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There Will Be Cuts: CrossFit Games Age Group and Adaptive Workouts Released

Workouts for Masters, Teens and Adaptive athletes have been partially released. The Age Group fields will be cut in half for the final event.

The first three CrossFit Games Age Group and Adaptive workouts have been released, together with the total number of events and the news that the Age Group fields will be cut before the final event.

CrossFit announced there will be a total of 9 events for athletes in the 16-17, 35-39 and 40-44 age group divisions and a total of 7 events for adaptive divisions and the rest of the age groups, which include athletes in the 14-15, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65+ brackets.

The 2021 CrossFit Games will run from Tuesday, July 27 through to Sunday, August 1. Athlete division are set to compete under the following schedule:

crossfit games team scheduleSource: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

CrossFit Games Age Group Events

16-17, 35-39 and 40-44 divisions

Events for Tuesday, July 27:

Event 1

For time:

Ages 16-17, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49

  • 4.5-mile run (6 laps)

Ages 50-54, 55-59, 14-15

  • 3.75-mile run (5 laps)

Ages 60-64, 65+

  • 3-mile run (4 laps)

Time cap: 40 min.

Event 2

Ages 16-17, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49

5 rounds for time:

  • 1 legless rope climb (20 ft.)
  • 5 deadlifts (345 lb./215 lb.)

Ages 14-15

5 rounds for time:

  • 1 legless rope climb (20 ft.)
  • 5 deadlifts (255 lb./175 lb.)

Ages 50-54, 55-59

5 rounds for time:

  • 1 rope climb (20 ft.)
  • 5 deadlifts (315 lb./195 lb.)

Ages 60-64 and 65+

4 rounds for time:

  • 1 rope climb (20 ft.)
  • 5 deadlifts (255 lb./175 lb.)

Time cap: 6 min.

Event 3

  • 1-Rep Max Snatch

The first three events will take place on Tuesday, July 27, the inaugural day of the 2021 CrossFit Games. The events for the second day of competition will be released at noon CT on Tuesday on the CrossFit Games site.

Athletes in the 16-17, 35-39 and 40-44 divisions will then compete in three events on Wednesday, July 28.  The final events for these age group divisions will be released on Wednesday at 12 p.m. CT on the CrossFit Games site.

The whole field will then compete in events 7 and 8 on Thursday, July 29 – the last day of competition for Age Group athletes – before the field is cut by half for the final event.

Age Group event 9 will then see the top 10 athletes in each division compete for the title Fittest on Earth.

Competing in these divisions are exceptional athletes such as Venezuela’s first CrossFit Games medallist Amato Mazzocca (Boys 16-17), Emma Lawson (Girls 16-17), who competed against Games veterans at the Atlas Games Semifinal and finished 9th, individual Games medallist and two-time Masters champion Kyle Kasperbauer (Men 35-39), and Kiwi powerhouse and Games veteran Alethea Boon (Women 35-39).

Also watch our for Nuno Costa (Men 40-44), Stephanie Roy (Women 40-44), who’s making at comeback in 2021 after having won two CrossFit Games titles in 2017 and 2018, Kelly Friel (Women 40-44), who’s had an incredibly strong season so far, and Rebecca Voigt Miller (Women 40-44), one of CrossFit’s most consistent athletes, having competed in every CrossFit Games since 2008.

Find the full leaderboard here.

crossfit games age group eventsSource: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Adaptive and 14-15, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65+ divisions

Events for Tuesday, July 27:

Event 1

  • Long Run

Event 2

Couplet:

  • Rope Climbs
  • Heavy Deadlifts

Event 3

  • Heavy Snatch

Athletes in the 14-15, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65+ divisions will compete in events 4 and 5 the following day, Wednesday July 28. Their last day of competition will also feature two events; the field will be cut to 10 athletes after event 6, with only the top half of the field competing in the final event.

The competition for adaptive divisions, which include Men and Women Upper Extremity, Men and Women Lower Extremity and Men and Women Neuromuscular, will follow the same schedule, with the exception that there will be no cuts made to the adaptive divisions.

There will be 5 athletes competing in each of the adaptive divisions.

CrossFit Games adaptive eventsSource: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Watch out for Jason Grubb (Men 45-49), who went from overweight to CrossFit Games champion, CrossFit OG and two-time Masters podium athlete Annie Sakamoto (Women 45-49), decorated Kevin Koester (Men 50-54), and Canada’s Joyanne Cooper (Women 50-54).

Closing in on 10 years at the CrossFit Games, Ron Ortiz (Men 55-59) will be a force to be reckoned with. Laurie Meschishnick (Women 55-59) will compete to defend her 2019 title, while Lynne Knapman (Women 60-64) will make her 10th Games appearance and continue her strike as the only athlete to have qualified for every CrossFit Games masters competition and Susan Clarke (Women 60-64) will fight for her fifth CrossFit Games title.

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