New Rules, New Games: A Day-By-Day Look at the 2019 CrossFit Games Week
CrossFit Games Schedule – Week 1
The first week of the 2019 CrossFit Games will start with a bang! The event schedule has been released and it includes some big names competing in both men’s and women’s divisions. You can check out all the details here.
Here are the major events that will take place during week one of the competition season:
Men’s Division (Open) – August 27th to September 2nd
Women’s Division (Open) – August 28th to September 3rd
(Note: This event is not included in the Men’s Open event schedule.)
The Open division features athletes from around the world, including many new competitors. These athletes come from different backgrounds and have different goals. Some want to prove themselves against elite level competition while others just enjoy the challenge of working out their bodies in front of a crowd.
These athletes include:
1. Aaron Woborin – USA Weightlifting National Champion (2016)
2. Michael Jepson – World Record Holder (2015)
3. Ryan Smith – Competed in the 2014 and 2015 CrossFit Games
4. Chris Webb – One of the “Fittest Men in the UK” (as voted by his peers)
5. David Garrigus – CrossFit Regionals Athlete (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017)
6. Cole Sager – CrossFit Regionals Athlete (2017 and 2018)
7. Evan Simonette – Team Canada (2013 and 2015)
8. Jacob Anderson – CrossFit Regionals Athlete (2014, 2016, and 2017)
As you can see, this year’s Open event is going to feature some of the best names in the sport. These athletes are going to be on the Power Stairs for just 15 minutes. Many of them will likely take short cuts to make it up the steep incline quickly.
This is fine, as long as they get to the top.
The top five men and women will each receive $1500. The first place athlete will get a podium finish and some momentum going into the next stage of the CrossFit Games events.
The Triple 3
This is not an official CrossFit name, but it is descriptive of one of the main events at this part of the 2019 CrossFit games. The Triple 3 involves three grueling events that require strength, endurance, and skill. These include:
1. Long Cycle – This requires an athlete to cycle for as long as they can.
The goal is to go as long as possible without letting go of the handlebars. If you fall off, then you have to start the counter over. Each time you have to restart, the bar moves further down the line.
You must stay on the bike until you reach 300 total reps or 75 minutes has elapsed.
2. To carry or not to carry? – In this grueling test of endurance and fortitude, the athlete has to choose between two barbells.
Each one is attached to a chain that runs over a high pulley. The athlete can choose to pick up the lighter weight (75 pound bar) or the heavier weight (165 pound bar). They can only carry one or the other and each weighs twice as much as the other.
After a 2 minute period, the weights are lowered and the athlete has to make a decision.
3. The Power Stairs – This requires the athlete to use their legs to power up a tall flight of stairs as quickly as possible.
There are three tiers of five stairs with each rising higher than the last. A speed and power athlete will go straight up the middle while a more endurance oriented athlete will choose the outside. Each one takes a different amount of time to climb and you have to decide which one is right for you.
Which one sounds the most appealing to you? Why? Who do you think will win?
List the names of the top three in your prediction.
Why do you think they will win? Do you think any of the same athletes will place well in all three events? Why do you think that is?
This event is going to test how strong you are. You have to carry a heavy sandbag up a hill and put it down at the top. Then, you have to go back down and pick it up again. You have to do this as many times as you can. You can choose to switch hands or put the bag over your head to take a break.
Can you do it 50 times like Patrick Vellner did last year? Or, will you come up short like Noah Ohlsen?
You never know how your body is going to respond until you are in the moment.
The winner of this event sets the record for most number of trips up the hill in 30 minutes. Last year, it was set at 50. All of these athletes are very strong so it will be a battle of endurance as much as strength and strategy.
These athletes will also compete in Unique Event 3 – The Medley.
This is a sliding puzzle that has been implemented into the Crossfit games for the first time in 2019. Each of the nine tiles represents one of the events that the athletes will compete in over the weekend. They will be arranged in a 3×3 square with each tile placed on its side with the title facing you.
The title will run from left to right. To make the puzzle, you have to slide the tiles around until they all show the same title running top to bottom. Some of the tiles will have to be flipped over and/or rotated.
But, that’s not all. Once you put them in the right order, you have to do it backwards. The tiles will be placed on their side with the titles facing you again and you will have to make them run bottom to top.
That means some of the tiles will now be upside down and backwards. You have a limited amount of time in which to do this or you will be penalized. Every athlete will have a different puzzle.
