2010 CrossFit Games Finals

New Competition: The CrossFit/USA Weightlifting Open

The inagural event is coming to Colorado Springs in October

It's true that the CrossFit Games are next week, but we are very excited to announce the Inagural CrossFit/USA Weightlifting Open. This is the first event of it's kind, a sanctioned USAW event combined with CrossFit!

Read the Press Release on the USA Weightlifting site.

"The Crossfit / USA Weightlifting Open will feature athletes competing in three disciplines: the Olympic-style snatch and clean &  jerk as well as a third CrossFit event called the Triplet. The Triplet will be as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of 6 squat cleans (55kg men / 30kg women), 12 pull-ups and 24 double unders," said USA Weightlifting CEO Rick Adams  (Colorado Springs, CO).

Athletes will compete in the seven women’s and eight men’s Olympic weight divisions as they vie for titles. Scores will be total kilos lifted in the best snatch and clean and jerk using international weightlifting standards plus total number of reps in the Triplet.

Registration will open in early August. More details will be posted as they become available.

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51 comments on this entry

1. miranda 801 wrote...

I am in!!

2. Ryan Hudson wrote...

I'm there! Just competed in my first weightlifting meet and cant think of a better combination! It'll be a bit of a road trip but it sounds too fun to pass up!

3. Daniel Mick wrote...

Good on ya USAW! I've been waiting for/expecting something like this for years, and it's finally here. Expect a rising tide, or even tsunami, of collaborations and events like this in the near future. CrossFit is in the results, and all the many previously scattered fitness disciplines are recognizing the results and joining in. (Too bad they posted the WOD though! It would have been better as a surprise. =) )

4. Mike Kodman wrote...

i'm in..

5. Mike Bledsoe wrote...

Oh hell yes.

6. Don Clarkson wrote...

This is an awsome combination. Can't wait for more like this.

7. Troy wrote...

I think this was created just for Rob Orlando. I'd be surprised if he didn't take one of the 3 spots on the podium.

8. Scott wrote...

Rob Orlando definitley...but lets not forget Josh Everett for God's sake...he is the Original Olympic Lifting CrossFitter.

9. Ben S. wrote...

This is going to be interesting. A lot of Crossfitters I see often do lifts that do not meet the USAW standards and would not count in competition (eg. pressing out a snatch). That said, I like the idea of this kind of competition since I focus more on oly stuff anyway...

10. August wrote...

I'm in!

11. Evan V. wrote...

Let's not forget Matt Chan. 3 points. 1) per athlete comparisons, his O-lifts are as good as anyones. 2) frequently overlooked stud. 3) In his backyard in Colorado Springs.

That said, psyched for the event and any/all of the crossfit superstars participating.

12. kris kepler wrote...

my money would be on Chad Vaughn from Crossfit Austin, that is if he chose to do it.... if you don't know who Chad Vaughn is, you should google him

13. Anne wrote...

Weight Classes!!! Yay!

14. luca wrote...

Great news!!

15. kb wrote...

Might as well give Spealler the trophy now for his weight class.

16. Jon Gilson wrote...

This is legit. I am beyond excited, and so glad there are no other CrossFitters in the 77-kg. class :)

Welcome to a new era!

Best,

Jon

17. Speal wrote...

Did I hear weight classes, I must be dreaming. I'm so wanting to be in on this

18. Omaha Ricky wrote...

You did hear weight classes. We're not dreaming. I am so going to be in on this. Sixty-nine kilos here I come.

19. SANTI wrote...

HAHA! you guys better be ready for the Altittude here in Colorado Springs. ;)

Colorado Springs is home of a lot of good lifters. good luck.

SANTI,

20. Patrick J. Fleming Jr. wrote...

hopefully you can wear board shorts and not the bannana hammocks

21. Jim D. wrote...

Any chance of age divisions?

22. JP Bolwahnn wrote...

AWESOME!!!

23. Kris Shamloo wrote...

! Sick !

24. Herm @ Delta 5 Fitness wrote...

Chris, it will be cool to see you competing against guys your own size. Actually, that is a scary thought for the competition.

Jim! Is that Jim D? 35+ is Master's category in the USAW. Most competitions have that category.

