The first Festivus competition was held on April 30th. The concept was simple yet long overdue. A CrossFit competition designed for novice and intermediate CrossFitters only. No fire-breather types allowed.Since these people make up 95% of CrossFitters it made sense to have a competition designed for only them.
The idea is that there would be no scaling.No athlete whether 6 months in or brand new to CrossFit would need to scale any of the events. This competition was to be about capacity more than a high degree of skill. Everyone can row…just how fast? Everyone could deadlift..just how much?
So the first competition sold out pretty quickly and about 70 athletes from several states showed up to compete. Everyone left excited and motivated to compete again. So when we received a few emails from some athletes wondering when we would do another this past September we decided to go for it. This time around over 120 athletes from 7 states showed up to compete. Again everyone had fun and were itching for another Festivus competition. Again the emails started coming in and we decided to hold a winter competition and because we wouldn’t have use of the outdoors we limited it to 100 athletes. In the first 2 hours of open registration we sold over 30 spots. The rest sold out in 2 days.
So that brings us to today and the creation of the first national version called the Festivus Games. Novice and intermediate athletes from across the country will compete in a 1 day event, all on the same day. We will crown individual champions from each participating box and a national champ as well.
You can count on a feat of strength for sure!