Event 1

1-rep-max snatch

*No time cap

  • The first event of the CrossFit Liftoff is a 1-rep-max snatch. The weight of the heaviest successful snatch in pounds is the athlete’s score. Immediately before or after the athlete’s performance for each event, the athlete must weigh in either with a judge or on video.


    • Barbell
    • Bumper Plates
    • Collars

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to lifting, the athlete must state to the camera how much weight is on the barbell, as well as the code word “Houston.” Filming of the barbell and plates used as well as athlete weigh-in may be done before or after the lift, however, all video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from an angle so the athlete can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards for this lift.

    Calculating the Weight

    The snatch weight must be submitted in pounds. The smallest acceptable weight increment is 1 lb. (This applies to fractional plates, minimum weight is 0.5 lb. per plate, as well as to weight conversions. Weight submissions will not include fractions of a pound. If when converting from kilos to pounds the weight has a decimal, round down to the nearest pound.) 15-kg barbells will be considered 35 lb., and 20-kg. barbells will be considered 45 lb. Collars used to hold the weight plates on the bar will NOT be included in the total weight.

    Weigh-In Protocol

    Athletes must record their body weight at the time of each Liftoff event performance (snatch, clean and jerk, and the workout). Body weights will be submitted, along with scores, for validation. Body weights are to be recorded in whole pounds only (no decimals). For
    example, if an athlete weighs in at 165.7 lb., their weight will be recorded as 165. If the event is conducted at an affiliate, the athlete’s judge will observe the weigh in and record the athlete’s body weight on the scorecard. For the video submissions, follow this procedure:

    1. Shoes, weight belts and knee sleeves may be removed prior to recording body
    2. Place the scale on a hard, even surface.
    3. Zoom in on the scale to show that the scale, whether digital or analog, is set to zero.
    For a digital scale, tap it so it turns on and sets to zero, then let the scale turn off.
    4. Keeping the scale in the frame, zoom out so that both the athlete and the scale are
    completely visible. With the entire athlete and scale visible in the frame, have the
    athlete stand on the scale. With the athlete standing on the scale, the videographer
    then moves in close to the scale so that the number can be clearly seen on the
    5. Review the video to make sure that the lift, weight used, and body weight were
    properly recorded (and all numbers were clearly viewable on video).
    This procedure may be done before or after the athlete’s performance of the snatch,
    depending on the athlete’s preference. Edited or cut videos will not be accepted.