Clean Ladder

The first event of FrostFit 2015 is inspired by Event #1 from FrostFit 2013, which was itself inspired by the 2012 CrossFit Games Clean Ladder. Teams will have 50 seconds in which to successfully clean the barbell twice.  Rx Teams will perform cleans from the floor and Novice Teams will clean from the hang. Teams may partition the work as needed, alternating team members or have the same player lift the bar twice if needed.  However, two  successful lifts are required to move on the next barbell. The athletes must remain at the station for the duration of the 50 second period. An athlete may attempt the clean more than once. If the team does not complete the two cleans, they are finished the event at the end of that 50 second period. However, athletes may contribute to their score by deadlifting the barbell for the remaining duration of their time at that station. The number of reps on the deadlift completed will be used to rank athletes who successfully clean the same weight. Clean attempts do not count as a deadlift, the athlete must tell the judge they wish to start deadlifting. The same rules apply to the hang cleans for novice, except that athletes must deadlift the bar before attempting the hang clean.  They must also inform the judge when they wish to switch to deadlifts for partial points. After 50 seconds has passed, teams who have successfully cleaned the bar twice will have 10 seconds to transition to the next barbell in the ladder.

Novice

Saturday 9:00AM to 10:00AM (Movement standards reviewed at 8:45am) 

Novice teams will be doing a full hang squat clean, in that for each barbell, they will perform either (deadlift + hang squat clean) or  (deadlift + hang power clean + front squat). The weights will be as follows:

Women’s Novice: 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155

Men’s Novice: 95, 115, 135, 150, 165, 180, 195, 210, 225, 240

Rx

Saturday 1:45PM to 2:50PM (Movement standards reviewed at 1:30PM) 

Rx teams will be doing a full squat clean from the floor. They may also perform a power clean, or muscle clean followed by a front squat. The weights will be as follows.

Women’s Rx: 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185

Men’s Rx: 135, 155, 175, 195, 210, 225, 240, 255, 270, 285

Scoring

Competitors will be ranked first according to the heaviest bar they successfully clean twice, and if a team is only able to complete 1 clean at a specific weight they will receive partial points for the single clean. Additional tie-breaking partial points will be allotted based on number of deadlifts completed at the weight they did not successfully clean. Clean attempts do not count as a deadlift, the athlete must tell the judge they wish to start deadlifting. Novice teams, the initial deadlift leading up to the hang clean attempt will not count as a tie breaking deadlift, meaning Novice teams must also inform the judge when they wish to switch to deadlifts for partial points. After an unsuccessful clean attempt, teams then retry the clean or they may try to earn additional partial points by doing deadlifts with that bar. If a team is able to complete both cleans at the heaviest weight in the ladder, they may use any remaining time to attempt some deadlifts to earn additional points, which will be used to break a tie if necessary. Keep in mind that the last bar in the ladder is the only bar where you may attempt deadlifts after completing both cleans. At all other weights, deadlifts can only be used once teams have failed to clean the bar twice.

  • Completing two cleans is worth the weight of the bar that is cleaned.
  • Completing a single clean is worth 1 point, added on to the last weight that was successfully cleaned twice.
  • Each rep on the deadlift is worth an additional 0.01 points.

Examples:

2 cleans at 135 + no cleans at 145 + 8 deadlifts at 145 = 135.08

2 cleans at 155 + 1 clean at 165 + 4 deadlifts at 165 = 155 + 1 + 0.04 = 156.4

2 cleans at 210 + 1 clean at 225 + no deadlifts at 225 = 210 + 1 = 211

2 cleans at 240 (heaviest men’s novice bar) + 5 deadlifts  at that same bar = 240.05

Movement Standards

Clean

Every rep starts with the bar on the platform and finishes with bar racked i.e. touch collarbone/shoulders at the top. At the bottom of the movement the hip crease must go below the top of the knee. Athletes may choose to do a full squat clean, but a power clean or muscle clean followed by a front squat is also acceptable. Athlete must achieve full hip & knee extension and have weight under control and be stationary with both feet lined up on the lifting platform. The athlete must wait for the judge’s signal to drop the weight. Athlete must stay at station until time expires, then move on to the next station after the buzzer.

Deadlift

The barbell begins on the ground and must touch the ground between each rep, however bouncing is not allowed. The athlete’s knees and hips must be extended at the top, with the shoulders behind the bar. The athletes hands must be outside their knees. Any grip is permitted. Dropping the barbell is permitted but not required. Chalk and any injury prevention/protection such as tape are permitted. Sticky substances, wraps, or anything used for advantage are prohibited. Belts are permitted.

Hang Clean

Each repetition must start from the hang after the deadlift.  Athletes must complete the deadlift lockout before re-dipping to initiate hang clean. The bar cannot pass below the top of the knee for it to be classed as a hang clean. Athletes may choose to do a hang squat clean or a hang power clean and then a front squat. At the bottom of the movement the hip crease must go below the top of the knee. Each repetition finishes with bar racked on the shoulders and the elbows clearly in front of the bar with the hips and knees fully extended and feet lined up. Cleaning the barbell from the ground in one continuous motion is not permitted. Hang power clean into a front squat is permitted but not required.

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