Welcome to the 2017 CrossFit Open at CFA!

Jan 18, 2017 in Blog

CFA is adding a new layer of fun to the CrossFit Open this year! Everyone who registers for the Open will be “drafted” onto one of four teams – captained by Allie, Caps, JZ and Ryan. Your individual scores will add up each week toward your team, and the winning team at will get gift certificates to the brand new CFA online store!

Here’s what you need to know!

What do I need to do before Feb. 23?

How will things at CFA be different during the Open?

  • Saturday WODs will be Open WODs. Open WODS can also be completed during Open Gym on Sundays.
  • We want to make things as fun while still being cognizant of your busy lives! So if you need to complete your Open WOD at another time, you’re welcome to set that up with anyone who’s certified to judge. (We’ll post a list.)

Should I do the Open?

  • Yes! There are Rx and scaled options for each WOD, and separate divisions for teens and masters. Everyone is encouraged to register for the Open to test themselves and be part of the fun!

What’s this about judges?

  • PLEASE consider taking the judges’ course! It’s a $10 online course that’s a great summary of proper movement standards. CFA staff are all hands on deck during the Open, but the more judges we have, the more fun the Open is for everyone. So please consider judging, and thank you to all those who judge every year – you rock!

Back up – what’s this whole “CrossFit Open” thing?

  • The CrossFit Open is an annual worldwide competition that costs $20 and lasts five weeks, 2/23-3/27. Each Thursday at 8 pm, that week’s WOD is announced, and participants have until Monday at 8 pm to add their score to the leaderboard. The best Rx, teen, and masters competitors move on to Qualifiers and Regionals. From there, the best go to the CrossFit Games in August.

In closing, Coach Caps posted this during the 2015 Open… and it’s more true every day!
“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 is our pleasure to coach you, watch you grow, and help you succeed in whatever you do. We are so glad you are a part of our family!”