Can your team survive The Battle in the Valley?

We’re back for another year to bring athletes a fierce but friendly team competition south of the river. Teams will consist of a pair of same-gender (MM and FF) athletes that can choose to compete in either Scaled or RX Divisions. Teams will be put to the test over a guaranteed three workouts to determine who gets to duke it out in the final battle.


Date:Saturday Sept 18th, 2021
Time: Gym opens at 8am and final workouts will conclude by 5pm
Place: Crossfit Templar
Address: 14608 Felton Court, Suite 110, Apple Valley, MN 55124 Map here.
Divisions: Men’s RX, Women’s RX, Men’s Scaled, Women’s Scaled
Cost:Early Registration -$150/ $180 after 4/20
Shirt: Each registered athlete will receive a shirt/tank
DJ: WOD Music provided by a professional DJ

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A third round of made up questions for the purposes of delivering information:
“You guys decided to come back?”
Sure did
“So it’s been a while, has anything changed since the last competition was shut down?”
Yeah, so having to cancel the last battle was a pretty big bummer for the team. Looking at the landscape this winter / spring we really couldn’t guarantee that we could hold an event without a potential shutdown or etc. We’ve been watching the landscape and saw an opportunity to put a competition together for the fall. However, everyone is in the same boat of coming out of the pandemic and finding their footing so some of our ideas we decided to shelve for this iteration of the battle. We’re going to hold a great competition with interesting workouts that’s fun for everyone, but some of the extra bells and whistles (like extra apparel to purchase) will just need to wait until next summer. We just want to get everyone back together having fun with a local comp as our main goal.
“that sounds great will you have sponsors and etc?”
We’ll be reaching out to different groups and sponsors per usual, keep checking the event description and social media pages for updates on that.
“will Mucho man be there?”
We’ll reach out to him and see if he can make time
“Will there be root beer floats?”
The Battle team is similar to the Run team and no one seems to want this for some reason.
“Where will you guys be releasing details about the competition?”
This year we’ll be releasing all announcements through our Instagram and Facebook page. The event page will hold the date and general details. Make sure to like and follow our social pages to keep up to date with all the details!
“I like getting stuff at check-in!”
Great! we’re gonna have some stuff for you and your team this year! team signs, shirt or tank, lots of stuff!
“I’m a vendor and want to participate. How do I do that?”
You are awesome! Please send us an e-mail at or fire us a message on Facebook.
“My whole gym, family, and aunts from out of town wants to come and watch; where can we park?
We have a ton of parking out in front of the building, you’ll easily find enough space for everyone to come cheer you on!
“How can I find out details about the competition for that day?”
We’ll send some information out ahead of time for the competition and post some items online for spectators. We’re on a tighter timeline but we’re hoping to put out some sort of a guide athletes can pass to spectators or family.
“I only like competitions if I can set up a tent.”
Well, that’s a statement and not a question, but you’ll be happy to know we typically have a tent city on the side of the building! Set up tents and hang out between heats!
“Lifting heavy is my favorite thing”
Sigh~ We’ll see what we can do, but like we’ve told you the last couple of years, no promises.
“Do I need to have a ton of experience to do this?”
Nope! We’re setting up the workouts to give all ability levels a chance to come here and compete. Take a look at the standards above to see if you’re a Scaled or RX athlete, then sign up!
“Will you be releasing workouts again?”
We sure will! Like last year, we’ll be releasing hints and movements for workouts prior to the event. To keep things interesting, we reserve the right to release full or partial information for the workouts. With the exception of the (secret) final, you’ll have a good idea what you’re in for ahead of time!
“What if a division I wanted to register for fills up?”
Don’t worry my friend – we have options for you! If a division fills up we’ll determine based upon the timeline for the day whether we can open up more slots. Keep your eyes peeled for openings if you miss out.
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