The CrossFit Games Open is an awesome time of the year at CrossFit Imperial Valley. A large part of our community gets together and for 5 weeks they push each other to new levels! It might be a scary thought, yet hundreds of thousands of CrossFitters around the world will participate with you in the Open. Each week, for 5 weeks (Feb 22 – Mar 26), an Open workout will be announced on Thursday and will be completed by the following Monday. The Open is for everyone no matter their fitness level. There are multiple categories designed to accommodate everyone according to their gender, age and fitness level. 

THE WORKOUTS  

Our Open workouts will be scheduled by Cortney. Every week you’ll need to select a time slot to do your workout. Please show up early to warm-up, help judge, take pictures and cheer everyone on! 

18.1: Feb 23 Friday Night Lights
18.2: Mar 2
18.3: Mar 9
18.4: Mar 16
18.5: Mar 23 Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

To make it even more fun we are having a Friday Night Lights for the first and last Open Workouts. Friday Night Lights is an event where everyone participating in the Open comes to do their Open Workout in a Throwdown environment. Family and friends are welcome to come cheer you on as you go hard. After you are done with your workout we will have a Potluck to enjoy as the others complete their workout.

THE DRAFT

The Open Workouts have an individual score, nevertheless, to make it more interesting, this year we will introduce a team concept to the Open. This will bring every one of all abilities together in teams that will compete for points. At the end of the Open (Mar 22), the team with the most points will be crowned the winner and will receive a PRIZE!  

On February 19th, Trainers Naldy, Cortney, Brianna  and Kristi will equally divide Open athletes into three teams. They will be the team Captains. All athletes who are registered for the CrossFit Games Open before that date will be automatically put into the Draft pool.

The team Captains will complete the rest of the selection of the participating members using a lottery system. They will draw a turn from a hat. Team Captains will rotate turns, and draft athletes from the pool! We will release all the details of the Draft on February 21st, so you can find out what team you are on.

Anyone who sign ups for the Open after the Draft will be assigned to a team in the same order that the team Captains used to draft the other members. 

As soon as you register for the Open, forward your confirmation email to naldy@crossfitimperialvalley.com to participate in the Draft. 

+1 Point – Workout Completion
Every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CrossFit Imperial Valley AND submits their score online to the CrossFit Games website each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This will produce the most points for each team!

+1 Point – Workout Completion AT Friday Night Lights
Every member of a team that completes an Open workout during our Friday Night Lights will receive 1 extra point.

+1 Point – Top 5 Rx
Every male AND female member who places among the Top 5 at CrossFit Imperial Valley for each workout (Rx) gets an extra point for their team.

+1 Point – Top 5 Scaled
Every male AND female member who places among the Top 5 at CrossFit Imperial Valley for each workout (Scaled) gets an extra point for their team. Teens and Master will complete workouts under their categories, but they will be ranked under the Scaled category.

+1 Point – Top 5 Judges
The top 5 individuals with the most athletes judged will earn an extra point for their team.

+1 Point – New PR
Every athlete who achieves a personal record on a movement (a lift, a pull-up, toes-to-bar, muscle-up) during an Open workout will receive 1 point. Note: improving on a repeat workout will not count since we expect everyone to do better than last year.

+5 Points – Number of Judges
By March 2nd, each person that passes the Judge’s Course will earn 5 points for their team. This $10 course will help you as an athlete to understand “range of motion”, reps vs. no reps, standards for each workout. It will also help us ensure that there are  sufficient judges for everyone who participates and that movement standards are being upheld! All judges must forward the Judge’s Course certificate to naldy@crossfitimperialvalley. com to earn points.

+5 Points – Spirit of the Open
Each week we will pick one athlete who displays amazing SPIRIT during that week’s workouts. You’ll find this person cheering others on, volunteering to judge others, helping people get prepared, doing something amazing they never thought possible, gaining a new skill, etc.

REGISTRATION   

The only thing you need to do to participate in the Battle of the Gangs is to register for the CrossFit Games Open. Please be sure to select CrossFit Imperial Valley as your affiliate.