CrossFit Vancouver’s Third Annual Nutts Memorial Cup

The competition is full, so it is a little late for registration, but you can always head over to the mainland to watch or keep this in mind for next year 😉

Taking place for the third year in a row, CrossFit Vancouver’s Third Annual Nutts Memorial Cup will be taking place from August 11th at 9:00 a.m. until August 12th at 6:00 a.m.

Format: Teams of three (two men and one woman)

Entry Fee: $135 plus HST per team

Teams: Maximum 30 teams

Prize: $3000 for first, with smaller cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN A COUPLE SHORT WEEKS on the CrossFit Vancouver website, so stay tuned.

CrossFit Vancouver will also bring back the Caveman Cookout crew to roast up a pig, as well as Lemonade Dan to make everyone his infamous drinks. And, of course, the after party will remain intact.

However, a couple new features include:

1. An event specifically for newbies to CrossFit (details to come).

2. This year, the Nutts Cup will be a fundraiser for youth at risk. Coach Charlie Palmer has been working with the Take a Hike charity for a number of years now, so we’re going to help raise money for those kids.

If there’s a CF Vancouver event that you want to be at, it’s this one!


For those of you who aren’t familiar with Andy Nutts, he was a beloved coach in Vancouver. He wanted to make a difference in life, so he joined the Canadian Army. He achieved his dream of leading men into combat when he secured the most sought after role in the Canadian Military – platoon leader in Afghanistan.

Andy led from the front and was killed in Afghanistan at the end of 2009.

He was a special human being.

In 2010, CrossFit Vancouver held the first ‘Nutts Cup’ to commemorate his life. CrossFit Vancouver members brought their friends, newbies to CrossFit, who participated in their first CrossFit workout. There were more than 200 people at CrossFit Vancouver’s box participating. Then, to top it off, the veteran firebreathers bravely attempted the Nutts Hero WOD. In the end, 2010 Games competitor Garth Prouse took it down on the men’s side, while Emily Beers topped the women.

In 2011, CrossFit Vancouver turned the Nutts Cup into a team competition. Andy Nutts was a socializer, so they wanted to make his event representative of who he was. They had 30 teams of three compete with $5000 up for grabs, and in the end Andy, Max, and Joy took home the cup, beating out an American team made up of two of the best CrossFitters in the world, Ashleigh Moe and Noah Peters (both individual CrossFit Games athletes).

If you’re interested in competing for a good cause, this event is not to be missed!

Today`s Workout:

Buy In – Widow Maker, 20 rep Back Squat. Increase 5-10lbs from last week

* Warmup with band squats!

WOD Tabata Row

8 intervals of 20:10 (for lowest metres)


Strict Handstand Pushup Ladder

EMOTM do 1 HSPU, adding one more rep each minute until you are unable to complete the reps in the allotted minute

Zone 1 – scale as needed


Cash Out – Tabata Lsit


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