The 2025 CrossFit Games: What Will the Standards Be
The CrossFit Games are going to be held from May 13th – June 2nd at the brand new, state of the art, and very fancy CrossFit City in San Jose California. The event will feature some of the best athletes in all fitness fields competing for their share of $1 million dollars!
But what exactly does that mean?
Well, it means that every year there will be a championship with the top competitors earning themselves a piece of that money. So if you’re one of those elite athletes, then congratulations! You’ve earned your spot in the big time. If not, well don’t worry because there will still be plenty of other competitions to compete in.
What is so special about these games?
Well let’s take a look…
There are two main rulesets that will be used during the championships: Open and Weight Classes.
Open Rules: Anybody can enter. No experience necessary.
Weight Classes: There will be five weight classes, each consisting of three subcategories (Bantam, Featherweight, Middleweights and Powerlifters). Each category consists of six lifters. The first four lifters in each class will earn a gold medal while the last two lifters earn a silver medal. The overall winner will receive the coveted bronze medal.
So who’s going to be there? What’s the point of all this?
Well, you can expect to see some of the fittest and most skilled human beings on the planet! While most of them go on to become famous celebrities or run world-class gyms, a select few earn their place in Crossfit history by becoming Crossfit Legends. The following is a list of some of the most accomplished crossfitters of all time.
Becca Nadler: At just 21 years old, Becca is already one of the most accomplished Crossfit Athletes in history. Her greatest achievement was winning the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games as well as placing second in 2016. If recent form is anything to go by, it looks like she’s going to be a serious contender for first place this year. Her best events are the Power Clean and Stamina, which will give her an advantage over the other athletes.
Rudy Shaver: Though no longer competing at the highest level, Rudy will be sure to put up a good fight this year. In 2014 he became the first ever two-time winner of the Crossfit Games. His best events are the Dumbbell Jerk and Standing Long Jump, both of which require huge amounts of strength and coordination. Watch out for this guy, he’s a serious contender!
Grace Heuser: Much like Becca, Grace is one of the rising stars in the world of Crossfit. Her greatest achievement was becoming the youngest ever gold medalist at the Reebok CrossFit games in 2016 at just 16 years old. Her most notable events are her Bowel Resistence and Power Snatch, both of which require huge amounts of stamina and energy. This girl is going places.
Karen Twelker: One of the most accomplished female Crossfitters of all time, Karen holds the record for most Regional Victories at 11. She is also one of only two athletes to have won the Crossfit Games on four separate occasions (The other being Rudy Shaver). Her best events are her Dumbbell Clean and Jerk and Triple Thrust, both of which require a huge amount of strength.
Personally, I’m routing for her this year.
So what events can we expect this year?
Well, you can expect a brand new set of challenges unlike anything ever seen before. No longer will the athletes be confined to a gym; these challenges will take place both outside and inside Crossfit arenas all over the globe. While the specific events have not yet been released, we can expect to see plenty of photo and video content from each event as the games approach. Last year’s games started with a tug-of-war and ended with a huge log carry. The only constant is that there will always be a heavy object involved!
THE OLYMPIC SCHEDULE
So, when can we expect all this excitement?
The 2018 Crossfit games are due to start on the 9th of July and finish by the 12th. We can expect a new article detailing this years specific events on the 1st of June. In the meantime, you can keep up to date with any Crossfit news on their official blog, but more importantly you should start training.
Who do you think is going to win this year? Will it be one of the favourites like Becca or Rudy?
Perhaps someone unexpected will rise up and take the crown…only time will tell. One thing is certain though, it’s going to be one hell of a competition!
TRAIN HARD AND MAY THE FITTEST WIN!
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