Lowlands Throwdown Classic 2022 Online Qualifier

Event description

Do you remember that feeling? We are back with a bigger and better event than ever before!

The Lowlands Throwdown 2022 is a community event and is not part of the CrossFit® Games season. The entire competition consists of an online qualifier and an onsite final.

This is the first step: the Qualifier.

Anyone can register to participate in the online qualifier.

The format of the qualifier: three workouts, all to be completed in the order listed on one calendar day. (Please note that dividing the workouts over several days or changing the order of the workouts is not allowed and will lead to disqualification.)

The qualifying period runs 

  • from Thursday, January 20, 2022 
  • until Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 18:00 CET.

Athletes and teams that qualify for the final event must have videos of all their workouts. Qualifying athletes will always be asked to provide 1 and possibly several videos.

Date of the final
May/June 2022. The exact dates for our classic event finals to be announced, we are awaiting confirmation from CrossFit HQ regarding the Nobull CrossFit Games season of 2022.

Refund policy

Check the rulebook for the refund policy.

Workout release date

The qualifier workouts will be released on Wednesday 19 January 2022.

Qualifying period and score submission

Athletes and teams can complete the workouts from Thursday, January 20, 2022 through Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting scores is Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6:00 PM CET.

Divisions

The competition has the following divisions:

  • RX men and women
  • Benelux* men and women (sub-division)
  • Scaled men and women 
  • Teenagers 16-17 boys and girls (born on or between 21-1-2004 and 20-1-2006)
  • Masters 35-39 men and women (born on or between 21-1-1982 and 20-1-1987)
  • Masters 40-44 men and women (born on or between 21-1-1977 and 20-1-1982)
  • Masters 45-49 men and women (born on or between 21-1-1972 and 20-1-1977)
  • Masters 50+ men and women (born on or before 20-1-1972)
  • Teams (Rx & Intermediate)
  • Adaptive Seated men and women
  • Adaptive Standing men and women

See the rulebook for more information on the divisions and the numbers going through to the final.

* Benelux division
The Benelux division is a subdivision of the RX division. Qualifying athletes are placed in the Benelux division after the RX division is filled in. An athlete from the Benelux region in a qualifying position for the RX division cannot qualify for the Benelux division. Due to the backfill process, it is possible that an athlete from the Benelux division slides into the RX division. This slided athlete can not opt to remain in the Benelux division.

The BeNeLux is the abbreviation for Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Division standards

Following are the division standards expected for athletes seeking to qualify for the final event. In addition to the prescribed workouts, scaled variants may be offered in the divisions.

RX 
Athletes in the RX divisions are expected to have performed all workouts in the preceding Open as prescribed with no scaling or modifications. Experience in other RX’d events/finals is advised. 

Benelux 
This division is for the RX athletes from the Benelux who do not qualify for the RX division in the final event.

Scaled
This division is for the competitive athlete with some holes in their game. Athletes who want to qualify for the scaled division are expected to have performed all Open workouts in the preceding Open in a scaled version. As a guideline, this would be your first or second live competition at the latest if you plan to compete in the scaled division. The intention of this division is to give athletes with no more than a year of CrossFit experience the opportunity to compete at a live event.

Teenagers 
Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the preceding Open as prescribed with no scaling or modifications.  Experience in other RX’d events/finals is advised.

Masters 35-39
Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the preceding Open as prescribed with no scaling or modifications. Experience in other RX’d events/finals is advised.

Masters 40-44 
Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the preceding Open as prescribed with no scaling or modifications. Experience in other RX’d events/finals is advised.

Masters 45-49 
Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the preceding Open as prescribed with no scaling or modifications. Experience in other RX’d events/finals is advised. 

Masters 50+ 
Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the preceding Open as prescribed with no scaling or modifications. Experience in other RX’d events/finals is advised. 

Teams (RX and Intermediate)
The teams should be made of athletes with RX’d events experience. A team consists of two men and two women. Athletes in this division are expected to have performed all workouts in the preceding Open as prescribed with no scales or modifications.

The RX Teams and Intermediate Teams divisions at the final event will be filled from the Teams division of the qualifier. The Teams division is filled first. Subsequently, the Intermediate Teams division is filled.

Adaptive seated 
The Seated division is for all adaptive athletes that perform the majority of their workouts in a seated position. Athletes able to perform exercises standing will not be eligible for the seated division.

Seated athletes will compete in a singular division in the Lowlands Throwdown Online Qualifier. At the conclusion, the top 5 athletes of each gender will qualify to compete in the final event.

Higher & Lower function level athletes will be classified as:

  • Higher – Unable to use abdominal muscles or below ie. T-7 -C-1 impaired
  • Lower -Access to all or some abdominal, hip flexors ie T-8 to amputee

The Higher athletes will receive % deductions on prescribed weights.

Adaptive standing 
The Standing division is for all adaptive athletes that perform the majority of their workouts in a standing position.

Standing athletes will compete in a singular division in the Lowlands Throwdown Online Qualifier. At the conclusion, the top 5 athletes of each gender will qualify to compete in the final event.

Single Arm & Single leg athletes will be classified as 1 point of contact on the equipment or floor. These athletes will receive % deductions on prescribed weights.

Qualifying rules

The deadline to submit your score is Tuesday evening, February 1, 2022, 18:00 CET.

Athletes must complete all workouts on the same day, in the prescribed order. Repetition of the workouts is allowed, but all workouts must be completed again in the prescribed order in one day. It is not allowed to repeat only one or two training sessions separately on another day.

You may only submit the scores of workouts that are part of an attempt of three workouts performed in sequential order (workout 1, workout 2, workout 3). Submitting results from multiple attempts is not allowed and will result in disqualification.

Important note

Read the rulebook for more information about the event and the rules you need to follow.

Battle Cancer Program

The Battle Cancer Program is our charity. This is something else as the Battle Cancer Events. Where does the donation (€ 1 of each registration) go?

The Battle Cancer Program is a fully-funded strength and conditioning program developed specifically for people post-cancer treatment. 

When people undergo or complete treatment for cancer they're often left to return to "life as usual," but for them, that no longer exists. We provide a support system and structure for them to recover physically and mentally post-treatment. We work with some of the industry's leading experts and specialists in cancer rehabilitation and exercise physiology to safely challenge and proactively overcome barriers such as surgeries, medications and treatment side effects. 

The Battle Cancer Program is fully funded by donations and offers 12-weeks of two coached classes per week in functional fitness gyms. So far we've run 6 coached in-gym locations across the UK, USA and South America. The Battle Cancer Program is also available online. 

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