Ok gang, we’re just a few weeks away from the start of the 2024 CrossFit Open. This post is gonna recap some important items we’ve mentioned and offer some new info as well.
“What is the Open?” – I’m new here
No problem, maybe you’re a new member or have never done the Open before. Here you go;
To get all the details – check out this article
Sign up officially for the CrossFit Open
It’s not too late to sign-up for the official CrossFit Open, or the Intramural Open. If you want to be on an intramural team – just tell any coach and we’ll add you to the free agent list so you get placed on a team.
What team am I on?
This Saturday after classes, the official 2024 Draft will take place. Captains have been selected and if your name is on the board, you will be placed on a team. Remember this event is for everyone, “drafting” is just a fun way for the coaches to mix it up and make sure we have even teams. Its always better to show up and give your all each week than to worry about what score you get in a workout. The highest scoring open participants are usually the ones that show up and bring the energy each week.
Check Instagram and the Facebook members group after Saturday for team rosters, or look for new boards in the gym to find your squad.
Team 1 Travis and Rannveig
Team 2 Hannah and Matt L
Team 3 Sam and Gina V
Team 4 Lauren and Nick A
What goes down the Next 3 Fridays at the gym during the open?
Straight up friggin Pandemonium, baby!!
The Open will be hosted at all Friday class times on March 1st, March 8th and March 16th. All members are encouraged to make classes on Friday whenever possible. Evening’s sessions will be highlighted with DJs, rolling heats and some weekly socials during and after the workouts. Show up for the evening event if you can! There will be no re-dos or make-ups without permission from a coach.
Now, depending on the time you roll in , your experience will vary. Best practice, quit your job and stay all day.
Am and Noon Classes – each class will run 2 or more heats, counting and scoring for each other, all under the watchful eye of certified Judge and Newly Certified Level 3 Coach – Travis Allen Youngs.
Evening Classes will operate on rolling heats. This means that you can arrive anytime between 4 and 6:30pm and sign up for a slot. Once you complete the workout, you may be asked to count for someone else, and you’ll definitely be asked to hang out. Your hosts will be Coaches, Sam Agostini and Vinny “No Rep” Joyce.
Boozing. Stink and drinks are popular during the Open, however we’re keeping it under control AGAIN this year. A lite beer, or canned seltzer is cool, but combining bourbon with beer, slapping the bag, beer funnels, and shots will be frowned upon this year – we’re a professional gym, damnit.
Wait, I’m new, I don’t get it.
Just show up to the normal class time like you would regularly, and have an open mind.
Missing Friday, re-dos and, Competitors
Being a competitor is awesome. If you are trying to hit quarter finals or beyond, or you simply want the competitive side of the open and you need certain accommodations, we got you. Some of you guys need cameras rolling or certain bars for pull-ups and whatnot. Cool, cool… we think the best environment for that will be during the evening classes when the atmosphere is poppin, but if you would like to come in and complete the workout during open gym that’s cool too, see below. If you plan to use open gym times to complete the open workouts, please also plan to be in attendance for the Friday event. If you participate, and are a part of the event in some way, we will do our absolute best to accommodate you for re-dos and off hours completion.
Official Open gym time – Saturday 9-10am – no problem.
Off hours Open gym time all day – only with permission from a coach
Closed hours – only if accompanied by a coach