Pounds For Pups 2018 Heat List!

Alright! Attached below are the heat times for Saturday!

I am sending this to the “Team Captains” who I contacted directly, or those who came and registered with me. I trust you will help circulate it to your team members, or help me by tagging them in the posts on Facebook and Instagram or sharing the link of my website with all of the information.


The doors will open Saturday morning at 8am.

I will have a basic waiver on hand for everyone to sign upon arrival.

The address is 2160 West Drake Road Unit A1-2

If you put that address in a GPS, it will attempt to take you to the Safeway Gas Station which is on the opposite end of the plaza from where the gym is located. Please refer to the attached overhead map. There is plenty of parking available in the front, and can overflow into the Safeway lot if needed.

Adoptable dogs from Animal House will be on site from 9am-12pm.

Opening address and National Anthem @ 0920am

First Heat Starts At 0930am

There will be an area to hang out and do basic stretching, but there is plenty of warm up time built into the event.

For example, the first heat starts at 930am, that means the teams in that heat will start their 10 Min warm up at that time, but their timed judging won’t start until 940am.

The order of the lifts will be Snatch, Clean and Jerk, then Front Squat.

Once the 10 minute warm up time is up, there will be an allotted 10 min time for the snatch, then 10 minutes for the clean and jerk, then 10 minutes for the front squats. Teams may work ahead of the time, but may not fall behind the allotted 10 minutes for each respective lift.

No lifts will be officially judged during the warm up time, but the athlete snatching may warm up as heavy as they like in advance so when their 10 min time starts, they are already close to a max.

At the end of the last 10 minute interval, there will be a 10 minute RESET time where teams will organize their stations, move off the platforms, and that will allow for other teams to move in and begin setting up and standby for their warm up time to begin. So essentially teams will have 20 mins in their lanes before their 30 minutes of judged lifting time begins.

Make sure and review the lifting videos from the Pounds For Pups website.

Similarly to the CrossFit Open, judges will be enforcing range of motion, NOT technique.

A couple of quick points:

*Hang variations of the snatch and clean are not allowed, but any other version is fair game (Power, Full, Split). Any Jerk variation is ok as well, and press outs are ok, but athletes must fully show control after every lift before dropping the weight.

*If at any time a knee touches the ground on a snatch, clean, jerk, or front squat, that is a NO LIFT and the lifter must re-attempt.

*For the front squats, as long as the bar is across the  front of the shoulders, any hand placement is allowed so long as proper range of motion for all 3 reps is legitimate, and the lifter demonstrates control after every rep.

*There is no limit to the number of attempts a lifter can make as long as it is within the allotted interval time for that lift.

*The last heat will end at approximately 130pm, and awards and raffle drawings will commence shortly after!