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2023 LEADERBOARDS

WHAT IS THE GRIT GAMES?

The Grit Games, a renowned annual event now officially known as "The Grit Games presented by PWR Lift," returns for its 6th edition, providing obstacle course racers and hybrid athletes alike with the opportunity to showcase their grit and prowess. This year’s roster includes some of the best OCR and Hybrid Athletes on earth.

 

4 brutal workouts over the span of a day that are designed to highlight your strengths and expose your weaknesses. 

This not a fun run, this is a competition and the rules matter. We have a high standard and hold every athlete accountable. One of the ways we hold this high standard is that every team on Saturday and every individual on Sunday has a designated judge that has a thorough understanding of the competition rules and will not hesitate to hold the athletes to them. Ok, let's get into the format and itinerary for the weekend...

Saturday is our open division and is a team competition. Men's, Women's, and Coed Teams will compete in our 4  events throughout the day. Anyone can compete in the open division on Saturday, all you need is a teammate and some serious GRIT. 

 

Sunday is for the Elites/Pros and is an invite only competition. 

Each day will begin with opening ceremonies that begin at 7:00am sharp. The first briefing begins at 7:30am and the first wave for the first event begins at 8am. Each event will take roughly 30 minutes and have several waves. You can see the 5 events structure for 2022 by scrolling down. This year the events will be similar so you can get a good idea of what to expect by looking at last years events. You can also check out the live coverage provided by The OCR Report in 2021 for the Sunday Pro Division events by clicking here.

The 6th Annual Grit Games promises to be an unforgettable event, drawing obstacle course racers and hybrid athletes from all around the country to determine the best of the best. With our enhanced event structure, The Grit Games, presented by PWR Lift, will continue to push the boundaries of obstacle course racing.

 

Furthermore, we're excited to announce that The OCR Report will provide exclusive live coverage of The Grit Games. Capturing all the thrilling moments of our weekend's events will be the talented Jack Goras Photography.


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PRO DIVISION WORKOUTS

 

PRO DIVISION WORKOUT #1

THE STRENGTH WORKOUT

      Our goal is to use strength elements that we typically see in OCR. This workout is a 20 Minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible). When the timer starts you will begin with a buy-in consisting of a 400 meter run. Then you’ll start moving through the following stations trying to complete as many as possible in 20 minutes. Station 1 is a 200 meter bucket carry and the buckets are heavy! Station 2 is still in the works and will be revealed towards the end of June so stay tuned for that. Station 3 will be a 200 meter Sandbag Shoulder Carry. Station 4 will be 10 sandball Over The Shoulders. Station 5 will be a 200 meter Farmer’s Carry and Station 6 will be 1 rep of a Herc Hoist where you will use a rope to pull a heavy sandbag to a certain height and then lower it down. How many stations can you complete in 20 minute times?

20 Minute AMRAP 

Buy in: 400m Run

  1. 100m Bucket Carry  (Men: 90 lbs, Women: 70 lbs) 

  2. 6 Timber Flips

  3. 100m Sandbag Shoulder Carry (90 lbs/70 lbs) 

  4. 10 Sandball Over The Shoulders (100 lbs/80 lbs) 

  5. 100m Farmers Carry (55 lbs/45 lbs) 

  6. 1 Herc Hoist (HEAVY)

 

PRO DIVISION WORKOUT #2

THE SPEED WORKOUT

This workout is also an AMRAP of sorts with the goal being to get as many burpees as possible. Created by the one and only Yancy Culp himself we bring you for the sixth year, 400 Burp. We will press start on a 3 minute timer, you’ll run 400 meters and use the remaining time of the 3 minutes to do as many burpees as possible. As soon as the 3 minute timer ends another one begins and again and again, for a total of 8 rounds. 

 

400 Burp

  • When the 3 minute timer starts, run 400m. 

  • Do burpees until the 3 minutes runs out.

  • Repeat for 8 total rounds. 


PRO DIVISION WORKOUT #3

THE OBSTACLE PROFICIENCY WORKOUT

How’s your grip strength, coordination, confidence under pressure? This workout is a series of 10 obstacles with 10 to 20 meters of running between obstacles making the entire course a quick 200 meters. The obstacles will be a balanced variety testing grip strength,grip endurance, coordination, balance, and power. 

 

10 Obstacles separated by 10 to 20 meters. 

Obstacle completion is required to move to the next obstacle. 

The list of obstacles below is what you can expect but, please note, minor changes could still happen.

