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Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Vermonster Challenge at Green Mountain CossFit in Berlin. Coed teams of four will compete over the course of the day or weekend for the chance of eternal glory (or at least some cool prizes). This year, we have three competitive categories: Open (Rx) or Rec (Scaled) along with a brand new Masters (Rx) Division. If you want to participate as a Judge or Volunteer, scroll down for more information! We are always looking for teammates to help run the day.
This year we are also bringing back the Concept 2 raffle! For EACH TEAM that registers we will enter them into a raffle for a chance to win a brand new machine from Concept 2 for their gym. SO the more teams a gym sends to the Vermonster, the higher their chances are of winning that coveted piece of equipment!
The Open Division: September 23rd and 24th - $380 Team Registration - 2 Ladies/2 Men
The Rec Division: September 23rd Only - $260 Team Registration - 2 Ladies/2 Men
The Masters Division: September 24th Only - $260 Team Registration - 2 Ladies/2 Men
The Open Division is designed for intermediate to advanced level athletes who would consider themselves good candidates to compete in the CrossFit Open. If you have successfully completed a full season of Open workouts in the Rx division you will be at home in this category. There will be a minimum of 6 workouts that have no advanced gymnastics (HSPUs, Muscle-ups, Pistols) or prohibitive weights. Top teams will get a final workout where anything goes as far as movements and weights.
The Rec Division is for beginner to intermediate athletes who would feel at home doing the scaled version of the CrossFit Open. These are athletes who have good fundamental CrossFit skills but may not have more difficult movements like double-unders, squat snatches or unscaled pull-ups. All Scaled teams will get a minimum of 3 workouts for the day.
The Masters Division is designed for the 40+ intermediate to advanced level athletes who would consider themselves good candidates to compete in the CrossFit Open. If you have successfully completed a full season of Open workouts in the Rx division you will be at home in this category. There will be a minimum of 3 workouts that have no advanced gymnastics (HSPUs, Muscle-ups, Pistols) or prohibitive weights. Top teams will get a final workout where anything goes as far as movements and weights.
OPEN MOVEMENT STANDARDS
- Deadlift – 225/155
- Clean + Jerk – 135/95
- Thruster – 115/75
- Snatch - 115/75
- Chest-to-Bar Pull Ups
- Toes to Bar
- Wall-balls 20/14 to 10'
- Box Jumps 30"/24"
- American KB Swings 32/24kg
REC MOVEMENT STANDARDS
- Deadlift – 185/125
- Clean + Jerk – 95/65
- Thruster – 75/55
- Snatch - 75/55
- Assisted Pull Up
- Hang Knee Raise (above hip)
- Single Unders
- Wall Balls 14/10 to 10'
- Box Jumps/Step Ups 24"/20"
- American KB swings 16/12kg
MASTERS MOVEMENT STANDARDS
- Deadlift – 205/155
- Clean + Jerk – 115/75
- Thruster – 95/65
- Snatch - 95/65
- Wall-balls 20/14 to 10'
- Box Jumps 24"/20"
- American KB Swings 24/16kg
The weights listed above should be considered working weights, not 1RM. We recommend that athletes can complete short sets of at least 3-5 at these weights. In most cases partners will be allowed to split up work as needed between partners, so don’t let one or two movements scare you off! We reserve the right to use weights above those listed or include movements not listed (but we won’t be too mean!).
The Recreational Division is a great chance to try your first competition! We want to be as inclusive as possible in the recreational division. If you can’t meet the standards for a few of these movements but still want to compete, we encourage you to go for it. We will work with you on any mobility or movement limitations you have so you can still get the competition experience and have fun!
Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.
WORKOUT ANNOUNCEMENTS (6 Total):
Saturday/Sunday - Rec/Open/Masters
75 Meter Uphill Team Truck Pull
Rec - Driver + Empty Bed
Masters - Driver + 300 lbs
Open - Driver + 500 lbs
At "Go" Team will pull truck 75 meters up our side parking lot
Score is time to complete with a 2 minute cap
If you do not finish, your score will be 2 Min + 1 sec/5 meters
There will be 4 ropes attached to truck
Any pulling position is allowed but grip must be at end of rope
Ropes are approximately 10' long
This is a Floater Workout to be done during these time blocks:
Sat 9 - 1 Rec / Sat 1 - 5 Open / Sun 9 - 12 Masters
Saturday - Rec and Open Divisions
3 Rounds for Time
FF / MM Pairs
36 Partner Wall-Balls (30/20, 20/14 Over 9' Bar)
20 Power Cleans (165/115, 115/75)
4 Synchro Burpees at every transition
14 Min Cap
Females start on Wall-balls, Males start on Cleans
Workload can be shared evenly or unevenly
Wall-balls are over a bar, not to a wall or target
Ball must pass over bar in opposite direction each rep
All four athletes do Burpees together, then switch
Synchro burpees only require chest-to-ground together
4 Min for each teammate
300m Trail Run immediately into...
