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Europe Win! The 2016 Crossfit Team Invitational Recap

The 2016 Crossfit Team Invitational was a captivating mix of guts, glory and extreme fitness. To watch the entire two-hour event again, check out the video here. Find the best bits, biggest lifts and most brutal performances below and for full details of all the events and how the action progressed from event to event, see the section below that. Have fun, get inspired and enjoy your Crossfit!

Katrin Davidsdottir Snatches 91.5 kg (202 lbs) to help Team Europe take first place!

As coach and competitor, Rich Froning stepped up and delivered this monstrous 165 kg (365 lb) lift exactly when the pressure was mounting for the USA.

Event 1: Deadlifts and Bar-Facing Burpees

  • Event 1 – All 4 athletes
  • 21-15-9 reps of:
  • 854-lb. deadlifts
  • Bar-facing burpees

“All four athletes work together to deadlift a long bar loaded to 854 lb. Burpees must be synchronized.”

2016 crossfit team invitational pacific teamSource: CrossFit Inc
Stronger together

Event 1 Results

1. Pacific – 5:08.12  (6 points)
2. Europe – 5:18.44  (4 points)
3. USA – 5:24.10  (2 points)
4. Canada – 5:58.59 (0 points)

Event 2: Women’s Team Max Snatch and C&J

  • Event 2 – 2 female athletes
  • 1-rep-max snatch
  • 1-rep-max clean and jerk

“For each lift, athletes will have two attempts. One female athlete will snatch, and the other will clean and jerk. The team score is the sum of the max snatch plus the max clean and jerk.”

Event 2 Results

1. Pacific – 447 lb. – 3 points
2. Europe – 442 lb. – 2 points
3. Canada – 430 lb. – 1 point
4. USA – 427 lb. – 0 points

The Pacific Team extended their lead going into Event 3.

Overall Standings (2 / 7 Events Completed)
1. Pacific – 9 points
2. Europe – 6 points
3. USA – 2 points
4. Canada – 1 point

Event 3: Women’s Team Handstand-Walk Relay

  • Event 3 – 2 female athletes
  • Handstand-walk relay

“Relay-style handstand-walk relay with each athlete walking the length of the floor.”

usa team handstand walk
The Event in full swing

Event 3 Results

1. USA – 1:03.44  (3 points)
2. Europe – 1:22.34 (2 points)
3. Canada – 1:32.68  (1 point)
4. Pacific – 1:48.87  (0 points)

The event closed the point-gaps between teams, but that wasn’t enough to shake up the leaderboard.

Overall Standings (3 / 7 Events Completed)
1. Pacific – 9 points
2. Europe – 8 points
3. USA – 5 points
4. Canada – 2 points

Event 4: Bars, Rowers, Bikes and Pigs

  • Event 4 – All 4 athletes
  • 15 bar muscle-ups
  • 20/16-cal. bike and 24/20-cal. row
  • 4 Pig flips
  • 12 bar muscle-ups
  • 20/16-cal. bike and 24/20-cal. row
  • 3 Pig flips
  • 9 bar muscle-ups
  • 20/16-cal. bike and 24/20-cal. row
  • 2 Pig flips

pig flip crossfitSource: CrossFit Inc
Flip the Pig!

Event 4 Results

1. Europe – 8:27.92  (6 points)
2. USA – 8:29.48  (4 points)
3. Pacific – 8:36.28 (2 points)
4. Canada – 11:04.36 (0 points)

Overall Standings (4 / 7 Events Completed)
1. Europe – 14 points
2. Pacific – 11 points
3. USA – 9 points
4. Canada – 2 points

Event 5: Men’s Team Max Snatch and C&J

  • 1-rep-max snatch
  • 1-rep-max clean and jerk

2016 Crossfit Team Invitational Rich FroningSource: CrossFit Inc
Rich Froning in action!

Event 5 Results

1. USA – 642 lb. – 3 points
2. Canada – 640 lb. – 2 points
3. Europe – 610 lb. – 1 point
4. Pacific – 597 lb. – 0 points

Overall Standings (5 / 7 Events Completed)
1. Europe – 15 points
2. USA – 12 points
3. Pacific – 11 points
4. Canada – 4 points

Event 6: Men’s Team Handstand-Walk Relay

Handstand-walk relay

Event 6 Results

1. Pacific – 1:06.49 – 3 points
2. USA – 1:08.99 – 2 points
3. Canada – 1:10.45 – 1 point
4. Europe – 1:11.53 – 0 points

Overall Standings (6 / 7 Events Completed)
1. Europe – 15 points
2T. Pacific – 14 points
2T. USA – 14 points
4. Canada – 5 points

Event 7: 2016 Crossfit Team Invitational

  • As MF pairs, each athlete completes:
  • 3 rope climbs
  • 30 strict HSPU with HS hold
  • Then, as a team:
  • 30 slug cleans
  • 30 Pig jump-overs, synchro
  • 30 slug thrusters

Event 7 Results

1. Europe – 9:24.16 – 6 points
2. Canada – 9:27.59 – 4 points
3. USA – 9.38.87 – 2 points
4. Pacific – 9:38.97- 0 points

Final Results

1. Europe – 23 points
2. USA – 16 points
3. Pacific – 14 points
4. Canada – 10 points

*Exercise standards and Event descriptions are © of CrossFit Inc

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