Pride Throwdown Tickets

4.88 out of 5
(8 customer reviews)


Pride PairUp Throwdown Competition is our annual team-based Pride Celebration & Competition.

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Event Overview

You and two other teammates will work together to finish a challenging 35 minute synchronized CrossFit WOD. Then the Top 4 teams will face off in a single-elimination Olympic lifting showdown until one team remains. Trophies go to the top three finishing teams and MVP, a full brunch, beers on Paul, and bragging rights for the whole year.

Beginner Friendly Event

Sand & Steel is an all-inclusive gym that supports athletes of ALL FITNESS LEVELS.  Beginner-level athletes will have a significantly easier scaling than our more advanced athletes.  So if you are a beginner your exercises will have lower weights and be less technical than an advanced athlete.  On the other hand, if you are a more advanced athlete, we’ll be putting you through your paces with some heavier deadlifts and thrusters.

Bottom-line, everyone can do this event. If you an injury, we’ll scale it for you. And of course, we will carefully balance the teams so everyone has an equal chance to win.

Previous Event Ratings

Murph May 2021 was our previous event.  Out of the 30 people that attended:

  • The Overall Event Satisfaction Rating: 9/10
  • Did Sand & Steel Deliver on what was advertised: 10/10
  • Will you attend another Sand & Steel Event? 9.7/10

Bonus Discount

Order your pride shirt with your pride ticket and you save an additional 10% on BOTH items.  Use coupon code PRIDE10 for the discount.  Note, if you are buying two tickets & two shirts (e.g. for a guest), please buy them one at a time to use this discount.

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Pride PairUp Throwdown Competition & Brunch 2021

8 reviews for Pride Throwdown Tickets

  1. 5 out of 5

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    1. Did Sand & Steel deliver on what we promised?
    2. Did everyone feel safe competing in the event today?
    3. What things did you like most about the event?
    4. What areas would you like to see improved in the next event?
    5. Do you plan to attend another event at Sand & Steel?
    6. Any other comments you’d like to share.

    Next Event is the 5K / 10K Run

  2. 4 out of 5


    Love these events though I feel like they keep getting more expensive. Also…no more running please 🙂

    • Paul Roberts (verified owner)

      Holly, the gym lost about $650 in hosting this event. That doesn’t account for my time, which was about 40 hours in terms of planning and organizing. Or Dawn’s time which was about 10 hours. Most CrossFit competitions charge $75-$125 per person and they don’t provide food.

      Tickets Sales were $1000.
      District Burger Food costs for (Burgers chicken pickles pretzels) cost $600 with delivery.
      Fruit Costs were $100
      Gold Belly Cake costs $170 with delivery
      Staff costs were $250
      Preworkout and BCAAs were $85
      Coffee was $85
      Credit Card Fees for Tickets was $35
      Beer for winners $75
      Trophies for winners $100
      Raffle Prizes $150

      I wish I could make it cheaper, but I think you guys deserve better than Mcdonalds after such a hard workout. I can tell you that there is a no-running option in the Unity WOD :-). Unity WOD will be the last weekend in August. There is also no running in the Iron Star Games, which starts in September!

  3. 5 out of 5

    EJ Thompson (verified owner)

    The Pride Throwdown was a great event. It has been a long time since I did a rigid CrossFit workout and one this big. I quickly found out areas that I need improvement and what future classesI need to sign up to attend. The entire event ran smoothly and I’m looking forward to the next event.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jesus Chevere

    1&2 definitely yes. Emphasis was given to #2 to ensure all team members could be challenged with the weights and movements safely. What I liked about the event was the support everyone provided regardless of skill level. I also liked the events after the workout from the award ceremony to the catering. Now that we have done a team event, we know what to expect to make the next one even better. Regarding #5, yes! Today, I learned something new about my teammates which made the entire experience a positive one.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ira Giovanetti (verified owner)

    I absolutely loved the Pride Throwdown event! It was professionally organized, no time issues, instructions were clear, and everyone was taken care of. There were enough coaches to keep us safe, creative ideas with building the teams, challenging and tough enough workout to be proud of yourself for getting through it, and food for everyone (also vegans like me). This was my first event and I was surprised by how professional and smooth all of this went down. I could tell how much the owners care.
    I’ll do it again!

  6. 5 out of 5


    I’ll start by saying that I thought this event was not going to be as fun as it ended up being. I think the event was well planned and the workouts were just hard enough to push the beginners to their limits. It was a great event in terms of building community and getting to know other members that I personally do not see regularly. The food was great and it seemed like everyone had a good time chatting at the end! Looking forward to the next one and I think we should keep adding runs to events otherwise I will never run on my own…

    • Paul Roberts (verified owner)

      Thanks Yos! Totally agree about the running — I wouldn’t do it either:-) Unity WOD is running optional.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Julia Damp (verified owner)

    These events are awesome! I really feel that there is such great comraderie and support for everyone, it makes you want to keep coming back. I also really enjoy that the workouts leading up to the events are helping you prepare and then if you need to scale, you can. Also the food after is always so awesome and such a great time to just chill with everyone. Keep up the great work!

  8. 5 out of 5


    The event was well organized and run. The clues to figure out the workout are entertaining lol. Day of communication went very well, and the staff made sure people were safe and everyone demonstrated proper movement. I didn’t know what to expect for a team event, and it was fun! I didn’t enjoy the synchronized movements though. All members were very supportive of each other, which makes the environment so great!I think shorter time between registration/workout overview/warmup and the workout start time would be better. But, I get estimating time frames is an art not a science, especially when post-workout events are tied to a time. Food was great and supported local small businesses. I’ll definitely do another event!

    • Paul Roberts (verified owner)

      Hi Eric! Thanks for your review. I am working on optimizing timing/flow as you mentioned. I expect that the 5K/10K and Unity WOD will run much smoother and efficiently. It’s definitely an art, and COVID-19 has left me a little rusty. The best has yet to come :-). Thank you for being a part of Sand & Steel.

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