Regional
& Qualifier
Events

In the 2015 Regionals, athletes earned points in each event based on their finish (see chart). At the end of the weekend, the athlete with the most points was the winner. Athletes who tied received the same number of points. 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 1-second penalty for each rep not completed, plus a 1-second penalty for not making it to the finish mat.

  • Event 1

    • For the snatch, the athlete must bring the bar from the ground to the overhead position in one smooth motion. At the top, the arms, hips and knees must be fully locked out with the bar clearly over the profile of the athlete’s body. This is NOT a ground-to-overhead anyhow. A clean and jerk, where the bar is lifted to the shoulders and then lifted overhead, is a no rep. A muscle snatch, power snatch, squat snatch or split snatch may be used.
    • Snatch Finish Position

    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.

    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.

  • Event 2

    • The clean and jerk starts with the weight on the floor and finishes with the barbell fully locked out overhead with the arms, hips, and legs extended and the bar over the center of the athlete’s body when viewed from profile. Each teammate must do 5 clean and jerks—no more, no less—before their partner is allowed to do 5 reps. A snatch is not permitted. The bar must be cleaned to the shoulders before being jerked overhead.
    • Middle of the Clean and Jerk
    • Clean and Jerk Finish Position

    At the call of “3, 2, 1 ... go,” the female pair does 30 clean and jerks at 95 lb., alternating between partners every 5 reps, and then slaps hands with the male pair who then performs 30 clean and jerks at 135 lb. in the same fashion. The men then slap hands with the women, who then start 30 clean and jerks at 105 lb. The weights continue to rise for each set of 30 reps.

    The team’s score will be the number of reps completed within the 20-minute time cap.

    Each teammate must do 5 clean and jerks--no more, no less--before their partner is allowed to do 5 reps.

    Two barbells are allowed: one for the men, and one for the women. Athletes may start the workout with the first barbell fully loaded, and later may change the weight on the bar while the other gender is lifting. Collars must be used.

    TIEBREAK

    Be sure to note the time after each round is finished. The tiebreak for this event will be the time at which your team’s last set of 30 clean and jerks is completed.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the barbell and plates 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. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

  • Event 2

    • The clean and jerk starts with the weight on the floor and finishes with the barbell fully locked out overhead with the arms, hips, and legs extended, and the bar over the center of the athlete’s body when viewed from profile. The barbell must pass through the front-rack position before going overhead; snatching is not permitted. A muscle clean, power clean, split clean, or squat clean may be used, as long as the barbell comes up to the rack position on the shoulders. Once racked, a press, push press, split jerk, or push jerk may be used to lock the barbell out overhead.
    • Front-Rack Position
    • Clean and Jerk Finish Position

    The second event of the CrossFit Liftoff is a 1-rep-max clean and jerk. The weight of the heaviest successful clean and jerk in pounds is the athlete’s score. Immediately before or after the athlete’s performance of the 1-rep-max clean and jerk, the athlete must weigh in either with a judge or on video.

    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 clean and jerk 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.

  • Event 3

    • For the snatch, the athlete must bring the bar from the ground to the overhead position in one smooth motion. At the top, the arms, hips and knees must be fully locked out with the bar clearly over the profile of the athlete’s body. This is NOT a ground-to-overhead anyhow. A clean and jerk, where the bar is lifted to the shoulders and then lifted overhead, is a no rep. A muscle snatch, power snatch, squat snatch or split snatch may be used.
    • Snatch Finish Position
    • The clean and jerk starts with the weight on the floor and finishes with the barbell fully locked out overhead with the arms, hips, and legs extended and the bar over the center of the athlete’s body when viewed from profile. A muscle clean, power clean, split clean, or squat clean may be used, as long as the barbell comes up to the rack position on the shoulders. Once racked, a press, push press, split jerk, or push jerk may be used to lock the barbell out overhead.
    • Front-Rack Position
    • Clean and Jerk Finish Position
    • During the chest-to-bar pull-ups, any grip or style of pull-up is permitted as long as the repetition starts with the arms fully extended and finishes with the athlete clearly making contact with the bar below the collarbone. Chin-over-bar Pull-up (Scaled only) For the chin-over-bar pull-up the hang position is the same as the chest-to-bar pull-up (see above). Dead hang, kipping or butterfly pull-ups are allowed, as long as all the requirements are met. At the top, the chin must break the horizontal plane of the bar.
    • Chest-to-Bar Pull-Up Finish Position
    • Chin-Over-Bar Pull-Up Finish Position
    • 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. Single-under (Scaled only) For scaled divisions this is the standard single-under in which the rope passes under the feet once for each jump. The rope must spin forward for the rep to count. Only successful jumps are counted, not attempts.

