What is the Qualifier?
The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Qualifier is an online competition that will be held at gyms throughout the world. It consists of three workouts all to be completed in their designated order on one day. Spliting the workouts over multiple days or changing the order is not allowed. The best of eight categories (Elite,RX, Scaled, Masters 35-39, Masters 40-44, Masters 45+, Teenagers 16-17 ,Teams Elite , Teams RX) will be invited to compete at our Final event at Omnisport Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.
An invite will also be send to the Elite athletes who finish top 10 worldwide in the 2020 CrossFit Open, top 5 in the Netherlands, top 3 in Belgium and to the numbers 1 and 2 in Luxembourg
The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown will be bigger than ever in history. We are now inviting 480 athletes to our final competition floor. Our main goal this year is to get the top of every division into the finals.
So, what's changed? In previous years athletes could scale in every division. We've chosen to simplify this process and made some changes. If you would like to scale a workout, you register for the Scaled division. Scaling is not failing, right? If you like to do everything RX'd you register for your (age) division of our online qualifiers.
QUALIFYING VIA THE OPEN
For the first time, we are inviting athletes from the CrossFit Open to compete at our finals. The top 10 male and female from the overall CrossFit Open leaderboard, top 5 out of The Netherlands, top 3 out of Belgium and top 2 out of Luxembourg will be invited for the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown final and do not have to participate in the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Qualifier. These athletes will receive their invitation after the CrossFit Open 2020 Leaderboard is finalized.
WHEN ARE YOU ELITE, RX’D OR SCALED?
Which division should you register for during the Online Qualifier?
Elite/RX: If you are able to do bar muscle-ups and workouts with your bodyweight.
Scaled: Just for fun and maybe you’ll do your first bar muscle-up.
During our online qualifier, athletes of the Elite and RX’d divisions are will do the same qualifier workouts. After the Online Qualifier, your ranking on the leaderboard determines your placement in the Elite or RX division. The invited athletes and top athletes from the leaderboard will fill up the 60 spots in the Elite division, the following athletes will fill up the 30 spots in the RX category.
When you end up in the Elite category during the finals you need to be able to do at least 5 bar muscle-ups and workouts with 1.5 times your bodyweight.
The female and male winner of the Elite division from the 2020 CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown final will receive an invitation to compete at the 2020 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Competing in this category, you will test your fitness against the best CrossFitters around the world. In this category, you will do the qualifiers as prescribed.
This category is for athletes who seek performance as a long term goal and who have already taken part in competitions. These athletes will also usually place well during the CrossFit Games Open.
In this category, you will do the qualifiers as prescribed in the Elite /RX category. After the 60 Elite spots are filled, the following 30 athletes on the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Qualifier leaderboard will be invited for the RX division finals.
This category is open to everyone who is ready to test their own limits and would like to participate in the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown. The scaled division is for those athletes who are not yet ready to RX all workouts, but do want to challenge themselves.
For this category, qualifying workouts will be scaled and accessible to all (you might be lucky and do your first pull-up or double-under). We are inviting the top 15 scaled athletes of the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Qualifier Leaderboard to participate in the finals.
The Masters category depends on your age. Participants must be the required age on the first day of the 2020 finals. Categories 35-39, 40-44, 45+ will be available.
The Teens Category is open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 17. Participants must be the required age on the first day of the 2020 finals.
All Qualifying workouts will be adapted and scaled, where necessary, for the Teens category. The top 10 athletes in this category will be invited to participate in the finals.
The Team category is open to anyone who is participating in the Online Qualifier in a team. Each team consists out of 4 athletes of 2 male and 2 female athletes. The Team Captain must register for the whole Team and will be responsible for entering scores for the whole team.
During our online qualifier, athletes of the Team Elite and Team RX’d divisions are will do the same qualifier workouts. After the Online Qualifier, your ranking on the leaderboard determines your placement in the Team Elite or Team RX division. Please note that in order to compete in the Elite Teams category ALL athletes from the team must be able to do at least 5 bar muscle-ups and workouts 1.5 times their body weight.
The winning team of the Teams Elite division will be given an invite to compete at the 2020 CrossFit Games.
The top 20 Elite Teams and the Top 20 RX teams of the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Qualifier Leaderboard will be invited to compete at the final event.
