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AMAZON (RX/Open Division) $75
APHRODITE (under 18) $75
ATHENA (Masters 40+) $75
SPARTANS (Teams of 3) $175
We are offering a $20 rebate for anyone who is able to provide a judge. One rebate per person/per team. You will receive your rebate after the event provided that the judge/volunteer you provided signs in on event day and fulfills hes/her duties for the day. The judge you provide is not assigned to you personally during the event, he/she will be assigned to a random team or athlete for the day.
I know what some of you are thinking: “WHAT??? No SCALED??” I was recently interviewed by BreakingMuscle.com and they asked a question about the level of difficulty and the idea of scaling WODs. Here is an excerpt from the interview that will hopefully explain the reasoning behind the divisions (or lack there of in this case).
Breaking Muscle Q: Why a women’s only event? Are the WODs scaled, or are they pretty much your typical workouts?
Answer: This is not a watered-down version of a CrossFit competition in any way shape or form. The WODs are not scaled, they are designed appropriately for women who have been CrossFitting at various levels just like any other competition. Most CF competitions include a scaled division, which we have also done in years past. This year we are removing the scaled division altogether (which I’m sure we’ll get some heat for). Here’s why: I have seen way too many people (men and women) sign up for the scaled division without event considering taking on the challenge of “RX”. The point of competing is to challenge yourself, to try something new, to come out of your comfort zone. Maybe you’ll overcome something you didn’t know you could do (which is EXACTLY what I saw happen last year for so many women). And maybe you’ll fail at a movement. Guess what? Failing is not the end of the world and often you will learn more from attempting and failing than you will from flying through a scaled WOD that doesn’t challenge you enough.
People are way too afraid of failure. So this year, instead of giving these ladies the option to take the easier route, we’re giving them the opportunity to face fears, conquer new obstacles, and yes… potentially fall down. The point is, once you fall you have the opportunity to pick yourself up and move on. I believe this is an essential component of being an athlete and a human being for that matter. It makes it a test of mental strength as much as it is a test of physical strength.
Though the events are not scaled, the way that we will design the WODs will allow everyone to score points based on how much/what they are able to complete. For example, last year towards the end of one of the WODs there was an 8ft wall to climb over. Some women made it over the wall. Some did not. Some did not even make it to the wall before the time was up. Everyone was challenged in a different way and everyone accumulated points for the work they were able to complete. This is allows us to have a variety of skill levels competing at the same event. And guess what… some of the women that didn’t make it over the wall dominated in other events that day. That is the beauty of CrossFit – even though weaknesses will be exposed, strengths will get a moment in the spotlight. This event and CrossFit in general encourage the development of a well-rounded athlete.
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