18 March, 2014

Registration and Division Information for Disney Fit Challenge

Photo from ESPN WWOS


Not that I've been stalking the ESPN WWOS (Wide World of Sports) website or anything but Disney finally released some more information about the Disney Fit Challenge! And registration is NOW OPEN!


photo from ESPN WWOS


Registration is now OPEN!!  Here's the info you need to know for that....

When: September 26th - 28th, 2014
Where:  ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, FL
Registration Information (Easiest way was to screen shot the info!):  click HERE to register


photo from ESPN WWOS

Schedule:

** Edited to add:  Apparently this isn't a 'true' three day competition.  When you register, you have to select if you're going to compete on Friday OR Saturday.  Looks like the same 4 workouts will be completed on both days.  Then from all the competitors on Fri/Sat, the top athletes will move on to Sunday.  This definitely wasn't how it was explained earlier, or how normal CrossFit competitions are held.  Hmm... 



Photo from DisneySports twitter
Divisions:  Now here's where I'm not 100% sure which division I'm going to jump into... Most likely I'll be doing Rx since I can do all of the movements except maybe the hand stand pushups.  Luckily women don't have to do muscle ups in Rx.

There are several divisions including Recreation, Scaled, Rx, Elite, Master, Teams and Team - Master. Pretty much just like any other CrossFit competition, with the addition of the Recreation division.

Recreation Division
The Recreation Division is for athletes desiring a chance to test their fitness level against fellow competitors by seeing who can complete a variety of physical tasks the fastest. There will be general calisthenics, as well as strength tests of lifting and carrying heavy objects. This division will also test cardio-respiratory endurance through wind sprints or rowing or a combination of the two.  Recreation Division requires no experience in Olympic lifts or advanced gymnastic movements, as they will not be part of any event. Recreation Division athletes will not face olympic lifts, power lifts, kettlebells, pull-ups, pistols, hand-stand push-ups, or double-unders. You may face the following in competition:
  • Push-ups
  • Air Squats
  • Weighted Squats
  • Wall Ball Shots
  • Lunges
  • Plyometric Movements
  • Dumbbell Presses
  • Sit-ups
  • Sprints
  • One mile run
  • Obstacles
  • Lift Conventional objects
  • Pushing or Pulling objects


Scaled Division
The Scaled Division is for athletes that have experience performing high-intensity workouts that include Olympic lifts, Bodyweight movements and cardio-respiratory modalities.  Scaled Division athletes will not face pull-ups (females), pistols, hand-stand push-ups, double-unders or rope climbs. You may face the following in competition:
  • Push-ups
  • Air Squats
  • Weighted Squats
  • Wall Ball Shots
  • Lunges
  • Plyometric Movements
  • Dumbbell Presses
  • Sit-ups
  • Sprints
  • One mile run
  • Obstacles
  • Lift Conventional objects
  • Pushing or Pulling objects
  • Olympic lifts (light to medium load)
  • Power lifts (light to medium load)
  • Knees-to-bars (females)
  • Toes-to-bar (males)
  • Pull-ups (males)


Rx Division
The Rx Division is for athletes that can perform most benchmark workouts as prescribed in their box or gym. Athletes should be strong, excel in most gymnastic movements and have an ability to sustain a high tempo and pace while working through movements. Rx Division athletes may face the following in competition:
  • Push-ups
  • Air Squats
  • Weighted Squats
  • Wall Ball Shots
  • Lunges
  • Plyometric Movements
  • Dumbbell Presses
  • Sit-ups
  • Sprints
  • One mile run
  • Obstacles
  • Lift Conventional objects
  • Pushing or Pulling objects
  • Olympic lifts (med to heavy load)
  • Power lifts (med to heavy load)
  • Toes-to-bar
  • Pull-ups
  • Muscle-ups (males)
  • Handstand push-ups
  • Double-unders
  • Rope climbs


