WOD for Water competitors raise money for charity
Published 12:06 pm Saturday, October 8, 2016
CrossFit competitors were up bright and early at CrossFit Ilium on Saturday to compete in Troy’s annual WOD for Water event.
The competition is held to raise money to give people in underdeveloped parts of the earth access to clean water.
This year’s event officially brought in over $120,000, which means that “WOD for Water Troy” has brought in over $300,000 over the five years that the event has been held.
“”It’s awesome,” said event organizer Jason Jones. “This is the best crowd and the most competitors we’ve ever had.”
A total of 36 teams were at the event to compete for a prize purse of over $5,000. To a casual observer, the competition might have seemed chaotic, as various competitors worked out in a number of different ways across the gym at the same time.
“Once we get to the actual event, CrossFit Ilium takes over,” Jones said. “They organize this chaos. This event is what it is because of our partnership with them.”
The event began at 8 a.m. Saturday morning and Jones estimated that it will last until approximately 3 p.m.
There are two levels of competition, RX and Scaled, and each competition has a men’s and women’s division.
“Everybody’s been pleased so far,” Jones said. “They drove here from all over the place to compete and they’ve got their game faces on. There’s a lot of sweat.”
Donations to WOD for Water can be made year-round at www.wodforwatertroy.com.