Regional
& Qualifier
Events

There are seven scored events per division (men and women). There will be no cuts. All individuals will compete in all seven events.

Scoring is the same as the Open. At each event, athletes' performances are ranked, and there is one point per place awarded (one for 1st, two for 2nd, etc.) Athletes with the lowest overall points win. If an athlete fails to complete an event within the time-cap (for timed events), his or her score will be capped and will receive a one-point penalty for each rep not completed, plus a one-point penalty for not making it to the finish mat.

The top three (3) athletes from most regions will be invited to the Games with the following exceptions: Two (2) athletes from each of the Canadian regions, and one athlete each from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

  • Event 3

    • At the bottom of the front squat the hip crease must pass below the knees. The barbell must be held in the front rack position, with the barbell in contact with the shoulders. At the top the hips and knees must be fully extended.
    • Bottom of the Front Squat

    Teams will have 10 minutes for all four athletes to complete their lifts using a single barbell. The team score will be the sum of each athlete’s successfully completed lift. Racks are permitted. There is no scaling for Masters or Scaled divisions.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear proper depth is being reached on each rep. Prior to each attempt, state the weight about to be lifted. Before starting, state the code word “P.R.“ to verify that the event was performed after the start time.

  • Event 4

    • The athlete may begin the workout seated in the rower but may not grab the handle until the call of “go” or until they are tagged by the preceding athlete. The monitor must be set to zero at the beginning of each round.
    • Each burpee must be performed perpendicular to and facing the barbell. Your head cannot be over the barbell. The chest and thighs touch the ground at the bottom. You must jump over the barbell from both feet and land on both feet. One-footed jumping or stepping over is not permitted. The next rep will then begin on the opposite side facing the barbell.
    • Burpee Over the Bar
    • Each repetition must start from the hang. Any repetition taken from the floor must achieve a deadlift lockout (hips and knees fully extended, shoulders behind the bar) before re-dipping to initiate the hang clean. Each repetition finishes with the bar racked on the shoulders and the elbows clearly in front of the bar with the hips and knees fully extended. Power cleaning the barbell from the ground in one continuous motion is not permitted.
    • Top of the Hang Clean

    Women will go first, one at a time, followed by the men. After the last hang clean the athlete must tag the next teammate on the rower before they may begin. The team’s score is its total time.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear that: 30 calories are rowed, the chest can be seen touching the ground on the burpees, and elbows are in front of the bar while standing tall with the barbell on the clean. Be sure to show the monitor reset to 0 at the beginning of each athlete’s row.

  • Event 5

    • In the wall-ball shot, the medicine ball must be taken from the bottom of a squat, hip crease below the knee, and thrown to the specified target. If the athlete does not get the hip crease below the knee on each repetition, it is a no rep. The center of the ball must hit the target at or above the specified target height. If the ball hits low or does not hit the wall, it is a no rep.
    • Top of the Wall Ball
    • The barbell must start on the ground. A muscle clean, power clean, squat clean or split clean may be used, as long as the barbell comes up to the shoulders, with the hips and knees fully extended with the feet in line and the elbows in front of the bar.
    • Top of the Clean
    • In the muscle-up, the athlete must begin with, or pass through, a hang below the rings with arms fully extended (with or without a 'false grip' and the feet off the ground. The muscle-up is complete when the elbows are fully locked at the top of the rings. Kipping the muscle-up is acceptable, but swings or rolls to support are not permitted. If consecutive kipping muscle-ups are performed, a change of direction below the rings is required
    • Top of the Muscle-up

    Only one athlete may be working at a time. This event starts with the medicine ball on the floor and the first athlete standing tall. Teams may share the work and rotate the working athlete in any manner they choose, but athletes must tag each other when switching. All wall-ball reps must be completed prior to moving on to the cleans, and all cleans must be completed before starting the muscle-ups. This event ends when the last rep of the muscle-up is complete. The team score is the time to complete all the repetitions.

    Video Submission Standards

    All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly, and film the measuring of the height of the wall-ball target, as well as the weight of the balls. Shoot the movements from the side so it is clear that proper depth and height is reached on the wall-ball shots, elbows are in front of the bar while standing tall on the clean, and lockout is shown at the bottom and top of the muscle-up.

