The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. It’s a blast.
Last year, over 100 Elite Nation members tried their hand at CrossFit “competition.” With the addition of the new SCALED division, we expect even more.
Competition helps inspire us to perform: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring.
Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.
In 2017, we’ll still have our competitive team. We’ll still try to qualify for Regionals. But through the Open, we’re going to have four to six intramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them.
The Intramural teams don’t have names yet. But their Captains will be ready for the draft and to lead your team to victory.
Yep, we chose the FUN bunch to Captain, not our traditional top scorers. We want you to sign up this year; are you really going to say no to BOO? I don’t think so.
Registration for the Open can be done at games.crossfit.com, and choose Elite CrossFit (Selma) or Elite CrossFit North (Redland) as your Affiliate.
Coaches and team competitors will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team. They won’t lose their spot on our Regional team, and their points will still count toward our Affiliate score worldwide, but we want to ensure even distribution of our most competitive athletes.
Following that draft, every other athlete registered for the Open will be drawn from a hat. Team Captains will rotate draws, and then notify the athletes of their team. The ‘Draft Party’ will take place the week before the Open begins, on Thursday 2/19/17. There will be two to three teams at each box composed of only members of your gym.
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at Elite each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!
+1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at Elite for each workout (Rx and Scaled) gets an extra point for their team.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The athlete with the most PRESENCE and EFFORT each week will receive 5 bonus points for their team. There will be one team at each box that wins these points each week.
+5 Points (bonus) – 6th workout: see below.
In 2017, athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout. We haven’t yet set our schedule for competition. The Open will have five workouts; we have a BONUS tournament planned, which will take place on Saturday 4/1/17.
As usual, you can be tested at any CrossFit Group time on predetermined ‘test days.’ You’ll need a punch card or unlimited membership, and we’ll have a special 5-punch card available. The sixth event will be a freebie for anyone registered on any Intramural team.
We’ll have some random draws each week for prizes, including gear, supplements, and training packages. The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released soon!
Our focus is on FUN. We want participation because it will make you fitter, and it will get you high-fives and you’ll be happy and love life more and glow and stuff.
Register online at the CrossFit Games site, and let’s start this party!
Five Weeks | Feb. 24 - March 27, 2017