Over 300 die-hard competitors battled the strain of fatigue and exertion Saturday in the fifth annual Okanagan Valley Throwdown at the South Okanagan Events Centre, wrapping up Sunday with an afternoon of finals in all categories.
Weightlifting, pull-ups, handstand pushups, rope climb and deadlift were just some the disciplines the men and women have to tackle in the event.
That included masters division, individual recreational and competitive and recreational and competitive teams.
“I always say Crossfit is like the new triathlon,” said co-organizer Lyndie Hill of Hoodoo Adventures. “It’s just driven athletes who like the challenge of something different all the time. You know what they say: ‘expect anything in CrossFit,’ and that’s what I think they do is show up and expect anything.”
Among the locals competing is 16-year-old Jacob Andersson.
“It’s just kind of fun for me and I actually feel like I get stronger (as the competition progresses),” said Andersson. “It’s the only sport I seem to enjoy.”
Awards ceremonies took place at 5 p.m.