144 handstand push-ups
144-ft. Worm lunge
Time cap: 9 minutes
This event begins with the athletes on the starting mat. At the sound of the beep, all four athletes will enter, climb under the wall and file into the four stations: a handstand hold station, a handstand push-up station, a first resting station and a second resting station. One athlete will then begin performing repetitions of handstand push-ups. As needed, the athletes will rotate clockwise through the stations in their respective order. Team members may rotate as many times as they choose but must remain in the same order until all the handstand push-up reps are complete. Once they reach 144 reps, the athletes will pick up the Worm, lunge 72 feet in one direction, turn around, lunge 72 feet back in the opposite direction, then drop the Worm and move to the finish mat.
The team’s score is the total time it takes to complete the event.
1 of 4This movement begins with both athletes at the top of a handstand, with the arms fully locked out, the heels on the wall, and the hips open with the body in line with the arms. The hands must be placed within the clearly marked areas. The marked area will be a 36-by-24-inch box, and the palms of the hands must be placed within the clearly marked area (fingers may extend outside the box).2 of 4At the bottom of each rep, the working athlete's head must touch the mat. At the top, the athlete must return to a fully locked out position, with the heels on the wall and the feet within the width of the marked area. Kipping is allowed. The non-working athlete must remain in the top position for the duration of the rep. Athletes may not wear any material over the heels of their shoes.3 of 4Each step starts with the athletes on the same side of the Worm, with the Worm resting on their shoulders.4 of 4At the bottom, each athlete’s knee must make contact with the ground at the same time. At the top of each step, each athlete’s hips and knees must be fully extended at the same time before beginning the next step. Athletes may be in any order, but each section of the Worm does not weigh the same. From front to back, the sections weigh 100-70-100-70 lb., with 6-lb. filler bags between each section, for a total Worm weight of 358 lb.