2013 Crush Games South Florida Hosted By The IAM Crossfit Family 8/23/13-8/25/13

2013 Crush Games South Florida Hosted By The IAM Crossfit Family
August 23th through the 25th from 8:15 am to 6pm
BB&T Center
2555 NW 136th Ave
Sunrise, FL 33323
Admission is $25 for the weekend pass (3 days) and $15 Sunday/one-day pass. Children 12 years of age and under have free admission.
Competing Athletes: A- individual athletes pay $135, Teams of 3 (same gender) pay $315.

World-class Athletes go Head-to-Head in the Most Intense Fitness Competition in Town

The Crush Games (formerly Summer Crush Games) the south east region’s largest fitness competition, returns to South Florida for a three day long event. The BB&T Center is the preeminent sports and entertainment venue in Florida, and among the best in the world, with more than two million customers entering its doors each year. Host to more than 200 events annually including Florida Panthers hockey, the BB&T Center annually ranks among the top 10 venues in the United States.

This year’s Crush Games will gather over 1,020 of the nation’s top athletes in a three-day-long battle, testing their physical and mental toughness. A growing phenomenon, CrossFit has seen an enormous increase throughout the world, but specifically in South Florida, with athletes who are anxious and ready to take their strength and endurance to the next level. CrossFit enthusiasts travel across the nation stemming from the West Coast of California to Texas & Georgia, to compete against elite athletes.

“This year’s Crush Games is primed to be the biggest event to hit South Florida’s fitness community. Now in its third year, the Crush Games have tripled in size, bringing our athletes a diverse competition, with challenging events meant to test their mental and physical capabilities,” said Mike Osuna, Crush Games founder, and owner of the I am Crossfit Family, which includes five CrossFit locations throughout South Florida including I Am Crossit in Doral, CrossFit South Miami, Coconut Grove CrossFit, CrossFit Vida Brickell and CrossFit Gables.

Renowned CrossFit competitors such as Brandon Phillips, Irving Hernandez, Kenneth Leverich, Noah Olsen, Cheryl Nasso and Lauren Brooks, and Andrea Ager are among the well-known CrossFit “elite” that will be participating in this year’s Crush Games.

Spectators can expect three full days of non-stop action. The tournament portion of the competition will have 12 athletes per heat, competing in over 5 events for a chance to qualify into the Bracket. The Bracket is a 32 seed, single elimination format placing athletes head to head. Spectators will have the pleasure of watching these athletes battle it out to stay alive and run the table for a chance to win cash prizes.

Participants and spectators alike will also enjoy shopping for the latest in fitness equipment & apparel at the vendor row, featuring some of the hottest names in Crossfit & Olympic products from over forty vendors. The following is a list of activities:
· Family Fun Zone, where kids can enjoy activities such as bounce houses and carnival rides provided by the Florida Panthers and the US Army
· Over 40 vendors with everything imaginable from the fitness and health industries, and more!
· Raffles and prizes for fans, which will also have a chance to participate in interactive spectator challenges and games.

Crush Games consist of 4 divisions. Athletes will be competing in over 10 events throughout the weekend. The events will be fast, grueling and exciting. The goal is to cater to our athletes, provide a fun, exciting experience for spectators and demonstrate the spirit of competition. Two major differences in this year’s competition are programming and our new and unique Bracket format. We are the only fitness competition of our kind to run a head to head, win or go home competition format.

The competition breakdown will work like this:
ï‚· Amateur divisions consist of 96 males and 96 females.
ï‚· Pro divisions consists of 144 males and 96 females.
ï‚· Masters division (40 and over) consists of 36 males and 12 females.
ï‚· Teams will have two divisions this year, Male Division and Female Division.
ï‚· Male Division consists of 96 teams. A male team will consist of three males.
ï‚· Female Division consists of 96 teams. A female team will consist of three females.
ï‚· 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will receive an award

Athletes will score goodie bags filled with the latest products from Crush Games sponsors which include: Formulx, Rogue Fitness, Sports Authority, Trunx, Redbelt Digital, U Rawk Energy Bars, 3-2-1 Apparel, AMRAP.com, Fashletics, Rigor Gear, Keep Me Posted, Rok Fit, Top Secret, Specialized Fitness Resources, Nutriforce Sport Nutrition, Progenex, PRwraps.com, Florida Panthers, Wod God, Lola Training, Live Healthy Stay Strong, Dynamax, Unbroken, 321 Apparel, Emergems, Café of Life, Blue Whale App, Against The Grain, RX Apparel, Saquito, NuLife, Mendez Fuel, Shell Lumber & Hardware.

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