In true CrossFit fashion, some aspects of the 75-minute competition still remain secret.
Event 1 will be mixed-pairs Jackie for total time—the same workout performed to open the team competition at the 2013 Regionals. The twist for the Invitational is that three Team USA pairs will compete at the same time as three Team World pairs, 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. After the event, the points spread will range from 1 point to 9 points if one side sweeps the top three positions.
Event 2 will have three females competing as a unit, and Event 3 will feature the three males. They will perform the same workout for total time with different loads, and each event is worth 3 points:
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 is a mixed-pair test of power: max combined clean weight. 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 has not yet been announced, but Dave Castro said it will contain “very unique elements that will involve a lot of teamwork.” It will feature all six athletes working together and will be worth 7 points.
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 at Games.CrossFit.com.
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