The time has come . . . .The 2016 Crossfit Games has officially begun! Above you will see the Masters/Teenagers events listed. Individual/Teams to be announced. Be sure to check back on the Crossfit Games website to view both the workouts and the Games themselves. Also be sure to go to YouTube for live steaming during all events.
STAGE 3: The Games
July 19 – 24, 2016
After two qualifying steps, the season culminates in the CrossFit Games, held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. At the Games, hundreds of thousands of participants will have been whittled down to the world’s fittest 40 men, 40 women, 40 teams, 40 teenagers, and 200 masters. The stakes could not be higher; athletes are fighting for a piece of the 2.2 million dollar prize purse and the title Fittest on Earth.
At the Games, all bets are off. The slate will be wiped clean from the Open and regionals, and the athletes will confront multiple unforeseen challenges. These events will test them across broad time and modal domains, potentially involving everything from classics such as running and squats, to more exotic movements such as climbing and odd-object lifting. The athletes will complete short sprint-type events, medium-duration challenges, and longer tests of endurance. In the end, the fittest will have distinguished themselves from their peers through consistently excellent performance across the weekend’s events.
Beyond the individual competition, teams from around the world will work together in hopes of winning the Affiliate Cup. The high degree of strategy and teamwork involved make this a very popular category of competition.
The masters are divided into five male and female age categories, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+. Masters competitors’ impressive performances prove fitness truly is a lifelong endeavor and inspire all with their passion for CrossFit.