The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. It’s a total blast. Last year, over 50 of our CrossFit Brigade family members tried their hand at CrossFit “competition.” This year, there’s a new SCALED division, so we expect even more.
Our goal this year is 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. Watching your teammates GO is inspiring. In addition to inspiring you, we hope to use this Open as an opportunity to educate you on proper form, movement standards, and sportsmanship. We are certain you will also learn a lot about yourself in the process.
Can we bring that worldwide thrill home?
Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks?
We think so.
In 2015, we’ll still have our competitive team. We’ll still try to qualify for Regionals. But through the Open, we’re going to have fourintramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them!
The Four Intramural 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 REALLY want you to sign up this year – if you don’t, you will sorely regret it.
Registration for the Open can be done at games.crossfit.com, and choose CrossFit Brigade as your Affiliate.
We will host a little party at the Burger Bar across the river about a week before the Open on Friday February 20th at 7pm. Coaches and all CrossFit Brigade members will be ‘drafted’ onto 1 of 4 Intramural teams. 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.
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CrossFit Brigade 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 Brigade for each workout (Rx and Scaled) 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 each week.
+5 Points (bonus) – 6th workout: see below.
OTHER POINT OPPORTUNITIES TBA
In 2015, athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout. We perform the Open Wods all day Friday and again on Monday. The Open will have five workouts; we have a BONUS tournament planned for the week following the Open.
As usual, you can be tested at any CrossFit Group time on predetermined test days but the REAL FUN will happen at the Friday Night Lights events happening each week. The Friday Night Lights party’s will be TURNT! The first 5 weeks will be BYOB and feature exciting new playlists and will showcase some totally cranked up HEAD-2-HEAD DEATH MATCHES. On the 6th week, CFB will host the Final Tournament and Kegger – expect a DJ, dancing, and all the beer pong you can handle – SO DAMP!
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, LACE UP and TURN UP YO!