Overview

What you need to know

Overview

The Finals of The Berlin Throwdown will take place at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin on 8th & 9th July 2017.

The event will be split into a team competition on Saturday 8th of July and an individual competition on Sunday 9th of July. Athletes can choose if they want to compete as part of a team, battle it out on their own, or do both.

Who will make their way to the top to be victorious and become the Champion of The Berlin Throwdown 2017?

Registration for the online qualifier is open until the 14th of May and you can get your spectator Ticket for the finals in July here.

 

COMPETITION DIVISIONS

All Individual Divisions compete July 09th

All Team Divisions compete July 08th

 

Male & Female RX

Masters Division

Yes, this year’s BTD will have a Male & Female Master’s Division age 35+

Male & Female Scaled

And Yes, this year there will also be a scaled competition in the stadium. Scaled Athletes will compete in three different workouts to see who comes out on top. There will be no prices (except infinite glory) in the scaled Division to make sure you have a fair competition.

 

Male & Female Team RX

Master Male & Female

Teams will consist of 2 athletes of the same gender. Athletes can compete on both days of the Finals Weekend, competing in the Individual and Team Competition, if they qualified for both.

Athletes can form Superteams. This means athletes who form a team don’t have to work out at the same box, live in the same city or country nor do they have to be of the same nationality.

The Qualifier WODs for the Team Competition will be announced at the same time as those for the Individual Competition. The Qualifier WODs can be done individually and the scores will be added up to form the team score.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for the online qualifiers will open on Monday 30th of January 2017 and registration will close at 22:00 (CET) on Sunday 14th of May. No late entries will be accepted. You can register here.

 

HOW TO QUALIFY

Before getting the opportunity to visit Berlin and compete in the Finals of The Berlin Throwdown 2017 each athlete will first have to qualify through the online qualifiers from 8th of May till 28th of May 2016.

 

ELIGIBILITY

All qualifying athletes must hold a valid passport.

 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

At the end of the online qualifiers the top athletes will be asked to provide video submissions for all three qualifier WODs. The athletes requested to submit videos must do so latest by 22:00 (CET) on Sunday 28th of May.

Whilst videos do not need to be submitted when you submit your scores, we highly recommend if you are aiming to qualify that you upload your videos with scores as you go, to avoid any last minute upload issues that may cost you a qualifying spot. Videos should be loaded to a video hosting site like YouTube or Vimeo. The link to that video is then submitted with your score.

To find out more about Video Submissions go to Video Guidelines.

 

IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION

The online qualifiers will run from 8th of May – 28th of May 2017.

Each week for three weeks one workout will be released on the Monday of each week at 07:00 (CET). Athletes have until the Sunday 22:00 (CET) each week to submit their scores for the respective workout. Signing up for the qualifiers will be possible until Sunday 14th 22:00 (CET). However keep in mind that this also the deadline for uploading your first score.

  • WOD 1 will be released at 07:00 (CET) on Monday 8th of May. Athletes will have until Sunday 14th  of May at 22:00 (CET) to submit their scores and have their score verified by their judge.
  • WOD 2 will be released at 07:00 (CET) on Monday 15th of May. Athletes will have until Sunday 21st of May at 22:00 (CET) to submit their scores and have their score verified by their judge.
  • WOD 3 will be released at 07:00 (CET) on Monday 22nd of May. Athletes will have until Sunday 28th of May at 22:00 (CET) to submit their scores and have their score verified by their judge.

The Berlin Throwdown leaderboard will be live throughout the qualifier and will be updated as scores are submitted. Depending on their placing for each workout athletes will be awarded points. At the end of the qualifiers athletes will receive an overall ranking.

Qualifying athletes will receive an email inviting them to compete at the finals; this will be sent out on Sunday 4th of June and athletes will have 3 days until Wednesday 7th of June at 22:00 CET to accept their place and purchase their competitor ticket. Those who do not do so will forfeit their place at the finals and the place will be offered to the next athlete in line.

Second round offers will be sent out on Monday 8th of June and those athletes will then have 3 days until Sunday 11th of June at 22:00 CET to accept their place and purchase their competitor ticket.

 

THE SCALED COMPETITION

Not everyone is ready to compete at higher levels, yet. However competing is fun and it will give the possibility to compare yourself with others who are in the same situation. Therefor The Berlin Throwdown will offer the possibility to participate in an competition whilst scaling the WODs.

The scaled division is aimed at athletes who want to compete but may not have the experience to compete in the RX division, yet. The WODs will be similar to the qualifier workouts, but the weights will be lighter and the movements may be scaled.

 

THE FINALS

The Berlin Throwdown Finals will take place on the 8th & 9th of July 2017 at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin.

Finals will have:

30 spots for Elite M / F
10 spots for Masters 35+ M / F
10 spots for Scaled M / F
30 spots for Team Elite M+M / F+F
5 spots for Team Masters 35+ M+M / F+F

Further details for the finals will be released closer to the event.