About the Competition

Saturday, April 13, 2019; Doors open at 7:30 a.m., First heat at 8 a.m.


Divisions –
Rx Male/Male
Scaled Male/Male
Rx Female/Female
Scaled Female/Female
Masters Male/Male
Masters Female/Female 

Division Standards & Expectations –
This year’s Burden Games will once again offer a team competition with Rx and Scaled Divisions. There is also an added Master’s Division for participants that are 35 years old and over. As always, the workouts will not be released until the day of the competition. Prepare for anything, prepare for everything!

What Division is best for you?
This year, movement and load protocols from the CrossFit Open will be used as the competition standards. If you compete as a scaled athlete in the Open, it is suggested that you register as a scaled athlete in the Burden Games. Likewise, if you compete in the Rx Division of the Open, you are encouraged to compete in the Rx Division.

Workout Examples:

15.1 (Open Rx)                            15.3 (Open Rx)                                 

9-Minute AMRAP of:                     AMRAP 14

15 Toes To Bar                                  7 Muscle Ups

10 Deadlifts, 115#/75#                  50 Wall Balls 20/14

5 Snatches, 115#/75#                    90 Double Unders

15.1 (Open Scaled)                     15.3 (Open Scaled)    

9-Minute AMRAP of:                     AMRAP 14

15 Hanging Knee Raises                50 Wall Balls 20/10 (9ft. target)

10 Deadlifts, 85#/55#                   200 Singles

5 Ground to Overhead, 85#/55#


All workout prescriptions will be built within the appropriate parameters to meet the levels of the respective athlete Divisions.

If you have a mixed team and want to compete in the Rx Division, that is acceptable, but at least one athlete should meet the standards of that Division.


About the Cause –

This year CrossFit Morgantown will be donating 100% of funds raised to the Denis family. The Denis family has a rich history at CrossFit Morgantown. Brock Denis was the first coach hired at CFM, and ultimately left to serve his country. In 2018 Brock’s wife, Rileigh, was diagnosed with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. What started out as a somewhat routine visit turned into an immediate transportation to a medical center for an already critical condition. Brock and Rileigh are still  a part of our CFM family, and we are happy to be able to support them through this year’s Burden Games. They have a little boy named Noah, and the treatments and challenges associated have been really hard on their whole family. Rileigh still has 2 years of treatments ahead, but she’s doing amazingly well. All of the proceeds from the Burden Games will help to pay medical bills.


Everyone in the community is welcome to attend this family-friendly event! There will be activities for children, vendor booths, and an exciting competition to watch! This event is free and open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation at the door.

Sponsorships & In-Kind Donations

Last year, this event brought in more than 300 competing athletes, volunteers, vendors, and spectators from West Virginia and neighboring states. This year, it is expected to grow even bigger! If you are interested in learning more about tax-deductible sponsorships and in-kind donations (including prizes, welcome bag merchandise, event supplies, etc.) please email your contact information below.


Booth space is available for vendors interested in selling their products. Booth space is limited, and does fill up quick! For more information on participating as a vendor in the Burden Games, please email your contact information below.


CrossFit is all about community, and we simply could not put this fundraising event together without the help of our amazing community volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering your time for the Burden Games, please email your contact information below.