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.