NPGL Opening Weekend is Here!

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September 28, 2022

This weekend the second season of the National Pro Grid League (NPGL) gets underway, as all eight teams will be in action at the San Jose Convention Centre.

Boston Iron vs. DC Brawlers         6/13 2:00PM ET     McKinley
Miami Surge vs. LA Reign             6/13 5:00PM ET     McKinley
NYRhinos vs. Baltimore Anthem 6/14 2:00PM ET     McKinley
Phoenix Rise vs. SF Fire                6/14 5:00PM ET     McKinley

The season will start with the Boston Iron taking on 2014 NPGL champions DC Brawlers. Along with several Olympians, NFL players, Cirque du Soleil performers and elite athletes from other varied sports backgrounds, several big names from the CrossFit circuit including Noah Ohlsen and Lindsey Valenzuela (LA Reign), Elizabeth Akinwale (Baltimore Anthem) and Alessandra Pichelli (San Francisco Fire) will putting their talents on display. We will also catch our first glimpse of former Olympic Weightlifter Dmitry Klokov, who will be suiting up for the Anthem against New York on Saturday. For those of you who like to see big weights being moved, be sure to tune in for that match up.

So how can you watch the action?

Log on to NPGL.com, where all the matches will be live streamed. You can also watch all four opening matches on NBCSN starting July 14th at 6:30pm. In all, NBCSN will broadcast over 24hrs of coverage from all eight teams.

July 14                       6:30 p.m.        Boston Iron vs.  DC Brawlers
July 15                        6:30 p.m.        Miami Surge vs. Los Angeles Reign
July 21                        6:30 p.m.        New York Rhinos vs. Baltimore Anthem
July 22                        6:30 p.m.        Phoenix Rise vs. San Francisco Fire

Every match throughout the season will follow a particular format, and this weekend teams will be going through ‘McKinley’, which looks like this:

For full details of McKinley and all the weekend’s matchups, click here

RACE 1 – PARTNER FORWARD

Description
8 – 6 – 4 – 2 reps of
KB Ground-To-Overhead
Pistol Stick Jump-over
[Male Clean and Jerk, Female Clean and Jerk, Male Pistol Jump, Female Pistol Jump] x 4

RACE 2 – MIRROR

Description
40 Front Squat 175 lb / 285 lb
Two barbells – can’t get more than one rep ahead, after 10 reps move to next quadrant
Barbell can’t touch ground – all to start area if it does

RACES 3 & 4 – WOMEN’S ECHO

Description
40 Overhead Squat 105lb
20 DB Burpee-over-Box 2x45lb 20″
40 CTB Pull-up
40 Hang Clean 145lb
One element each station, one person only working at a time

RACES 5 & 6 – MEN’S ECHO

Description
40 Overhead Squat 165lb
20 DB Burpee-over-Box 2x75lb 24″
40 CTB Pull-up
40 Hang Clean 205lb
One element each station, one person only working at a time

RACE 7 – LADDER

Description
Thruster Ladder16 Barbells 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135, 150, 165, 180, 195, 210, 225, 240, 255, 270, 285

One player on the ladder at any time (previous player must be in Finish before leaving Start). One attempt per barbell, every successful pounds counts, start anywhere, skip any, can only move forward.
Must alternate genders.

RACE 8 – JACK AND JILL

Description
40 Bar Muscle-up
30 Muscle-up
15 Backwards Roll-to-Support
One person only working at a time

RACE 9 – WOMEN’S TRIAD

Description
20 KB Swing 28kg
10 Muscle-up
15 Wallball 18lb to 10′
7 Handstand Push-up (Freestanding)
12 Snatch 115lb
Three stations, all going at the same time, must switch together

RACE 10 – MEN’S TRIAD

Description
20 KB Swing 40kg
10 Muscle-up
15 Wallball 30lb to 12′
7 Handstand Push-up (Freestanding)
12 Snatch 185lb
Three stations, all going at the same time, must switch together

RACE 11 – SPRINT RELAY

Description
10 DB Shoulder-to-Overhead 75lb
20 Handstand Push-up
10 Medball-to-Bar 12lb
3 Rope Climb (Legless)
KB Overhead Walking Lunge 2x32kg
20 Chest-to-Bar Pull-up
6 Handstand Push-up (Freestanding)(Deficit 5″)
5 Snatch 225lb
Relay – each athlete takes one element.
Runs to station, does drill, runs to start line then finish line.

About Damect Dominguez

Co-founder of BoxLife Magazine. Author: Training Day: 400+ Workouts to Incorporate in Your Training.

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