Organized by Weightlifting Wise, Texas Barbell Club, and CrossFit Austin, the TEXAS BARBELL CHALLENGE is an Olympic style weightlifting based competition for those who love the barbell. It's a true barbell ONLY competition intended to test both the strength and muscular endurance capacities of an athlete.
The Events: There will be 3 workouts.
Workout 1: The Texas Barbell Snatch complex: Max effort Snatch grip deadlift + Snatch + Snatch Balance + Overhead Squat
Workout 2: The Texas Barbell Clean and Jerk complex: Max effort Clean grip deadlift + Clean + Front Squat + Jerk + Jerk from Behind the Neck
Workout 3: TBA
Who wins? The person who lifts the most total tonnage all events combined. There will be a cash award for the winner of each of three weight class categories for each gender.
$500 CASH PRIZE to the best overall male & female
Format: In weightlifting competitions there are typically weight classes, and following suit, the TEXAS BARBELL CHALLENGE will be divided into three weight classes for each gender category. There will be weigh-ins for each of the three weight classes prior to the beginning of the competition.
Women's Lightweight - 135 lbs and under
Women's Middleweight - 136 lbs - 165 lbs
Women's Heavyweight - 166 lbs and over
Men's Lightweight- 175 lbs and under
Men's Middleweight- 176 - 205 lbs
Men's Heavyweight - 206 lbs and over