It's just about that time of year again ladies and gentlemen: The Reebok CrossFit Games Open! If you are new to CrossFit or just don't know what The Reebok CrossFit Games are then we invite you to learn more about The Open and strongly encourage ALL of you to register. We will be doing each of the workouts as a class anyway so you might as well sign up and have your scores count!
We are also going to attempt to inject a little bit more fun into The Open this year by making a mini event out of each WOD announcement. As you may or may not know, each of the Open workouts will be announced at 8:00pm EST every Thursday beginning on February 27th. Following the announcement, two elite CrossFit athletes will demonstrate the WOD in a head-to-head competition that will be broadcast live. Our plan is to break out the ol' projector and watch this event on the big white wall at SUBU. We invite everyone who is interested to join us at the gym (or stick around if you're already there) so that we can all watch it together. Please feel free to bring your favorite post-workout or evening beverage just be courteous enough to clean up after yourself if you bring a bunch of PBR cans.
Also - and this is the fun part - we are going to do our own version of the head-to-head competition! Each of the coaches has agreed to accept member challenges so if you'd like to go head-to-head with one of them then now is your chance.
The head-to-head challenge will begin no later than 8:30pm (Thursday) so you'll have until then to get warmed up. Obviously nobody will know what the workout will consist of until it is announced but you will have ample time to get your equipment set up if necessary. Your workout will be scored by a qualified judge and will count as your entry for that workout unless you wish to re-do that workout before the deadline (Monday, 8:00pm).
To challenge a coach, you must:
A) Be registered for The Open.
B) Submit your challenge by 8:00pm EST each Wednesday before the WOD announcement.
We anticipate multiple challengers per WOD so we will be collecting all challenges and then drawing one at random. The head-to-head match-up will be selected and announced by 8:30pm EST on the Wednesday before the WOD announcement so if you wish to challenge a coach then please write down your name and the name of the coach you wish to challenge and submit it to Tyler or any of the coaches.
Alright, that's it! Get excited, this should be a lot of fun.
All questions and comments will be happily addressed.