  • Event 6

    • This is a traditional deadlift with the hands outside the knees. Sumo deadlifts are not permitted. Starting at the floor, the barbell is lifted until hips and knees reach full extension with the shoulders behind the bar. Any hand position is allowed, but the arms must be straight throughout. No bouncing. The non-working partner must have their barbell held at the waist for the entire rep. If the deadlift rep starts prior to the partner being at lockout, it is a no rep. If the partner lowers their barbell prior to the athlete finishing their deadlift, it is a no rep.
    • Top of the Deadlift
    • Each handstand push-up begins and ends with the arms locked out and heels on the wall. The palm must remain inside a 36-inch wide by 24-inch deep marked area (fingers may extend outside). At the bottom the head makes contact with the ground. Kipping is allowed as long as the other requirements are met. The non-working partner must also be in a handstand for the entire rep.
    • Top of the Handstand Push-up
    • This is a shoulder-to-overhead any way. Each rep begins with the barbell on the shoulders and finishes with the weight fully locked out overhead and over the middle of the body. At the top, the elbows, shoulders, hips and knees must be fully extended with the feet in line. The non-working partner must be in a handstand for the entire rep
    • Top of the Push Press

    One pair will work at a time and switch after each completed round. This event begins with both barbells on the floor and both athletes standing tall. While performing deadlifts, the partner must be holding their barbell at the top of the deadlift. During the handstand push-up, the partner must be holding a handstand on the wall. Pairs may divide the reps in whatever manner they choose.

    All of the deadlift repetitions must be performed before the pair may move on to the handstand push-ups. Once the first pair finishes their last handstand push-up, they must tag their teammates before the second pair can begin their deadlifts. The teams score is the total repetitions completed within the 15-minute time cap.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the measuring of the 36-inch by 24-inch area as well as the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear the shoulders are behind the bar at the top of the deadlift and full lockout and head touching the ground can be seen in the handstand push-ups.

  • Event 7

    • At the bottom of the overhead squat, the hip crease must be below the top of the knee. A full squat snatch is permitted, but not required, to start the movement if standard depth is achieved. The barbell must come to full lockout overhead with the hips, knees and arms fully extended, and the bar directly over the middle of the body. You may not use a rack.
    • Top of the Overhead Squat
    • In the toes-to-bars, the athlete must go from a full hang to having the toes touch the pull-up bar. Both feet must be in contact with the bar at the same time inside the hands. The arms and hips must be fully extended at the bottom and the feet must be brought back behind the bar and behind the body.
    • Bottom of the Toes-to-Bar

    Athletes will complete the entire couplet one at a time. The first athlete may not pick the barbell off the floor until the call of "3-2-1… go!" The second athlete may not begin until being tagged by the first athlete after their last toes-to-bar. Teams must perform in the order: male, female, male, female. Time stops when the last female performs her last toes-to-bar. The team’s score is the time for all athletes to complete the relay.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear that proper depth and lockout is being reached on the overhead squats and the feet can be seen behind the plane of the bar at the bottom, and in contact with the bar at the top.

  • Event 8

    • The bench press starts and ends with the athlete supporting the weight with the elbows locked out. At the bottom, the barbell must come into contact with the athlete’s chest.Throughout each repetition, the hips must stay on the bench and the feet must stay on the ground. Stacking plates under the athlete’s feet is permitted as long as the feet stay on the plates the entire time. Spotters are permitted but the elbows must come to full lockout at the top before the spotter grabs the bar or it is a no rep.
    • Top of the Bench Press

    Teams will have a total of 10 minutes for all four athletes to complete their lifts using a single barbell. The team score will be the sum of each athlete’s successfully completed lift. There is no scaling for Masters or Scaled Divisions.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear that full lockout is reached at the top, the bar touches the chest at the bottom, the hips remain on the bench and the feet remain on the floor.

  • Event 9

    • At the bottom of the burpee, the athlete’s chest and thighs must touch the ground. You may jump or step up and down as long as both feet start on the ground and both feet end on the box in control. The rep finishes with the hips and knees fully open on top of the box.
    • Burpee Box Jump
    • Top of the Burpee Box Jump
    • In the the squat clean, the barbell begins on the ground. At the bottom of the squat clean, the hip crease must be below the top of the knee. The rep finishes when the athlete is standing tall with the barbell, with elbows in front of the bar, and hips and knees fully extended.
    • Bottom of the Squat Clean
    • Top of the Squat Clean

    Only one athlete will be working at a time, and teammates must rotate through in the same order for the entire event, following the order: male 1, female 1, male 2, female 2, male 1, female 1, etc.

