The Intramural Open
Open season is upon us. Let's have some fun with it.
Welcome to Triangle CrossFit's first blog post! Starting out with a big announcement...
“Where grassroots meets greatness."
The Open. You may have heard about it, or maybe not.
Every year around this time, something crazy happens at CrossFit gyms worldwide. Over the course of 5 weeks, a different workout is released each week via live broadcast by the CrossFit Games Headquarters, and this live announcement includes a couple of top level athletes completing the workout head-to-head right there on the spot. For the next 4 days, athletes from all over the world submit their scores online to compare themselves to other people who also enjoy doing CrossFit. Some of the people who submit their scores are competing for a spot at Regionals, and eventually, the Games. Keep in mind though, those that make it to the Games are the top 1% of CrossFit athletes. 99% of people who participate in the Open are just like you and I. Us regular people have a community of friends we have gained through our box, and we like to challenge ourselves to see how far we have come from year to year.
Click here for a video recap of a past Open season.
This year, we are excited to announce that Triangle CrossFit will be hosting it's First Annual Intramural Open alongside of the CrossFit Games! If you've ever played intramural sports, this will be very similar.
How it Works
Today is just shy of 1 month until 18.1 is released, the first Open workout announcement of the 2018 season. You will have a little over a week to get registered on the CrossFit Games website under Triangle CrossFit. Registration is only $20, and your sign up will get your name in the hat for "draft day" that will take place in about 2 weeks. We have picked 4 team captains, and those 4 captains will get to pick names from all of the registered members at TCF. Don't worry, names will be picked at random and we will make sure teams are fair! Once the teams are set, pick your team name, colors, mascot, whatever you want to make your team stand out! Most spirited of the week will factor into your score!
Just like intramural sports, we have a scoring system. But it's not just about who does best on the workout.
1. Teams are given 1 point for every athlete who completes a given Open workout. 2. Teams are given 3 points for every athlete who finishes among the top 3 women or top 3 men in the gym per workout. 3. Teams are given 5 points if they win the "Spirit of the Open" award on any given week.
To register for the CrossFit Games and to get your name in the hat for draft day, click here. Be sure to select our gym, Triangle CrossFit, as your affiliate when filling out your information!
Have fun, show off your creativity, and earn more points for your team!
So what are you waiting for?! Use this opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally, and see just what you can accomplish with the support of your community! Maybe this will be the year for that first unassisted pull up. Or double unders. Or maybe that handstand push up you've been working so hard at! Register now at https://games.crossfit.com/.
Let's have some fun!