October 14, 2015
2015 Reebok CrossFit Games to Air in Prime Time on ESPN2
Team Events As Part of Packaged Shows For First-Time Ever
The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games will air during three prime-time windows on ESPN2 during October, beginning Thursday Oct. 15 with three consecutive one-hour episodes focusing on the women’s events from 8 – 11 p.m. ET and separately, the men with two on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 8 – 10 p.m. and a third on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. For the first time, the team events will be included, in a telecast October 25 at 11 p.m. Every episode will also be available via WatchESPN.
Each episode will focus on key athlete storylines and events that took place over the course of four competition days in July beginning in Hermosa Beach, Calif., and culminating at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, Calif. Athletes were tested in a variety of physical challenges, including open water paddling, Olympic weightlifting, endurance running, gymnastics events and short sprints through agility courses. The collective of challenging events proved too much for some competitors, and both the Male and Female titles were not decided until the final event of the week on Sunday.
ESPN, in its fifth consecutive year of CrossFit Games coverage, presented more live hours than ever before across ESPN3 and ESPN TV networks when the Games were held in July which included both the newly created Teenage division as well as team events. The team competition saw the debut of Rich Froning Jr. leading Team Mayhem Freedom and Jason Khalipa’s Team NorCal looking to make a statement.
The women’s field saw the return of 2012 Champion Annie Thorisdottir, 2013 Champion Samantha Briggs and 2014 Champion Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet along with Games podium contenders Kara Webb and Katrin Davidsdottir. The men’s side looked to crown a new champion after four-time “Fittest Man on Earth” Rich Froning retired from individual competition with Mat Fraser, Ben Smith, Scott Panchik and Noah Ohlsen as potential podium threats.
CrossFit Games schedule
|Thurs, Oct. 15||8 p.m.||Pier Paddle, Sandbag 2015, Murph, Snatch Speed Ladder (Women)||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|9 p.m.||Heavy DT, Sprint Course 1, Sprint Course 2, Soccer Chipper, Clean and Jerk (Women)||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|10 p.m.||Triangle Couplet, Midline Madness, Pedal to the Metal 1, Pedal to the Metal 2 (Women)||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Wed, Oct. 21||8 p.m.||Pier Paddle, Sandbag 2015, Murph, Snatch Speed Ladder (Men)||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|9 p.m.||Heavy DT, Sprint Course 1, Sprint Course 2, Soccer Chipper, Clean and Jerk (Men)||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sun, Oct 25||10 p.m.||Triangle Couplet, Midline Madness, Pedal to the Metal 1, Pedal to the Metal 2 (Men)||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|11 p.m.||All Events (Team)||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
*Schedule subject to change
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