The CrossFit Games Chaos event was a totally new idea for the Games. Athletes moved down the field unaware of what they would face next. Each rep range was revealed to them once they moved onto the next station.
CROSSFIT GAMES CHAOS EVENT
35 / 30-cal. SkiErg
30 / 25 burpees to bar
45 / 40 single-arm OHS, 50 / 35-lb. DB
40 / 45 single-leg squats
25 box jump-overs, 42 / 36-in. box
110-ft. tumbler pull, 400 / 300 lb.
CROSSFIT GAMES CHAOS EVENT – THE ANNOUNCEMENT
“For IE9, all athletes knew upon entering North Park was the name of the event: Chaos.
When they got to the field, they saw stations set up in front of them.
At each station, the judge would tell the athlete a movement name and the athlete then performed that movement until being instructed to progress to the next station. Rep counts and later movements were not disclosed ahead.
“That was definitely different,” says @brookewellss who finished fourth in the event. “Different but fun.”
“I saw we did 30 calories on the ski erg so I started thinking maybe it’s 30 reps of each movement or maybe the reps go down by 10 at each.”
“But you didn’t really have time to think about it,” adds Wells. “You just had to move.”
Wells notes the box jumps as the most difficult element.
“It’s funny because that’s the one element where they told us how many we had to do. They told us to do 25. But knowing the number didn’t make them easier.”
Wells will enter tonight in seventh overall.
“So much better than I was doing at this point last year!” she laughs. “I’m planning to keep moving up.”
CROSSFIT GAMES CHAOS MALE EVENT
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CROSSFIT GAMES CHAOS FEMALE EVENT
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