RX TEAM WOMEN
1st: Mad Apple

Alex Koepke, Emily Meyer, Kacey Wells

2nd: Tres Empanadas

Alizee Andreani, Célia Gabbiani, Paula Leyes

3rd: MX GIRLS

Natziyelli Romero, Maria Fernanda Siller, Talia Villanueva

INTERMEDIATE MEN
1st: Jacob Frisco
2nd:Mauricio Lamprea
3rd: Marshall Klitzke
INTERMEDIATE WOMEN
1st: Jackie Violette
2nd: Nina Vragovic
3rd: Hana Machover
SCALED MEN
1st: Anthony Lewis
2nd: Dustin Dunton
3rd: Michael Mcgahan
SCALED WOMEN
1st: Carley Castura
2nd: Lucy Scanlon
3rd: Annika Wilmers
INTERMEDIATE TEAM MEN
1st: CrossFit 11:24
Alex Brewer, Tyler Cooke,  Austin Harris
2nd: Tahitian Team Wolf
Toriki Demont, Mickael Galera, Putoru Nanaia
3rd: DVPMT Project
Chris Berger,  Tristan Fouard, Jerry Stephen
INTERMEDIATE TEAM WOMEN
1st: Infernal She-Wolves
Danielle Blasko, Amanda DeCicco, Megan Jones
2nd: Kingbull Girls
Inés Alviso, Carol Colling, Andrea Colling
3rd: Three Kings
Khalela El-Naggar, Brielle Good, Sabina Wiekhorst
SCALED TEAM MEN
1st: Airbrake Fitness
Lucas Dozzi, Nick Dozzi, Michael Mercurio
2nd: Boomtown Beverage Boys
Nico Francino, Clint Hyde, Adrian Leyva
3rd: Midwestern Built Traverse
Dave Ebbs, Luis Jones, Steven Tackett
SCALED TEAM WOMEN
1st: Crossfit Westchase
Bernie Anderson, Kyrsten Brockmann, Madelyn Shafer
2nd: The Huns
Annie Brunner, Laura DiPaolo, Savannah Fearns
3rd: Fit & Forty AF
Marianne Flannery, Jen Pamer, Megan Walker
ADAPTIVE STANDING UPPER RX MEN
1st: Casey Acree
2nd: Josue Maldonado
3rd: Alexis Fiorucci
ADAPTIVE STANDING UPPER RX WOMEN
1st: Anne-Laure Coutenceau
2nd: Mariana Kurylo
3rd: Eileen Quinn
ADAPTIVE STANDING LOWER RX MEN
1st: Séraphin Périer
2nd: Dmytro Novhorodskyi
3rd: Iglasis Omar
ADAPTIVE STANDING LOWER RX WOMEN
1st: Amy Bream
2nd: Valerie Cohen
3rd: Molly Moore
ADAPTIVE SEATED RX MEN
1st: Tom Miazga
2nd: Simon Farre
3rd: Jedidiah Snelson
ADAPTIVE SEATED RX WOMEN
1st: Amalia Ortuño Lizano
2nd: Andrea Wilson
3rd: Rebecca Storm Nagel
ADAPTIVE SEATED SCALED MEN
1st: Shane Horn
2nd: Brian Owens
3rd: Cornelious Bellamy
ADAPTIVE SEATED SCALED WOMEN
1st: Bethany Ventrone
ADAPTIVE STANDING NEURO RX MEN
1st: Austin Roth
2nd: Chris Schmulbach
3rd: Sylvania Harrod
ADAPTIVE STANDING SCALED MEN
1st: Bert Dailey
2nd: Matthew Smith
3rd: Ross Austen
ADAPTIVE STANDING NEURO RX WOMEN
1st: Letchen Du Plessis
2nd: Andrea Unwin
3rd: Faith Fordham
ADAPTIVE STANDING SCALED WOMEN
1st: Anna Stern
2nd: Anastacea Best
3rd: Abby Frantz
BEGINNER MEN
1st: Pedro Palacios
2nd: Garrett Page
3rd: John Posey
BEGINNER WOMEN
1st: Nataliya Zhovtenko
2nd: Christine Johnston
3rd: Kaylee Wright
MASTER'S 35-39 MEN
1st: Kyle Ruth
2nd: Julian Serna
3rd: Duke Burk
MASTER'S 35-39 WOMEN
1st: Colette Casey
2nd: Christelle El Debs
3rd: Carmen Perez Ruiz
MASTER'S 40-44 MEN
1st: Tony Kurz
2nd: Alexandre Jolivet
3rd: Maxime Guyon
MASTER'S 40-44 WOMEN
1st: Kelly Marshall
2nd: Jenna Larson
3rd: Mayra Brandt
MASTER'S 45-49 WOMEN
1st: Danica Rolfe
2nd: Marina Novelli
3rd: Tea Gebbie
MASTER'S 45-49 MEN
1st: Jason Grubb
2nd: Chris Scott
3rd: Joel Hughes
MASTER'S 50-54 WOMEN
1st: Dee Dee Hoffman
2nd: Keeley Ehlers
3rd: Dana Mather
MASTER'S 50-54 MEN
1st: Kevin Koester
2nd: Sean Patrick
3rd: James Grundler
MASTER'S 55-59 MEN
1st: Antonio Alves
2nd: Patrick Sprague
3rd: Jeff Ernsberger
MASTER'S 55-59 WOMEN
1st: Linda Elstun
2nd: Josée Sarda
3rd: Kim Stambaugh
MASTER'S 60-64 MEN
1st: Tom Fameree
2nd: Christian Galy
3rd: John Gary
MASTER'S 60-64 WOMEN
1st: Debbie Corwin
2nd: Nancy Bodet
3rd: Theresa Demich
MASTER'S 65+ MEN
1st: Thomas Ackerman
2nd: Ken Ogden
3rd: David Hippensteel
MASTER'S 65+ WOMEN
1st: Karin Gogolsky
2nd: Gail Cartwright
3rd: Susan Wallis
TEENS 13-15 BOYS
1st: Ty Jenkins
2nd: Rj Mestre
3rd: Kaiden Hogan
TEENS 13-15 GIRLS
1st: Lucy Mcgonigle
2nd: Delaney Wade
3rd: Rylee Beebe
TEENS 16-18 BOYS
1st: Victor Hoffer
2nd: Juan Rodriguez
3rd: Jace Peck
TEENS 16-18 GIRLS
1st: Olivia Kerstetter
2nd: Paulina Haro
3rd: Emma Gardner

