The Main Event Series Details – 2017

Here it is – everything you’ve been wanting to know about the 2017 Main Event!!! It’s a lot, but there’s a lot to cover. If you’re not competing, we invite you to take a look – it’ll help you better understand what’s going on in your community. If you are competing, it’s critical that you take a look, as we’ve made some important changes to how we’ll be administering certain challenges, and scoring within each division.

Teams.

During the week of 2/13, Threshold Training staff will go through the process of assigning each athlete to a Team. Check back here to see your team assignment, and for the link to our scoring workbook.

Scoring.

Athletes can earn point for their team in one of 5 ways:

  • Attendance / Participation. Any athlete who is able to attend and complete a Saturday Main Event WOD will earn a point for their team. These scores will be tabulated and populated by the TEAM CAPTAINS / COACHES each week.
  • Individual Performance. Each Saturday, the top athletes in each of the following Divisions will earn points according to the schedule below. Athletes who won’t be able to attend on Saturday may still do the WOD remotely or on Friday and have their score count, however those athletes will not be able to contribute Attendance/Participation points.  These scores will be tabulated and populated by the ADMIN TEAM each week. Performance Scoring will be awarded as follows:

Male / Female Open (All Ages):

1st place: 7 points;

2nd place: 6 points;

3rd place: 5 points;

4th place: 4 points;

5th place: 3 points;

6th place: 2 points;

7th place: 1 point.

Male / Female Scaled (All Ages):

1st place: 7 points;

2nd place: 6 points;

3rd place: 5 points;

4th place: 4 points;

5th place: 3 points;

6th place: 2 points;

7th place: 1 point.

Male / Female Beginner (All Ages):

1st place: 7 points;

2nd place: 6 points;

3rd place: 5 points;

4th place: 4 points;

5th place: 3 points;

6th place: 2 points;

7th place: 1 point.

Unlike last year, we will not be assigning divisions by age. Rather, all athletes, regardless of age, pick one of these divisions. Within each division, Threshold Training will assign ‘handicaps’ to different age groups. These handicaps are designed to both level the playing field amongst different age groups, and to help give each and every team member on the team the opportunity to contribute to their teams’ standing each week.

  • PR’s. Any athlete who has a PR  or personal breakthrough (first Ring MU, First T2B, etc.) during the Main Event will earn 2 points for their team per PR.
  • Team Challenge. There will be THREE TOTAL TEAM CHALLENGES during the Main Event. These challenges will be characterized as follows:
    • One challenge will tax each team’s BODIES. Expect this challenge to be physical in nature. EXAMPLE: The BODY team challenge might be to accumulate as many meters on the rower as possible, as a team. How would it work? Throughout the duration of that challenge, athletes could accumulate meters on the rowers prior to, or immediately after their WOD. Athletes would then log the total meters they rowed on a public score sheet. The team with the most meters at the end of the challenge period…wins the challenge).
    • One Challenge will tax each team’s cognitive abilities, or collective MIND. Expect this challenge to test your team’s collective intelligence. No further details are available about this challenge at this time.
    • One Challenge will tax each Team’s SPIRIT. Expect this challenge to test your team’s ability to rally together to showcase their Team Spirit.
  • Weekly Lifestyle Challenge. Each week, CFTT will announce a different lifestyle challenge. One week’s challenge might be to get 10 hours of sleep each night, for 4 consecutive nights. Another might be to avoid alcohol for 4 days. Another might be to mobilize with a lacrosse ball for 20 minutes during each da of the challenge…you get the drift. Team members will be credited for participation in the challenge by earning a point for each time they performed the assigned habit / task each day. Scoring will be logged individually on the master scoring sheet (see below). These scores will be tabulated and populated by individual competitors each week.

 

Team T-Shirts.

Unlike last year, we’ve decided to include the cost of your team’s T-Shirt in the price of Main Event registration. Each participant will receive a Tee bearing the color and logo of their Team!!

Weekly Release Party. 