    At the call of “3-2-1 … go!” the first athlete will perform 9 burpee box jumps, then 9 squat cleans, then tag the second athlete who may then begin working. Once the fourth athlete has completed their round of 9s, they will tag the first athlete who will then begin their second round, this time performing 12 reps of each exercise. The team’s score is the total reps completed within the 20 minutes.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear that proper depth is being reached on the squat cleans, the chest and hips are touching the ground on the burpees, and the hips and knees are fully extended on top of the box.

  • Event 10

    • This is a standard chest-to-bar pull-up. Dead hang, kipping or butterfly pull-ups are allowed as long as all the requirements are met. The arms must be fully extended at the bottom. At the top, the chest must clearly come into contact with the bar below the collarbone. For the Scaled Division, touching the chest is not required, but the chin must break the horizontal plane of the bar.
    • Top of the Chest-to-bar Pull-up

    Each athlete will be allowed 2 sets to complete as many total chest-to-bar pull-ups as possible. Athletes must perform in the order: female 1, female 2, male 1, male 2. At the call of “3-2-1 ... go!” the first athlete will jump up to the bar and complete as many chest-to-bar pull-ups as possible without dropping off the bar. Once they drop off the bar they will have up to, but no more than, 60 seconds to rest before jumping back up for their second set. After their second set they will tag the next athlete who will complete as many reps as possible in the same fashion. The event is complete when the last athlete drops off the bar after their second set.

    There is no overall time cap for this event, but each rest period and transition between athletes may not exceed 60 seconds. The team’s score is the total reps performed in all 8 sets.

    Video Submission Standards

    All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear that the chest is making contact with the bar in each rep in the Rx Division and the chin is breaking the horizontal plane of the bar in the Scaled Division.

  • Event 11

    • This is the standard double-under in which the rope passes under the feet twice for each jump. The rope must spin forward for the rep to count. Only successful jumps are counted, not attempts.
    • At the bottom of the front squat the hip crease must pass below the knees. The barbell must be held in the front rack position with the barbell in contact with the shoulders. At the top the hips and knees must be fully extended. Racks are not permitted, and when rotating the athlete must be tagged by their teammate prior to picking the bar off the floor.
    • Bottom of the Front Squat
    • Each rep begins with the barbell on the shoulders. The rep finishes with the weight fully locked out overhead centered over the middle of the body. A shoulder press, push press, push jerk or split jerk may be used as long as the elbows, shoulders, hips and knees are fully extended, with the feet in line. Racks are not permitted, and when rotating the athlete must be tagged by their teammate prior to picking the bar off the floor.
    • Bottom of the Push Press

    In this event only one athlete will be working at a time. The jump rope reps will be performed individually as a relay, with each athlete completing the total reps (i.e. 100 reps each in the first round). The front squat and push-press reps will be shared (i.e. 100 reps total in the first round, split up any way).

    At the call of “3-2-1 ... go!” the first athlete will perform 100 double-unders, then tag the next athlete who will perform 100 double-unders, etc. Once the last athlete performs their double-unders the team will move on to the front squats. Teams may have two barbells, one loaded to the men’s weight and one loaded to the women’s weight, but only one athlete may be working at a time, and athletes must tag each other when rotating. Teammates must tag each other prior to picking the barbell off the floor. Once the front squats are complete the team will move to the push press. After the push press the team will go back to the jump ropes, again performing all of the reps individually as a relay, before moving back to the front squats.

    The event is over when the last repetition of the push press is complete.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear that proper depth and lockout are being reached on the front squats and push presses, and the rope can be seen passing under the feet twice in each double-under.

  • Event 12

    • The barbell begins on the ground. Touch and go is permitted. No bouncing. The barbell must come to full lockout overhead with the hips, knees and arms fully extended, and the bar directly over the middle of the body. The athlete may perform a muscle snatch, power snatch, squat snatch or split snatch. A clean and jerk is not permitted.
    • Top of the Snatch

    This event is 20 minutes long, with the men working for the first 10 minutes and the women beginning as soon as the men finish. At the call of “3-2-1 … go!” the men will begin snatching, increasing in weight every 20 reps. They may only use one barbell but may divide the reps in any way they choose. Once 10 minutes is up, the men will stop and the women will begin. Like the men, the women will share a barbell and must increase weight every 20 reps. The team’s score is the total reps completed within the 20 minutes.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear lockout is being reached on the snatches.