A Decade of Celebration

By WZA Miami

Between the elite women’s and men’s heats of “Celebrate Ten” on Saturday night, fans and athletes came together to celebrate the history and present of Wodapalooza. Following an epic video of workouts and crowds from every year since 2012, Noah Ohlsen, who has competed in Bayfront Park every year and has become the face of WZA, took the stage to honor the creators and the community.

“This is incredible,” he said, “my heart is racing and it’s full of passion and energy and excitement.” 

After recounting some of his favorite memories from the past ten years on the competition floor, Ohlsen said “my favorite memories have been off the competition floor…Wodapalooza is about connection and community…none of any of this means anything without you guys, so thank you fans.” 

He thanked Matt O’Keefe (President, Loud and Live Sports) for taking over the event and continuing to build it. Then, he asked the crowd to give it up for  Dylan Malitsky (Vice President, Loud and Live Sports), and Stacey Konstantinov (Director of Community Event Relations, Loud and Live Sports), “the backbone of Wodapalooza.” 

Finally, he thanked Guido Trinidad (Founder of Wodapalooza), “the one that had the idea for the event and brought it to life, the reason that we’re all here tonight.”

The Wodapalooza creator came out to center stage next to a loud ovation. “I almost teared up there,” he started. “Every celebration has a purpose,” Trinidad said, “the purpose of this celebration since its inception has always been to acknowledge that we have a gift and the gift is fitness, community, and life.”  He continued, “this event was created by the community for the community.” 

He asked the crowd in the stands to turn to one another and say “thanks.” 

Finally, Matt O’Keefe took the microphone to bring the celebration to an end. “Wodapalooza is the sum of many, many, many parts–it’s partners, it’s volunteers, it’s athletes, it’s staff, and it’s you,” he said to the crowd. 

“All of you have your own Wodapalooza story. You bring this thing to life every year. You redefine it and you raise the bar. We love you. Thank you.”    

Emergency Weather Update

By News, WZA Miami

At 1:00 p.m. ET the competition will be temporarily suspended and the park will be closed. Plan on exiting the venue at or before that time. The competition is not canceled. We will provide updates as soon as we have them.