85kg class, here I come. I'm gonna do my best to make this my comeback competition! More than anything, I want to do this for the cameraderie. It's too cool of an opportunity to pass up!

25. katrina Burton wrote...

Any one know if this is open to Canadians?

26. Slowjoe wrote...

I'd imagine that Crossfitters will be competitive in most of the weight categories. I'm quite interested to know how they will combine the C&J, Snatch and Triplet to form an overall winner.

This is critical, especially since Crossfit Games events/scoring systems have arguably had design mistakes in the past two years. (2008: 30 C&J dominated results, 2009:17 men receiving first place credit in the DL)

I'm pretty sure that Rob Orlando and Josh Everett would be in the same weight division if they both competed BTW.

27. John Cooper - CrossFit Tuff Luv CA. wrote...

AS IT SHOULD!!
CrossFit - is taking the World by STORM!!!

28. Karen wrote...

Thrilled to hear weight classes are being used! Yeah 48kg'ers! And hope this will expand to events outside of Colorado Springs in the near future...

29. Austin Malleolo wrote...

This sounds amazing! Can't wait, looks like another trip out west is in the works!

30. Jason - CrossFit Eastern Shore wrote...

Another Awesome Event!!

31. danny henry wrote...

this sounds so fun count me in no two things i like more then weightlifting and doing crossfit the combination sounds fantastic in there and will be ready to compete

32. Greg Harris wrote...

This is good news, since it will expose weightlifting competitions to more people.

Are the totals going to be rated in pounds or kilograms?

I'm just gonna guess that the winner will not be decided by the Snatch or Clean & Jerk or even their combined Total. Kill the Triplet and you can make up for a low Total.

33. LP wrote...

At #20 Patrick: USAW sanctioned meets require lifting shoes and singles

34. Ro wrote...

#20 and #33 - Singlets will not be required of the athletes

35. Steve wrote...

Sounds great!

36. George wrote...

Thank God for Weight Classes! From another perspective this will be the first CF event with weight classes.

37. Apolloswabbie wrote...

How friggin' awesome! Been anxious to see the details since I heard about this, will be a blast.

Always surprises me how much folks want to predict what will happen. I don't think anyone ever has accurately predicted a major CF event!

38. mie wrote...

This will be interesting, because I'm sure we'll get olifters competing in this event -not just CFers. Olifters are very athletic, so with some practice with kipping and double unders, they'll be competitive in the CF wod too.

39. Beck wrote...

The Sinclair Coefficient which USAW uses to determine best OVERALL lifter takes AGE into account. You must win your weight class first tho.

40. little one wrote...

48kg!! finally

41. Frank DiMeo wrote...

Very cool!
An idea whose time has come!

42. Shannon Franklin wrote...

This is such a great idea! I can't wait.

43. Angle wrote...

I hope they let us know the scoring system asap - that will determine a lot in who choses to come.

Also, how about throwing the competitors a bone? That's a long way to travel just to workout - some prize $ from a sponsor (Rogue?) would go a long way to making this more interesting.

44. Just to work out?? wrote...

yes, it does seem a long way to travel just to work out. but to compete, i would go any where!!

45. Jeremy wrote...

Will we be able to use our own jump ropes?

46. Doug wrote...

It was great to hear from Speal himself, I sure hope video of this is available.

Can't wait to see how he does in a "fair" competition

47. Ben S. wrote...

Will there be more details released soon? I am wondering about cost and if there are qualifying events....

Thanks,
Ben

48. little birdy wrote...

i heard that registration is supposed to open today on the USAW website.

49. Joe wrote...

This is gonna be interesting. When I see crossfitters perform olympic lifts, I often see "jumping power reverse curl as you hold the weight with your hand and bend your wrists 90 degrees with your hips forward and your back leaning on an imaginary incline bench." Crossfitters can do whatever the heck they want. I just hope the standards of IWF never go down to the level of CF when it comes to pe3rforming proper clean & jerk and snatch.

50. Brandon wrote...

Anyone know if anyone will be broadcasting this?

51. Roy wrote...

Can the games be seen through this website or is there another link to go to?

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