The CrossFit Open 2017
The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. This will be our second year doing it as CrossFit Lah and last year we competed with over 324,000 people worldwide. With scaled and RX categories it is inclusive for any age group, skill level or experience. At the time of this post CrossFit Lah has 34 members signed up for the open - let's see if we can get everybody!
This year we've decided to make it a bit more fun with an "Intramural Open" concept. We'll still compete with the rest of the CrossFit community but this year we're also going to have our own friendly competition with our members split up into four teams. This is NOT about finding the best athlete, but about having a fun time with the Open in our own goofy way. Hopefully this will reduce the anxiety and stress many feel heading into the competition.
“Competition helps to inspire, 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” - Chris Cooper (originator of the Intramural Open idea)
How's it going to work?
1 - REGISTRATION
You must be registered to be selected for a team. Registration for the Open can be done today at the link below. Make sure to choose your Affiliate as CrossFit Lah!
2 - DRAFT
Every athlete registered for the Open will be drafted onto a team. Team Captains (Jim/Max/Jonathan/Jo) will rotate drawing their teammates out of a hat. The Draft will take place on Saturday, February 18th after our regular classes (athletes need not be present but are encouraged to join!) Every athlete registered for the Open under CrossFit Lah will be put on one of our four teams and we will notify you of which team you were drafted onto. So if you want to be a part of this and on a team, GET REGISTERED.
We'll create facebook or whatsapp groups for all of the separate teams to discuss the important stuff: team names, weekly challenge plans, cheers and chants, etc.
3 - EARN TEAM POINTS
+10 points for coming up with a creative team name, let Kerianne know your team name once you’ve decided! This will get the team points rolling.
+1 point for every athlete who completes a given Open workout.
+2 points for every athlete who finishes among the top 3 women or top 3 men in the gym per workout and per division (rx, scaled, masters, teens). Keep in mind that a 'NO SANDBAGGING' rule will apply for the scaled winners.
+5 points weekly to the team that wins the “Spirit of the Open” award. This will be given out to the team with the best energy, costumes, cheering squad, etc.
+1 point for your team for each time a member completes a weekly challenge and shares on instagram or facebook . Must hashtag #crossfitlah #fitlah #doyouevenliftlah #CrossFitOpen to earn your points.
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. Let’s do it!
4 - THE WINNERS
We'll culminate the competition with a party at Lah and an award ceremony on the last Saturday of the Open (25-March.) The winner will be the team that has scored the most points over the 5 weeks.