Division Standards

Division Standards

The standards outlined below should be considered a guide specifically to compete at WZA Miami. These are considered to be “working weights” and movements that can be performed for multiple reps.

We reserve the right to make changes to skills and loads within reason.

The standards outlined below should be considered a guide specifically to compete at WZA Miami. These are considered to be “working weights” and movements that can be performed for multiple reps.

We reserve the right to make changes to skills and loads within reason.

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INDIVIDUAL DIVISIONS

Elite/Rx

This division is for the best of the best individual athletes. Competitors in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2022 Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications and should be amongst the firebreathers in their gym.

Additionally, the vast majority of athletes vying to compete in this division at Wodapalooza Miami should be aspiring Semi-Final athletes, and/or competed in the online Quarterfinals.

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

Intermediate/Scaled

This division is for the competitive athlete with maybe 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 2022 Open as prescribed, however, if vying for an Open Registration spot in Scaled, scaling is OK!

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

Intermediate – 1st to 20th (20 total spots, via qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled – 21st to ∞ (20 Scaled Spots)

Adaptive RX

Athletes will need to complete all the Qualifier workouts as Rx to be eligible to Qualify for Rx regardless of placing on the leaderboard. Athletes that scale the workouts and complete all the workouts will be eligible for open registration to the Adaptive scaled divisions.

Upper Impairment
The Upper division will have sub-classifications when workout standards are released. Sub Classifications will be:
Above Elbow Impairment ( One point of contact )
Below Elbow Impairment ( Two Points of Contact)

To be eligible to compete in the Upper Extremity Division, athletes must meet all the following criteria below.

Athletes must have a diagnosed, significant and permanent impairment that exists, or causes significant limitations in strength, Range of Motion, and Grip to the upper extremity (e.g. arm) to including the shoulder joint; and the impairment must be one of Permanent Injury.

Eligible impairments:

  • Ataxia
  • Athetosis
  • Hypertonia
  • Impaired Range of Movement
  • Impaired Muscle Power
  • Limb Deficiency

Lower Impairment
The Lower division will have sub-classifications when workout standards are released. Sub Classifications will be:
Below Knee Impairment
Above Knee Impairment

To be eligible to compete in the Lower Extremity Division, athletes must meet all the following criteria below:

Athletes must have a diagnosed, significant and permanent impairment that exists, or causes limitations in strength, Range of motion, and balance to the lower extremity (e.g. leg) including the hip joint; and the impairment must be one of Permanent Injury.

Eligible impairments:

  • Ataxia
  • Athetosis
  • Hypertonia
  • Impaired Range of Movement
  • Impaired Muscle Power
  • Limb Deficiency
  • Leg Length Difference

Neuromuscular
The Neuromuscular division will have sub-classifications when workout standards are released. Sub Classifications will be:
Major Neuromuscular
Minor Neuromuscular

To be eligible to compete in the Neuromuscular Division, athletes must meet all the following criteria below:

Athletes must have a diagnosed, significant and permanent impairment that causes functional limitations in movement, specifically in strength, balance, range of motion, and/or coordination through impaired muscular control,  and the impairment must be one of Permanent Injury.

Eligible impairments:

  • Ataxia
  • Athetosis
  • Hypertonia
  • Impaired Passive Range of Movement
  • Impaired Muscle Power

Seated
The seated division will have sub-classifications when workout standards are released. Note: Athletes who Qualify will need a wheelchair to compete in Miami.

To be eligible to compete in the Seated Division, athletes must meet all the following criteria below:

Athletes must have a diagnosed, significant, and permanent impairment that causes functional limitations and requires athletes to perform most Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) in a seated position.

The seated division sub-classifications will be Seated 1, Seated 2 & Seated Quad and will all compete in this Division:

Seated 1: Without hip function, athletes in the  Seated 1 Without Hip Function Division will not be able to move or reposition, their legs without manual assistance. The majority of these impairments will be permanent spinal cord injuries from T-12 to T-1

Seated 2: Athletes must have a diagnosed, significant, and permanent impairment that causes functional limitations and requires athletes to perform most Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) in a seated position.

Seated Quad: Athletes will have no functional movement of the trunk in the transverse plane (rotation). Athletes will have little to no functional movement in the sagittal (forward) or frontal (lateral) planes. When unbalanced, the athlete will need to utilize a counterbalance or extremities for support. Athletes will have no function to a significant lack of function of the hip. Athletes will Also have impairments in the Hands and or Arms, affecting grip and pressing, pulling strength.

Eligible impairments:

  • Ataxia
  • Athetosis
  • Hypertonia
  • Impaired Passive Range of Movement
  • Impaired Muscle Power
  • Limb Deficiency
  • Leg Length Difference

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

Adaptive Scaled

Standing Scaled Division: Athletes that place  6th to ∞ in either Upper Impairment, Lower Impairment or Neuromuscular Impairment division. 

Seated Scaled Division: Athletes that place  6th to ∞ in the Seated division. 

35-39

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2022 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 1/1/2023.

Qualify – 1st to 20th (20 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled – 21st to ∞

40-44

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2022 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 1/1/2023.

Qualify – 1st to 20th (20 total spots, via invite & qualification)
Eligible for Open Registration in Individual Scaled – 21st to ∞

45-49

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2022 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 1/1/2023.

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

50-54

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2022 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 1/1/2023.

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

55-59

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2022 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 1/1/2023.

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

60+

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the 2022 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 1/1/2023.

Qualify – 1st to 5th (5 total spots, via invite & qualification)

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 2022 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 1/1/2023.

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

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 2022 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 1/1/2023.

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

TEAM DIVISIONS

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 2022 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

Intermediate/Scaled

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 2022 Open as prescribed, however, if vying for an Open Registration spot in Scaled, 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 – 41st to ∞ (40 Scaled Spots)