Event description

Beginners at their very first experience, intermediate competitors and elite athletes play side by side on the same game floor… It’s much more than a race, it’s a fest for thousands of fitness enthusiasts.

The Italian Showdown is a Licensed CrossFit® Event featuring thousands of people of all ages and ability levels, competing on the same game floor in fitness-based physical challenges.

Fitness enthusiasts and sports lovers have the unique opportunity to test their strength, speed and stamina, side by side with elite athletes from all over the world.

Anybody can compete for the chance to prove himself through the eliminations, but only the best all-around athletes will make it to the final Showdown. In the end, there will be only one.

No qualification

Only at the Italian Showdown everyone has an equal chance of hitting the game floor and feel the energy of the arena: all registrants participate to the first day of the competition, perform 3 elimination workouts and must rank high enough to make the cut.

All competitors participate in the same Open ability category split in 5 age divisions, and are allowed to choose between Rx and scaled workouts: those who are not able to perform a WOD as prescribed, have the chance to do the scaled version and remain in the competition ranked below the last one who performed that workout as Rx.

The competition can be finished with any combination of Rx and scaled workouts. Thanks to this rule, everybody will be able to complete all the events, prove his fitness and have fun.

Three stages

During day-1 the elimination stage takes place, in which all participants perform 3 workouts based on the 3-minute ON & 1-minute OFF scheme. The ranking at the end of the elimination phase determines which competitors move on to the semi-final stage of day-2.

During day-3 the final stage takes place with workouts of increasing difficulty. Competitors of Master divisions finish the competition with the last workout. Instead, the top-5 competitors of the Individual division must face also the final Showdown to claim the title of Champion. 

The Showdown

The ranking at the end of the last workout determines the top-5 competitors in the Individual division who are admitted to the Showdown, the ultimate challenge based on unknown tests. At this point, the total score accumulated in the previous workouts is reset, and the finalists face off in 4 consecutive stages with direct elimination.

The last man and the last women standing, will be the Champions of the Italian Showdown!