The quest for CrossFit supremacy begins
Photos by WOD Chaser
On Nov. 4, CrossFit enthusiasts, spectators, and athletes will be gathering to watch and compete in the most awaited competition of the year, the Manila Throwdown 2017 Team Edition (MTD), from 8 am to 5 pm at The Tent, Acacia Estates, Taguig City.
Manila Throwdown is a sporting event that tests the overall fitness abilities of qualified participant set to compete against provincial and foreign athletes from neighboring Asian countries. 2017 marks the 7th Manila Throwdown event, with two competitions spanning throughout the year, the Individual Edition in April and the upcoming Team Edition. In the Team Edition, athletes get to compete with their choice of teammates against different CrossFit gyms or boxes. Two hundred fifty five qualified athletes from 70 teams were selected during the online qualifiers last August to September and are set to compete in the finals.
“The CrossFit community keeps growing and growing each year, producing better and more well-rounded athletes,” says Kristella Gutierrez, MTD event director. “And the Manila Throwdown is a tournament where they get to compete with other athletes, here and abroad. They have fun winning, competing and they also get to reassess their skills. Overall, it’s a community gathering where they see their coach and friends compete, where they can eat and shop.”
The public is invited to watch and support their favorite athletes hailing from Guam, Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu, and different provinces in the Philippines like Cebu, Davao, Baguio, Pampanga, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Madayaw among others. Non-CrossFit members are also welcome to enjoy and learn more about CrossFit. Guests will have the opportunity to attend the event, meet other CrossFit enthusiasts, win prizes, shop, eat, and many more. Participating athletes will get to enjoy products, prizes, loot bags, and giveaways provided by sponsors.
This year’s Team Edition will be presented by Nagaraya. Nagaraya is the owner of Nagaraya Cracker Nuts, a source of protein and extra energy. Other sponsors include Reebok, PlayHard MuscleWraps, Hyclens & Alvica, Biogenic, and Atsui.