    At the call of “3, 2, 1 ... go,” the athlete will begin snatching the barbell. Once 3 snatches are complete, the athlete will begin 6 clean and jerks at the same weight. The athlete will then
    move to the pull-up rig and complete 9 chest-to-bar pull-ups (chin-over-bar for scaled). Lastly, the athlete will go to the jump rope and complete 54 double-unders (single-unders
    for scaled) before starting over on their next round.

    The athlete’s score will be the total number of repetitions completed within the 12-minute time cap. Immediately before or after the athlete’s performance for each event, the athlete must weigh in either with a judge or on video.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, the athlete must state to the camera the code word “Houston,” and film the barbell and plates to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. Filming the athlete weigh-in may be done before or after the workout, however all video submissions should
    be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

  • Event 3

    • Every repetition of the muscle-up must start with the athlete hanging at full extension and finishes when the athlete fully extends their elbows on the top of the rings. The athlete may not lift the heels higher than the bottom of the rings during the transition of the muscle-up. Each teammate must complete at least 1 muscle-up per round.
    • Top of the Muscle-up
    • The deadlift begins with the barbell on the ground and finishes when the athletes stand up the weight to full extension of the knees and hips, with their shoulders behind the bar at the top of the movement. The same standard applies to the static hold; the athletes must have their hips and knees fully extended. The athletes may choose any grip they like, but their feet must be inside their hands. No sumo stances are permitted. Once the athletes have achieved lockout, they may drop the barbell from the top. Any repetition that is bounced will not count. The male athlete must always lift the heavier side of the barbell. The partners cannot face opposite directions when completing the deadlifts / deadlift static holds; both lifting partners must stand on the same side of the barbell.
    • Top of the Partner Deadlift
    • A straight body position must be maintained throughout. No snaking, sagging or pushing up from the knees. The elbows and shoulders must be locked out at the top with the feet no wider than shoulder width. At the bottom, the chest (nipple line or above) must touch the floor and the hands must be lifted.
    • Hand-Release Push-up Finish Position

    At the call of “3, 2, 1 ... go,” one athlete may begin performing muscle-ups (push-ups for scaled). In order for the muscle-ups to count, coed partners (one man and one woman) must be holding the 350-lb. deadlift bar (270-lb. for scaled) in a static position at the waist. Teammates may rotate through the muscle-ups and deadlift static hold in any fashion until all muscle-ups have been completed. Each teammate must complete at least 1 muscle-up (or push-up) per round.

    Next, the athletes complete coed partner deadlifts. There must always be one male and one female on the barbell. Once all the deadlifts have been completed, the team performs the remaining rounds in the same manner.

    The team’s score is the total time to complete the workout. There is a time cap of 30 minutes. If your team did not complete the workout within the time cap, enter the number of reps you completed.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the barbell and plates 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. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

  • Event 4

    • Every repetition of the thruster must have the athlete pass below parallel where the hip crease is clearly below the top of the knee and finish with the athlete fully locked out overhead with the arms, hips and legs extended and the bar over the center of the athlete’s body.
    • Thruster Finish Position
    • During the chest-to-bar pull-ups any grip or style of pull-up is permitted as long as the repetition starts with the arms fully extended and finishes with the athlete clearly making contact with the bar below the collarbone.
    • Chest-to-bar Pull-up Finish Position
    • During the chin-over-bar pull-ups any grip or style of pull-up is permitted as long as the repetition starts with the arms fully extended and finishes with the athlete’s chin clearly breaking the horizontal plane of the bar. Any repetition which begins not at full extension will not count. Any repetition where the athlete does not get their chin over the bar will not count.
    • Chin-over-bar Pull-up Finish Position

    At the call of “3,2,1 ... go,” the first male/female pair each perform 5 thrusters and 5 pull-ups. The athletes work at the same time but synchronization is not required.

    Only once both athletes in the first male/female pair have completed the round of 5 may they slap hands with the second male/female pair, who then each begin the round of 10 thrusters and 10 pull-ups.

    Once the second pair has finished, the second pair may slap hands with the first pair, who will then begin the round of 15. The reps continue to go up by 5 every round.

