SW Throwdown Information

May 7th & 8th

64 Individuals
16 Teams of 4 (2male/2female)
  • SW Throwdown Schedule of Events


    Your individual heat times will be posted Saturday morning.

    Day 1:

    0800-0830 Athlete Check In
    0800-0845 Athlete Brief

    Event 1:
    0900-0915 Team Heat 1
    0915-0930 Team Heat 2
    0930-0945 Team Heat 3
    1000-1010 Female Heat 1
    1010-1020 Female Heat 2
    1020-1030 Male Heat 1
    1030-1040 Male Heat 2
    1040-1050 Male Heat 3

    Event 2:
    1100-1120 Team Heat 1
    1120-1140 Team Heat 2
    1140-1200 Team Heat 3

    1200-1300 Lunch/Brief

    1300-1320 Female Heat 1
    1320-1340 Female Heat 2
    1340-1400 Male Heat 1
    1400-1420 Male Heat 2
    1420-1440 Male Heat 3

    Event 3:
    1500-1530 Teams Heat 1
    1530-1600 Teams Heat 2
    1600-1630 Teams Heat 3

    Day 2:

    0830-0845 Athlete Brief

    Event 3:
    0900-0915 Female Heat 1
    0915-0930 Female Heat 2
    0930-0945 Male Heat 1
    0945-1000 Male Heat 2
    1000-1015 Male Heat 3

    Event 4:
    1045-1100 Team Heat 1
    1100-1115 Team Heat 2
    1115-1130 Team Heat 3
    1130-1150 Female Heat 1
    1150-1210 Female Heat 2
    1210-1230 Male Heat 1
    1230-1250 Male Heat 2
    1250-1310 Male Heat 3


    Event 5:
    1400-1415 Team Heat 1
    1415-1430 Team Heat 2
    1430-1445 Team Heat 3
    1500-1515 Female Heat 1
    1515-1530 Female Heat 2
    1530-1545 Male Heat 1
    1545-1600 Male Heat 2
    1600-1615 Male Heat 3

    1630-1700 Podium

  • 2016 SW Throwdown WODs Released

    Time to Throwdown!

    2016 SW Throwdown WOD Descriptions

    WOD 1 had to be changed due to our parking lot being resealed.

    WOD 5 for Individual and Team will be announced on Saturday evening during the athlete brief.

  • Parking and More Info

    Hello exercisers! Are you getting exciting for our throwdown next weekend? We are! We know that you are starting to have some questions about the event, so be on the lookout this week for some posts and emails. Spots are still available, so encourage your fellow fitness freaks to sign up! Registration closes on Tuesday, May 3rd at 8pm. 

    First, parking. Please refer to the map for info on where to park. TENT CITY will be in the front parking lot in front of CrossFit 719.

    Parking map

    We will start releasing workouts this week, so be on the lookout at swthrowdown.com as well as our Southwest Throwdown Facebook page!

  • Travel Info

    Places to Stay:

    The Academy Hotel

    8110 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    The Antler’s Hotel

    4 South Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Holiday Inn

    3431 Cinema Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80922


    Places to Eat:

    Whole Foods

    7635 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Tokyo Joe’s

    7495 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920


    5079 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

    7818 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Dickey’s Barbeque Pit

    4146 Austin Bluffs Pkwy #4146, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

    Wild Wings n Things

    3609 Austin Bluffs Pkwy #16, Colorado Springs, CO 80918


    Bristol Brewery/Ivywild School

    604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

    Phantom Canyon Brewery

    2 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Triple S Brewing Company

    318 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Colorado Mountain Brewery

    1110 Interquest Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

    Trinity Brewing Company

    1466 Garden of the Gods Rd #184, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

    Things to Do:

    Pikes Peak

    Garden of the Gods

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    The Broadmoor

    Seven Falls

    Red Rock Canyon Open Space

    Manitou Springs

    The Incline in Manitou Springs

    Ivywild School

    The Air Force Academy

  • Introducing Neon Bandits!

    Introducing Neon Bandits as one of our sponsors! Register now for a chance to win some FREE socks at the event! Space is limited so don’t miss your chance!

    Neon bandits

  • Registration Info

    The SouthWest Throwdown has arrived! CrossFit 719 is the premier CrossFit gym in Southern Colorado and host of the 2016 SW Throwdown. This is the 4th year for CrossFit 719 running successful fitness competitions and this year is looking to be the best yet! We have national and local sponsors on board to make sure all athletes and spectators leave with something!! This year we have chosen a very deserving charity to support, the Joel Home. This amazing residential transitioning living environment helps young adults, 18-23, that are aging out of the foster care system to adjust to the challenges of adulthood by providing a support system.

    Now to the nitty gritty details…

    64 Individual spots and 16 Team spots available for anyone who wants to test their fitness against some of their fellow exercisers in an old school throwdown full of fun with all judges having a CF LVL1 certification or better. This competition will be programmed by Pursuit Athletics so be ready!! A good standard outside of the possible weights and movements released is if you completed all WODs from the 2016 CrossFit Open you will be able to compete in this event without modification. This event will have a total of 5 events over 2 days for all individuals and teams registered.

    We will opening registration on March 25th at 8am promptly so be ready to grab a spot! A couple of notes before you click to register –

    • Cancellation Policy – If you cannot make the competition you are able to transfer or sell your spot ONLY.  Email info@swthrowdown.com with the new athlete’s name and email. Also, for anyone wishing to transfer or sell spots please use the Colorado CrossFit Affiliate Events Page on Facebook as that will be the best place to find replacements.
    • When registering please make sure to use chrome as your web browser as other browsers may cause errors. Also, please register from a computer as mobile is not a guarantee just yet.

    As always, tell all your friends and family to come out and support as we will have plenty of vendors, spectator challenges, community events and tent city. Looking forward to having some fun in the sun and a good old school throwdown!

  • Possible Weights/Movements


    MOVEMENT female weight male weight
    Deadlift 175 275
    Back Squat 155 225
    Front Squat 110 165
    Overhead squat 95 135
    Clean 110 165
    Jerk 110 165
    Snatch 95 135
    SDHP 75 115
    Wallball 14 20
    Kettlebell 44 70
    Slam Ball 35 50
    Other movements
    Odd objects yes
    Pullups chest to bar
    Muscle ups *see notes
    Handstand Push-ups *see notes
    Toes to Bar yes
    Odd objects yes
    Rope Climbs yes
    • Be prepared to work to a max in any given lift
    • Handstand push-ups and muscle ups will be programmed in a time domain fashion where their presence in a workout will not inhibit an athlete from completing a workout, simply will affect the score of that athlete/team