The Welded Games

By: Alvie Hafen

The Welded Games are here! The ultimate test to determine the fittest man and woman on Earth. This 1% is the of 1% of the most elite and physically gifted and hard working athletes on the planet. These athletes qualified in The Open out of 300,000 competitors to compete at Regionals. Regionals had 60 male and female athletes and only the top 3-5 out of each regional made the cut for The Games. The Games will be fierce, heavy, mentality and physically demanding.

This year it will consist of 4 days of grueling tests ranging from swimming to barbells to cyclocross to gymnastics to an obstacle course. This will allow them to determine the Fittest on Earth. Why smimming? Why Cycolocross? Why gymnastics you ask? Because you can’t claim to be the fittest on Earth without including all aspects of fitness. To determine the fittest on Earth the Welded Games are testing these 10 fitness domains:

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance
  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Accuracy

These mental and physical tests will be some of the most difficult and grueling things these competitors have ever done. If you get the chance you should tune in and watch the games over the next 4 days! We will have them streaming on the TVs at the gym to inspire all!

Here is how to watch:

Stream the Welded games online at and the CBS Sports App – available on mobile phones, tablets and select OTT devices (includes Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One and Windows 10) or via Facebook Live through the Welded Games Facebook page.