This is the 5th year we have done the CrossFit Open as an Affiliate and we aim to make this the Best Year yet. Instead of sticking with the individual friday night lights theme we’ve done in the past, this year we are opting for a Team Open theme. Amanda and I have selected Four Captains to head up our teams. Each of those Captains has chosen a Team Name and on Friday February 3rd they will begin forming their rosters.
This year, on the first Night of the Friday Night Bar Fights we will host our First Ever CrossFit Open Draft Night. What each Captain will do is Draft a Vantage Athlete who is officially signed up for the Open to their team. We will continue the draft until every athlete is assigned to a team. From there, Captains will begin trying to recruit any athlete not already on a team to join them and their Open Team.
Each week of the Open, we will be awarding points for Various acts. Some of these include; completing an open wod, rx’ing an open wod, PR’ing an event or movement. You can also receive points for what we are calling the Spirit of the Open. Not only will your teams receive points, but Prizes will be on the line each week as well as an Overall Grand Prize for the Winning Team.
I’ve heard many competitive CrossFitters talk about how much more relaxed it is when they compete on a team. They do their part to help the team, but the pressure isn’t nearly as strong as when they compete individually.
The Open is a great time to be a member at CrossFit Vantage, from the Wednesday debates about what movements we’ll see to the Announcement Show on Thursday Night and culminating with the Friday Night Competition each week. If you’ve been thinking about signing up for The Open, this is a great way to join in all the fun.