MBS Guide to watching the 2018 CrossFit Games
Can 4-Time CrossFit Games Champion Rich Froning lead his team (CF Mayhem) to another team victory this year?
In case you were wondering why your social media feed is buzzing with posts from your friends checking into Madison, WI, it’s because the 2018 CrossFit Games begins this week. Below, I have compiled a guide for all you newbies to CrossFit.
What are the CrossFit Games?
The CrossFit Games are the world wide test to find the fittest Man, Woman, Team, Masters, and Teen athletes on earth. The Games begin this Wednesday and finish on Sunday (8/1-8/5) and are happening in Madison, Wisconsin.
Why should I care?
Well, you don’t have to. But, I’d bet you’d be pretty impressed/inspired to watch these athletes that do similar workout routines and exercises that you do, BUT ON A WHOLE NOTHER’ LEVEL! These men and women have worked very hard to get where they are at and it’s absolutely impressive to see what they can do.
Examples of what you might see…
Dave Castro already announced a couple of the individual workouts. 30 muscle ups for time and 1-rep max snatch are two of my favorites…Will anyone go ‘unbroken’ for 30 reps of muscle ups? How many men will snatch over 300 lbs? Women over 200 lbs.? Want to watch a 14-year old female snatch more than you can?? Me too (not!).
Here are the important links and ways to get the most out of Games Week:
#1. Download the 2018 CrossFit Games App
This is where you will be able to find all the links to the schedule, the events, the leaderboard, how to watch, etc. You can download it from your app store for free.
#2. Pick Your Winners for a chance at cash and prizes
Think you can pick the Top 10 men, women, and 5 teams? Reebok has a $2 million purse of prizes. I already picked mine! Register a FREE account and you can give it a shot here.
#3. The Events (aka ‘workouts’)
Want to see what events are being used to test the Fittest Man, Woman, Team, and Master and Teen athletes on Earth? Check them out here.
#4. Local CF Athletes/Teams to watch
This year we have a ton of Colorado athletes to watch. I did my best to put this together, but I may have missed someone…
Jared Enderton Turkey Challenge Athletes!!!
Logan Ewing (16-17 Teen division) Turkey Challenge Athletes!!!
Jason Kelly (40-44 Masters division) Turkey Challenge Athletes!!!
Jason Grubb (40-44 Masters division) Turkey Challenge Athletes!!!
Brent Maier (45-49 Masters division)
Craig Eisman (50-54 Masters divison) Turkey Challenge Athletes!!!
Mike Egan (50-54 Masters division) Turkey Challenge Athletes!!!
Steve Parsoneault (55-59 Masters division)
Cal Cherrington (60+ Masters division)
Camile Leblanc Bazinet
CrossFit Omnia Turkey Challenge Athletes!!!
Backcountry Turkey Challenge Athletes!!!
You can check in on them on the leaderboard starting Wednesday.
#5. Leaderboard, schedule, media, and how to watch the events
You can probably find everything you’ll need on the app. But, just in case, check these out as well:
CF Games website: www.games.crossfit.com
Follow CrossFit Games on Facebook
The Games are also playing on CBS Sports Network. You can see their schedule here.