OVERVIEW FINAL 2020 SPOTS
|Open Elite||60 athletes (20 out of the open) / Male and Female|
|Open RX||30 athletes / Male and Female|
|Open Scaled||15 athletes / Male and Female|
|Masters Rx 35-39||15 athletes / Male and Female|
|Masters Rx 40-44||15 athletes / Male and Female|
|Masters Rx 45+||15 athletes / Male and Female|
|Teens Rx||10 athletes / Male and Female|
|Teams Elite||20 teams (80 athletes) / 2 Male and 2 Female|
|Teams Rx||20 teams (80 athletes) / 2 Male and 2 Female|
|Teen||Born on or between 30-5-2002 and 29-5-2004|
|Open Elite/Rx||Born on or before 29-5-2002|
|Open Scaled||Born on or before 29-5-2002|
|Masters Rx 35-39||Born on or between 30-5-1980 and 29-5-1985|
|Masters Rx 40-44||Born on or between 30-5-1975 and 29-5-1980|
|Masters Rx 45+||Born on or before 29-5-1975|
|Team Elite/Rx||Born on or before 29-5-2002|
Are you in the 2020 qualifier? Download your social media post here! Don't forget to mention @CrossFitLowlandsThrowdown and #IAMLIMETLESS.
You can sign-up via Competition Corner.
Prices will be:
|Qualifiers - Earlybird||From 01-12-2019||Till 31-12-2019|
|Category||Price||With Competition Corner Fee|
|Elite / RX||€ 17,50||€ 21,10|
|Masters||€ 17,50||€ 21,10|
|Scaled||€ 12,50||€ 15,82|
|Teens||€ 12,50||€ 15,82|
|Team Elite / TEAM RX||€ 70,00||€ 77,70|
|Qualifiers - Regular||From 01-01-2020||Till 09-03-2020|
|Category||Price||With Competition Corner Fee|
|Elite / RX||€ 25,00||€ 29,27|
|Masters||€ 25,00||€ 29,27|
|Scaled||€ 17,50||€ 21,10|
|Teens||€ 17,50||€ 21,10|
|Teams Elite / RX||€100,00||€109,99|
You can submit your scores in Competition Corner.
You can review movement standards and submit your scores in 1 of 2 ways. From the main menu or directly from the leaderboard.
From the main menu
- Go to www.competitioncorner.net
- Sign In (using the SAME EMAIL ADDRESS you registered with, if you forgot your password, click here)
- Expand the side menu bar and click "Submit Score"
- Select a workout
- Submit your score
Don't see the "Submit Score" option? Click here to troubleshoot
TEAMS SCORES: IF YOU ARE ON A TEAM, ONLY THE 'TEAM CAPTAIN' (the person that registered your team) WILL SUBMIT THE SCORE.
From the leaderboard
- Go to the leaderboard
- Click 'Workout Details' for the workout you want to submit to
- Click Submit Scores
We sometimes receive questions like: “How do I record my video?” And that is completely up to you! Except for some general standards that are listed below, you are free to record your workout however you would like.
But we are more than happy to help you by sharing some of our experiences and some reference points.
The first thing you need to decide: Will I use my phone to make my video or will I use a camera (for example: a Go Pro)? Another thing to decide: Will I use some kind of device to hold my phone/camera, like a tripod? If you go to Google and search for a tripod you can find a lot of options.
Using your phone
You could install the app WOD Proof to video your workout. This is an app specially designed for making a video of your workout with your mobile phone. If you decide to use WOD Proof we recommend installing it on your phone before the workout to get familiar with the app and the flow of the app.
Another option is to just use the standard video camera of your phone. No fancy apps or anything. Just a phone and the video app of that phone. Please make sure that your phone is on ‘airplane’ mode during the recording of your video. If you receive any texts or calls during the workout, your phone might stop recording. Switching your phone to airplane mode should prevent this from happening.
YouTube and video's of more than 15 minutes
In order to be ready for anything we suggest you prepare your YouTube account to be able to upload videos that are longer as 15 minutes. You don’t want to end up taking care of this just before a video submission deadline. Here is the link to the YouTube Help Center: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/71673?hl=en&ref_topic=9257439
If you want to see a young Rory McKernan and Heber Canon giving you more tips on how to record your workouts?
Check this link: http://games2010.crossfit.com/blog/2011/02/media-tips-crossfit-games-open,1058/index.html
You can also find some tips on the help pages of Competition Corner: https://help.competitioncorner.net/en/articles/1219016-video-recording-uploading-tips
WOD Proof help Center: https://wodproofapp.com/help-center/
General remarks about the video submission standard
The video submission standards can be found on the workouts page as well as in our workout description PDFs. The standards vary from workout to workout but the following standards remain true for all.
All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance.
A clock or timer, with the running workout time clearly visible, should be in the frame throughout the entire workout.
Shoot the video from an angle where all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.
Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens will be rejected due to the visual distortion these lenses cause.
The running clock on our website www.crossfitlowlandsthrowdown.nl needs to be filmed before the start and at the end of the workout.