July 7, 2012
Team Workouts Released
By CrossFit

The format and all but one of the team events have been announced.
 

CrossFit just announced the format and all but one of the events of the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Team Competition.

For the first time, all six team members will compete in every event. There’s no hiding a weak link.

Like last year, teams get points for their finishing order and the most points wins. The same 100-point scoring table will be used for most events. There will also be a 50-point scoring table. In some events, the genders are split, with each gender earning separate scores from the 50-point table. For full details, see the Scoring Page.

And, just like last year, the Team Competition is made up of two parts. All 43 teams will compete in eight events over two days to earn one of just six invites to Sunday’s Final Event. There, the slates will be wiped clean, and in one epic test, the top teams will race to stand atop the podium.

For the second year in a row, the Final is pure old-school CrossFit. The top six teams will face The Girls: Elizabeth, Fran, Isabel, Grace, Diane and Karen. The women take on the first three and the men the final three. The fastest team through all six Girls takes the title, no matter what place they were in at the end of Saturday’s qualifying round.

The stakes are huge and the battle will be fierce.

In 2011, CrossFit New England took the title after finishing in 23 minutes and 49 seconds. CFNE pushed the limit with top times on each of the girls (see Mel Ockerby's 2:38 Fran). The next best team, Front Range CrossFit, followed nearly three and a half minutes behind. The question stands - can any team beat CrossFit New England's time in 2012?

All released events will be posted to the Workout Page. Check there often, as that page will be updated throughout the week. We’ll have an article detailing the announcement of the remaining workout, but the Workout Page will always have the complete listings of all events.

Friday

Sprint Relay
Points Available: 100
Location: Track
Friday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

6 x 415 meter sprint relay.

Time Cap: 11 minutes

Once completed, teams will reset and then begin the next Event.

Event TBA
Points Available: 100

Teams will begin this event just after the Sprint Relay.

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Front Squat
Points Available: 100 (50 men, 50 women)
Location: Stadium
Friday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

2-rep max Front squat for load

Front Squat M will be scored as its own event, ranked by the sum of the max loads performed by the male members of the team.

Front Squat W will be scored as its own event, ranked by the sum of the max loads performed by the female members of the team.

Each team will have one barbell (with a rack) and 4 minutes for all six members to complete the lifts.

Time Cap: 4 minutes

After the 4-minute time cap is up, teams will reset and transition to the Team Triplet.

Team Triplet
Points Available: 100

Three mixed gender pairs complete the following for time:
Row 750 meters, while partner holds 215/145 pounds in the Front rack position
50 Burpees, while partner holds 135/95 pounds Overhead
50 Thrusters, 95/65 pounds, while partner holds the Dip support position

Partners may switch during each exercise, but repetitions will only count while the other partner is holding the required position. Each pair of athletes must complete all the repetitions before moving to the next exercise. The next pair of athletes may not begin each exercise until the leading pair has finished.

Time Cap: 22 minutes


saturday

Yoke
Points Available: 100
Location: Track
Saturday 9:00 – 10:40 a.m.

Yoke carry for max distance in 3 minutes.

Each male will carry the yoke loaded with 370 pounds as far as he can. Then, the team will strip the weight to 230 pounds and each female will carry it as far as she can. Each team member gets one attempt to move the yoke.

Time Cap: 3 minutes

After the 3-minute time cap is up, teams will reset for the Rope-Clean Event.

Rope-Clean
Points Available: 100

For time:
Women complete:
135 pound Clean and jerk, 30 reps
100 yard Sprint (all 3 women)
20’ Rope climb, 20 reps
Then, men complete:
185 pound Clean and jerk, 30 reps
100 yard Sprint (all 3 men)
20’ Rope climb, 20 reps
Then as a relay (women then men), each member must complete 1 rep of
20’ Rope climb
100 yard Sprint
135/185 pound Clean and jerk

Once the member starts off on a sprint, the next member may not begin the rope climb until the previous member competes the clean and jerk.

Time Cap: 19 minutes
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Bar Muscle-up

Points Available: 100 (50 men, 50 women)
Location: Stadium
Saturday 2:20 – 3:40 p.m.

Max Bar muscle-ups

Teams will have 3 minutes to accumulate as many bar muscle-ups as possible, with each member only being allowed to perform a single (max) set. An athlete’s set ends when they take their hands off the bar. Only one athlete from each team (man or woman) will be allowed on the bar at a time.

Bar Muscle-up M will be scored as its own event, and will be ranked by total reps performed by the male team members

Bar Muscle-up W will be scored as its own event, and will be ranked by total reps performed by the female team members

Time Cap: 3 minutes

After the 3-minute time cap is up, teams will reset for the Team Chipper.

Team Chipper
Points Available: 100

For time:
30 GHD sit-ups
30 deadlifts (225 / 155 lbs)
30 Double-unders
30 Overhead squats (95 / 65 lbs)
30 Pull-ups

Men start first, then women. Athletes can’t advance stations until station in front is clear.

Time Cap: 14 minutes

 
 
 

sunday

The Girls
Points Available: 100
Location: Stadium
Sunday 12:35 – 1:10 p.m.

Each member of the team will complete one of the following as a relay for time. The winner of this event will be the Affiliate Cup champion.

Female 1
"Elizabeth"
21-15-9 reps of:
95 pound Clean
Ring dips

Female 2
"Fran"
21-15-9 reps of:
65 pound Thruster
Pull-ups

Female 3
"Isabel"
95 pound Snatch, 30 reps

Male 1
"Grace"
135 pound Clean and Jerk, 30 reps

Male 2
"Diane"
21-15-9 reps of:
225 pound Deadlift
Handstand push-ups

Male 3
"Karen"
150 Wallball shots, 20 pound ball

Only the top six teams at the end of Saturday’s competition are invited to compete in The Girls. The slate is wiped clean, and it’s winner take all. The fastest team to finish The Girls is the 2012 Team champion.

Time Cap: 30 minutes