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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in the Draft.