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Battle For The Axe

Throw down in the dead of winter for your team’s chance to be added to the Axe! A full day of three to four events hosted by CrossFit Grow in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Expect classic CrossFit-style WODs as well as at least one workout out in the elements–those who battle for the axe don’t mind the weather! Teams of two–M/M and F/F, both Rx and Scaled Divisions available. And new in 2020, we will be adding a division for Parent/Child!! High skill movements not prioritized–this is a throwdown designed to test limits and make you sweat as well as building community, and having fun! Prize bags for podium winners in all five divisions–first place winners receive a hatchet among other prizes. Registration limited–find your partner, name your team and sign up now!

The Parent/Child division is new and meant for a unique chance for a parent to compete with their child! The genders do not matter on this one. Your standard will be based on your gender and will match the scaled modifications. All logistical stuff will be handled by committee, so you just have to show up and work hard! 

This competition will favor stamina and grit over brute strength. The weights and skills provided are only a recommendation per division and are not a complete list. Actual competition weights and skills may be modified.

All weights listed as working weights.


Deadlift 185/135

Push press 115/85

Thruster 95/65

Pull- ups

Double unders

Box jumps 24″/20″


Deadlift 155/105

Push press 95/65

Thruster 65/35

Hanging knee raises

Single unders

Box jump 20″/16″


Deadlift 155/105

Push Press 95/65

Thruster 65/35

Hanging Knee Raises

Single Unders

Box Jump 20”/16”


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Minimum age to compete is 16yrs of age. Teams of two may be any age combination.

**The age limit for the Parent/Child division is 14 years of age or older.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Battle for the Axe Facebook page is a great platform for asking questions. For venue or accessibility questions please visit our website for complete contact info: www.crossfitgrow.com

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If one team member becomes unable to compete due to injury, etc, a replacement team member may be subbed for one of the original team members. After the 7-day refund policy no refunds will be issued for registration tickets already paid.