Annual Open Intramural Competition – 2017

Intramural Open 2017

It’s that time again, time to get ready for CrossFit St. Charles Annual Open Intramural Competition! Last year we had a great turn out for our first run at the Open Intramural, and were looking to go bigger this year!

For the seasoned vet, you already know what the CrossFit Open is, but here is the down low for the CrossFit newcomer. Each year the journey to the CrossFit Games begins with the CrossFit Open. The Open is a worldwide competition that every gym across the globe participates in. The competition lasts for 5 weeks and each week, a workout is announced and you have a few days to complete the workout and enter your scores. It is a freaking blast and we do it every year!

Competition drastically helps with inspiration. 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.

We will have 4 Intramural teams competing against each other and YOU will be on one!

These teams have captains, and this year our captains are: Matt Dwerlkotte, Wendy Davis, Anthony Menichino, and Meghan Horstman!

To participate, all you have to do is sign up for the Open (click here) and select CrossFit St. Charles as your affiliate. You don’t have to be on a team in order to sign up for the open, you can sign up and then be recruited.

Points

Points are earned as follows:

  • 1 point is awarded for every member of the team who participates in an Open workout.
  • 3 points for top 3 male RX
  • 3 points for top 3 female RX
  • 2 points for top 3 male scaled
  • 2 points for top 3 female scaled
  • 2 points for top 3 male masters
  • 2 points for top 3 female masters
  • 5 points to the team who wins “The Spirit of the Open” each week.
    Each Friday we will hold a “Friday Night Lights” event. The Spirit of the Open” is awarded to the most attended, loudest (bring noisemakers!), and most festive teams. So wear your team T-shirt (yes you guys will have special team shirts made!)

Each team is limited to 20 people per team until all 4 reach that limit to keep things fair. We will extend the limit if necessary.

Registration

Registration for the Open can be done at games.crossfit.com. Choose CrossFit St. Charles as your affiliate. The price to register is $20.00

Draft

The captains will hold a draft of coaches and our competitive athletes in order to evenly distribute some of our more competitive, advanced athletes to avoid a heavily skewed team. Once this is completed, these captains will be coming for you to recruit you on their team! (It will be soon!)

The Workouts

The Open goes from February 23th to March 27th.

It’s encouraged to participate in the Friday Night Lights Throwdown we will hold. However, that weeks event will be Friday’s workout for the gym, so even if you can’t make it to the Throwdown, you can still participate and get points to your team. You can contact a certified judge (they will be known during the open) and set up a time to complete the workout during the weekend open gym hours as well.

Alrighty guys, are you in?! Go sign up for the Open! A captain will snag you up in no time!

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