Are These The Only Six Events Of The 2017 CrossFit Games Regionals?

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We've seen Dave Castro announced six events for the 2017 CrossFit Games Regionals and based on trends from the last four years of Regionals, we expected there to be seven events. It seems like we may have only six events though. Dave Castro has just posted this on Twitter:

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"Going to be fun..." doesn't really tell us whether this is it or not, but it certainly sounds like Castro is putting a button on the individual Regional events. Here are all six:

Friday


Event 1


For time, wearing a weight vest:
1,200-m run
Then, 12 rounds of:
  4 strict handstand push-ups
  8 chest-to-bar pull-ups
  12 squats

Men wear a 20-lb. vest
Women wear a 14-lb. vest
Time cap: 25 minutes


Event 2


21-15-9 reps for time of:
Dumbbell snatches
Ring dips

Men use an 80-lb. dumbbell
Women use a 55-lb. dumbbell
Time cap: 6 minutes


Saturday


Event 3


For time:
100-ft. dumbbell overhead walking lunge
100 double-unders
50 wall-ball shots
15-ft. rope climb, 10 ascents
50 wall-ball shots
100 double-unders
100-ft. dumbbell overhead walking lunge

Men use an 80-lb. dumbbell and 30-lb. ball.
Women use a 55-lb. dumbbell and 20-lb. ball.
Time cap: 16 minutes


Event 4


For time:
60-ft. handstand walk
10 toes-to-bars
10 double kettlebell deadlifts
60-ft. handstand walk
12 toes-to-bars
12 double kettlebell deadlifts
60-ft. handstand walk
14 toes-to-bars
14 double kettlebell deadlifts
60-ft. handstand walk
16 toes-to-bars
16 double kettlebell deadlifts

Men use two 150-lb. kettlebells
Women use two 106-lb. kettlebells
Time cap: 11 minutes


Sunday


Event 5


21-15-9 reps for time of:
Ring muscle ups
Dumbbell overhead squats

Men use an 80-lb. dumbbell
Women use a 55-lb. dumbbell
Time cap: unknown

Event 6


For time:
30/25 calories on the Assault Bike
20 burpee box jump overs 
10 sandbag cleans

Men will use a 150-lb sandbag and 30 inch box
Women will use a 100-lb sandbag and 24 inch box
Time cap: unknown


So are these the only 6 events individuals will be taking on at Regionals? This would be the first time since 2012 that Regionals had six events as 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 each had seven events. It will also be the first Regionals since 2011 to not include a max weightlifting event and the first since 2012 which doesn't have a set of two events which take place back-to-back with limited rest.

The biggest change would be that this is the first ever CrossFit sanctioned event which has absolutely no barbells in any events. The barbell is the single most popular tool for CrossFitters worldwide to develop fitness through heavy lifting, barbell cycling, or conditioning. 

What do you think? Will this set of Regionals events select for the fittest to make it through to the Games? Do these events tell us anything about what to expect from the Games? Sound off below!

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