Sunday's workout announcement will provide the second workout announcement for the Winter Chiller, and will announce the first workout for all athletes competing in the Chiller. Stay tuned as we are putting the finishing touches on it even as we type!
We are currently at 161 registrations for the Winter Chiller with 7 spots remaining for the Women's Open division only.
As we have already created 12-person heats based upon the current divisions, we are prepared to help facilitate a wait-list to assist those athletes that are currently registered that might not be able to compete due to injury or some other unforeseen circumstance. The wait-list will work as follows:
We have one spot remaining in the Winter Chiller before we reach 150 athletes. However, we have decided to keep the Women's Open Division open and active in order to capture more athletes for that division. At this point, we only have 4 women's Open competitors and would like to have at least 6 women's open athletes to run that division.
With 131 people currently registered to compete in the 4th Annual Intense Games Winter Chiller, our registration is quickly drawing to a close. Here's a quick recap of how the event will evolve on Saturday, February 1st:
Registration will begin around 7:30 am in the Falcon Center at Fairmont State University;
The first heat for the first workout kicks off at 9:00 am with the novice divisions going first, then intermediate and then finally the open divisions;
Every athlete is guaranteed three workouts before the cuts going into the semi-finals;
The first workout will be a body weight workout, the details of which will be announced around December 1st;
The second workout was released on Friday, November 15th and is a barbell workout; and,
The third workout will be released around January 1st.
We anticipate that each athlete, once they begin the first workout within their heat, will have the first 3 workouts completed within an hour. We will release the heat assignments well before the event, once all of the registrations have been completed and we have had time to verify the number of athletes for each division. This will ensure that all athletes can plan the time frame in which they can fuel their bodies appropriately so as to maximize their performance. The semi-finals for each division will kick off around 1 pm.
There are now just 40 spots left for the Winter Chiller on February 1st with currently 61 men registered and 49 women. The women's novice division is currently the largest while the women's open division is the smallest. Come on, ladies! Represent!
The following workout will be one of the first 3 workouts which everyone is guaranteed to compete in. We wanted to release this barbell workout as this should help clarify which division some of you should enter if you were nervous about the weights. Take note that even if you cannot perform a movement with the specified weight in that division, you will still get a score for the reps you were able to complete at that weight so no scaling is necessary.
6 minute AMRAP:
With a continuously running clock complete the following:
2 minutes of max reps power clean
2 minutes of max reps shoulder to overhead
2 minutes of max reps overhead squat
Open weights: 135/95
Intermediate weights: 95/65
Novice weights: 75/45
With current registrations at 89, only 61 spots are left in the Winter Chiller. Here are a few details about the event that may sway your decision to sign up today!
With the first workout release still 5 days away, we are excited to see a large number of registrations completed. We have athletes registered from Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and, of course, West Virginia. This will be the largest Winter Chiller event yet!
Less than one week since the registration was opened and over half the field is taken. We are capping this event at 150 athletes so be sure to register ASAP if you were planning on competing!
We are planning on releasing the first 3 workouts for the Winter Chiller before the event on February 1, 2014 and anticipate releasing the first workout in mid-November.
Even though we are still putting the finishing touches on the first workout we can tell you that it is going to be a body-weight movement workout. No barbells; no double-unders; just simple, basic movements that all CrossFitters should be comfortable with (if not efficient, at least you know the standards).
Johnny Layne, owner of CrossFit Intense in Fairmont, West Virginia and co-owner of CrossFit Morgantown, has a love of competition and bringing the CrossFit community together. Along with his wife, Mindy, they work diligently to create exciting events that are sure to be challenging and fun. Their goal is to bring awareness to the sport of CrossFit by promoting multiple events throughout the year in the north central West Virginia area.