Want to get a taste of what it’s like to compete on the big stage under the Miami sun? Now is your chance.

Introducing, the Gauntlet, WZA’s all-new exciting individual competition format! Debuting on Thursday of Wodapalooza Miami 2019, it features three individual WOD’s, where only the most fit, and most mentally tough will emerge victorious.

WHEN?

It’s going down on Thursday, January 17th, 2019.

The day traditionally reserved for athlete & volunteer check-in has now become an exciting fourth day of competition, to extend the party known as WZA even more.

HOW TO REGISTER?

All you have to do is click the link above, and that’s it! You’re in! Once registered, please note the competition starts at 9AM, and you’ll be emailed your start-time on January 10th.

Registration costs $125 & includes a WZA Athlete Shirt and a Single-Day Ticket (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) to Wodapalooza Miami.

When registering, please fill out when you’re available to compete on that day either morning (9AM to 11:59AM,) afternoon (12PM to 2:59PM,) or night (3PM to 6PM.)

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Athletes will battle through three thrilling stations, all within a single hour. Starting with Station 1, it will feature a true test of strength, followed by a true barbell challenge.

Once the time expires, you’ll have a chance to grab a quick breath, before advancing forward to Station 2. Station 2 is everybody’s favorite classic CrossFit couplet or triplet (or not…,) which will lead you to one final quick break.

The final station, will close out the hour-long grueling challenge and will surely leave you wondering what hit you.

But guess what? After the hour, you’ve made it. Mission accomplished. You’ve tackled the Gauntlet.

WHY?

While there are many people on the fence about competing in a full-blown three days of competition, as well as people simply unable to secure a spot to compete over Friday through Sunday, Team WZA wanted to give as many people the opportunity to celebrate and test their fitness with us at WZA as possible.

We understand it’s tough to secure a spot, but with the Gauntlet, you’ll get a chance to throw your hat into the ring and get after it.

WHO?

Whether you’re a local South Floridian, volunteering over WZA weekend, or coming into town to spectate, why not earn your weekend of rest? We’re calling all every-day athletes to come enjoy an hour throw down under the bright lights at WZA Miami. Whether it’s your first time competing, or you’re an experienced veteran looking to earn a spot on the podium, this is for YOU!

The WZA Gauntlet will feature a Scaled, Intermediate, & Rx Individual Division. No teams yet!

MOVEMENT STANDARDS

Rx

For the fire-breather that is able to hit all workouts as prescribed. Be prepared for heavy loads, high skill, and for the highest level of competition as they battle through the Gauntlet.

Clean & Jerk – 275, 185lbs
Snatch – 225, 155lbs

Muscle-ups
Legless Rope Climbs
Pistols
Toes to Bar
Chest to Bar

Intermediate

This division is designed for the average to above average athlete whom can hit some workouts as Rx, but has to scale occasionally as well. While hungry to compete, athletes will see moderate weights and levels of gymnastic skill in the mix.

Clean & Jerk – 225, 155lbs
Snatch – 185, 125lbs

Rope Climbs
Toes to Bar
Chest to Bar

Scaled

If you’re looking to compete for the first time, or maybe you’ve still got some work to do in the gym before competing in the intermediate or Rx division? If so, the Scaled division may be for you.

Clean & Jerk – 185, 125lbs
Snatch – 155, 105lbs

12ft Rope Climbs
Hanging Knee Raises
Pull-ups

Workout 1

0:00 – 7:00

3RM Thruster

RX:

Pre-set to 135/95

Intermediate:

Pre-set to 115/85

Scaled:

Pre-set to 95/65

Workout 2

7:00 – 17:00

Echo Bike Calories
30 Clean & Jerks
Echo Bike Calories

RX:

25/20 calories, 135/95 lbs, 25/20 calories

Intermediate:

20/15 calories, 115/85 lbs, 20/15 calories

Scaled:

20/15 calories, 95/65 lbs, 20/15 calories

Workout 3

20:00 – 30:00

50-40-30-20-10

Double Unders
Sit Ups

Scaled:

Option to perform 2x Singles

Workout 4

30:00 – 37:00

21-15-9

Alt Hang DB Snatch
Lateral Burpee Over DB

RX:

50/35 lbs

Intermediate:

40/25 lbs

Scaled:

25/30 lbs, Can step up and over DB

Workout 5

40:00 – 52:00

Deadlift
Hang Power Clean
Shoulder to Overhead
Rope Climb
Repeat

4 DL, 3 HPC, 2 SH2OH / 8 DL, 6 HPC, 4 SH2OH / 12 DL, 9 HPC, 6 SH2OH / 16DL, 12HPC, 8SH2OH / 20 DL, 15 HPC, 10 SH3OH …..

RX:

155/105 lbs, 1 Legless (15ft, 12ft) & 1 Regular Rope Climbs

Intermediate:

135/95 lbs, 2 Regular Rope Climbs

Scaled:

115/85 lbs, 1 12ft Regular Rope Climb