Elite Division
The Elite Division is for athletes that possess an elite combination of strength, speed and endurance. Athletes can expect Olympic and Power lifts, complex gymnastic movements such as handstand walks and muscle-ups, weighted pistols, and double-unders. Elite Division athletes may face the following in competition: 
  • Push-ups
  • Air Squats
  • Weighted Squats
  • Wall Ball Shots
  • Lunges
  • Plyometric Movements
  • Dumbbell Presses
  • Sit-ups
  • Sprints
  • One mile run
  • Obstacles
  • Lift Conventional objects
  • Pushing or Pulling objects
  • Olympic lifts (heavy load)
  • Power lifts (heavy load)
  • Toes-to-bar
  • Pull-ups
  • Muscle-ups (males)
  • Handstand push-ups
  • Double-unders
  • Rope climbs

Master Division
The Master Division is for athletes who will be 40 years old or older on September 25, 2014. Athletes should be able to perform most benchmark workouts as prescribed in their box or gym. Master Division athletes may face the following in competition: 
  • Push-ups
  • Air Squats
  • Weighted Squats
  • Wall Ball Shots
  • Lunges
  • Plyometric Movements
  • Dumbbell Presses
  • Sit-ups
  • Sprints
  • One mile run
  • Obstacles
  • Lift Conventional objects
  • Pushing or Pulling objects
  • Olympic lifts (medium load)
  • Power lifts (medium load)
  • Toes-to-bar
  • Pull-ups
  • Muscle-ups (males)
  • Double-unders
  • Hand-stand push-ups
  • Pistols
  • Rope Climbs (males)

Team Division
The Team Division will be comprised of three athletes of the same gender competing together. Teams will be able to partition movements and reps in most events. This will allow each team to strategize and take in to account each team members strength and weakness. Team Division athletes may face the following in competition: 
  • Push-ups
  • Air Squats
  • Weighted Squats
  • Wall Ball Shots
  • Lunges
  • Plyometric Movements
  • Dumbbell Presses
  • Sit-ups
  • Sprints
  • One mile run
  • Obstacles
  • Lift Conventional objects
  • Pushing or Pulling objects
  • Olympic lifts (medium to heavy load)
  • Power lifts (medium to heavy load)
  • Toes-to-bar
  • Pull-ups
  • Muscle-ups (males)
  • Double-unders
  • Rope climbs

Team Master Division
The Team Master Division will be comprised of three athletes of the same gender competing together. Teams will be able to partition movements and reps in most events. This will allow each team to strategize and take in to account each team members strength and weakness. The Master Division is for athletes who will be 40 years old or older on September 25, 2014. Team Master Division athletes may face the following in competition: 
  • Push-ups
  • Air Squats
  • Weighted Squats
  • Wall Ball Shots
  • Lunges
  • Plyometric Movements
  • Dumbbell Presses
  • Sit-ups
  • Sprints
  • One mile run
  • Obstacles
  • Lift Conventional objects
  • Pushing or Pulling objects
  • Olympic lifts (medium to heavy load)
  • Power lifts (medium to heavy load)
  • Toes-to-bar
  • Pull-ups
  • Muscle-ups (males)
  • Double-unders
  • Rope climbs



And here's some FAQ questions from their website:

Q: What is the Disney Fit Challenge?
A: The inaugural Disney Fit Challenge is an athletic competition allowing participants to test their physical fitness by completing a variety of movements and workouts against fellow competitors. Divisions have been established allowing for a wide range of physical ability and skill in addition to age groups allowing competitors to see how they place not only within a division but also within their respective age group. 

Q: What is the competition schedule?
A: First Round Competition will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Friday, September 26th and Saturday, September 27th in each division. Athletes will select one of those two days to compete, and they will participate in multiple workouts on that day. Top Scores from both days in each division and age group combined will advance to the finals on Sunday, September 28th 

Q: Where will competition take place?
A: All rounds of competition will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Athletes will move to different locations as they complete their workouts. These locations will be inside as well as outside and provide a unique test for each athlete across multiple venues. 

