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TYR Wodapalooza Begins…Today

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January 11   |   POWERED BY


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • 2024 TYR Wodapalooza is here, and we’ve got everything you need to stay up-to-date
  • Although he’s not in Miami this week, Lazar Djukic has his sights set on CrossFit Games gold in 2024
  • The complete 2024 TYR WZA spectator’s guide

Elevate your gains in 2024 with Morning Chalk Up’s New Year Nutrition Guide.

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Thursday kicks off the first day of the 2024 TYR Wodapalooza competition in Miami, Florida. The four-day fitness festival will begin with elite individuals taking on three events throughout the day, starting with everyone’s favorite, a heavy lift. The competition for community members begins on Friday.

All eyes will be on the Brazilian, Gui Malheiros in Event 1: Double or Nothin’. Athletes will have two attempts at a complex of 1 snatch + 1 hang snatch for max load. Don’t forget some of the other big lifters in the field, including Nick Mathew, Bronislaw Olenkowicz, and Jack Farlow among many others.

  • Remind me: Last year Malheiros clean and jerked 395 pounds to win Event 4a: We Have Lift Off. At the time that was tied for the heaviest clean and jerk in a CrossFit competition, that was, until Jack Farlow hit 396 at the 2023 CrossFit Games.

On the women’s side, look to Dani Speegle for a solid start in Event 1, as well as Grace Walton, Gabi Migala, Olivia Kerstetter, and potentially Jessica Androsik too.

  • Remind me: In last year’s max clean and jerk event, Speegle took second behind CeCe Cronin who is not competing this year. Paige Semenza took third and Elisa Fuliano took fourth. Neither of those women are competing on the individual side either.

One big number: 45 – The number of seconds athletes will have to attempt their barbell complex and complete max effort Overhead Squats in the remaining time.

For the statisticians:

How to stay in the know:

Today’s top stories: Stay up-to-date on key stories as they develop.

  • How to watch the 2024 TYR WZA throughout the entire week.

  • Check out our guides on where to eat, grab a coffee, and workout in Miami this week.

  • ICYMI: Relive our favorite moments from Wodapalooza’s past.

  • ICYMI: Check out the latest episode of The Weekly Buzz for a TYR Wodapalooza preview and a bit about CrossFit HQ’s partnership with GORUCK.

One last thing: In a previous interview with Morning Chalk Up, TYR Wodapalooza Director of Competition Joaquin Pérez Borrego, shared that this year’s competition would be bringing elements of old and new. One new element we’ve seen is an epic floating competition stage built on the water which is sure to bring exciting and new challenges to the competition weekend.


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 🚨 ✍️ Open Registration is Live: Register for the 2024 CrossFit Games Open now and compete February 29-March 18!

2024 TYR WZA Tickets 🎉: 2024 TYR WZA Tickets are still available, but are running out fast, and once they are gone, they are gone (well, at least the Elite and VIP passes). Don’t miss the party.

🎙️ 🎙️ The Weekly Buzz: Check out our news brief collab between the Morning Chalk Up and Kettlebells and Cocktails to get caught up on some of the top community, affiliate, and sport stories of the week.

  • On this week’s episode: Joe and Niki discuss the big news of the week, CrossFit’s new Official Apparel and Footwear Sponsor, and last-minute news heading into TYR Wodapalooza.

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ICYMI: 2024 TYR WZA women’s podium picks and dark horses from analyst Austin Heaton.

  Hungry For The Podium: Lazar Djukic is Coming for the Top in 2024  


Hungry For The Podium: Lazar Djukic is Coming for the Top in 2024

Twenty-seven-year-old Lazar Djukic from Serbia has never finished outside of the top 10 at the CrossFit Games and has gone three straight years of top-nine overall placings from 2021-2023.

Throughout his three-year career so far, he has:

  • Two CrossFit Games event wins
  • 19 top-10 Games event finishes
  • Two European Semifinal championships

Although he is undeniably one of the top athletes in the sport, he still somehow manages to remain overlooked by the community. Djukic says, however, that this is about to change in 2024.

To start off the New Year, we caught up with Djukic to talk about his rivalry with Roman Khrennikov, his crash with Justin Medeiros, his 2024 predictions, and much more.

Let’s dive in.

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  Spectator’s Guide to 2024 TYR Wodapalooza  

Spectator’s Guide to 2024 TYR Wodapalooza

It is time again for the biggest fitness festival in South Florida: TYR Wodapalooza! 

Thousands of people are descending upon Miami to compete, spectate, and volunteer from January 11-14.

There’s plenty happening in and around Bayfront Park, and we have you covered on how to best take it all in. With three competition floors (Flagler, Bayside, and Tina Hills), a food court and viewing garden, a podcast stage, a VIP beach, and vendor village, spectators will never get bored.

Made it down to Miami? Make sure to check out:

Pro tip: Download the official TYR WZA 2023 app, which makes it easy to stay updated with heat times, sign up for spectator experiences, and buy tickets.

  • Remember, parking is minimal at Bayfront Park, so Uber or Lyft will be your best bet if heading to the venue.

And best of all, Thursday is FREE admission!

Can’t make it to Miami but don’t want to miss the action? No worries! Check out our How to Watch guide for streaming links and info.

Here are some of the events to make note of as you head into the weekend:

The party doesn’t end when you leave Bayfront. Head across the street to check out downtown Miami’s newly expanded TYR WZA experience.

Sticking to their roots of fitness, community, and life, WZA found ways to invite more people to experience the power of celebration this year. Check out what they put together:

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  Spectator’s Guide to 2024 TYR Wodapalooza  

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Workouts, Schedule and How to Watch

Thursday’s schedule of events: Below is the schedule for the TYR Wodapalooza, Day 1. The events will be live-streamed on Loud and Live’s YouTube, and stay up-to-date on MorningChalkUp.comMorning Chalk Up’s Instagram and Morning Chalk Up’s YouTube

  • Elite Individual Event 1: Double or Nothin’ — 8:40 AM PT | 11:40 AM ET | 4:40 PM GMT
  • Elite Individual Event 2: Cortadito — 11:28 AM PT | 2:28 PM ET | 7:28 PM GMT
  • Elite Individual Event 3: Deja Vu — 1:47 PM PT | 4:47 PM ET | 9:47 PM GMT

Thursday’s Workouts: Workout descriptions below.

Elite Individual Event 1: Double or Nothin’

  • For max load
    2 attempts of the following complex:
    1 Snatch + 1 Hang Snatch
    :45 on | :45 off
    *Tie-break: Max OH Squats

Elite Individual Event 2: Cortadito

  • For time:
    Parallel Bar Dips
    Hang Power Cleans (185/125)— Into —15-12-9
    Shoulder to Overhead (185/125)
    Bar Muscle Ups

Elite Individual Event 3: Deja Vu

  • Round 1: 3 min AMRAP
    Round 2: 5 min AMRAP
    Round 3: For Time (8min Cap)1 min rest b/w each round25/20 Assault Cal Row
    30 Wallballs (20, 14lb)
    35 C2B Pull Ups
    30 Box Jump Overs (30’, 24’)
    25 DB Snatches (100, 70lb)2 Scores:
    -Total Reps across all round
    -Time on Round 3
  Spectator’s Guide to 2024 TYR Wodapalooza  

Hanging out in Miami for the 2024 TYR WZA?

Here are Morning Chalk Up’s guides to getting the most out of your weekend.

  Spectator’s Guide to 2024 TYR Wodapalooza  

  Spectator’s Guide to 2024 TYR Wodapalooza  

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