Events Announced for the 2016 CrossFit Invitational!

The Rx Review: Reporting on Fitness and CrossFit News, John Michael Bric

Dave Castro announcing the events in Canada2016 CrossFit Invitational

Dave Castro announcing the events in Canada (image courtesy of CrossFit Inc.)

The events for the 2016 CrossFit Invitational have now been announced.

The fittest athletes from the United States, Europe, Canada and the Pacific gathered Ontario, Canada on Friday (local time) for an athlete briefing with Games Director Dave Castro, where the events were revealed.

Here’s how they look:

Event 1 – All 4 athletes

21-15-9 reps of:
854-lb. deadlifts
Bar-facing burpees

All four athletes will work together to deadlift a long bar loaded to 854 lb. Burpees will be synchronized.

Event 2 – 2 female athletes

1-rep-max snatch
1-rep-max clean and jerk

For each lift, athletes will have two attempts. One female athlete will snatch, and the other will clean and jerk. The team score is the sum of the max snatch plus the max clean and jerk.

Event 3 – 2 female athletes

Handstand-walk relay

Relay-style handstand-walk relay with each athlete walking the length of the floor.

Event 4 – All 4 athletes

15 bar muscle-ups
20/16-cal. bike and 24/20-cal. row
4 Pig flips
12 bar muscle-ups
20/16-cal. bike and 24/20-cal. row
3 Pig flips
9 bar muscle-ups
20/16-cal. bike and 24/20-cal. row
2 Pig flips

Teams will have four pull-up bar stations, two rowers and two bikes, and two Pigs. Bar muscle-ups must be synchronized with all four members. For the second station, a male athlete and a female athlete will row while the other male athlete and other female athlete bike. For the flips, the men will alternate flipping their Pig while the women alternate flipping a second Pig.

Event 5 – 2 male athletes

1-rep-max snatch
1-rep-max clean and jerk

For each lift, athletes will have two attempts. One male athlete will snatch, and the other will clean and jerk. The team score is the sum of the max snatch plus the max clean and jerk.

Event 6 – 2 male athletes

Handstand-walk relay

Relay-style handstand-walk relay with each athlete walking the length of the floor.

Event 7 – All 4 athletes

As MF pairs, each athlete completes:
3 rope climbs
30 strict HSPU with HS hold
Then, as a team:
30 slug cleans
30 Pig jump-overs, synchro
30 slug thrusters

For the first two exercises, the team will be split into male/female pairs, with each athlete completing 3 rope climbs and 30 strict handstand push-ups. Once those reps are completed by both pairs, the team will reunite and work together for the remaining exercises. The first slug weighs 225 lb., and the second slug weighs 300 lb..

Points Table

6-pt. Events                3-pt. Events
1st – 6 pts.                      1st – 3 pts.
2nd – 4 pts.                    2nd – 2 pts.
3rd – 2 pts.                     3rd – 1 pt.
4th – 0 pts.                     4th – 0 pts.

The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Invitational will be held Sunday, Nov. 20, from 4 – 6 p.m. ET (1 – 3 p.m. PT) at the Tribute Communities Centre (formerly General Motors Centre) and streamed to the Games site and YouTube!

Events Announced for the 2016 CrossFit Invitational!

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