Early Thursday morning, Dave Castro and Tony Budding met with Team USA and Team Europe in London, England.
The goal was plain. To eliminate any bias, the teams negotiated the workouts and format for the CrossFit Invitational. The teams were given only basic guidelines. There will be four stages, and the teams will try to accumulate the most points.
The conversation was lively but jovial, and most of the competition has been agreed upon.
Stage 1 -- 3 Events, 6 points
In the first stage, the teams will split into one man, one woman pairs. Four people, one pair from each team, will take on one of three two-point Events. A different pair must be used in each Event.
Stage 2 -- 3 Events, 7 points
In the second stage, the women will face two Events worth two points and one Event worth three points.
Stage 3 -- 3 Events, 7 points
In the third stage, the men will face two Events worth two points and one Event worth three points.
Stage 4 -- 1 Event, 6 points
In the Finale, everyone will take on a single six-point Event.
That's a total of 10 Events and 26 points. The complete workout details will be released soon.