Get ready for the best time of the year in the gym!
More than 272,000 people from around the globe competed in the Open last year. Last year CFB had over 80 athletes registered!
As the largest CrossFit community event of the season, the Open ties together athletes from within the same gym to those in their broader city, country and world.
For five weeks, you—and the hundreds of thousands of other people who signed up—are at the whim of the Director of the Games Dave Castro, taking on workouts that may push you to learn a new skill, improve the skills you already have or go into a darker place than you’ve ever been before.
At CrossFit Belleville, we do the CrossFit Open a bit differently. This is our Intramural Open:
In 2018, we’re going to have four intramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them. The Four Intramural teams don’t have names yet and the Captains are being selected as we speak.
Our draft will happen next week. Anyone that has already registered and our coaches will be included in the draft. Then, Captains are free to start recruiting every one else.
Registration for the Open can be done at games.crossfit.com, choose CrossFit Belleville as your Affiliate.
Coaches and those who have already registered will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team. We want to ensure even distribution of our most competitive athletes.
Following that draft, you’ll be courted by one of our Team Captains to join their team – probably more than one.
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CrossFit Belleville 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 CrossFit Belleville for each workout (Rx only and Scaled Only) 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.
In 2018, The Open will have five workouts. As usual, you can be tested at select CrossFit Group times on predetermined ‘test days.’ You’ll need a CrossFit Class Membership to participate, and we’ll have a special 5 Class Open Membership if you need extra classes that month.
The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released soon!
Our goals at CFB: 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. 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.
And can we push you to higher levels of fitness doing so? Absolutely.