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Events Announced for 2013 CrossFit Invitational

2013 crossfit invitational

The Events for the 2013 CrossFit Invitational have now been released, less than two days before the one-day competition between Team USA and Team World in Germany.

CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro announced 4 of the 5 Events at a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin overnight. As is the case with most CrossFit competitions these days, the final Event won’t be revealed until closer to competition, leaving athletes to prepare for the unknown.

Here are the details of the 4 Events announced so far:

Event 1: Mixed-Pair Jackie

In this Event, athletes will complete the standard workout ‘Jackie’ but with a twist. The twist is that three pairs from each team will compete at the same time, and all will be ranked against each other. The winning pair will take 6 points, second will take 5, and so on, with the sixth-place pair earning one point.

Here is the workout description:

  • 1k row
  • 50 squat thrusters
  • 30 pull-ups

Event 2 & 3: Chipper Style Workout

Event 2 will have three females competing as a unit, and Event 3 will feature three males as a unit for both Team USA and Team World. They will perform the same workout for total time with different loads, and each event is worth 3 points:

Here is the workout description:

  • 15 dumbbell burpee box jumps (in unison)
  • 30 pair deadlifts (approximately 675/525 lb.; two athletes on a single bar, with the third rotating in)
  • 30 overhead squats (225/135 lb.; each athlete can do 10 reps max per set, and each must do at least one rep per set)
  • 15 muscle-ups each (not in unison)

Event 4: Max Combined Clean Weight

This Event will combine the max clean weight of athletes from both teams. Before the workout, the coach of each team will have to select one pair to compete for 4 points, one to compete for 3 points, and one to compete for 2 points.

Event 5: TBA

The specifics of the workout have not been revealed, but Castro did say it will involve “very unique elements that will involve a lot of teamwork.” We do know it will feature all six athletes from both teams working together and will be worth a total of 7 points.

2013 CrossFit Invitational

In terms of the make ups of each team, Team USA will be made up of Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, Ben Smith, Lindsey Valenzuela, Valerie Voboril and Talayna Fortunato. Matt Chan is the coach.

Team World will feature Sam Briggs (England), Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (Canada), Kara Webb (Australia), Chad Mackay (Australia), Frederik Aegidius (Denmark) and Albert-Dominic Larouche (Canada). Mads Jacobsen is coach.

The competition will take place at 7 p.m. CEST (10 a.m. PT) on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Tempelhoff Airport in Berlin. The competition will be broadcast live on Eurosport, and fans will also be able to watch the event live on the Games website.

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