river ruckus viii

River Ruckus VIII is canceled due to lack of participation.

River Ruckus VIII is sponsored by:


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This list is intended to help teams determine which division is the best fit for them.

Keep in mind that these are the MINIMUM requirements; this does not mean the movements in the workouts will exactly match those listed.

Additionally, not all movements listed will appear in the competition; this list simply provides an outline to help determine your proper division.

RX / Masters

(Masters may have lighter weights on some movements)
  • Chest-to-bar Pull-up
  • Toes-to-bar
  • Handstand Push-up
  • Clean and Jerk for reps @ 155/105
  • Thruster for reps @ 115/75
  • Snatch for reps @ 135/95
  • Deadlift for reps @ 275/175
  • Shoulder-to-overhead for reps @ 135/95
  • Kettlebell Swing @ 70/53
  • Kettlebell Snatch for reps @ 53/35
  • Box Jump @ 30/24”
  • Slam Ball Squat @ 90/70
  • Slam Ball Over Shoulder @ 90/70
  • Double Under
  • Rowing
  • Assault Bike
  • Running


  • Ring Row
  • Hanging Knee Raise
  • Push-up
  • Clean and Jerk for reps @ 115/65
  • Thruster for reps @ 95/55
  • Snatch for reps @ 115/65
  • Deadlift for reps @ 225/145
  • Shoulder-to-overhead for reps @ 95/55
  • Kettlebell Swing @ 53/35
  • Kettlebell Snatch for reps @ 44/26
  • Box Step Over @ 24/20”
  • Slam Ball Squat @ 70/50
  • Slam Ball Over Shoulder @ 70/50
  • Single Under
  • Rowing
  • Assault Bike
  • Running



*Any 2 athletes working at a time
*All reps are performed in synch
*Movements synchronized at the following positions: TTB-under bar, arms extended. Sit-up-top, weight touching. Squat-bottom below parallel. Jump over-both feet on top of box.
40 TTB (Sc: Weighted Sit-up)
60 Goblet Squat (Rx: 70/53, Sc: 53/35)
80 Box Jump Over (24/20)
60 Goblet Squat
40 TTB (Sit-up)

“Row and Hold”

Males- Row 225 Calories, switching athletes every 25
Female- Row 180 Calories, switching athletes every 20
Non-rowing teammates will be holding 2 KBs in either a front rack position or a suitcase position.
Rx: 53/35 Front Rack, 70/53 Suitcase
Sc/Ma: 35/26 Front Rack, 53/35 Suitcase


Against an 8-minute clock:

20 Synchro Team Burpee Over Bar

20 Ground to Overhead weight A (1 athlete working)

20 Synchro Team Burpee Over Bar

20 Ground to Overhead weight B (1 athlete working)

20 Synchro Team Burpee Over Bar

Max Ground to Overhead weight C (1 athlete working)

Barbell Weights:

Rx Male= 185/205/225

Rx Female= 125/135/145

Scaled/Masters Male= 135/155/175

Scaled/Masters Female= 85/95/105

Sled Pull

weights and distance TBA

Movement descriptions and standards can be found here.

Master Schedule and Heat Sheets

Those will be published here in the week before the competition.


The link for the live Leaderboard for River Ruckus VIII will be published here the week before the competition.


We have someone from the City of Asheville Tourism Department working on some hotel discounts. We will publish that here when we receive them.