The 2013 CrossFit Games Open is Approaching!

By shannon
In March 4, 2013
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WHAT IS THE CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN?

CF Games Open LOGOThe CrossFit Games is a three-stage test of fitness, comprised of the Open, Regionals, and the world championships.  The season kicks off with the Open, the most inclusive competition in the world.  In order to identify the fittest, we invite everyone in the world to compete in the Open (register here).

Every Wednesday, from March 6 to April 3, an Open workout is posted. Everyone has until that Sunday to complete the workout.

 

WHY SHOULD I DO THE OPEN?

We encourage all of our members to participate in the Worldwide Open for four main reasons:

(1) It is a fun way for you to put your hard work to the test and see how you rank against the world.

(2) To measure your fitness from year to year; see how much you’ve improved over the last 12 months.

(3) To contribute your scores to the gym’s overall ranking – we want to send a team to Regionals!

(4) Show your support as a Nation to those athletes striving to make it to Regionals as an individual or on the team – this really pumps them up!

Registration is $20 and can be done here.  You are doing the workouts in class anyway, so why not see how you stack up against everyone else!

THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH AT 5:30PM we will have our regular scheduled class doing the WOD 13.1, then a FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS BARBECUE POTLUCK after.  This is OPEN TO EVERYONE whether you’re going to WOD that day or not, whether you’ve signed up for the Open or not…just come out and support the Nation!

 

RUINATION’S GAMES OPEN SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAYS – Open WODs will be announced at 5pm on the CrossFit Games website.

THURSDAYS – At 6pm, the Competition Team will do the WOD announced the previous Wednesday for the first time.

FRIDAYS – All classes on Fridays will do the WOD announced the previous Wednesday.  Classes will be divided into 2 or more heats so you can score each other.  It’s fun, trust me!

SUNDAYS – Everyone is welcome to come to Open Gym to redo their Open WOD in hopes of a better score.  There will be sign up sheets for you to put your name down for a heat time.

MAKE-UPS – If for some reason you cannot make it to class on Friday or Open Gym on Sunday to do the WODs, please contact your Primary Coach for a make-up.  We will do our best to accommodate you.

 

LOGGING YOUR SCORES

You must log your score on the CrossFit Games website BY SUNDAY AT 5PM each week.  Please do not wait until the last minute; a Ruination CrossFit coach must validate your score before it can be counted.  WOD Together will also have a whiteboard for you to log your scores as usual.

 

At the end of the five weeks, the Open’s top athletes in each region will move on to the the second stage of the competition — Regionals. Each of the 17 Regionals will be a three-day competition where individuals compete head to head with judges. At the end of the weekend, no more than three men and three women will advance to the final stage of the competition — the CrossFit Games.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CROSSFIT GAMES, PLEASE ASK ANY COACH FOR ASSISTANCE.  GOOD LUCK!

 

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