What's better than hanging with friends, working out and a good ole Low Country Oyster Roast? This year we're heading into the 2018 CrossFit Open with all three in mind. Before we get into the details of how we're throwing down this season, what's The Open?
The CrossFit Open:
The Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season and is the largest community event of the year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes come together to compete in the worldwide, online competition.
Anyone over the age of 14 or older can compete. All you have to do is sign up at Games.CrossFit.com and log your score each week. Workouts are released on Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT, and athletes have four days to complete the workout for the week and submit their score. Scores are due before 5 p.m. PT the following Monday. Complete the workouts at a CrossFit affiliate with a judge (Iron Bridge is an affiliate), or film your effort from anywhere in the world and submit a link as proof.
The Open offers two versions of each workout, scaled and Rx’d. The scaled option makes the event all-inclusive. All athletes can compare their results to others worldwide, regionally, by age, or within their own gyms. An official CrossFit Games app will be available in late January, which will focus on your own personal performance in The Open.
At the end of five weeks, the fittest move on to the next stages of competition: The Regionals and the Online Qualifier.
Register for The Open (games.crossfit.com) and select Iron Bridge CrossFit as your affiliate and team. If you have an questions about The Open, the registration process or anything else, please don't hesitate to ask any of the coaches or Candace - we're here for you!
Register here for The Open if you haven't yet!
The Open at Iron Bridge
WOD Release Parties:
Every Thursday during The Open (February 22 - March 22), we will host viewing parties at the box. Can you think of a better way learn of Dave Castro's (CrossFit Games Director) announcement of that week's WOD than hanging in the gym with fellow CrossFit enthusiasts?! Bring your friends, families and learn of your workout fate live at 8 p.m. ET.
Friday Night Lights:
All Friday classes at the box will perform The Open WOD that was released the night prior. Classes will begin at regular scheduled times with a review of the WOD standards and rules. We then will assign heat times in an effort to make the timeline (especially with larger classes) smooth. Please be prepared to judge a fellow athlete while they're completing the workout. Athletes will be expected to warm up on their own, but we will post a warm up on the white board for athletes to follow. Those who are registered for The Open will receive priority when it comes to equipment, judges and heat times.
If you're interested in becoming a registered judge for The Open, please complete the CrossFit Judges course online at https://oc.crossfit.com. The judges course is the fifth option on the page. Please let Coach Shannon know if you have completed the course.
We will NOT have open gym times on Fridays during The Open. Come in, cheer on your fellow Athletes and enjoy the atmosphere of the box!
Our Saturday schedule will remain the same:
8 a.m. - OLY Lifting Class with Coach Pat
9 a.m. - Comp Train Class (The Open WOD will be the workout)
10 a.m. - Fit Fam
7-11 a.m. - Open Gym
Monday's During The Open
Our Monday schedule will remain the same, however, athletes will have the choice of repeating (or completing for the first time) The Open WOD from the prior Thursday.
*REMEMBER - All scores are to be submitted by 8 p.m. ET each Monday of The Open season
Friday, March 23rd - Iron Bridge Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off
To celebrate a great Open coming to a close, we are hosting an Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-Off at the box following our 5:30 p.m. class. Everyone is welcome to join and celebrate five weeks of hard work, memorable workouts and countless PRs! Be on the lookout for additional information.
Drop-ins Are Welcome!
Traveling during The Open and scared you won't have a place to complete a WOD? Join us! We have registered judges and plenty of equipment and athletes to support you! All visitors are welcome and drop-in fee is our standard $20 per visit. Contact us for more information.