Newbie Throwdown

How many of you have been competitive athletes at some time in your life (high school, college, local races, martial arts)?  How many of you find yourself jumping to the whiteboard first thing upon entering the gym to see what times people have put up for the workout you are about to tackle?  How many of you do Elements, Level 1 or Level 2 classes for the challenge of pushing yourself against others?  How many of you get excited when you do something you didn’t think you could?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the following may be of interest to you!  Santos Reyes at Level 10 Crossfit in Oroville is putting on a “Newbie Throwdown” competition on February 4th.


WHO: Only members who have never participated in any competitive CrossFit competitions in the past ($5 donation for competitors to help pay for post competition party)

WHAT: Prescribed and scaled weights for the three workouts (movements and weights below)..also an option for “use whatever weight you need to feel comfortable and confident”

WHERE: Level 10 CrossFit, Oroville, CA

WHEN:  Starting at 10am on Feb 4th…Final roster due January 15th (please email/contact Jenny if you are interested)

WHY: To have some fun and get a little taste of healthy competition under your belt.



The workouts below show the movement and the weights…the actual workout details will released at a later date.

Wod #1
Kettle Bell Swings- 53lbs is Rx for men, 44lbs is scaled/ 35lbs is Rx for women, 26lbs is scaled
Bar Facing Burpees
Wod #2
Push Press- 95lbs is Rx for men, 75lbs is scaled/55lbs is Rx for women, 33lbs scaled
Box Jumps- 24″ is Rx for men, 20 is scaled/20″ is Rx for women, 15 inch is scaled (step-ups are allowed, NO jumping down off the box-must step down)
Wod #3
Over Head plate lunges (45 men/25 women)
D-ball slams
Hand release push-ups
Sumo Deadlift High Pull with the same KettleBell that you swung from Wod #1
Double-unders (if you dont have them the wod is still RX)
Pull-ups (if you don’t have them the wod is still RX)
When we get a full list of people interested in the Throwdown, we can set up a time that we can all meet to go over movements and answer any questions.  If you are not going to participate but are around that day, let’s get a “NorCal Crew” to come cheer on our competitors.


  1. This sounds like a lot of fun!! Sign me up Jenny!! Can’t wait!!

  2. What if I’m not new to the xfit world but I’ve never done a competition?

  3. This sounds like blast! I won’t be able to compete, but I would love to come cheer all you guys and gals on! Let’s get a big crew and kick some butt!

  4. What if we “tried” to compete in a competition but barely even finished the first workout?

    • Do it

  5. I’m with Adrian, can we still compete?

  6. Count me in Jenny :-)

  7. I am totally interested!

  8. is it too late to sign me up for this?? i just noticed it!

  9. I just found out about this from someone that works out at your gym. I just pulled up the info and it says that the deadline for registration is the 15th. Is there any way possible to still register. It would mean a lot to me. I wish i would have known about it sooner. I have never participated in a competition before and would love the opportunity to try. Please let me know!!!