• Welcome to the official info page of the 2014 CrossFit Freedom Fitober Fest!!!!

    Here we are folks. The Third Annual Fitoberfest is tomorrow! There’s over 230 registered athletes and some big time vendors coming into town. Thank you all for joining us again this year. We’re super excited to kick this off. Before you get here there’s some things you’ll want to know…

    • First, you will find this weekends heat assignments and event schedule below. Please read through it carefully so you know where to be and when.
    • Athlete registration will be available from 4pm to 7pm CST Friday evening and Saturday morning starting at 7am. All athletes must be registered one hour prior to their heat of Event 1. Expedite your registration process by downloading the waiver below.
    • This years online scoring system is powered by Wodcast again. Athletes will have the ability to see their event scores and ranking in real-time from any mobile device. Look for the link below.

    That’s it for now. We look forward to seeing you all this weekend. If you need anything in the meantime just let us know. Come eat. Come drink. Compete. Fitoberfest is here!  


    Athlete Waiver:  http://crossfitfreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Waiver_2014.pdf

    Sponsorship Card:  https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=K76GtdyjNHe0XQ2NMs3qcA

    Garage Games Athlete Registration:  http://www.thegaragegames.com/events/fitober-fest/

    Volunteer/Judge:  http://www.thegaragegames.com/events/fitober-fest/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/809266275774494/

    Map of Local Restaurants, Gas and Coffee: http://crossfitfreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Local-Map.png

    Hotel Indigo: Discounted rooms available Fitober Fest. Click here for instructions:http://crossfitfreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Hotel-Indigo-Vernon-Hills-Crossfit-Freedom-October-2014.pdf




















    The following standards are for some of the possible movements that may or may not show up at Fitober Fest 2014.  It is possible that something could come up that is not on this list, it is also possible that 2 of these movements could be combined (ex: snatch to overhead squat, or clean and jerk). The events will be released on Friday, September 26.  Event details and heat schedule will be released on Tuesday, September 30.


    Each repetition must start from the floor and finish with the bar racked on the shoulders with the elbows clearly in front of the bar and the hips and knees fully extended. Any variation of the clean is acceptable (power, squat, split or muscle), as long as the above requirements are met. If a split clean is used, the feet must be brought back together with the hips and knees fully extended before the repetition is complete. A squat clean is permitted, but not required.


    This is a traditional deadlift with the hands outside of the knees.  Sumo deadlifts are not allowed.  Starting at the floor, the barbell is lifted until the knees and hips reach full extension with the shoulders behind the bar.  The arms must be straight throughout.  

    Deliberate bouncing of the barbell is not permitted.  Hitching is permitted, as long as full extension of the knees and hips is eventually reached.   


    This is a standard barbell thruster in which the barbell moves from the bottom of a front squat to full lock-out overhead. The bar starts on the ground.  At the bottom of the squat the crease of the hip must clearly pass below the top of the knee.  At the top of each rep the bar must be locked-out back over the shoulder in line with the hip and heels.  


    In the snatch, the barbell goes directly from the ground to overhead in one motion without stopping at the shoulders or touching the body anywhere above the hips. This can be a muscle snatch, a power snatch, a squat snatch or a split snatch. The barbell must come to full lockout overhead with the hips, knees and arms fully extended, the bar directly over the heels and the feet together. The standard for a single arm snatch will be exactly the same with the exception that the arm supporting the load must be locked out directly overhead in alignment with the torso.

    Bar-facing Burpees

    Each burpee must be performed perpendicular to and facing the barbell. Your head cannot be over the barbell. The chest and thighs touch the ground at the bottom.  One-footed jumping or stepping over is not permitted.  The athlete must jump off of both feet and land on both feet on the opposite side of the bar. The next rep will then begin on the opposite side facing the barbell.

