The CrossFit Open (aka The Open) is a World Wide CrossFit competition. Yes, you read that right it is a World Wide Competition. The Open is a 5 Week (3 Weeks this year) competition where all athletes are given a specific Wod to do with certain parameters, i.e. specific weights, time limits, etc. The Wod is announced live on Thursday nights at 8:00pm (EST). Athletes are then given until Monday at 8:00pm (EST) to submit their scores.
But I’m not good enough to participate in a competition:
WRONG! The Open is literally for anyone. You will compete against others at your same skill level. There aredifferent brackets for Teens (14-17), Rx, Scaled, Men, Women, Masters (35+)…You can even see where you rank in your state, region, or worldwide. You may be a scaled athlete and find that you can Rx some of the Open Wods, you might even Pr a lift or a movement!
What is Tribe Wars?
During the Weeks of the Open we pit members against each other for ultimate bragging rights and all the glory! J/K(sort of). We will put together teams, each team will be led by a coach. Points will be awarded in different categories and will be tallied on Tuesdays. The team with the most points at the end of the Open will win … A SURPRISE!
The Wod programmed on Fridays will now be the Open Wod. Each class will be run in heats and each athlete will be judged and held accountable for each rep.
Do not worry or stress (we all stress).This is literally one of the most exciting events in CrossFit and being able to be a part of it on a World Wide scale is a fantastic experience. You will enjoy and even look forward to Friday’s.