Event description

The Battle For The Axe is a CrossFit style event that takes place on a once a year hosted by CrossFit Grow in Baxter, MN. We have the opportunity for 120 athletes to compete on teams of 2 in one of four divisions. We have beginner (scaled) and experienced (Rx) divisions for both Male/Male or Female/Female teams. The athletes compete in a minimum of three different workouts including one event that will pertain to our theme of a lumberjack. In the past, our athletes used a 75lbs or 100lbs log and performed functional fitness, weightlifting, and endurance movements. It was far and away the event we received the most comments about being the most “unique,” “miserably fun,” and “challenging.”

This throw down in the dead of winter is your team's chance to be added to the Axe! A full day of three to four events and a second day of two to three events hosted by CrossFit Grow in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Expect classic CrossFit-style WODs as well as at least one workout out in the elements--those who battle for the axe don't mind the weather! High skill movements not prioritized--this is a throwdown designed to test limits and make you sweat as well as building community, and having fun! Prize bags for podium winners in all four divisions--first place winners receive a hatchet among other prizes. Registration limited--find your partner, name your team and sign up now!

This competition will favor stamina and grit over brute strength. The weights and skills provided are only a recommendation per division and are not a complete list. Actual competition weights and skills may be modified.


All weights listed as working weights.



Deadlift 185/135

Push press 115/85

Thruster 95/65

Pull- ups

Drag Rope Double unders

Box jumps 24"/20"



Deadlift 155/105

Push press 95/65

Thruster 65/35

Hanging knee raises

Drag Rope Single unders

Box jump 20"/16"






Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


Minimum age to compete is 16yrs of age. Teams of two may be any age combination.



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Battle for the Axe Facebook page is a great platform for asking questions. For venue or accessibility questions please visit our website for complete contact info: www.crossfitgrow.com




Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


If one team member becomes unable to compete due to injury, etc, a replacement team member may be subbed for one of the original team members. After the 7-day refund policy no refunds will be issued for registration tickets already paid.