Third Annual CrossFit Liftoff Begins November 30

It’s that time again, folks: take all that dedication and hard work and throw some heavyweights around for the third annual CrossFit Liftoff. 

The Liftoff is a combination of a max clean and jerk, max snatch, and a CrossFit workout. The competition begins on November 30 and concludes at 5 PM PST on Monday, December 4. 

Unlike other CrossFit events, the Liftoff is made up of weight classes with the men’s from under 135 to 226+ pounds and the women’s from under 110 to 171+ pounds. This year, there will be a masters and a teenage division as well, which will be based on the participant’s age.

Competitors can participate at their affiliate gym and have the affiliate manage and validate the score or submit on YouTube video links with scores to compete outside of the affiliate. 

Prizes will be awarded for heaviest snatch, heaviest clean and jerk, and total. Also, the top pound-for-pound lifter and top overall performer will receive prizes as well. Here's the prize list:

Cash Prizes - Top Overall Score (Individual Division only)

  • First-place overall male and female, US$3,000 each

  • Second-place overall male and female, US$2,500 each

  • Third-place overall male and female, US$2,000 each

  • Fourth-place overall male and female, US$1,500 each

  • Fifth-place overall male and female, US$1,000 each

Cash Prizes - Top Pound-for-Pound* Lifters (Individual Division only)

  • First-place pound-for-pound overall male and female, US $3,000 each

  • Second-place pound-for-pound overall male and female, US $2,000 each

  • Third-place pound-for-pound overall male and female, US $1,000 each

* Pound-for-pound award is determined by dividing the snatch and clean-and-jerk total by the athlete’s body weight.  

Cash Prizes - Weightlifting Total* (Individual Division only)

  • First-place total overall male and female, US $3,000 each
  • Second-place total overall male and female, US $2,000 each
  • Third-place total overall male and female, US $1,000 each

*Weightlifting total is determined by combining weights lifted in the snatch and clean and jerk

Cash Prize - Best Snatch (Individual Division only)

  • Top overall male and female, US $3,000 each

Cash Prize - Best Clean and Jerk (Individual Division only)

  • Top overall male and female, US $3,000 each

Rogue Gift Cards - All Individual/Masters/Teenage Divisions

  • First-place overall male and female: Rogue gift card for US $1,000

  • Second-place overall male and female: Rogue gift card for US $250

  • Third-place overall male and female: Rogue gift card for US $100

Weight Belt Prizes - Weight Class Winners - Overall Score (Individual Division only)

A customized Rogue Weight Belt will be awarded to the top three overall scores for men and women in each weight class.

Please note: In order to claim any prize, athletes must provide a video record of all of their workouts. These videos must be submitted to CrossFit Inc. even if the workouts were completed at an affiliate with a registered judge.

More information can be found here.

By Matthew Dykes, @hanginwithmattyd, host of the podcasts What Is Fit? and Hangin' With Matty D