COMPETITION DETAILS

IMPORTANT DATES:

08.16 - EARLY REGISTRATION OPENS FOR PAST COMPETITORS (BY EMAIL ONLY)
08.17 - EARLY REGISTRATION OPENS FOR EVERYONE @ 6PM (LINK WILL BE POSTED)
08.21 - EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS @ 6PM - PRICE INCREASES TO $199.99
11.03 & 11.04 - COMPETITION DAYS
ABOUT THE COMPETITION:

Competition Type:
Individual Divisions:
ELITE (MEN/WOMEN)
RX (MEN/WOMEN)
SCALED (MEN/WOMEN)

Once the divisions fill up, we will start a wait list.
Not all WODs will be posted before the competition
Cash prizes available for Elite and RX divisions only, pending a complete sell out of that division.

DIVISION DETAILS

ELITE DIVISION:
The Elite division for the 2018 Battle of the Barbells is designed with the Region’s top athletes in mind. Athletes can expect to be tested by a variety of high skill and high load movements across broad time and modal domains. In order to be considered for this division, athletes should meet the following criteria :
– Male – Top 500 in the 2018 CrossFit Games Open (in your region)
– Females – Top 300 in the 2018 CrossFit Games Open (in your region)
– Athletes that have competed individually or on a team at the CrossFit Regionals or CrossFit Games in the last 2 years

Didn’t do the open this year? Or fall outside of the qualification but think you have what it takes to compete at this level? Email jessica@battleofthebarbells.com and tell us why we should consider you for our Elite division, please include relevant competition experience. Athletes who meet the criteria, decided by our staff, will be invited to compete in this division.

RX DIVISION:
The RX division for the 2018 Battle of the Barbells will be the same level of competition as in previous years. Athletes will be tested on movements and WODs similar to Regionals, however weights will be moderate and gymnastics movements will be similar to the past four years of our competition.

SCALED DIVISION:
Athletes competing in the Scaled Division for the 2018 Battle of the Barbells can expect the same level of competition as the past two years. Weights will be light to moderate and most gymnastics movements will be scalable. This division will include DOUBLE UNDERS but is still perfect for first time competitors.

DIVISION MOVEMENTS

ALTHOUGH SOME OF THESE MOVEMENTS MAY NOT BE USED IN THE COMPETITION, PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE WEIGHTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS WORKING WEIGHT IN A WORKOUT.

ELITE:

Any movement/load/gymnastics that has been tested at the Regional level, be prepared for ANYTHING.

RX Men/Women:

Overhead Squats 135/95
Front Squats 185/125
Deadlifts 225/155
Cleans 185/125
Snatches 155/105
Shoulder to Overhead 185/125
Thrusters 135/95
Kettlebell Swings 70/53

*Full ROM for all body weight movements. Ability to perform advanced gymnastic movements (EX: chest-to-bar pull ups, handstand push ups, toes-to-bar, bar/ring muscle ups, pistols, etc.)

SCALED Men/Women:

Overhead Squats 95/65
Front Squats 115/75
Cleans 115/75
Deadlifts 155/105
Shoulder to Overhead 115/75
Snatches 95/65
Kettlebell Swings 53/35
Chin over bar pullups *(may be further scaled)

*Ability to perform movements that have been in the CrossFit Games Open scaled division, however we WILL have Double Unders in the scaled division. Additional scaling of the pull-ups or double unders may be performed but will place that athlete lower than athletes who do not scale.

REMINDER: ALTHOUGH SOME OF THESE MOVEMENTS MAY NOT BE USED IN THE COMPETITION, PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE WEIGHTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS WORKING WEIGHT IN A WORKOUT.

WAIT LIST RULES

A wait list goes into effect immediately after a division is sold out. In order to be on the wait list, you must select the proper wait list division as well as pay the registration fee in full. The athlete/team at the top of the wait list will immediately be placed in their respective division once a spot opens up (assuming their registration fee has been paid).

The wait list will remain active up to the morning of competition day. If an athlete who is on the wait list does not get a chance to compete, then their registration fee will be refunded on Saturday November 3rd 2018.

Any questions, please email chris@battleofthebarbells.com

REFUND POLICY

Due to upfront costs in running our competitions, please note that our competitions have a NO REFUND POLICY.

Refunds will be given if an individual or team cannot compete and there is an individual or team on the wait list.

In the event there is no one on the wait list, the individual or team will be able to sell their spot to someone else. If that happens, the new individual or team must contact us to get registered. If you have any questions, please email chris@battleofthebarbells.com