As we’ve done in year’s past, we’ll celebrate the announcement of each of the Saturday Main Event / CrossFit Open WOD’s at the Gym. Starting 2/23, each Thursday night 5 Thursdays, everyone – regardless of whether they’re participating in the Open, the Main Event, or nothing at all – is invited to join us all at the Gym at 7:15 for some light snacks, beverages, and good company as we watch the release of the Open Workout from CrossFit HQ. The festivities will begin each week at 7:15, and will continue until roughly 8:30 PM.

The Workouts.

For the Open Division, the Workouts for Threshold Training’s Main Event will be the same workout as that announced by CrossFit HQ on Thursday evenings for the CrossFit Open. Your Saturday Main Event score will count as your Open score; your Saturday Main Event Judge will hold you to the same standards as if you were doing the Open. This goes for different age divisions, as well. If you’re a 60 YO Master’s Athlete, your ‘Handicap’ for the Main Event will be the one assigned to you by HQ.

There is a possibility that we – Threshold Training – may modify CrossFit HQ Open WOD for the Main Event. We would only plan to do this in relatively extreme circumstances. These include:

  • If an Open workout is released that we feel isn’t appropriate for a majority of our athletes, we will modify it accordingly to suit the needs of our community and this competition.
  • Scaled modifications. If the scaled variant of the Open workout doesn’t resemble / reflect the same challenge as that of the Rx workout, we’ll adjust it accordingly (call it a “Hybrid-Scaled” workout). We want everyone to get a challenge regardless of division.

We recognize that Hybrid-Scaled workouts may present a problem to some individuals who plan to compete in both the Open and the Main Event. We anticipate that this won’t be an appreciable issue for you, and are are optimistic that we won’t have to modify any workouts this year. That said, if a situation does arise whereby we do introduce a Hybrid-Scaled workout, we do have several contingency plans in place, and will reveal them at the necessary time (the same evening a WOD is released). We’re not being coy, but there are literally hundreds of scenarios we’ve thought of / planned for. Reviewing them all now wouldn’t be productive – this is already WAY too long of a post as it is.

Friday Workouts.

Friday workouts at CFTT will feature the Open WOD released the evening prior. All athletes who attend Friday’s classes will be able to select from the following menu of choices:

  • The Open Workout / scaled variant of the Open Workout released by CrossFit HQ. We anticipate that the following athletes will do this workout:
    1. Individuals who haven’t signed up for the Open or the Main Event, who just want one helluva good workout to start their weekend;
    2. Individuals who’ve signed up for the Open, but not the Main Event, who want to submit their score.
  • An abbreviated variant of the Open Workout released the evening prior. This workout is designed to give Main Event athletes the opportunity to test their strategy for Saturday’s workout without leaving them 100% exhausted for the following day’s training session. We anticipate that the following athletes will partake in this WOD:
    1. Athletes competing in the Main Event;
    2. Athletes competing in the Main Event and the Open.

Saturday Workouts.

The Main Event WOD’s will take place after our regular Group Training WOD (please note the time change of the Group Training WOD during these 5 weeks). Saturday’s Main Event workouts  will be run similarly to how we’ve historically run Open WOD’s, but with a few key changes:

  • Athletes must register on Mindbody for a Heat. If you’re a 3x a week or 5 x / week member, don’t sweat it – your Main Event Heat won’t count towards your weekly total.
  • Warm-Ups / Cool Downs: CFTT will program MANDITORY Warm-Ups and Cool Downs. We ask that you arrive in advance of your heat to perform your Warm-Up Cool-Down, and that you’re READY TO GO at the start time of your heat.

OF NOTE: You do NOT HAVE TO COMPETE IN THE SAME HEAT AS YOUR TEAMMATES. We’re all busy – we understand if you can only make it at a specific time. Just be sure to coordinate with your Team’s Captain / Coach(es), so that they know what you can / can’t do each week.

The After-Party.

Save the Date for Saturday, March 25th!!! After the last Main Event WOD, we’ll have our Annual CrossFit TT Barbecue, during which we’ll conduct our Awards Ceremony, and celebrate both Team and Individual accomplishments from the season.

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