    Overhead Squat:

    In the overhead squat, the barbell must be kept overhead with the arms locked. At the bottom, the crease of the hips must pass below the height of the kneecap. At the top, the knees and hips must be completely open with the barbell in control and over the heels. A full squat snatch will count as a repetition as long as all the above requirements are met

    Hang Clean:

    Same standards and requirements of the clean besides that each rep will initiate from the hang position above the knee.  The barbell must first be picked up to full extension and then lowered to the hang position. At no time can the barbell pass below the height of the knee.

    Box Jump Up and Overs:

    Each rep begins with a two-footed jump. One-footed jumps and step-ups are not permitted. The athlete must land on top with both feet before jumping off to the other side. The athlete may not use their hands.  Each rep ends on the opposite side of the box from where it began. The next rep will begin from there and return to the first side. Stepping down from the box and single-foot landings are permitted.

    Back Squat:

    In the back squat, the barbell must be held in the back rack position. At the bottom, the crease of the hips must pass below the height of the kneecap. At the top, the knees and hips must be completely open with the barbell in control.  The athlete will use a rack to get the bar into the back rack position, and must return the bar to the rack upon completion of the set.


    In the toes-to-bar, the athlete must go from a full hang to having the toes touch the pull-up bar. Both feet must touch the bar at the same time. The arms and hips must be fully extended at the bottom and the feet must be brought back to behind the bar, not out front.


    This is a standard pull-up. Dead-hang, kipping or butterfly pull-ups are all allowed as long as all the requirements are met. At the bottom, the arms must be fully extended. At the top, the chin must clearly break the horizontal plane of the bar.  For a chest to bar pull-up all standards remain the same, however at the top of the movement the athletes chest (at or below the level of the collar bone) must clearly make contact with the bar.

    KB Swing:

    At the top of the swing, the kettlebell must be centered over the feet in line with the shoulders, hips and knees fully extended and the arms straight. At the bottom, the wrists must touch the thighs and the bell must pass behind the heels.

    Goblet Squat:

    In the Goblet Squat, the kettlebell must be held in the front rack position. At the bottom, the crease of the hips must pass below the height of the kneecap. At the top, the knees and hips must be completely open with the kb in control. A full squat clean will count as a repetition as long as all the above requirements are met.

    Max Distance Ball Throw:

    Athletes must keep both feet planted in the ground and behind the starting line until the ball has been released from their hand.  Hips and shoulders must stay perpendicular to the throwing lane and the ball must be thrown over the shoulder and land with the boundary of the throwing lane.  Once the ball is released, the athlete’s feet may move but their entire body must stay behind the starting line at all times.  Distance will be measured from the starting line to where the ball lands.  


    Each repetition begins with the barbell on the shoulders and finishes with the weight fully locked out overhead. A shoulder press, push press, push jerk or split jerk may be used, as long as the elbow, shoulder, hips and knees fully extend, and the bar finishes directly over the heels with the feet


    In the muscle-up, the athlete must pass from a hang below the rings to support above. At the bottom, the arms must come to a full lock out
    with the feet off the ground. At the top, the elbows must fully lock-out while supporting yourself above the rings. A kipping muscle-up is allowed, but the heels may not raise above the height of the rings. Swings or rolls to support are not permitted (if the athlete is kipping, a change of direction under the rings is required).

    These are standard double-unders, with the rope passing twice around the body in a forward motion with each jump. Swinging the rope
    backward is not permitted. For the rep to count, the rope must clear the feet twice. Attempts where the rope catches before clearing twice
    do not count. Athletes are permitted to use their own ropes.

    40yrd Dash:
    The athlete will sprint 40 yards as fast as possible. The electric timer will start upon the athletes initial movement and will stop once the athletes entire body passes the finish line. The speed gate will be accurate to 100th of a second.

    Vertical Jump:
    The athlete will be permitted to use one foot as a pivot foot and must keep one planted on the ground. You will be required to jump off of both feet and reach to your max height. The difference between the athletes max reach and the height they slap on the jump tester will determine the scored height.