When and where is the upcoming competition?
Test Your Metal X – one of the longest-running CrossFit competitions on planet Earth! – will be July 11-12, 2020, at Scott Park in Easton, PA.
I want to sign up!
Great! When registration is live, it will be available at http://tym.crossfitadvanced.com/register/
How do I choose a division?
Read the movement standards and the WODs to help you decide whether to compete Rx, scaled, or masters. Masters division only applies on Saturday for the partner competition. For the team competition on Sunday, age is irrelevant: all teams are either Rx or Scaled.
Wait, I’ll have to do all of these things listed in the movement standards?
The standards are just a guide to help you choose a division. Not all of these movements will be used. Conversely, it’s possible that a WOD could include a movement not listed. Again: this list is just a guide.
What about… (activity not listed in the movement standards)?
Movements like running or burpees, and using equipment like the Concept2 rower? Yes, you should be able to do those.
Did you pull these out of your…?
Our standards are based on those used in the CrossFit Open and in previous Test Your Metal competitions.
Can I volunteer to help out?
Yes! If you’d like to volunteer to judge or assist, email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Teens who need volunteer hours: let us know!) All judges are required to attend the judges’ meeting at CrossFit Advanced (date/time TBD).
Where will Test Your Metal be held?
Test Your Metal is held at Scott Park on Larry Holmes Drive in Easton, PA.
What about parking?
Park for Test Your Metal in garages, lots, and streets throughout Easton and neighboring Phillipsburg. We recommend:
South Third Street Parking Garage – 123 South 3rd Street, Easton PA 18042
Pine Street Parking Garage – 27 South 3rd Street, Easton PA 18042
Riverside Way Parking Lot – 7 Union Square, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
I have questions about age groups!
Your age group is based on your age on the day of competition.
Teens: Athletes ages 14-17 are welcome to compete on either Saturday or Sunday. They will compete in the scaled division unless otherwise discussed, and/or unless we get enough teens to warrant a separate division.
Masters: On Saturday, masters pairs will compete for one masters podium, but requirements are adjusted for each of these age groups: 40-44, 45-49, 50+. On Sunday, masters athletes can be part of either Rx or scaled teams.
Am I allowed to “up-scale” or “play up”?
One example of this is competing in an Rx pair if you’re a masters athlete. Another example would be doing double-unders if single-unders are prescribed. Yes, actions like these are allowed. They may be more fun for you, and/or may help your efficiency. But note that they don’t win you any extra points.
What if I want to compete but I can’t do the scaled weights? Or what if we aren’t the prescribed set of men / women?
No problem. We want you to have a great time and stay safe. Any configuration of athletes can compete, and athletes can drop below prescribed weights at any time. Either of these actions will remove that team from medal contention, though.
What’s the schedule?
Here is the schedule for both Saturday and Sunday of Test Your Metal:
7:00 am: Athlete check-in begins
8:00 am: Judges’ meeting
8:30 am: Athletes’ meeting
9:00 am: Heat 1 begins
What if it rains?
Test Your Metal is rain or shine. We pause the competition if weather demands, and, if necessary, will modify WODs. In case of extreme weather, we’ll adjust accordingly to keep everyone safe, which may include relocating to CrossFit Advanced at 3601 Sullivan Trail in Easton.
Can I bring a tent? What else should I bring?
Yes, you can bring a tent. Avoid using stakes or use ones shorter than one foot. There will be a warm-up area with basic equipment. Bring your own mobility equipment, jump rope and other personal gear. Repeat: BRING YOUR OWN JUMP ROPE. We also recommend sunblock.
Will there be vendors?
Yes, we will have food and merchandise vendors. If you are interested in being a vendor, please email email@example.com.
I want to see the WODs!
Once released, the WODs can be seen here: http://tym.crossfitadvanced.com/wods/
I want to see the leaderboard!
During TYM weekend, you can see a live leaderboard by using the Conquest Events app.
What’s my heat assignment? / In what order will I be doing the WODs? / How do all three WODs happen simultaneously?
Your heat assignments and WOD sequences will be on the scorecards you receive when you check in. For an explanation of how this works, go here: http://tym.crossfitadvanced.com/wods/
Can we drop weights?
You will be allowed to drop weights only if permission is explicitly stated in the WOD descriptions and in the athletes’ meeting on the morning of the competition. Otherwise, dropped weight will be a no rep for safety reasons.
What about the final WODs?
For the finals, all bets are off and anything goes.
What do winners receive?
Podium winners get a badass Test Your Metal trophy, and first-place finishers also receive a cash prize.
I want to see videos and photos from previous years!
Go to Facebook, Instagram, or here: http://tym.crossfitadvanced.com/videos/ and here: http://tym.crossfitadvanced.com/photos/. And hire Tim Card Photography for stunning sports photography!
Do you post on social media?
All the time! Follow Test Your Metal on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, and tag us or use the hashtag #testyourmetal so we can repost you.
I have more questions!
Ask us on social media, at testyourmetalcompetition at gmail dot com, or at http://tym.crossfitadvanced.com/contact/
Last but not least: sportsmanship.
- Cheating is not strategy. Coming up with a smart plan is part of competing. Coming up with loopholes to do less work than anyone else is not cool and will not be allowed. If you are unsure, ask, and we will clarify for you and everyone else.
- Don’t hate. We encourage competitiveness but will not tolerate abusive behavior. Your judges are trained and supervised volunteers. If you are no-repped, ask your judge why. They are there to work with you. But if you argue with a judge, your day is over.
- Play fair. We award the most badass trophies ever conceived, but they’re still just pieces of metal. Don’t sell your soul for one.
- No dropping weight. We need to protect our athletes and our competition space, so you will be no-repped if you drop weights, unless a WOD specifically states that you may do so. However, if your safety is at risk, drop it to stay safe… and then you will be no-repped.
- 3-2-1… Go! Pay attention. Be ready to go. Test Your Metal waits for no one. To quote founder Greg Tymon: “We run this hoedown like a Swiss watch. Don’t be the one to F it up.”
How do we register?
Message us at Test Your Metal on Facebook, or testyourmetalcompetition at gmail.