The 2019 CrossFit Open at CFA

Feb 5, 2019 in Blog

It’s Open season, CFA! Here’s everything you need to know.

What’s the Open?

  • The CrossFit Open is a five-week worldwide competition. From Feb. 21 to March 25, each Thursday at 8 pm, a new workout is announced, and participants have until Monday at 8 pm to do the workout in front of a judge and add their score to the leaderboard.
  • We also run an intramural competition: all CFA Open athletes are split into four teams, where they get an awesome free team t-shirt, and win points for their team by doing the WOD, judging, going head-to-head with opposing athletes, scoring high, and participating in mystery challenges.

Should I sign up?

  • Yes! There are Rx and scaled options for every WOD, and separate divisions for teens and masters. (CrossFit charges $20.)

But I’m afraid I’m not good enough!

  • We encourage everyone 14 and older to sign up, to test yourself and join the fun. Everyone can help their team: You win a point each week that you do the Open WOD. A point for judging. A point if you’re in a challenge, and another if you win. Points if you get a top 3 CFA score for Rx or scaled that week. And there will be opportunities to win surprise points too.

How will things be different at CFA during the Open?

  • On Saturday the CFA WOD will be that week’s Open WOD, and we’ll have judges on hand. If you need to do the Open WOD on Friday, Sunday or Monday, you’re welcome to do that during Open Gym time, but it’s your responsibility to reach out directly to a judge to coordinate. We’ll also post updates on judge availability on the CFA Member 411 Facebook group.

Who are these judges you keep talking about?

  • You are! For an Open WOD to count, it must be performed in front of a member who’s taken CrossFit’s $10 online test. Please consider taking the judges’ course! It’s a great summary of movement standards (and we can help!). CFA staff are “all hands on deck” during the Open, but we need your help. The more judges we have, the more fun the Open is for everyone.

Okay, what do I do?

In closing, here’s something Coach Caps said, way back in 2015. Still true!
“You will never cease to amaze us with your busy lives, families, etc. Yet you come in, day in and day out, dedicated to working hard, trying things you never thought you could do, helping others, and having fun doing it all while living your day-to-day lives. You are all amazing! CrossFit Advanced is, in our opinion, the best overall group of people on the face of the earth (though we might be slightly biased). It’s our pleasure to coach you, watch you grow, and help you succeed in whatever you do. We’re so glad you are a part of our family!”