It’s that time again! Athletes from around the world are getting ready for the annual CrossFit Open. This year, JR CrossFit is shaking things up with an Intramural Open!
If you’re new, I’m sure you are wondering what an Intramural Open is? Internally we’ll be doing the 5 CrossFit Open workouts along with the whole CrossFit world. However, the twist is each person who is committed to the Intramural Open will be on a team. Each team will have a captain, and there will be points awarded each week.
Note* For this in-house competition, points will be awarded primarily on participation- not performance! So if you’re worried about “not being ready” – don’t be! All that’s required is that you show up, work hard, and cheer on your teammates! As you’ll see in the rules below, only the top 3 males and females in each division (Peak and Base) will score additional points for their team.
Our goal is to make this a fun experience for everyone, bring our community closer together, and test the hard work that we put in each week!
Sign Up (Deadline, Feb 16th)
Sign up for the Intramural Open is FREE at the front desk. Just choose if you’ll be competing Base or Peak. This means when the Open workouts are released you will be following the Base or Peak. If you want to see how you stack up to others around the world, register for the Open here: games.crossfit.com Officially registering for the Open is recommended because your score will always be available to look back on. Plus you get 5 points extra for doing so. Cost of registering for the Open is $20 which you pay online on the CrossFit website.
Draft Day (Sunday, Feb 17)
The week before the Open begins (First workout announced Feb 21st) our four amazing captains (chosen by the head staff) will take turns selecting team members committed to the Intramural Open by drawing.
Post Draft, Draft Party (Sunday, Feb 17)
We’ll kick off the Intramural Open with a good ol’ fashion JRCF Party. It will be at the gym after the rowing class on Sunday at 2:30 pm. Here you’ll find out what team you are on and meet fellow team members who you don’t already know. If you can’t make it, that’s ok! We’ll go live on Facebook to ensure you know what team you’re on. If you miss the event, your team captain will reach out to you!
Launch Party Sunday Feb 17 @ 2:30pm
Potluck & BYOB
Not sure about the weather but we may be able to cook out. Look for details as it approaches.
Days Before the Events
Sign up for a heat –
Coach Matt will assign your heats each week. Be on the lookout for that post via FB every Thursday night or Friday during the day.
Heat times may be subject to change due to the late announcement of the workout by CrossFit HQ (usually late Wednesday night), but we should be ok as far as times go.
Friday Night Festivities (6: 30 to 8:30 pm)
Come dressed in your team colors and show your team pride (this is very important when it comes to your team score)
Complete the workout to the standards set at the beginning of the night
Sign your scorecard
Can’t attend the testing day? The only time outside of Fridays that you will be able to perform the workouts are Thursday immediately after they’re announced. There will be no re-dos. If you have signed up for the actual Open and can’t make that Friday night, then we will allow it only once.
Each team captain will be given a Facebook page set up by the admin here at JRCF. There each team can communicate and coordinate their spirit and what your team will do every Friday to all be on the same page.
Each heat will judge the heat after them. The first heat will be judged by coaches and or other earlier arrived athletes. If you are signed up for the Open through CFHQ, you must be judged by someone who has passed the CFHQ Judge’s Course.
1) Attendance– Points are awarded for each team player who completes the workout each week. 2 points for completing the workout on Friday night.
2) Performance – 1 point Awarded to the males AND females in the top 3 in Peak and top 3 Base.
3) Spirit – 15 points Awarded to the team that has the most pride, noise and of course PRESENCE each week
4) Bonus – 2 points Awarded to each athlete who officially registers for the Open on games.crossfit.com
5) Open and Judges Registration – If you register for the Open via CFHQ and/or pass the Judge’s Course, you will contribute a one-time 5point bump (for each) to your team’s score at the end of the Open.
Winning Team – Team with most points at the end of the Intramural Open receive a plaque forever commemorating the win displayed in the lobby of the gym.
WHO IS READY TO HAVE SOME FUN!!!! Let’s get maximum participation and have a great time!!!