The women's numbers are impressive.
I think the mens are as well when you consider their primary goal is not to be good at the O-lifts, but rather to achieve a superior level of overall conditioning.
Alex, there is now a lot of money in CF, you should think about it. I imagine you could do pretty darn well.
Alex would destroy with a couple months of wods and gymnastics training. Assuming he can't already do basic level gymnastics moves.
What's the prize money at this year, 50k for first place? Plus Reebok and supplement spnsorships just making a name for yourself at the games.
Wait a second... a quarter mill? Uhm. I may need to think about this...
With your lift numbers and also being able to run marathons I would really like to see how you do in crossfit. Get some of the movements down for increasing speed on them and you would be ready to go.
is there any money for winning regionals or placing at regionals... and what is the payouts at the championships, or is it winner take all 250k thanks
Some items that I found interesting that should be of interest to competitors as well:
Registration prices for the 2012 season are as follows:
i. Open Registration - $20 for U.S. and Canada ($10 for rest of world)
ii. Team Registration - $20
iii. Regional Individual - $100
iv. Regional Team - $300
v. Games Team - $300
The Open will run from February 22 through March 25, 2012. There will be five workouts in
the Open. One workout will be released during each of the five weeks.
1. Each workout will be released on Wednesday at 17:00 PST (GMT-8). Athletes will
have 96 hours, until Sunday at 17:00 PST, to validly complete the workout and
submit their results.
2. Once the workout closes on Sunday, an Athlete will not be able to adjust or resubmit
any score for that workout.
c. Validating Workouts
i. Athletes must perform the workout and have their score validated by a CrossFit Affiliate in
good standing and/or by uploading a video of their workout to the CrossFit Games
ii. It is the sole responsibility of the Athlete to ensure the timely and successful submission of
their workout each week. Scores that are not validated will not be accepted.
iii. Only valid CrossFit Affiliates in good standing (as determined by CrossFit, Inc.) have the
ability to validate scores. To opt-in to validate scores, they commit to upholding the
standards and ethics of the CrossFit Games and assert that they have the equipment and
facility to administer the workout.
i. Prizes will be awarded for the following achievements during the Open.
1. Largest Team Worldwide
a. The team with the most validly registered Athletes on Sunday, February
26 at 17:00 PDT (GMT-8) will win:
i. A number of tickets to the Games equal to the number of
registered Athletes on their team.
ii. Their Affiliate fee will be waived for life of the CrossFit Affiliate
gym so long as such CrossFit Affiliate complies with CrossFit’s
then-current rules and policies regarding affiliated gyms.
2. Largest Team Regionally
a. The Team with the most validly registered Athletes in their Region on
Sunday, February 26 at 17:00 PDT (GMT-8) will win:
i. A number of tickets to the Regionals equal to the number of
registered Athletes on their team.
3. Spirit of the Open (weekly)
a. The prize will be US$2012.00. All prizes are subject to applicable taxes
and withholding and prize winner’s compliance with and agreement to
CrossFit’s prize affidavit.
b. One Athlete will be selected each week who represents the CrossFit
community and the spirit of the Open competition.
c. Athlete may compete in any division.
d. Athlete must attempt the workout, but overall performance in the
workout will not be considered for this prize.
e. Nominations may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “spirit of
the games” as the subject line.
4. Top male and female score worldwide (weekly)
a. The prize will be US$2012.00 for the male and female winner. All prizes
are subject to applicable taxes and withholding and prize winner’s
compliance with and agreement to CrossFit’s prize affidavit.
b. Athlete must video tape the workout and submit to CrossFit, Inc. in
order to claim the prize.
Important Dates - Regionals:
i. Week of April 23-29 (South East, South Central, Canada West)
ii. Week of April 30 - May 6 (Mid Atlantic, South West, Africa, Asia)
iii. Week of May 7-13 (Central East, SoCal, Canada East, Latin America)
iv. Week of May 14-20 (North Central, NorCal, Australia)
v. Week of May 21-27 (North East, North West, Europe)
vi. On-site check-in will take place on Thursday of event week
Prizes at each Regional event-
1. 1st place man and woman, US$3,000 each
2. 2nd place man and woman, US$2,000 each
3. 3rd place man and woman, US$1,000 each
4. 1st place Team, US$3,000 per team
5. 2nd place Team, US$1,500 per team
6. 3rd place Team, US$750 per team
Dates and Prizes for The Games-
Week of July 9-15, 2012
1. Individual check-in will take place on Monday of event week
2. Masters check-in will take place on Tuesday of event week
3. Team check-in will take place on Wednesday of event week
1. 1st place man and woman, US$250,000 each
2. 2nd place man and woman, US$50,000 each
3. 3rd place man and woman, US$25,000 each
4. 1st place Team, US$30,000 per team
5. 2nd place Team, US$12,000 per team
6. 3rd place Team, US$6,000 per team
7. 1st place Master (each division), US$3,000
8. 2nd place Master (each division), US$1,000
9. 3rd place Master (each division), US$500
Spirit of the Games Award
1. Will be selected by CrossFit HQ from any division.
2. Award and prize money to be announced.
Based on the numbers above if you managed to go top three at the regional competition you are looking at a minimum of $1,000 - but at the national level the top three are $25K for 3rd, $50K for 2nd, and $250K for the Champion.
Anyone who places well in Regionals/Nationals probably has a good chance at sponsorship deals or other endorsements as well.
Wow thanks Tom, Looks like some big cash, You going to jump in on this, being a lt wt pro strongman, I say u could do real well...
The women's numbers are impressive, plus alot of them are hot too.
The men's not so much. My thinking is if I can do, it's not impressive.
I want to see Alex will the world championship, then give a lecture on how cross fitters would be better served with some periodization, while drinking a beer and eating a doughnut...
Larry, you have to understand they habe that strength in the context of ridiculous strength endurance and endurance. Trust me, you can't do it. I've seen it.
I'm going off the info posted in the first post. My squat and dead were about 100 heavier in each, my clean and jerk, and snatch were about 30 lbs lighter in each, without training either, and using stiff power bars. This was while the vast majority of my time was spent doing MMA and only lifting about 4 hours a week.
I under stand they have crazy endurance but nothing was posted about that, based on the info giving, max strength, I stand but my comment of not impressive, for the reason of if I can do it, it's not impressive, because nothing I do is impressive.