Here are the titles for each of the tiles:
Athlete Pick – You get to pick which group you want to be in.
First Down – (Football) This is when a team gets a first or second down in a row. They gain more yardage that way.
One Rep Max – This is the heaviest weight you can lift one time. The heaviest weight you can lift more than once is called your “repetition maximum”.
Clean And Jerk – This is a type of lift in the sport of weightlifting. The athlete lifts the weight from the floor to overhead in two distinct movements.
Snatch – (Weightlifting) Another type of lift in the sport of weightlifting where the bar is lifted from the floor to overhead in one movement. Also known as the “High Pull”.
Lift Off – (Space) In the world of space flight, this is when a craft has broken free from gravity and is ready to fly. Sometimes, the launch experiences problems and the ship doesn’t completely leave the planet’s atmosphere.
Out Of The Gates – (Running) This is what they say in a race when the starting gun goes off. It’s also what you have to do when you hear it if you want to win.
Time In Position – This is how long you spend in first, second or third place. The winner of the race is usually in first most of the time, but there have been exceptions.
Lap – (Running) This is one trip around the track. Each lap is the same distance.
Pace – (Running) Each runner has a particular pace or speed. Some runners are faster than others and will pass others on the track if they are not as fast.
Stretch – (Tennis) This is the part of a match where no points are scored and each player moves to their side of the court to get ready for the next point.
Hitting Area – (Tennis) This is the part of the court where you can hit the ball. In singles, it is the half of the court on your side; in doubles, it is the half of the court on your side and the area in front of your teammate.
Set – (Tennis) This is what you win when you win six points, not including the point where you won the first game. Each set is won by the first player to win two sets.
Threepeat – (Athletics) This term refers to winning three or more consecutive events in a meet. For example, high jump, then 100 meters, then long jump.
Time Qualifier – (Athletics) This is the amount of time an athlete must run to qualify for the event in a track meet. For example, at the high school level, an athlete must run the 100 meter race in under 11 seconds to qualify for the race.
Shuttle Run – (Athletics) This is an event where the athlete runs back and forth between two points. For example, a track might have two lines that are 50 meters apart. The athlete runs back and forth from one line to the other.
First And Last – (Basketball) This is a term that refers to the first and last players selected for the team. The first person is usually the best player and the last is the worst. It is not mean to be insulting; it’s just a way of saying who is good and who is not as good.
Dribble – (Basketball) This is the movement of the ball with your hand. You can dribble in the frontcourt (and backcourt too!) as much as you want, but you can only take two steps without dribbling, and no bouncing the ball.
3PT – (Basketball) This is what they call a shot from behind the 3 point arc. A 3 point arc is the line that extends out from the basket 1.5 feet on either side.
6PT – (Basketball) This is what they call a shot from behind the 6 point arc. A 6 point arc is the line that extends out from the basket 2 feet on either side.
Offensive Rebound – (Basketball) This happens when you miss the basket and your team gets the ball back after the other team has touched it.
Missed Shot – (Basketball) This is what they call a shot that you try to score with that doesn’t go in the basket.
Swish – (Basketball) This is when you shoot the ball into the hoop without it touching the rim or making a loud sound when it goes in.
Flush – (Basketball) This is when you shoot the ball really hard and it goes straight through the net without touching the sides at all.
Foul – (Basketball) This is when you push or hit another player and they fall down. If this happens, you have to go to the foul line and shoot a free throw.
Airball – (Basketball) This is when you shoot the ball and it doesn’t touch the rim at all and just goes straight to the other team or off the backboard.
Rebound – (Basketball) This is when you miss the basket and your team gets the ball after it bounces off the rim or backboard.
Block – (Basketball) This is what they call when you get the ball from your opponent and there is something in the way. Like if you are really tall, you can just jump up and touch the ball with your hands or arm and that is a block.
Pump Fake – (Basketball) This is when you pretends to shoot the ball but don’t really, and then your opponent moves and you pass to a team mate for an easy goal.
Manna – (Basketball) This is when you touch the ball with the rim after it bounces, but before it goes in. Like if you hit it really hard.
Hook – (Basketball) This is when you put the ball at the bottom of the ring and swing it around the pole and it goes in.
Pick – (Basketball) This is when one player stands in front of another to block them from the person that is going to pass the ball. Like if one team mate stands in front of where you are standing to block the other team from seeing you.
