What makes the Gensan Italian Showdown® 2017 a unique competition? There are no online qualifications: all the subscribers have direct access to the live event, this means that 1.000 competitors will be on site, resulting in the biggest gathering of Crossfitters and enthusiasts in Europe!
And there are no strategies or tricks to choose the easiest category, nor disputed qualifying videos: all the competitors are admitted to the on-site selections and will face the same three workouts in a unique Open category. At the end of the first day, the ranking of each athlete will establish his skill level: Rx’d, Scaled or Beginner.
During the first edition, over 5.000 people attended the event in 3 days, and the videos of the competition got over 350.000 views on Facebook in just 2 months!
The second edition will be even bigger: there will be two game fields and a total prize valued at over 25.000 euro.
The Gensan Italian Showdown® 2017 is made possible by 33 CrossFit Affiliates who joined to organize a great event for all the Community, resulting in one of the biggest examples of crowd-funding and crowd-sourcing project in the fitness industry.
2 INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GAME FIELDS FULLY EQUIPPED BY XENIOS USA
On day-1 the live selections will take place in the indoor arena; on day-2 the brand new outdoor stadium will be used for the workouts reserved for the Beginners. On day-3 there will be the final events, some indoor and some outdoor.
Another great news is the first European Challenge for teenagers 15-17: they will participate in the competition in the Junior division to win an amazing final prize: the immediate admission to Xenios USA® Athletes Team and two 1-Year Sponsoring Contracts valued at 6.000 euro.
CASH FOR THE WINNERS AND 1,000 GOODY PACKS FROM GENSAN
For all the competitors the registration will open on the 1st of December 2016 at 00:00 (CET) and all the 1.000 available spots are expected to sell very quickly: in 2015 the registration was sold-out in just 48 hours, with subscribers coming from 22 European countries and over 200 CrossFit Affiliates.
Subscription fee is 55 euro and includes: direct access to the first day of the competition, the exclusive #ITS17 ATHLETE t-shirt, two free spectator passes valid for the entire week-end and a goodies pack from the sponsors.
50 PRIZES FROM COMPEX, FITAID, ROCKTAPE AND TRIGGERPOINT
The final phase of the Gensan Italian Showdown® will take place on Sunday, April 30 2017. The best 40 Rx athletes and the top 10 Masters will compete for the 10.000 euro money prize, while the best 40 Scaled and 100 Beginners will compete for the podium and for the Finisher’s Pack offered by sponsors, resulting in 50 prizes for a total value of 15.000 euro!
The winner of each category will also get a Compex machine valued up to 1.229 euro and, as if that were not enough, there will be a special Jackpot for the winner of the very last workout, regardless of his ranking in the overall leaderboard. This special prize will be unveiled before the finals and will fire up the competition till the last rep of the Showdown!
ITALIAN SHOWDOWN: SPECTATORS WILL ENTER THE LOTTERY TO WIN A COMPEX MACHINE
Spectators tickets will be on sale starting from January 27, 2017: Full-Fare (20 euro) and Reduced (10 euro) tickets will be available online, both will cover the entry for the entire weekend (3 days) and the Full-Fare ticjet will also guarantee a seat to enjoy the competition from a preferred position just in front of the battlefield. By purchasing a ticket on the official website, every spectator enters the Compex-ITS17 Lottery for a chance to win a Compex SP 4.0 valued at 629 euro!