doubled up for 2020!

online qualifier starts february 29, 2020


Elite Male 40 (36 Qualification, 4 Wildcards)
Elite Female 30 (26 Qualification, 4 Wildcards)
Elite Team 10 (9 Qualification, 1 Wildcard)
Masters Male 35+ (10 Qualification)
Masters Female 35+ (10 Qualification)
Intermediate Male/Male (20 Qualification)
Intermediate Male/Female (20 Qualification)
Intermediate Female/Female (20 Qualification)


Elite Individual Female/Male (1. 2000€, 2. 1000€, 3. 500€ )

Elite Teams (1. 800€, 2. 400€, 3. 100€)

Masters Female/Male Non-cash prizes

Intermediate Teams Non-cash prizes

The online qualifier to secure a spot in the final event will start on 29th of february. The qualifier will consist of three workouts in three consecutive weeks.

The Registration for the online qualifier starts on Friday December 13th 12:00 MET. The online qualification consists of three workouts. There will be three workouts for divisions Elite Female/Male, Masters Female/Male and Elite Teams (Team Score is the summary of the individual scores) and three different workouts for the Intermediate Teams of 2 Division. The first WOD will be announced on February 29th, the second on March 7th, the third WOD on March 14th. The athletes can enter all of their three scores until the qualification deadline on Friday July 10th 11:59 PM CET. The detailed WOD descriptions will be provided during WOD announcement. Results submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Only valid and correctly submitted scores will be accepted. All scores have to be entered in Competition Corner with a video link. The video has to show the entire workout and standards have to be visible in a good way. In order to compete in the Elite and the Intermediate Competition a separate registration is necessary.

Qualification Facts:
Start: Friday December 16th 02:00 PM CET
Ends: Friday July 10th 11:59 PM CET
WOD Announcement Dates: Saturday February 29th, March 7th and March 14th, 2:00 PM
Registration possible until: Friday July 10th 11:59 PM CET
Submitting Scores possible until: Friday July 10th 11:59 PM CET
You do not have to submit your WOD scores on a weekly basis. You can enter all your scores until the deadline.
The best athletes according to available spots per division will be invited to the finals in Wiener Neustadt. The invitation has to be accepted within 7 days, otherwise the spot will be handed to the next athlete in the final scoreboard.
The Austrian Throwdown does not offer any refunds for registration fees.

“Intermediate Teams”:
For the “Intermediate Teams of 2” Division the team has to consist either of two male, two female or one male and one female athlete corresponding to the class they register. To compete in the Intermediate Division none of the team members had started at an RX competition within the last 12 months to the start of the qualification and every team member has to match the following 1RM weights and WOD times:
Clean&Jerk < 100/70kg
Snatch < 80/60kg
Ring Muscle Ups < 2 unbroken reps
HSPU < 5 unbroken reps FRAN > 4:00 min
These values are indications and not absolute values. If there is an obvious violation and an athlete renownedly cheats regarding his 1RMs, the organizer can decline the teams registration and participation at ANY time.

Change of Team Members:
Within the”Intermediate Teams of 2 Division” there is NO change of team members allowed at any time after registration until end of finals.
Within the Elite Teams in the case of injury or illness one team member can be exchanged during online qualifier. After the online qualifier the team is allowed but not committed to change the replacing athlete back to the original member. No other changes of team members are allowed.

Registration Fee Online Qualifier:

Elite Female/Male 25€
(incl. VAT excl. Competition Corner Fees 3,50€)

Masters Female/Male 25€
(incl. VAT excl. Competition Corner Fees 3,50€)

Elite Teams 100€
(incl. VAT excl. Competition Corner Fees 8,44€)

Intermediate Teams 50€
(incl. VAT excl. Competition Corner Fees 5,15€)

Registration Fee Final Event:

Elite Female/Male 60€
(inkl. VAT exkl. Competition Corner Fees 5,01€)

Masters Female/Male 60€
(inkl. VAT exkl. Competition Corner Fees 5,01€)

Elite Teams 240€
(inkl. VAT exkl. Competition Corner Fees 17,67€)

Intermediate Teams 120€
(inkl. VAT exkl. Competition Corner Fees 9,76€)


Can i enter the online qualification in two or more different divisions?
Yes, you can enter the qualification is as many divisions as you want, as long as you match the necessary criteria. But be aware, that you can enter the finals in only ONE division. So in case that you qualify in two or more categories, you have to choose in which you want to start in the finals.
How long can i register for the online qualifier?

You can register for the online qualifier until DATE TBA (POSTPONED) BECAUSE OF CORONA OUTBREAK

I can snatch more than the written benchmark, but i am not able to do HSPUs and have a slower FRAN record. Do i still count as Intermediate Athlete?
Yes, as written, all these benchmarks are guidelines. If you are a little bit better with Snatches but way worse with Fran, you still qualify as Intermediate Athletes. It is important, that your overall performance level is “Intermediate”. If you still are unsure, please send us some competitions that you attended in the past and your Open20 ranking via email and we will let you know if the Intermediate Division is the correct division for you.
Do i have to enter a video for my score?
Absolutely. All scores without a video link will not be accepted.
How many athletes do proceed to the final event?

You can find the corresponding spots in the list below:

  • Elite Male 36
  • Elite Female 26
  • Elite Team 9
  • Masters Male 35+ 10
  • Masters Female 35+ 10
  • Intermediate Male/Male 20
  • Intermediate Male/Female 20
  • Intermediate Female/Female 20
When registering for elite team, why do i see only 3 team members on the registration page although the team consists of 4?
You as a team captain register the team and add 3 additional athletes to yourself. That is the reason why you can only add 3 members.
When do i know, if i earned a spot in the finals?
The online qualifier ends on Friday, March 20th. We will then need a few days to validate the scores. we will start sending out the invitations for the finals beginning with March 30th. When we send out the invitations for the finals, you have 7 days to accept your spot. If you do not accept the spot within this timeframe, we will give your spot to the next athlete in line.
I registered for the online qualifier but now i am injured and cannot participate. Is there any refund of the registration fee?
We are sorry, but we cannot offer any refunds of the registration fee.
One of our team mates is injured and cannot enter the qualification. Are we allowed to change a team member?
  • As Elite team, you can change ONE team member during the online qualifier. In case of qualification for the finals, you are allowed but not committed to change back to the original team member AFTER the online qualifier has ended. 
  • For Intermediate Teams, there is NO change of team member allowed at ANY time after registration until end of finals.

For change of team members please send us an email to with Team Name, Name of Team Member Injured, Name and Email Address of Backup Team Member.

Do i enter a summary score for the team or do i enter each score separately?
  • With Elite Teams you enter one score per athlete and add a Youtube playlist for the additional videos. 
  • With Intermediate Teams you will only enter one score as a team.

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