Upcoming Competitions - Summer 2017

May 6th
Barbells and Bodyweight
Greenville, SC- CrossFit Reaction
Individual competition with Rx, Scaled, Masters 40+ divisions
$79 per person (limited time discount code: reactionarmy)
http://crossfitreaction.net/greenvillegames/ 

May 20th
Dynamic Duo
Greenville, SC- Distinct Fitness
MF teams with Rx and Scaled divisions
$110 per team
 http://communityfitnessevents.com/dynamic-duo-4-0/

June 3rd and 4th
Salt Games
Myrtle Beach, SC
FFFF, MMMM, FFMM Teams with Rx, Scaled and Masters (40-45, 46-50) divisions
$400 per team with a price increase to $500 on 5/19
Registration closes on 5/26
http://www.thegaragegames.com/events/the-native-sons-salt-games-2017/

June 7-26th (3 week online qualifier)
Granite Games
Individual and Community Divisions- Rx, Scaled, Masters (35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55+) divisions
Online qualifier to try to qualify for the Granite Games in Minnesota on Sept. 8-10th
$25
http://thegranitegames.com/

June 17th
Showdown at the Swamp
Greenville, SC- Swamp Rabbit CrossFit
MM and FF teams- Rx, Scaled and Masters 40+ divisions
$100 per team
https://www.facebook.com/events/406799006339054/

July 22-23rd
Independence Games
Florence, SC- Florence Civic Center
Kids (7-10, 11-13, 14-16), Rx, Scaled, Masters 40+ individuals and MM, FF, MF teams Rx and Scaled divisions
$110 for individuals, $70 for kids and $220 per team
https://www.theindependencegames.com/

July 29th
Master’s Tour- Garage Games Event
Traveler’s Rest, SC- BSW CrossFit
Individuals with Rx and Scaled divisions (30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+)
$75 with a price increase to $100 on 7/9
Registration closes on 7/25
http://www.thegaragegames.com/events/the-masters-tour-2017-sc-pride/ 

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