    The team’s score is the total number of reps completed in 15 minutes.

    Note: Two judges will be required for this event.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the barbell and plates 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. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

  • Event 5

    • During every repetition of the wall-ball shot, the athlete must squat below parallel. That means that the hip crease is clearly below the top of the knee. After the athlete has squatted below parallel, they will get credit for the repetition when the medicine ball hits the wall clearly above the designated target. The center of the ball must be clearly above the marked target for the wall-ball shot to count.
    • Wall-ball Shot Finish Position
    • The clean and jerk starts with the weight on the floor and finishes with the barbell fully locked out overhead with the arms, hips, and legs extended, and the bar over the center of the athlete’s body when viewed from profile. The barbell must pass through the front-rack position before going overhead; snatching is not permitted.
    • Middle of the Clean and Jerk
    • Clean and Jerk Finish Position
    • The deadlift begins with the barbell on the ground and finishes when the athlete stands up the weight to full extension of the knees and hips, with their shoulders behind the bar at the top of the movement. The athlete may choose any grip they like, but their feet must be inside their hands. No sumo stances are permitted. Once the athlete has achieved lockout, the rep is complete; the athlete may drop the barbell from the top. Any repetition that is bounced will not count.
    • Deadlift Finish Position
    • Every repetition of the handstand push-up must start with the athlete’s heels above the line. The head must make contact with the floor at the bottom and finish with the heels above the line. Both heels must cross the line and make contact with the wall to be considered a good repetition. Kipping is allowed. Establishing the line: Prior to starting the workout, the athlete and judge will need to set the height for the handstand push-ups. To determine the height, the athlete stands in a hip-width stance with their toes touching the wall. They raise their hands over their head, lock out their elbows, set their shoulders back and down, and with their thumbs touching, press their palms against the wall. Make a mark at both wrists. Now make another mark 3 inches below each wrist mark. Draw a straight line connecting the two lower marks. Mark the line with tape, or anything else that won’t rub off during the workout.
    • Bottom of the Handstand Push-up
    • Establishing the Line
    • Establishing the Line
    • The shoulder press begins with the barbell racked across the front of the shoulders and finishes with the weight fully locked out overhead with the arms, hips, and legs extended, and the bar over the center of the athlete’s body when viewed from profile. Both the knees and hips must remain fully extended. Any dip or drive, as found in a push press or jerk is not permitted.
    • Shoulder Press Finish Position
    • For the snatch, the athlete must bring the bar from the ground to the overhead position in one smooth motion. At the top, the arms, hips and knees must be fully locked out with the bar clearly over the profile of the athlete's body. This is NOT a ground-to-overhead anyhow. A clean and jerk, where the bar is lifted to the shoulders and then lifted overhead, is a no rep.
    • Snatch Finish Position

    The fifth event of the CrossFit Team Series consists of four classic CrossFit benchmark workouts performed as a relay for time. Each team member will do one benchmark workout.

    At the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” Athlete 1 will begin Karen.

    Once Athlete 1 finishes the 150th wall-ball shot, the judge will record the time and Athlete 1 will slap hands with Athlete 2 who will then begin Grace.

    Once Athlete 2 finishes the 30th clean and jerk, the judge will again record the time and Athlete 2 will slap hands with Athlete 3 who will then begin Diane.

    Once Athlete 3 finishes the final handstand push-up, the judge will record the time and Athlete 3 will slap hands with Athlete 4 who will then begin Randy.

    After Athlete 4 finishes the 75th snatch, the judge will record the total time elapsed across all four workouts. This is the team’s score for the event.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film all equipment (medicine ball, Grace barbell, Diane barbell and Randy barbell) so the loads can be seen clearly. Film the measurement of the height of the wall-ball target and the establishment of the handstand push-up line. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

  • Event 6

    • The deadlift begins with the barbell on the ground and finishes when the athlete stands up the weight to full extension of the knees and hips, with their shoulders behind the bar at the top of the movement. The athlete may choose any grip they like, but their feet must be inside their hands. No sumo stances are permitted. Once the athlete has achieved lockout, they may drop the barbell from the top. Any repetition that is bounced will not count.
    • Deadlift Finish Position
    • Start the row at zero calories and stay on the rower until the display clearly states 30 calories. Reset the monitor before the next athlete starts.
    • On every repetition of the overhead squat, the athlete descends below parallel until the hip crease is clearly below the top of the knee. At the top of every rep, the knees, hips and arms must be locked out with the barbell clearly over the center of the athlete’s body.
    • Bottom of the Overhead Squat

    At the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” Male 1 performs 30 deadlifts (185 lb.), rows 30 calories and then does 30 overhead squats (95 lb.).

