The Granite Games is dedicated to honoring the spirit of fitness that resides in Athletes of all skill levels. Because of this, we need to offer a range of divisions as varied as the athletes competing in them. So many, in fact, that it can be a bit daunting trying to narrow the field to find your perfect match.

And hey, we hear you. Who has the time?

That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help pair you up with your perfect division.

PRO

All Athletes wishing to compete in the Pro Division will need to qualify through the Online Qualifier or be invited by the Granite Games. This division showcases Athletes sponsored by our partners, as well as those having achieved a benchmark status in the fitness realm. Top-tier professional Athletes from across the globe can be found in the Pro Division. Additionally, those who rank amongst the top 50 men and top 50 women in the Online Qualifier will advance to the Pro Division.

Purse
1st – $15,000
2nd – $10,000
3rd – $5,000

Competition Dates: Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2016

Online Qualifier Participation Required: Yes (or by invitation)

TEEN – New in 2016!

Young fitness aficionados between the ages of 14-18 now have a place to test themselves against other up-and-coming Athletes, or simply to test their own limits. If you’re a teen looking to compete in our Teen Division at this year’s Kill Cliff Granite Games, you must qualify through the Online Qualifier by completing a series of 4 workouts over the course of 4 weeks. At the end of the Qualifier, the top 15 boys and 15 girls will receive an invite to compete as a Granite Games Teen Individual.

Purse
1st – Podium Gift Package
2nd – Podium Gift Package
3rd – Podium Gift Package

Competition Dates: Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2016

Online Qualifier Participation Required: Yes

MASTERS – New Divisions in 2016!

This division is designed for mature Athletes who are anything but over the hill. These 35+ Athletes bring the thrill of experience and a lifelong passion for fitness to the competition floor. If you’re over 35, serious about your fitness and believe you’re only as old as you feel, this is your division!

*35 – 39: All Athletes wishing to compete in the 35 – 39 division will need to qualify through the Online Qualifier by completing a series of 4 workouts over the course of 4 weeks. At the end of the Qualifier, the top 15 men and 15 women will receive an invite to compete as a Granite Games Master 35-39 Individual.

40 – 44: All Athletes wishing to compete in the 40 – 44 division will need to qualify through the Online Qualifier by completing a series of 4 workouts over the course of 4 weeks. At the end of the Qualifier, the top 15 men and 15 women will receive an invite to compete as a Granite Games Master 40-44 Individual.

45 – 49: All Athletes wishing to compete in the 45 – 49 division will need to qualify through the Qualifier by completing a series of 4 workouts over the course of 4 weeks. At the end of the Qualifier, the top 15 men and 15 women will receive an invite to compete as a Granite Games Master 45-49 Individual.

50 – 54: All Athletes wishing to compete in the 50 – 54 division will need to qualify through the Online Qualifier by completing a series of 4 workouts over the course of 4 weeks. At the end of the Qualifier, the top 15 men and 15 women will receive an invite to compete as a Granite Games Master 50-54 Individual.

*55+: All Athletes wishing to compete in the 55+ division will need to qualify through the Qualifier by completing a series of 4 workouts over the course of 4 weeks. At the end of the Qualifier, the top 15 men and 15 women will receive an invite to compete as a Granite Games Master 55+ Individual.

*New this year!

NOTE: Age qualification will be based upon the Athlete’s age as of 11:59 PM on September 1, 2016.

Purse
1st – $1,000
2nd – Podium Gift Package
3rd – Podium Gift Package

Competition Dates: Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2016

Online Qualifier Participation Required: Yes

PRO TEAM

Last year’s debut of the one-day Pro Team Division was such a huge hit that we’re bringing it back in 2016. Teams in this co-ed division will again consist of four Athletes, 2 men & 2 women.

Purse
1st – $12,000
2nd – $10,000
3rd – $8,000

Competition Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Online Qualifier Participation Required: No, by invitation only

COMMUNITY TEAM

AsRx-level fitness combined with a love for the camaraderie and cooperative spirit of team competition prompted us to create the Community Team Division. If you’re an Athlete who can complete the benchmark WODs Rx and thrives in a team atmosphere, you’ve found your niche.

