December 6, 2012
Announcing The Ranch Big Bob Winter Challenge

"We didn't expect the Games to be on ESPN three years after it was (at The Ranch)," Director of Training Dave Castro says. "We're paying a little respect to the land that started it all."

The Ranch Big Bob Winter Challenge invites teams of four to go to The Ranch in Aromas, Calif., to complete a team workout at the legendary home of the first three CrossFit Games. 

To set the standard, a firebreathing team of CrossFit seminar trainers consisting of Jason Khalipa, Neal Maddox, Katie Hogan, and Sarah Hopping finished the workout in 25:49.

The workout:
Each athlete completes
5 Muscle-ups
5 Snatches (185/135 lbs)
Big Bob sled push
Hill run
25 Wall ball shots
Hill run
Big Bob sled push
1 Snatch (185/135 lbs)
1 Muscle-up

If athletes from your affiliate team complete the workout in less than 25:49 and beat all other affiliate teams that complete the challenge, the affiliate will have its affiliate fee waived for one year. Or, put together an all-star team to try for a cash prize. 

"It's really for bragging rights," Khalipa says. 

To schedule your time on The Ranch, email Dave Castro at and Adrian Bozman at

The challenge starts now and goes until January 31, 2013.