    When Male 1 finishes, he slaps hands with Male 2 who then performs the chipper.This process repeats for the two female athletes, who will use 135 lb. for the deadlift and 65 lb. for the overhead squat. ; after each athlete finishes, he or she tags in the next athlete (order: Male 1, Male 2, Female 1, Female 2). Only one athlete may work at a time.

    The team’s score is the time it takes for all members to complete the workout.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the barbell and plates 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. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

  • Event 7

    • Every repetition of the front squat must have the athlete pass below parallel, where the hip crease is clearly below the top of the knee, and finish with the athlete standing to full extension of the knee and hip. When taking the bar from the floor, the first repetition may be done in a squat clean. If an athlete fails to achieve proper depth or commits any other range of motion error without dropping the barbell, the athlete may attempt that repetition again.
    • Bottom of the Front Squat

    The team has 20 minutes to establish each athlete’s 7-rep-max front squat.

    At the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the team may begin loading the two barbells, which are on the ground; no racks are permitted.

    Athlete 1 may then approach the loaded bar, state to the camera how much weight is on that bar, and then begin the 7-rep-max attempt. The athlete will need to clean the weight from the ground, and complete all 7 reps consecutively without assistance from their teammates.

    This process will repeat for Athlete 2, 3 and 4. Only one athlete can work at a time.

    Each athlete may make multiple attempts, however, all four teammates must establish their 7-rep max within the same 20-minute period. If an athlete fails to achieve proper depth or commits any other range of motion error without dropping the barbell, the athlete may attempt that repetition again.

    Note: The minimum weight change is 5 lb.; no fractional plates are allowed. Clips must be used.

    The team’s score is the sum of the four athletes’ heaviest lifts.

    TIEBREAK

    In the event of a tie, the heaviest male lift and the heaviest female lift from each team will be added together, and the team with the highest male + female total will rank higher.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the barbells and plates 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. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

  • Event 8

    • Every repetition of the toes-to-bar starts with the athlete hanging at full extension and the heels behind the vertical plane that the pull-up bar creates. The repetition is counted when both feet touch the pull-up bar at the same time between the hands. As long as the feet make contact inside the hands, any grip is permitted. The athlete may make contact with any portion of the foot. In order for the toes-to-bar reps to count, two other teammates must hold barbells over their heads with their elbows straight. A man must hold the 135-lb. bar and a woman must hold the 95-lb. bar.
    • Toes-to-Bar Finish Position
    • Each rep of the sit-up begins with the athlete’s back in contact with the floor, their knees bent with their feet anchored and their hands touching the floor above their head. At the top, the athlete will sit up so their chest makes contact with their thighs and their hands touch their feet. AbMats are permitted. In order for the sit-up reps to count, two other teammates must hold barbells over their heads with their elbows straight. A man must hold the 75-lb. bar and a woman must hold the 55-lb. bar.
    • Sit-Up Finish Position
    • Every repetition of the shoulders-to-overhead must have the barbell begin in the front-rack position and finish fully locked out overhead. This means the arms, hips, and legs are extended and the bar is over the center of the athlete's body when viewed from profile. In order for the shoulders-to-overhead reps to count, two other teammates must be hanging from the pull-up bar.
    • Shoulder-to-Overhead Finish Position

    At the call of “3, 2, 1 ... go,” one athlete will jump onto the pull-up bar and begin performing toes-to-bars. Meanwhile, two other teammates will lift both barbells to the overhead position and hold them there. In order for the toes-to-bars to count, both barbells must be locked out overhead for the duration of the rep. The 200 toes-to-bars may be divided however the team likes, but only one athlete can be performing them at a time, and each athlete must complete at least 25 reps.

    After all 200 toes-to-bars are complete, the team will complete a total of 200 shoulders-to-overheads. This time for the reps to count, two of the teammates must be hanging from the pull-up bar. Only one athlete may perform shoulders-to-overheads at a time, and each athlete must complete at least 25 of the 200 reps. Racks are not permitted.

    The team’s score is the total time to complete the workout.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the barbells and all plates 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. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.