The Intramural Open 2018
The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. It’s fun.
This year we want every one to experience the thrill that the CrossFit Open brings to those who compete. We don’t think you have to be the next Fronning or Fraser to compete in the open. We want to bring the excitement of competition to every one. That is why we are excited to announce the 2018 Intramural Open.
Our goals at Renegade Athletics- Home of CrossFit Tulare are to Educate, Entertain and Inspire. Competition helps with the ‘entertain’ and ‘inspire’ parts: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring. And the whole thing is definitely entertaining.
Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.
In 2018, You can still register and compete in the world wide open and have your self ranked against the rest of the world, region and age groups. But through the Open, we’re going to have four intramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them.
The Four Intramural teams don’t have names yet. But their Captains will be chosen this week.
The captains will not necessarily be the traditional top scorers from the gym. Instead we will be interested in the Fun bunch to lead their teams and keep the excitement up.
Registration is open and you Can begin signing up at the gym immediately and is $25 per person to help cover shirts, prizes and awards banquet. You DO NOT have to register for the Online Open to participate. But you may choose to do both if you wish.
Every one who registers by February 10th will be “Drafted” by the four captains onto the 4 teams the week before the open. The ‘Draft Party’ will take place the week before the Open begins (Feb 12th -17th sometime.) Team Captains will rotate draws, and then notify the athletes of their team after the party.
After the draft team captains will recruit from any one who did not pre register, so don’t be surprised if you are asked to join (and likely by more than one captain ).
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at Renegade Athletics each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!
+1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at Renegade Athletics for each workout (Rx only) gets an extra point for their team.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.
+5 Points (bonus) – 6th workout: see below.
In 2018, athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout. We will be hosting each work out every Friday and you can complete the work out in any regular scheduled class. The Open will have five workouts; we have a BONUS work out planned the week after the open.
Following the week 6 mystery work out we will host and awards banquet for all participants Awards will be given for top team and individual performances, as well as the spirit of the open award.
Our focus is on FUN. We want participation because it will make you fitter, and it will get you high-fives and you’ll be happy and love life more and glow and stuff.