Community Teams are co-ed, consisting of 4 Athletes (2 men & 2 women). Athletes must be registered under the same Community at the beginning of the Online Qualifier. The top 60 Community Teams will be invited to compete onsite at the Granite Games.

Team rankings are established by taking the top 2 male & 2 female scores from the Online Qualifier. Any 4 athletes from the Community may be chosen to complete the team of 4; they do not have to be the Athletes whose scores were used in the Qualifier.

Purse
1st – $20,000
2nd – $15,000
3rd – $10,000

Competition Dates: Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2016

Online Qualifier Participation Required: Yes

TEAM OF 3

For those who love the community aspect of fitness, but who aren’t yet Rx’ing most workouts, we have just the thing. The Team of 3 Division offers multiple levels to accommodate any Athlete.

The Team of 3 Division features 3 skill levels:

AsRx Teams of 3

3-Athlete teams (same gender) should be comprised of Athletes who did not qualify as an Individual or on a Community Team for the Granite Games via the Online Qualifier (Athletes must have competed in the Online Qualifier). These Athletes have a passion for functional fitness and can complete benchmark WODs as Rx. Athletes who registered for the Online Qualifier will have the opportunity to register a Team of 3. 60 AsRx Men’s Teams and 30 AsRx Women’s Teams will be able to register during registration after the conclusion of the Qualifier.

NOTE: All weights listed are to be considering working weight, not a 1 rep max:
Snatch (155 lbs, 95 lbs)
Clean & Jerk (225 lbs, 135 lbs)
Skill proficiency is good to great in: C2B pull ups, double unders & toes to bar

*** These loads and skills are recommendations; the Granite Games reserves the right to change or program heavier if desired.

Purse
1st – $3,000
2nd – Podium Gift Package
3rd – Podium Gift Package

Intermediate Teams of 3

3-Athlete teams (same gender) should be comprised of Athletes who did not qualify as an Individual or on a Community Team for the Granite Games via the Online Qualifier (Athletes must have competed in the Online Qualifier). These Athletes have a passion for functional fitness and can complete most benchmark WODs as Rx. Athletes who registered for the Online Qualifier will have the opportunity to register a Team of 3. 60 Intermediate Men’s Teams and 60 Intermediate Women’s Teams will be able to register during registration after the conclusion of the Qualifier.

NOTE: All weights listed are to be considering working weight, not a 1 rep max.
Snatch (135 lbs, 85 lbs)
Clean & Jerk (185 lbs, 115 lbs)
Skill proficiency is good to great in: C2B pull ups, double unders & toes to bar

*** These loads and skills are recommendations; the Granite Games reserves the right to change or program heavier if desired.

Purse
1st – Podium Gift Package
2nd – Podium Gift Package
3rd – Podium Gift Package

Scaled Teams of 3

3-Athlete teams (same gender) should be comprised of Athletes who did not qualify as an Individual or on a Community Team for the Granite Games via the Online Qualifier (Athletes must have competed in the Online Qualifier). They may not breathe fire, but they are looking forward to the challenge of competition. Athletes who registered for the Online Qualifier will have the opportunity to register a Team of 3. 30 Scaled Men’s Teams and 30 Scaled Women’s Teams will be able to register during open registration after the conclusion of the Qualifier.

NOTE: All weights listed are to be considering working weight, not a 1 rep max.
Snatch (95 lbs, 65 lbs)
Clean & Jerk (135 lbs, 95 lbs)
Skill proficiency is fair to good in: Pull ups & toes to bar

*** These loads and skills are recommendations; the Granite Games reserves the right to change or program heavier if desired.

Purse
1st – Podium Gift Package
2nd – Podium Gift Package
3rd – Podium Gift Package

Competition Dates: Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2016

Online Qualifier Participation Required: Yes

As you can see, there truly is something for everyone and every fitness level at the Granite Games. Remember, even if you’re not looking to compete as Pro, AsRx, Masters or Community Team, participation in the Online Qualifier is needed to secure you a chance to register for the 2016 Kill Cliff Granite Games. Registration for the Online Qualifier opens April 1st, so don’t wait!

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