  1. Walls

  2. Monkey Bars

  3. Pegboard

  4. Balance Beam

  5. Gibbons

  6. Twister

  7. Tyrolean Traverse

  8. Inverted Wall Traverse

  9. Multi-Rig

  10. Rope Climb

PRO DIVISION WORKOUT #4

THE ENDURANCE WORKOUT

The Endurance workout will be a true test of endurance and the overall winner of this workout will be the last man or woman standing. It will begin with a 30 second dead hang and then a 4 minute timer will begin. You will need to complete an 800m run that will include some non-technical obstacles before the time expires. Next will be a 30 second sandbag overhead hold. Then the 4 minute timer starts again and your off on your 800 run. If you can’t complete the dead hang or the overhead hold for the 30 seconds, you’re out. If you can’t complete the 800m run in under 4 minutes you’re out. If we still have athletes going after 8 of the 800m runs, we will begin reducing the 4 minute timer by 10 seconds each consecutive run till everyone is out. 

 

Endurance Race

  • 30 Second Dead Hang

  • 4 minutes to run 800m with non-technical obstacles

  • 30 Second Sandbag Overhead hold

  • 4 minutes to run 800m with non-technical obstacles

  • On the 9th 800m run the timer will begin reducing by 10 seconds each round till everyone is out

OPEN DIVISION WORKOUTS

OPEN DIVISION TEAM WORKOUT #1

THE STRENGTH WORKOUT

For the team division, partners will run a 400m buy-in together, then one partner at a time will work through the stations individually. You can switch partners at the switch zone before each heavy carry station. However, you are not required to switch at all. 

20 Minute AMRAP 

Buy in: 400m Run

  1. 100m Bucket Carry  (Men: 70lbs, Women: 50lbs) 

  2. 6 Timber Flips

  3. 100m Sandbag Shoulder Carry (70lbs/50lbs) 

  4. 10 Sandball Over The Shoulders (80lbs/60lbs) 

  5. 100m Farmers Carry (45lbs/35lbs) 

  6. 1 Herc Hoist (HEAVY)

OPEN DIVISION TEAM WORKOUT #2

THE SPEED WORKOUT

This workout is also an AMRAP of sorts with the goal being to get as many burpees as possible. Created by the one and only Yancy Culp himself we bring you for the sixth year, 400 Burp. We will press start on a 3 minute timer, you’ll run 400 meters and use the remaining time of the 3 minutes to do as many burpees as possible. As soon as the 3 minute timer ends another one begins and again and again, for a total of 8 rounds. For the team division, this is a relay-style WORKOUT, partners can switch off at the end of each round at their discretion. 

 

400 Burp

  • When the 3-minute timer starts, one partner runs 400m.

  • Do burpees until the 3 minutes runs out.

  • Repeat for 8 total rounds.

 

OPEN DIVISION TEAM WORKOUT #3

THE OBSTACLE PROFICIENCY WORKOUT

How’s your grip strength, coordination, and confidence under pressure? This workout is a series of 10 obstacles with 10 to 20 meters of running between them making the entire course a quick 200 meters. The obstacles will be a balanced variety testing grip strength, grip endurance, coordination, balance, and power. 

 

10 Obstacles separated by 10 to 20 meters. 

Obstacle completion is required to move to the next obstacle. 

Obstacle completion is required to move to the next obstacle. 

The list of obstacles below is what you can expect but, please note, minor changes could still happen. For the team division, only one team member needs to complete each obstacle before the team can move on to the next. Obstacles must be completed in order.
 

  1. Walls

  2. Monkey Bars

  3. Pegboard

  4. Balance Beam

  5. Gibbons

  6. Twister

  7. Tyrolean Traverse

  8. Inverted Wall Traverse

  9. Multi-Rig

  10. Rope Climb

 

OPEN DIVISION TEAM WORKOUT #4

THE ENDURANCE WORKOUT 

 

The Endurance workout will be a true test of endurance and the overall winner of this workout will be the last men’s, women’s or coed team standing. It will begin with a 30 second dead hang and then a 4 minute timer will begin. You will need to complete an 800m run that will include some non-technical obstacles before the time expires. Next will be a 30 second sandbag overhead hold. Then the 4 minute timer starts again and your off on your 800 run. If you can’t complete the dead hang or the overhead hold for the 30 seconds, you’re out. If you can’t complete the 800m run in under 4 minutes you’re out. If we still have athletes going after 8 of the 800m runs, we will begin reducing the 4 minute timer by 10 seconds each consecutive run till everyone is out. Teams can swap partners everytime a new 800m run begins, at their discretion. 

 

Endurance Race

  • 30 Second Dead Hang

  • 4 minutes to run 800m with non-technical obstacles

  • 30 Second Sandbag Overhead hold

  • 4 minutes to run 800m with non-technical obstacles

  • On the 9th 800m run the timer will begin reducing by 10 seconds each round till everyone is out

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