Shot – (Basketball) This is when you throw the ball up and try to score. You can shoot the ball anytime, from anywhere on the court!
Pass – (Basketball) This is when you throw the ball to a team mate. You are allowed to pass the ball as often as you like!
Steal – (Basketball) This is when you take the ball from your opponent before they can shoot.
Turn over – (Basketball) This is when you lose the ball when your team doesn’t have it yet. Like if you try to pass the ball but it goes off of the side.
Personal Foul – (Basketball) This is when you push, hit or fight with another player and they fall down. If this happens you have to go to the ‘penalty box’ for 2 minutes.
Traveling – (Basketball) This is when you move both feet at the same time, except when the ball is on the ground.
Charging – (Basketball) This is when you run into another player to try and take them down.
Blocking – (Basketball) This is when you put your hands in the way of your opponents shot. You are not allowed to touch the ball or anything else when you block.
Double Dribble – (Basketball) This is when you pick up the ball, already having the ball in your hands.
Five Second Violation – (Basketball) This is when you hold the ball for more than five seconds before shooting or passing it.
Three Second Violation – (Basketball) This is when any of your players stands in the ‘restricted area’ underneath the basket for more than three seconds.
Altercation – (Basketball) This is when two or more people fight. If this happens you have to go to the ‘penalty box’ for 5 minutes and your team gets a ‘technical foul’ which means they have to send someone in to the penalty box as well.
Bean – (Basketball) This is when you throw the ball at your opponent’s face. Don’t bean anyone!!!
Dunk – (Basketball) This is when you jump really high with the ball and put it right through the hoop. This can only be done when you are not holding the ball in your hands.
Entry Pass – (Basketball) This is when you throw the ball over from the sideline into the centre of the court to start play.
Fastbreak – (Basketball) This is when you get the ball and try to race down the court before the other team can get set up.
Feed – (Basketball) This is when a player passes the ball into a team mate who is in position to shoot the ball.
Glass – (Basketball) This is the word for when you are trying to throw or kick the ball up off of the backboard and into the basket.
Lay-Up – (Basketball) This is when you put the ball in your hand, hold it against your hip and then try to throw the ball in the hoop.
Long Distance – (Basketball) This is when you try to shoot the ball from far away.
Moving Screen – (Basketball) This is when you pretend to set up for a shot but then you move out of the way and stop your opponent from getting to the ball.
One on One – (Basketball) This is when you have a one on one contest with the ball. You try to beat your opponent and get the ball to the hoop.
Pick (noun) – (Basketball) This is when one of your team mates stops their man from getting to the ball and they both set up like they are going to try and shoot but your man moves out of your way so you can get to the ball first.
Pick (verb) – (Basketball) This is when one of your team mates stops their man from getting to the ball and they both set up like they are going to try and shoot but your man moves out of your way so you can get to the ball first.
Rebound – (Basketball) This is when the ball goes outside the basketball hoop and hits the board behind it.
Screen (noun) – (Basketball) This is when one of your team mates stands in front of their man and stops them from getting to the ball.
Screen (verb) – (Basketball) This is when one of your team mates stands in front of their man and stops them from getting to the ball.
Slam Dunk – (Basketball) This is when you jump really high with the ball and put it straight through the hoop. You can only slam-dunk the ball when it is passed to you from a team mate and you are inside the ‘restricted area’.
Stall – (Basketball) This is when your team holds the ball for more than 10 seconds before shooting. Your team has to have at least one person in their defensive zone and no movement of the ball can occur during this time.
Three Pointer – (Basketball) This is when you are outside the three-point line and you try to throw the ball in the hoop. You can only throw it from behind the arc, which is six steps back from the regular line.
Time Out – (Basketball) This is when your team stops playing for a short time to plan or talk about things. Each team is allowed two time outs during each game and they last one minute long.
Turnover – (Basketball) This is when you accidentally pass the ball to the other team or you drop it. This can also happen if you try to dribble the ball and you end up bouncing it on the floor as you move. Only your team can get the ball when this happens.
Two Pointer – (Basketball) This is when you are inside the two-point line and you try to throw the ball in the hoop.
You can only throw it from behind the arc, which is three steps back from the regular line.
Zone Defense – (Basketball) This is when your team stops their opponents from scoring by having some players close to the hoop and some players back a long way.
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