Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the 2020 Italian Showdown exceptionally takes place on line with a Qualification Phase from July 17 to 31, followed by a Final Phase from September 25 to 27. The live event will return in 2021.

Qualification Phase

In order to make it possible for everyone to participate to the on line qualification, the 3 workouts are based on minimal equipment:

  • 1 x 22.5Kg Dumbbell for Men (any division)
  • 1 x 15Kg Dumbbell for Women (any division)
  • Jump Rope

Rx and Scaled Workouts

Athletes unable to perform a workout as prescribed, can choose the Scaled version and will be ranked on the leaderboard below those who performed that workout as Rx. The qualification phase can be finished with any combination of Rx and Scaled workouts.

Teams

It might be hard for the team members to perform the workout together at the same location. For this reason, each team member performs the workouts individually (M1, M2, F1, F2) and the Team Leader is responsible for submitting all the scores. 

Scores and Videos Submission

Prior to releasing the qualifying workouts, we will send an invitation e-mail to all the registered competitors, containing a link to activate their account on the leaderboard system. Subsequently, by accessing their account, competitors will enter the scores of their workouts and will be listed in the official leaderboard.

Qualifying workouts are released on July 17 at 10:00AM CEST.
The deadline for scores submission is July 31 at 10:00PM CEST.

After the on line qualification phase, the top 200 competitors are invited to the final phase according to the following slots…

  • Elite (18-34): 40M + 30F
  • Master35 (35-39): 20M + 10F
  • Master40 (40-44): 20M + 10F
  • Master45 (45-49): 10M + 10F
  • Master50 (50+): 10M + 10F
  • Team of 4 (18+): 30 MMFF

During the final phase there are no more cuts.

Final Phase

Competitors who made the cut of the qualification phase are admitted to the final phase. In order to make it possible for all the finalists to get ready at their best to participate to the on line final phase, the 3 workouts are released 48 hours in advance of the scores and videos submission window. A standard box equipment is required to perform the workouts:

  • Barbells and plates
  • Bars and rings
  • Concept2 Rower
  • Assault Bike

Rx Workouts

During the final phase there are no Scaled versions of the workouts. All the finalists must perform the workouts adhering to the movements and loads prescribed for each age division.

Teams

In order to make it possible for the teams made up of members located in distant locations to participate in the final phase as well, each team member performs the workouts individually (M1, M2, F1, F2) and the Team Leader is responsible for submitting all the scores. Team members who are registered also as individual competitors, are allowed to compete in both divisions.

Scores and Videos Submission

Finalists have a 3-day window to submit their scores and videos: no latecomers accepted, no matter what. Competitors submit the scores and the video URLs of their workouts through the same account on Throwdowns.com used for the qualification phase.

The leaderboard will remain hidden throughout the entire score submission window. Submitted scores will be subsequently listed in the provisional leaderboard. Official results will be released after the video review.

The score submission window opens on September 25 at 10:00AM CEST.
The deadline for scores submission is September 27 at 10:00PM CEST.