Triples Chipper

July 14, 2014


Heavy med-ball cleans, muscle-ups and handstand push-ups.

Heavy med-ball cleans, muscle-ups and handstand push-ups.

The Triples Chipper will test the teams—men first, then the women—in the soccer stadium on Saturday morning.

In teams of three, the teammates will work through three movements: heavy medicine-ball cleans (150 lb. / 80 lb.), muscle-ups and handstand push-ups.

The reps? 50, 50, and 100.

The men will be the first to enter the floor for their own scored event. With one man working at a time, the three male teammates will complete all 50 150-lb. med-ball cleans before they can advance to the rings to complete 50 muscle-ups, then 100 handstand push-ups.

Once the men are finished, the 150-lb. med balls will be replaced with 80-lb. med balls, and the women will take the floor. The women's version of the Triples Chipper will follow the same rules and reps as the men's, and be scored as its own event.

This is the second time heavy medicine balls have appeared at the CrossFit Games. In 2012, to the cheers of the crowds, 150-lb. athlete Chris Spealler hoisted the 150-lb. medicine ball over his shoulder 24 times and carried it a total of 600 feet to and from the deficit handstand push-ups.

But that year, the heavy med ball wasn't where athletes fatigued and missed reps. That happened at the wall. To the shock of many in attendance, Jason Khalipa and Julie Foucher fatigued and struggled to recover on the handstand push-ups. With 100 handstand push-ups split among three athletes, fatigued shoulders may differentiate the teams in the Triples Chipper.

Read all the released details on the Games Events page.

Like all of the team events—and more than half of the individual event—the Triples Chipper will be held in the soccer stadium in front of all silver and gold pass holders. Get your pass while passes are available!