Welcome to the 2014 Vermonster Team Challenge
We are excited to roll out our third year of The Vermonster, and since last year’s team challenge went so well we are sticking with that format. In 2014 we will have two team categories available:
Open Team – 2 Female/2 Male – Saturday & Sunday
The Open category is designed for intermediate to advanced level CrossFitters. Athletes must have strong weightlifting and gymnastics skills, but there will be no minimum work requirements so teams can make up for individual gaps in movements or weight. Workouts will be designed to test strength, skill and work capacity. At least one athlete on each team should have muscle-ups, handstand push-ups, rope climbs, chest-to-bar pull-ups, and pistols. Guys should be comfortable moving a 225 lb. deadlift for multiple reps and Girls moving a 155 lb. deadlift for reps. Athletes should be able to go shoulder-to-overhead for multiple reps with 115 lbs. (guys) and 75 lbs. (girls). These are the folks in your gym who often (but not always) go prescribed on workouts.
Rec Team – 2 Female/2 Male – Saturday Only
The Rec category is for beginner to intermediate level CrossFitters or experienced Boot Camp participants. Athletes should have a solid grasp on fundamentals CrossFit movements. Workouts will be designed to be inclusive, challenging and fun. Guys should be able to swing a 24kg kettlebell overhead at least a few times, jump repeatedly onto a 20″ Box, perform one strict pull-up and be able to climb partway up a rope. Girls should be able to swing a 16kg kettlebell overhead a few times, jump repeatedly onto a 16″ box, perform at least one strict pull-up with a red band and climb partway up a rope. These are the folks in your gym who have been CrossFitting for more than 6 month and often scale one or more movements in a workout.