Is the talk of the town and everyone wants to know what really changes in this competition. First of all the challenge is open to athletes of all levels, independent or affiliate, without online qualifications. Of course that’s mean never again strategies for the selection of the category.
No more disputed qualifying videos! Unlike the usual throwdowns, in which athletes are admitted to the finals through a series of qualifying online workouts, in the Italian Showdown® 2016 everybody can access the live event: the first 1.000 subscribers have direct access to the first day of the competition without any online qualification phase. All the subscribers will take part in the first day of the competion and will face the selections in a unique Open category. The ranking of the selections will establish who will move on to the semi-finals in the First or in the Second Category, facing Rx or Scaled WODs to win the title and the prizes. All the Over-40 will compete in a unique Master Division.
The final phase of the first edition of the Italian Showdown will take place on Sunday, April 17 2016 starring the best 40 athletes of the First Categoryand the best 10 athletes of the Master Division (finalists quotas may vary according to the percentage of men and women registered for the competition). Finalists will have to demonstrate the ability to transfer their skills to unknown and unknowable challenges: to get to the podium and earn the money prizes, athletes will face a series of increasingly difficult workouts across broad time and modal domains.
The money prize of 10.000 euro will be shared between the top 3 Men and Women in the First Category and in the Master Division, resulting in a total of12 prizes from 500 to 3.000 euro (the shares will be determined in proportion to the number of Men, Women and Over-40 registered for the competition).
The first edition of the Italian Showdown will take place at Malpensafiere in a modern multiporpose village near the international airport of Milan Malpensa. All the Xenios USA crew will be there, so see ya there !