Q: What time does competition start and end?
A: Workouts will begin at 8:15 AM and end at approximately 5:40 PM daily, depending on the division.  Please check division schedules for exact times. 

Q: What is the cost to register?
A: The cost is $175 per individual to register for the Recreation, Scaled, Rx, Elite, and Master Divisions. The cost is $525 to register for the Team Division, which is comprised of (3) athletes of the same gender.

Q: Are there any requirements to compete?
A: There are no requirements to compete, however, we do recommend reading the standards for each division to make an informed decision.  Please note that at no point will any movements be altered, exchanged or eliminated.  The inability to perform a movement will simply result in a “No Rep” and will be scored as such.  

Q: When will the workout be released?
A: The workouts for each division will be released at least one week prior to competition, no later than Friday, September 19th, 2014.

Q: Why can’t I find out what the workouts are now?
A: In order to determine the fittest athlete across a variety of challenges, the workouts will not released until a week prior to the event to prevent athletes from training for specific movements and instead promote well rounded fitness.

Q: Where can I see the workouts?
A: Workouts will be released no later than Friday, September 19th, 2014.

Q: Where and at what time is check in?
A: All participants must check in, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, either the evening before or morning of their first day of competition, see Event Schedule for times.  Sunday qualifiers must check-in at their venue warm-up area 30 minutes prior to their first heat.  

Q:  I want to compete but do not have any experience with Olympic lifting and/or have never competed in an extreme fitness competition.  Which division should I chose?
A: The Recreation Division is programmed for the fitness enthusiast who enjoys competing but has no experience with Olympic lifts.   Please view the Competitive Divisions information for more specifics and a list of potential movements a participant in the Recreation Division might encounter.

Q:  I have competed in several competitions and I am capable of performing Rx workouts at my box.  Should I compete in the Rx Division or Elite Division?
A: Rx and Elite athletes will be performing similar challenges, however, elite athletes may be expected to lift heavier loads, perform more skilled gymnastic movements and additional repetitions. 

Q: I am competing on a team.  Do all my teammates need to be present at the time of check-in.  
A: Yes.  Each athlete must be present with photo ID and/or waiver if not completed during the registration process

Q: Will there be a Vendor Village? 
A: Yes, there will be an onsite Vendor Village for Guests to view and purchase the latest apparel and equipment in the competitive fitness industry.

Q:  How does the scoring system work?
A: Each athlete’s score will be determined by how they complete each challenge.  The goal is to have the least amount of points.  The less points the higher an athlete will be placed.  For example, a 5th place finish in a challenge will result in an athlete receiving a score of five points.  Points will then be compiled for each challenge an athlete competes in, for an overall score and rank within division and age group.

GENERAL EVENT QUESTIONS

Q: Are specially priced Theme Park Tickets available?
A: Yes, registered athletes have the ability to purchase specially priced Theme Park tickets thru a hyperlink included within their confirmation upon completing their registration.

Q: Can I purchase specially priced Theme Park Tickets prior to or without Registering?
A: Unfortunately no, you must complete your registration in able to receive the confirmation email and hyperlink to the online ticket store.

Q: Are specially priced Hotel Rooms available?
A: Yes, athletes and spectators have access to specially priced hotel rooms at Disney’s All Star Sports Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. For more information and to reserve a room today, please call (407) 938-4868. 


Who's registering?  What division are you going to register for?  Who's excited?? :) 

3 comments

  1. This is definitely not for me, but I will enjoy following the competition and hopefully you! I love that Disney is trying to add some other competitions besides just the races! It will be interesting to see how quickly this sells out. How is the price compared to other CrossFit competitions?

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  2. You know I was stalking the website too! I'm officially signed up! See you there! :)

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  3. I am not a cross fitter, but this seems pretty cool!

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