Max Atlas Stone Ground-to-shoulder until 3 Min mark
At 3 Minutes move immediately into...
Max Double (Open)/Single-Unders (Rec) until 4 Min mark
At 4 Minutes next athlete begins run
Open weights F-75/F-95/M-115/M-M-140
Rec weights F-40/F-50/M-75/M-95
Each athlete chooses one weight
Order of athletes is from heaviest stone to lightest
"Run" Score is time to complete 300m
"Stone" score is total team weight moved from GTS
"Jump" score is total team double/single-unders
8 Min AMRAP (Reps)
Athlete 1: Max Rep Deadlift (Open - 225/155, Rec - 155/105)
Athlete 2: 25' Walking Lunge (2 x 35 lb DB)*
Athlete 3: Max Rep Toes-to-Bar (Rec. - Hanging knee raises)
Athlete 4: 25' Walking Lunge (2 x 16 kg KB)*
* Open: Male Overhead / Female Front Rack
* Rec: Male Front Rack / Female Farmer Carry
Deadlift & TTB Athletes do reps while lungers do 25' length
Lungers must meet with 4 feet on tape at 12.5' every lap
Once Overhead/Rack/Farmer is established, must hold for 25'
Loss of Lunge position or bad rep requires re-start from both
Athletes rotate at end of every Lunge length
Deadlift & TTB must stop & rotate after lunger crosses line
Score is total Deadlift Reps + total TTB Reps
Sunday - Masters 40+ and Open Divisions
Fem. 1: 4 Min to Establish 3 RM Snatch (Power or Squat)
Fem. 2: 4 Min to Establish 3 RM Clean & Jerk (Power or Squat)
Male 1: 4 Min to Establish 3 RM Snatch (Power or Squat)
Male 2: 4 Min to Establish 3 RM Clean & Jerk (Power or Squat)
Weights can only increase during each 4 minutes - can decrease on switch
There will be a women's bar and a Men's bar available
Weights are 4 x 45, 2 x 25, 4 x 10, 2 x 5, 2 x 2.5
One athlete goes at a time for 4 minutes
Team can help load bar for athlete
Reps must be touch-and-go
Score = Heaviest bar for each person added up
1st Male/Female pair starts workout
2nd Pair cannot advance until next movement is open
70 Box Jumps (Criss-Cross over 20" box)
60 One-Arm DB Shoulder-to-Overhead (50/35)
50 Calorie Row (25 Calories each - unbroken)
40 Overhead Kettlebell Swings (32/24)
30 Calorie Ski (15 Calories each - unbroken)
20 Min Cap
All numbers are shared between the two athletes in each pair
One athlete works at a time in each pair
Box Jumps, Row and Ski must be split evenly
Other movements can be distributed unevenly
Box Jumps do not have to have open knees and hips at top but both feet have to contact top surface of box
4 km Team Bike - 1000m each athlete
Other athletes perform Back Squats (135/95)
Bar cannot touch ground after workout starts
Every 4 Squats subtracts 1 Second from time
4 Jumping Lunge penalty for dropped bar
20 Min Cap
Typical Competition Day Schedule
7:00am Registration Opens
8:00am Athlete Meeting
8:30am Judges Meeting
3:45pm Awards (Top 3 Rec Teams - Saturday Only)
4:00pm THE VERMONSTER (Sunday Only)
4:45pm Awards (Top 3 Open / Masters Teams - Sunday Only)
CLICK HERE TO BE A JUDGE
As you all know, good judging is critical to running a great event. Judging requires a good eye for movement, a knowledge of basic standards, and just as importantly - the ability to count! If you know anyone at your gym (member OR coach) who would be a good fit, and would be interested, please have them reach out to our head judge at email@example.com
Judges will all get a free T-shirt, free food, and $60 for the day. We are looking to fill 10 judging slots - so any help is appreciated.
Not around the whole day? Do you still want to help, but Judging not your thing? VOLUNTEER!! Please contact our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org