The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. It’s fun. This year we are going to make it even more fun by copying the CrossFit Catalyst “Intramural Open” idea.
There are SCALED divisions for everyone.
Two of our goals: to educate and inspire. Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: 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. During the Open, we’re going to have intramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them.
The teams don’t have names yet. But their Captains will be chosen this week.
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 Ron? I don’t think so.
Registration for the Open can be done at games.crossfit.com, and choose CrossFit Canmore as your Affiliate.
Coaches will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team. 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.
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CrossFit Canmore 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 CrossFit Canmore for each workout gets an extra point for their team.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.
+5 Points (bonus) – 6th workout: see below.
In 2016, athletes competing in the Open will do the Open workouts 6:30PM Fridays. At CrossFit Canmore, the Open will have five workouts but we have a fun BONUS tournament planned that will have nothing to do with CrossFit.
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!