The CrossFit Games is an athletic competition sponsored by CrossFit + Reebok. The competition has been held every summer since 2007. Athletes at the Games compete in workouts that they learn about hours or days beforehand, consisting mostly of an assortment of standard aerobic, weightlifting, and gymnastics movements, as well as some additional surprise elements that are not part of the typical CrossFit regimen such as obstacle courses, dessert sand running, ocean swimming, softball throwing, or ascending a pegboard. The CrossFit Games stylizes their individual winners as the "Fittest on Earth".
To arrive at the actual games, athletes must place accordingly in their respective divisions. Any athlete at a CrossFit affiliate can compete in the Open workouts with their peers inside their own box for the chance to make it to the Games. At Hatchet, pretty well every member, no matter what level of fitness, competes in the Open. Five weeks, one workout per week. Sounds pretty do-able, right? Well the workouts can be tough, but all have scaled options. These five weeks are what we work for and they are a great time to be a part of the encouraging community that CrossFit is.